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Zootopia (2016)

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Critic Consensus: The brilliantly well-rounded Zootopia offers a thoughtful, inclusive message that's as rich and timely as its sumptuously state-of-the-art animation -- all while remaining fast and funny enough to keep younger viewers entertained.

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The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it's a melting pot where animals from every environment live together-a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn't so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia," a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard ("Tangled," "Bolt") and Rich Moore ("Wreck-It Ralph," "The Simpsons") and co-directed by Jared Bush ("Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero"), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016. Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin), the very first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the opportunity to crack her first case-even if it means partnering with fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery.

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Cast

Ginnifer Goodwin
as Judy Hopps
Jason Bateman
as Nick Wilde
Idris Elba
as Chief Bogo
Jenny Slate
as Assistant Mayor Bellwether
Nate Torrence
as Benjamin Clawhauser
Bonnie Hunt
as Bonnie Hopps
Tommy Chong
as Yax the Yak
J.K. Simmons
as Mayor Leodore Lionheart
Kristen Bell
as Priscilla
Octavia Spencer
as Mrs. Otterton
Don Lake
as Stu Hopps
Alan Tudyk
as Weaselton
Katie Lowes
as Badger Doctor, Dr. Madge Honey Badger
Shakira
as Gazelle
Della Saba
as Young Hopps
Phil Johnston
as Gideon Grey
Fuschia
as Drill Sergeant
Fuschia!
as Drill Sergeant
John DiMaggio
as Jery Jumbreaux Jr.
Jesse Corti
as Mr. Manchas
Joshua Dallas
as Frantic Pig
Leah Latham
as Fru Fru
Kath Soucie
as Young Nick
Peter Mansbridge
as Peter Moosebridge
Byron Howard
as Bucky Oryx-Antlerson
Mark Rhino Smith
as Officer McHorn
Jared Bush
as Pronk Onyx-Antlerson
John Lavelle
as Mouse Foreman
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Critic Reviews for Zootopia

All Critics (243) | Top Critics (43)

There are enough under-the-radar subtleties, rendered with a refreshing lack of smart-aleckiness, to make Zootopia feel current and fresh. It's a modest, unassuming entertainment that's motored by a sly sensibility.

December 30, 2016 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
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Zootopia excels on so many levels that it stands with the finest of the Disney classics.

March 10, 2016 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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"Zootopia," like its heroine, is zesty, bright, and breakneck, with chase scenes and well-tuned gags where you half expect songs to be.

March 7, 2016 | Full Review…
New Yorker
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There's a lot here for kids to like and nearly as much to keep parents from fidgeting.

March 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
ReelViews
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In many ways a conventional movie, but it unfolds with so much wit, panache, and visual ingenuity that it outstrips many a more high-concept film.

March 6, 2016 | Full Review…
The Atlantic
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What saves this big-budget cartoon behemoth is its modest, old-fashioned storytelling.

March 4, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Audience Reviews for Zootopia

½

I may be the last person on the planet to have finally watched Zootopia, Disney's first quarter hit of the year, and I am very glad that I did. I was expecting something cute with the premise of a plucky rabbit (voiced winningly by Ginnfer Goodwin) joining forces with a wily grifter fox (Jason Bateman) in the big animal metropolis, but what I wasn't expecting was a fully thought out and stupendously imaginative world and a message that is just as thought out and pertinent. The anthropomorphic animal land is filled with colorful locations and plenty of amusing characters. It's highly amusing just to sit back and watch. I knew I was in for something radically different and dare I say more ambitious when there was an N-word approximation joke within the first ten minutes. This was not a moving to be taken lying down. My attention was rewarded with an engaging relationship between the two leads, careful plotting, endlessly clever asides without relying upon an inordinate amount of pop-culture references, and ultimately a noble and relevant message about the power of inclusion, tolerance, and rejecting prejudice. The larger metaphor seems slightly muddied by the late reveal of who is behind the conspiracy to make the animals go feral, but I wouldn't say it undercuts the film's power. The characters charmed me and I was happy that each ecosystem factored into the story in fun and interesting ways. There are plenty of payoffs distributed throughout the movie to make it even more rewarding. Zootopia is a funny, entertaining, heartfelt, and immersive movie with great characters and a world I'd like to explore again. Given its billion-dollar success, I imagine a return trip will be in short order and we should all be thankful. Something this spry and creative needs to be appreciated. Nate's Grade: A

Nate Zoebl
Nate Zoebl

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"Zootopia" is a menagerie of delights with each exhibit seeming more excellently crafted than the last. This is the best Disney animated film since "Beauty and The Beast".

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

A bustling metropolis of "cute" prey and "aggressive" predators living together in perceived harmony is the setting for an astonishingly smart allegory about the overt prejudices and subconscious biases within humankind that don't rear their ugly heads...until they do. The parallels to our contemporary society are troubling and true. No identifier is left behind, running the gamut from race to gender, from class to ability. In Zootopia, bunnies are assumed to be dumb, foxes are assumed to be untrustworthy, but first lady-bunny cop Judy Hopps teams up with street shyster Nick Wilde to uncover a government conspiracy against predators, but not before revealing her own privileged "But my best friend is a fox, and he's not aggressive like them" notion that tries to mask censuring the Other by claiming individual exceptionalism. Overall, lots of great lessons, but one nit I have is that all the animals' names are so specist, you know what I mean? Mayor Lionheart is a lion; Mrs. Otterton is an otter; Gazelle is a gazelle. It's the equivalent of naming people by their races. But it's a cartoon. What're you gonna do? :-P

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

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