Directors: Byron Howard and Rich Moore (Debut together)
voices of: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Alan Tudyk, Idris Elba, and Octavia Spencer
Reviewer: Lyall Carter
In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
Disney and little animal critters go hand and hand, especially when those animals walk and talk like human beings. Robin Hood and Basil the Great Mouse Detective are two of my favourite Disney anthropomorphic-animal tales, but Zootopia may have just taken that title.
Set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia. Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.
There is so much to adore in Zootopia and, as you may have guessed, for me it starts with the tale itself. Essentially its a mystery as Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde seek to discover why so many predators have gone missing and have then turned savage - back to their old nature. Its a good old fashioned ‘who dunnit’ that will engage, entertain, and enthrall audiences of all ages.
It's also the world building of Zootopia that is absolutely outstanding. From the wide variety of species and their communities to the overall layout, the world of Zootopia doesn't just feel real you believe that these animals really do live and breath in this place.
Zootopia works on such a variety of levels; characters, story, world building and many many more. Superb.