Zootopia (released as Zootropolis in some countries, including the United Kingdom) is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 55th Disney animated feature film.
It was the third film mainly featuring anthropomorphic animals created by Disney, the first being Robin Hood, and the second being Chicken Little.
The film is directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, co-directed by Jared Bush, and starring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J. K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, and Shakira. The film details the unlikely partnership between a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist as they uncover a conspiracy that involves the disappearance of predator inhabitants of a mammalian metropolis.
From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily everyman fox who makes her job even harder.
Why it Rocks
- Very solid animation and nice visuals.
- Incredible world-building.
- Rich storytelling with very powerful and well-handed messages about believing in yourself, and following your dreams no matter what other people say.
- Smart and clever adult humor.
- Awesome and very strong characters like Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde.
- It uses cute anthropomorphic animals to tackle the topics of racism in the USA, corruption in politics, and illegal production of drugs. This way the adults that were likely dragged into the theater by their children won't be bored by the movie because those topics can keep them engaged.
- Heartwarming and surprisingly scary scenes to fit the emotions.
- Top-notch voice acting.
- The song Try Everything is amazing.
The Only Bad Quality
- Bellwether is a very weak villain, compared to other Disney villains such as de la Cruz or Mr. Waternoose
Zootopia was considered by many to be the best animated film of 2016, which was a really strong year for animated films. The movie managed to win both the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature for 2016.
- Zootopia was released in Belgium on February 10th, 2016 before being release in March 4th in the United States of the same year.