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This year's Zootopia was quite the pleasant surprise. Yes, in the past eight years or so, with the involvement of John Lasseter, Disney has been upping their animated game tremendously. From films like Bolt and The Princess And The Frog to Wreck-it Ralph and Tangled, they've certainly managed to make an amazing comeback. With that in mind, I went into Zootopia with a certain expectation of quality: I expected great characters, a tight script, some funny jokes, a decent amount of heart, and beautiful animation.
The movie more than delivered on those expectations without breaking a sweat. But what I did not expect was for Zootopia to be a well-told social commentary that brings awareness to racial stereotyping. From the get-go, that's what the movie set itself up as, and as I got deeper and deeper into the runtime, it became all the more clear that this was a bona fide classic. »
- Joseph Medina
Running Time: 1 hr 48 mins
Due Out: June 7, 2016
Plot (courtesy of Disney Home Entertainment): Directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and produced by Clark Spencer (“Wreck-It-Ralph,” “Lilo & Stitch”), the progressive mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a melting pot where animals from every habitat live side by side and “anyone can be anything.” But when new rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives in town she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of tough, hulking animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack an unsolved, challenging case even if it means working with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. But the »
- Jeff Bayer
Disney Animation does it again with a story that treads familiar thematic ground but serves up a fresh, inventive plot that keeps viewers young and old engaged. This Blu-ray + DVD set also includes a satisfying set of bonus materials.
When Disney bought Pixar several years ago, I was among the fans who feared that the House of Mouse might squash Pixar’s innovative approach and turn the animation leader into a studio tasked with churning out endless sequels and rehashes. And then a funny thing happened: While Pixar is still capable of producing unique new stories like Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur, the studio has started to rely more heavily on sequels, and Disney »
- Brad Cook
“I am just a dumb bunny, but, we are good at multiplying!”
When I reviewed Zootopia here at We Are Movie Geeks, I wrote”, the beautifully designed, brightly-hued Zootopia is breezier and bouncier than most. The animation work is dazzling, lovingly detailed without being overdone. I felt like I could reach out and pet these furry critters, especially in eye-popping 3D.” (read all of my review Here)
Now you can own Zootopia on Blu-ray thanks to Walt Disney Animation Studios!
Zootopia has broken records worldwide earning more than $900 million at the global box office to date. The best reviewed movie of 2016, critics and audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of Zootopia and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years! »
- Tom Stockman
As Zootropolis crosses $1bn at the global box office, we'll be heading back there on one screen or other in the future...
Zootropolis has proven to be a huge hit for Disney, with the animated flick grossing $1bn in cinemas worldwide. Unsurprisingly, then, plans are afoot for another visit. Co-directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore admit to being just as attached to the city of anthropomorphic mammals they created, and with an overwhelming fan reaction to a film its creators can’t wait to expand on, there’s going the inevitable 'what’s next?' question.
“The fan response is a huge help for that kind of thing” says Howard. “I think we all loved the world so much and got so attached to the characters, that we actually got a little sad when the film finally came out [because] we felt like, well, we’re kind of done with it. »
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With an additional $4.4M worldwide this weekend, Disney’s Zootopia has become the studio’s second $1B grosser of the year at the global box office. Judy Hopps & Co have an offshore cume of $662.8M and a domestic take of $337.22M for a total $1,000.020M. This is the 11th Disney film (out of an industry total 26) to ever hit the milestone. Zootopia, from directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore, is the No. 1 animated film of the year and the No. 2 movie of 2016. It falls in… »
There's a lot to take in when you're exploring Zootopia. And with six animal-filled burrows—Bunnyburrow, Little Rodentia, Rainforest District, Sahara Square, Savanna Central and Tundratown—rookie police officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) has a lot of ground to cover. Though the eagle-eyed bunny has a knack for spotting trouble, even she might miss the Hidden Mickeys in Walt Disney Animation Studios' buddy cop comedy. Zootopia is currently the second highest-grossing film of 2016, with $984 million and counting. Ahead of its June 7 release on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD and Digital HD, directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore talked to E! News about how some of the Easter eggs were buried in the »
Featuring a cracking voice cast, lush animation and an entertaining story at its heart, Zootopia not only proved to be one of this year’s early crowd-pleasers, it also soared close to $1 billion at the international box office.
