Beautifully animated and brilliantly well-rounded; Zootopia shares an important message on stereotypes and prejudice. It’s one of the best animated films of the year and its only March!
Filled with pop culture references (The Godfather, Chinatown, L.A. Confidential and Shakira) and an inclusive message that's as rich as it is timely; Zootopia came prepared to party hard in 2016. Both kids and adults will love it! Disney didn’t hold back as they scrap the marshmallow fluff and go straight to the point. The heart and soul of Zootopia is in its characters and story, while the animation beautifully backs its podium.
In todays day and age, we need more films like Zootopia that break down the walls of stereotypes and fill it with community and love. The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is an animal city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like Sahara Square and Tundratown. The city is a melting pot where animals from every environment live together in harmony big or small. “You can be anything,” is one of the overall ideas this film stresses. And when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voiced by a wonderful Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy.
Judy is smart, spunky and determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a missing animal case. While on the case, she partners with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voiced by a terrific Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Nick’s design is heavily based on Disney's Robin Hood (1973), which is also a fox. The bracing color and rich design will engulf the little ones for 108 minutes straight no complaints.
Adults will cheer at The Godfather scene and laugh hysterically at the sloth scene. This is one of best animated films I’ve seen from Disney in a long time. It’s better than Big Hero 6, better than Frozen, better than Wreck-It Ralph and even better than Tangled. Zany with sumptuous state-of-the-art animation, Zootopia delivers an exciting treat for all ages. It stays fast and funny, never missing a beat.
So let’s break down the walls and fill them with compassion and harmony. Zootopia is a film about community, telling its sophisticated story with style and pazazz. It’s only March and Zootopia is already the best film of 2016 thus far. It receives 5 out of 5 stars! Cheers to our heroines, Judy and Nick, who guide us through the heart of their city. “You can be anything” is a message that rings so true and vibrant in our world today.
Zootopia is rated PG (Parental Guidance). For some thematic elements, rude humor and action.