Trailer: 'Rock Dog'
So, Disney goes out of there way to advertise the very anthropomorphic nature of next animated movie (you couldn't resist the awful fur pun, could you, Disney? It's okay, we know how it is.), and it turns out everyone and their Rock Dog has chosen to come out with similar movies within months of each other. Rock Dog, though a Chinese production with no American release date (it does have an October 1 Chinese release date), is meant to be the movie that breaks Chinese animation into America.
And it's every bit as anthropomorphic an animal world as Zootopia or Kung Fu Panda 3, and, at the very least, it looks much more promising than Legend of a Rabbit.
Though the production is fully financed by Chinese money, the animation studio and director is American; Ash Brannon, who has co-directing credit on Toy Story 2 and a directing credit on Surf's Up, for which he became an Oscar nominee in the Best Animated Feature category. The English voice cast includes Luke Wilson, who stars as Bodi, the titular Rock Dog, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black and J.K. Simmons. Recent Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner and yellow peanut M&M Simmons is apparently mandatory in these U.S./China co-productions; he also has an important role in Kung Fu Panda 3.