That’s an impressive tally as is, but what really fired Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s animation into the history books was the fact that Zootopia stands as a successful movie, yes, but also an original one. In a report by Forbes, the outlet reveals that Howard and Moore’s adventure is now second only to James Cameron’s Avatar in Hollywood’s ranking of highest-grossing original movies; that is, feature films “not based on a television show, a comic book, a novel, or a stage play.”
This, coupled with the barnstorming success of Captain America: Civil War has ensured Disney’s box office haul for the year is nearing $4 billion in total. »
- Michael Briers
Walt Disney Pictures has announced details of the home entertainment release for Zootopia (Zootropolis in the UK), the blockbuster comedy adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film will hit Blu-ray and DVD in the States on June 7th, although the UK date is yet to be announced.
See Also: Order Zootopia via Amazon Us or Amazon UK
Bonus features include*:
Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & Digital HD:
Zoology: The Roundtables – Ginnifer Goodwin hosts an in-depth look at the movie’s characters, animation, environments and more. The artists at Disney Animation give a rare and in-depth look at the complexities of bringing an all-animal world to life from the ground-breaking technology behind the characters’ fur and clothing to the varied and vast environments of Tundratown, Sahara Square and the Rainforest District as well as the deep thought and research given to bringing 64 unique animal species to life through animation. The Origin »
- Gary Collinson
Richard Adams’ classic rabbit-based novel Watership Down is being adapted into animated form once again. This time, Netflix and the BBC have teamed up to create a four-part CGI-led miniseries, and have assembled an impressive voice cast to fill the manifold furry roles.
James McAvoy will play the heroic Hazel, while Ben Kingsley brings the frightful General Woundwort to life. Nicholas Hoult is Fiver, John Boyega is Bigwig, Gemma Arterton is Clover, Miles Jupp is Blackberry, Freddie Fox is Captain Holly, Olivia Colman is Strawberry and Anne-Marie Duff is Hyzenthlay.
If you’re unfamiliar with the story, here’s a synopsis...
“Set in England’s Downs, »
Zootropolis is smashing records all over the place and deservedly so as it’s fantastic. You can see our 4* review of the movie here. The movie has now grossed over $800m globally and features a voice cast which includes Idris Elba, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons Octavia Spencer and Shakira. It’s directed by Byron Howard & Rich Moore and if you
The post Disney Release Zootropolis ‘Easter Eggs’ Photo Gallery – Did you Spot them? appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- David Sztypuljak
Disney has announced that “Zootopia” will cross the $800 million mark in worldwide box office grosses on Tuesday.
The animated comedy reached $276.7 million domestically and $523 million internationally as of Monday.
Disney noted that “Zootopia” is the second highest grossing Walt Disney Animation Studios release of all time in its original release after “Frozen,” and the third-biggest overall after “Frozen” and “The Lion King.” It’s also Disney’s sixth-biggest animated release of all time and the industry’s fifth-biggest original animated film ever.
“Zootopia” has received a 98% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s the second-biggest industry release in Russia and has grossed $222 million in the booming Chinese market.
“Zootopia” was directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, co-directed by Jared Bush, and features the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate and Shakira. Goodwin plays a rabbit police officer who teams »
- Dave McNary
Marvelous. A bouncy comedy mystery adventure parable in a fantasy world meticulously and cleverly conceived and gorgeously realized. I adore this movie. I’m “biast” (pro): mostly loving Disney these days
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
One of the things I really loved about Madagascar was the unspoken metaphor about city living that underpinned it: that cities are civilizing. That cities are places that even out the differences between us and somehow allow us to coexist in relative harmony. I mean, look: Madagascar’s heroes were a lion and a zebra, predator and prey in the wild but best of friends within the cultivated confines of the urban jungle who wouldn’t even dream of cannibalism… until, pointedly and yet still only in passing, they are removed from the civilizing influence of city life.
