Disney Treasure: A First Look at the Judy Hopps & Nick Wilde Character Statues for Jumbeaux’s Sweets

Today, the Disney Parks Blog posted a new entry into the Disney Treasure’s Ship Log with a first look at the character statues as they are being painted before their eventual installation in Jumbeaux’s Sweets, the fanciful new dessert destination set to debut onboard the ship later this year.

Jumbeaux’s Sweets, draws inspiration from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia. In collaboration with Disney Animation, artists are using precise shade of bubblegum pink-striped wallpaper to the vintage-style light fixtures, each décor element inside Jumbeaux’s Sweets was thoughtfully chosen by Imagineers to transport future Disney Cruise Line guests into the colorful world of Zootopia. The venue’s central design feature will be an eye-catching statue of the film’s unlikely crime-solving duo, Officer Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde.

DCL Treasure Jumbeauxs Sweets Judy Statue

The statue-building process began with sketched designs and a collaboration between Imagineers and the Walt Disney Animation team to create a one-of-a-kind digital model of the piece. The precise measurements from the digital model were used to cast the statue in bronze. Finally, the statue was transported to Florida to be painted.

DCL Treasure Jumbeauxs Sweets Nick Statue

Jay Abruzzese can be seen adding the finishing touches to both characters. Soon the statue will be ready to be installed inside Jumbeaux’s Sweets and complete the vision Imagineers dreamed up long ago for the venue.

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