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 fox who makes her job even harder.Written by
When Chief Bogo is handing out assignments at the end, he says, "Snarlov, Wolford, Higgins: undercover..." at which point, officer Wolford pulls a ram mask over his head. He is literally a wolf in sheep's clothing. See more »
These two mistakes are hard to see. Judy meets Nick again on the street to ask him about the Otterton case. Nick goes along the street with Finnick sitting in a stroller, and when Nick declines, Judy drives then onto the sidewalk with a siren bleep in front of Nick to stop him on his way.
We see that the sidewalk has a pattern, and Nick and Finnick are going along the sidewalk upon that pattern and just pass the corner of a house when they are stopped by Judy. A scene cut follows and here Nick and Finnick in the stroller have slightly changed their position on the sidewalk. Additionally in the same two scenes there are small trash cans by the corner of the house, and they also change slightly their positions after the cut. See more »
Fear. Treachery. Bloodlust. Thousands of years ago, these were the forces that ruled our world. A world where prey were scared of predators. And predators had an uncontrollable, biological urge to maim and maul and...
[acting in a talent show, a small animal in a tiger costume attacks Young Hopps]
[throws red confetti into the air as if it's coming out of her body]
Blood! Blood! Blood!
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The last bit of the end credits and the film's closing logos feature safari noises in the background. See more »
Peter Moosebridge's portrayal differs based on each region's version of the film. In the American, British, Canadian, French, and Russian versions, he remains a moose. In the Brazilian version, he's a jaguar named Onçardo Boi Chá, voiced by Brazilian journalist Ricardo Boechat who anchors Jornal da Band on Rede Bandeirantes. In the Japanese version, he's a tanuki/japanese raccoon dog. In the Australian and New Zealand versions, he's a koala named David Koalabell, voiced by Australian entertainer David Campbell. In the Chinese version, he's a panda. See more »
From the studio that brought you Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen & Big Hero 6, Zootopia surfaces as a highly original, incredibly refreshing, thoroughly engaging, surprisingly timely & delightfully subversive beast fable about prejudice & stereotype that not only marks a new creative high for Disney but is arguably the finest film that this legendary animation studio has come up with in their Revival Era, so far.
Set in a world inhabited by anthropomorphic animals, the story of Zootopia takes place in the titular metropolis and follows a bunny cop named Judy Hopps who, despite her par excellent performance in the class, is assigned parking duty by her superior. But when she volunteers to undertake a missing-predator case, she is given 48 hours to solve the mystery or resign, following which she blackmails a sly fox into helping her, and uncovers a sinister conspiracy.
Co-directed by Byron Howard & Rich Moore, the duo put up an intriguing world on the screen that does have a fresh quality but there is still a deep sense of familiarity to it. However, where the two leave a lasting impression is in finding that perfect balance between its consistently gripping storyline & moments of pure hilarity. The writing staff also deserves a mention, for their screenplay brims with numerous pop culture references, parodies many renowned classics & handles its topical themes with care.
The 3D animation is absolutely top-notch, for the images retain its crispness, clarity & vibrancy from beginning to end. The animators put up a vast number of characters on the screen, ranging from the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, yet they are all given a well-defined arc. Cinematography further enhances the overall look n feel of the story with its fluid camera-work, splendid use of colour palette & spot-on lighting. Editing provides just enough screen time to all the relevant characters while moving the plot forward at a blistering pace.
The cast is wisely chosen, and all the actors do a competent job in lending their voice & soul to the mammals they play. Ginnifer Goodwin brings a bubbly side to the new cop in town and confidently plays her role. Jason Bateman plays his part with finesse plus his voice really fits his cynical con artist character. Also, the chemistry between the two is a highlight in itself. Michael Giacchino's ebullient score seamlessly blends in & compliments the narrative while Shakira beautifully wraps everything up with a catchy, uplifting & wonderful song that smartly summarises its themes & message.
On an overall scale, Zootopia finds Disney stepping out of its comfort zone to tackle a bold, ambitious & risky project, and it is one gamble that pays off tremendously well in the studio's favour. Also, its arrival couldn't have been better, considering how its elements of prejudice & stereotypes mirror the racial hostilities present in our very own current social environment. An ingenious blend of sophisticated storytelling, jubilant humour & thought-provoking themes that amazes, entertains & enlightens without ever compromising with the fun factor, Zootopia is a definite delight for viewers of all ages, and is undoubtedly the best film of the year, so far. Strongly recommended.
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