Zootopia

Out Now On-Demand

The directors of Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled team up for this Disney family animated comedy set in a world where humans never existed, leaving the Earth populated with walking, talking, texting animals of all different breeds.

Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) voices Judy Hopps, a bright and motivated bunny looking to make a difference by being the first rabbit police officer. Looking to prove her worth to the unconvinced chief of police, she takes on a missing person’s case. Unfortunately for her, she needs the help of a sly and uncooperative fox, voiced by Jason Bateman (Arrested Development). As the clues start to roll in, the pair gets a whiff of something sinister underlying Zootopia, but just when the case appears to be cracked, the city and all its citizens face an even greater threat…

Also features a track from pop singer Shakira, who voices a gazelle in the film named, erm, Gazelle.

Trailers

Awards

Best Animated Film, Academy Awards 2017 and Golden Globes 2017

Studio

Disney

Animated, Comedy, Kids & Family

108mins

Rating: PG Mild themes and threat, some scenes may scare young children

USA

Disney has lit a stick of rainbow dynamite, and it threatens to blow away Shane Black’s The Nice Guys for Best Buddy-Cop Film of 2016. Set in a world of talking animals, Zootopia not only uses this conceit (done to death in animation) to tell a deceptively clever crime tale, but to also to highlight the importance of diversity and the danger of discrimination.

Those themes seem pretty heavy for a kids film, but the premise is simple enough: Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin, TV’s Once Upon a Time) is looking to make a difference as the first bunny police officer. When she’s given a shot at solving a missing person’s case, it forces her to partner with hustling fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman, Horrible Bosses).

Disney could have easily vacuumed up stacks of cash had the film just been about this comedic odd couple solving the case, hi-fiving each other, and wrapping it up with a sing-a-long musical number. But Zootopia isn’t looking to simply be “cute” – which, hilariously, is considered an offensive label in its world. When Hopps’ investigation threatens to label and segregate ‘predators’ and ‘prey’, that’s when the film shines a harsh light on some truths about the modern world.

But as weighty as the subject matter is, it never drags the film down from being a gloriously fun time. From the metropolis that caters to different animal environments to the sight of an elephant doing naturalist yoga, the animators and visual artists knock every frame out of the park. And while the film invites us to chuckle at the unique quirks of all its species (the sloths taking the comedy cake), it’s never mean-spirited. That’s because Zootopia slices through complex social issues with a simple message: our differences can be joyous.

Hollywood Reporter

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Expertly combines keen wit with a gentle, and very timely, message of inclusivity and empowerment.

Rolling Stone (USA)

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A tour through the byways of Zootopia is a bracing blend of color and richly detailed design.

Time Out London

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Intelligent and fascinatingly detailed – it feels more like a movie by Disney-owned Pixar than a straight Disney film.

Guardian (UK)

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It’s somewhat heavy material for a film aimed at children, but perhaps very necessary...

Variety (USA)

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It is, in short, a city that only the Mouse House could imagine, and one that lends itself surprisingly well to a classic L.A.-style detective story...

Los Angeles Times

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Bursting with a rich blend of timely themes, superb voice work, wonderful visuals and laugh-out-loud wit... quite simply a great time at the movies.

New York Times

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Funny, smart, thought-provoking - and musical, too.

Empire (UK)

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An engaging animation for all ages.

Just Brilliant.

Hands down the best Disney animated film since the Lion King. Reminiscent of Disney's Robin Hood, The Rescuers, and Basil the Great Mouse Detective, Zootopia delivers a rip roaring adventure, with great characters, laugh out loud moments, and a deep, rich world. Niece and nephew were a little scared in a couple of places but left the cinema shouting, "ZOOTOPIA IS MY FAVORITE MOVIE!!!!"


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This is quite a good awesome movie. Memorable and looks quite cool. Great acting from all involved too.


Way more sophisticated than I expected

If anyone else but Disney made this it would be so cringey.


Absolutely Delightful

Intelligent witty and absolutely positively beautiful and amazing messages to kids everywhere contained within. A wonderful scene as well influenced by Marlon Brando in the Godfather.


Favourite Film this year? I think YES

This latest Disney animated film is full of jokes that had the adults in the cinema chuckling while the jokes flew right over the kids' heads. There was plenty of laughs for the kids (plus a few scary moments too) so don't worry about that!

It's a great buddy comedy, filled with often subtle social commentary and is incredibly well written. The voice acting is on point and the animation never fails to disappoint. Great gags and references are throughout the film, (not only Disney references too! Keep an eye out for the Breaking Bad scene - hilarious)

Highly recommended and will definitely head along to watch again!


Zootopia is Disney's latest animated feature film and it's a lot smarter, bolder and funnier than expected.

Zootopia is Disney's latest animated feature film and it's a lot smarter, bolder and funnier than expected.

Officer Judy Hopps is a newly recruited police officer stationed in the sprawling city of Zootopia. Unfortunately being as the first bunny rabbit in police workforce is not an easy task as she is often stereotyped. However when an opportunity presented itself in a form of a missing animal case. Officer Judy Hopps volunteered to take the case in hopes to prove her doubters wrong as well as establish herself as a real cop.

Whenever Disney Animation brings out a new film, it's guaranteed the animation would be top-notch and that's exactly what we have here. The art and animation is beautiful and it's gorgeous to look at. The city of Zootopia itself was lively and the way the city was set up to accompany the different ecosystems was done extremely well.

The two leads, played by Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps and Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde, were likable. They played their parts perfectly and both had great moments through out the film. The unlikely partnership of a fox and rabbit was a treat to watch on screen.

The biggest surprise however, was the underlying message within this movie. From racism, sexism, xenophobia to stereotyping one species after another, it tackled these issues extremely well. It was a mixture of subtle and clever approach to which kids may not notice it but adults will exactly know what the movie was talking about.

The jokes were funny, there was a lot of great laugh out loud moments and even jokes that would only appeal to adults and as pointed out, was cleverly done.

Zootopia is easily one of the best movies this year. Disney did an amazing job from the animation, characters, to the cleverly addressed social commentary, they did everything right. The jokes were hilarious from the sloth scene shown in the trailer to an incredible Godfather parody. It's definitely worth checking out and it's highly recommended to all families humans and animals alike.


Zootopia

Zootopia is a really good animated detective story about racist animals. It's a smart and timely social commentary that's entertaining from start to finish. Great animation and voice acting. Both kids and adults can enjoy it. Recommended. Grade: B+