Zootopia is the 55th movie in the Disney Cannon. It is about a rabbit named Judy Hopps who wants to become a police officer in the city of Zootopia. She is given 48 hours to solve a mystery of the disappearance of animals. She meets up with a con artist fox names Nick Wilde and she forces him to help her solve the mystery.
I am a fan of anamorphic things such as Kung Fu Panda and Sly Cooper, so I was really looking foward to this. Not only was this an anamorphic movie, it was a deconstruction on animorphism. The characters are really memorable, especially Judy and Nick. They work off each other very well and their back-stories are done welling showing why they want to be a cop or a con artist.
The city of Zootopia is one of the best settings I have seen in an animated movie. It’s really nice to look at and I like how it is split into different districts. Each district such as Sahara Square, Tundratown and the Rainforest district are visually beautiful and are explored enough to leave an impression.
The story is definitely a positive for the film. The movie has moments of prejudice between prey and predators. Judy and Nick’s back-stories have a lot to due with prejudism. Even the villain’s plan (little spoilers) has a lot to due with prejudism and politics. The only flaw I do have is that the villain (no spoilers) is revealed late in the film near the climax. While it is a good twist it’s just given a little later than it should have. Still it doesn’t ruin the film for me.
Zootopia is now one of my favorite Disney movies and one of my favorite movies of 2016. If your a fan of movies about animals this is a definite watch. I will be doing a top list of favorite Disney movies so keep an eye out for that.
+ Judy and Nick
+ The city is creative with well done world-building
+ Good comedy and good use of animal puns.
+ Great story
+ Deep themes prejudice and politics
– The villain is only revealed in the climax