Zootopia Co-director Byron Howard & Lin-Manuel Miranda Are Collaborating On a Secret Disney Movie

Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed that Zootopia co-director Byron Howard and Miranda are working together on a future Disney animated feature film.


Talking with Vulture, Miranda uncovered he’s just started building up a mystery Disney motion picture from the beginning, which came to fruition amid his work on Moana:

“That’s the fun thing about working with someone and having it go well — you go, ‘Okay, what else can we do?. [John] Lasseter took me aside and said, ‘I have an idea: Here’s Byron, and you guys should start talking.’” Though he was excited, Miranda couldn’t say much else about the project, except to caution that it could take years to bear fruit, given the glacial pace of animated production. “We literally haven’t gotten in the room yet,” he said, “but we’re plotting.”