And now someone has gone »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Finally hitting U.K. cinemas this week is the superb Walt Disney animation Zootropolis. We saw the film a little while back and well in love with it immediately. The feature is directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and we caught up with them when they visited London a little while ago to talk about their film.
The film’s humour isn’t childish – it’s more juvenile and even for adults. Was this always the intention?
Byron Howard: It started that way because we were doing a movie about a contemporary world. A lot of the humour that we find as adults making the film comes from these parallels that we find with our own reality. The sloth thing is a good example. It’s not necessarily something that a kid would get because they probably haven’t been to the Dmv, but every adult on the planet gets it. »
- Paul Heath
As one of Disney’s best features in years, we celebrate the release of the wickedly funny and remarkably pertinent animation Zootropolis (or Zootopia, if you’re reading from the States) by meeting the two co-directors, Byron Howard and Rich Moore. You can watch our video interview below, where the pair discuss where this idea first originated
- Stefan Pape
Zootropolis finally makes its bow in UK cinemas this weekend, and it’s been well worth the wait. It continues an astonishing run from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and we were lucky enough to spend some time with its directors, Rich Moore (Rm) and Byron Howard (Bh), to chat about the film.
Here’s how it went…
Bh: He’s not as brutal as you might think!
Rm: John’s mom was an art teacher. So John really has that talent of picking out something nice about everything that someone does. »
Featuring the voice talents of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Octavia Spencer, Tommy Chong, Alan Tudyk, Maurice Lamarche, J.K. Simmons, and Shakira.
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
I keep falling in love with animated anthropomorphic bunnies. Babs Bunny in Space Jam, the rabbit in the Cadbury’s advert, and now Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) from Zootropolis. It’s a pure, romantic love. Nothing sexual (yet). The weird thing is, I never got the appeal of Hugh Hefner’s ‘Playboy Bunnies’. The whole costume-on-a-human stuff comes off a bit creepy. They’ve gotta be a full animated, anthropomorphic bunny or I’m out.
Zootropolis is really good. It’s a film about »
- Oli Davis
Disney’s “Zootopia” will sprint past the $500 million mark globally on Friday after three weeks in theaters.
The animated comedy has grossed $164 million domestically in its first two weeks as it’s dominated moviegoing in the U.S. “Zooptopia” may retain its top spot heading into its third weekend in the U.S., despite the launch of Lionsgate’s “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.”
The film has taken in $327 million internationally and is already Disney’s biggest animated release ever in China, Russia and Thailand. The China total is $134.8 million, followed by $24.3 million in France, $22.2 million in Russia, $15.9 million in Germany, $15.5 million in Korea and $14.4 million in Mexico.
“Zootopia” opened Thursday in Australia and Brazil. Major markets still to come include the U.K. on March 25 and Japan on April 23.
“Zootopia” is the second most successful release of 2016 following Fox’s “Deadpool,” which has grossed $331 million domestically and another $379 million overseas. »
- Dave McNary
Zootropolis review by Paul Heath. Disney load up their gun and fire their first animated film of the year. Strangely for the animation studio side of the massive Disney empire, excluding anything from Pixar, they are choosing to release two movies this year. Later we’ll get the Moana, the Hawaii-set adventure, but first, here’s Zootropolis, an original tale that is going by different names across the planet (it’s being referred to as Zootopia in the Us).
The story revolves around the character of Judy Hopps, an energetic bunny from the suburbs who is intent on moving to the bright lights of Zootropolis to become a police officer. There are many hurdles in her way, and the budding cop must overcome them all to become the first rabbit to join the police force. With the »
- Paul Heath
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