Zootopia is available in: English – Audio Description English on Netflix Canada
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.
It has still several gaps to fill and enhance on the latest point but it is, IMHO, a milestone in the right direction.
The characters work pretty well and it is funny when needed and not too full of cheesy songs.
This beautiful animation came to exist because of coming together of the directors of ‘Tangled’ and ‘Wreck-it-Ralp’. It is Disney who had once again done it, since their rival Pixer is going down in a rapid speed. As a Disney fan since my childhood, I’m very happy for their success in live-shot films and animations, especially for this one.
Okay, since the revolution of 3D animation over 20 years ago after overthrowing the 2D animation, most of the big productions like Disney, Pixer and Dreamworks with few others never failed to deliver. Believe me, I was not interested in this film when I first saw the teaser and trailer. But they have done great promotions and so the film did awesomely at screens worldwide. I was totally blown away after seeing it, Disney’s another unique universal charactered story. From the little children to the grown ups, everybody definitely going to enjoy it.
All kinds of animals coming together happens only in cinemas, and that too mostly in animations. But todays kids are very sharp who ask lots of questions, so they had a fine explanation for the doubts regarding putting animals in a same society. It was like the United States, where everyone came from different continents and represents different race. And so in this film every animal came from different land to live together peacefully in a city called Zootopia.
So the story begins when Judy the rabbit follows her dream to become a police officer in Zootopia. There she meets Nick the fox, who are actually arch-rival species in the wild, but it was thousands of years ago before adapting the civilisation. So trust is what not promised between them, but they’re forced to work together after a small missing person case becomes their prime agenda. Solving the mystery is what brings the end to this wonderful tale.
These days animations are not just concentrated on comedies, trying to get us emotionally as well. Maybe that’s how they’re grabbing the adult audience, especially the families. Shakira’s cameo was the highlight, and her song ‘Try Everything’ helped the get attention from all the corners.
The Oscars was concluded just a couple of months ago, but it already feels like the fever is gripping again for the next edition and looks like this film is leading the way for the animation category. I know it’s too early, but I hope it wins it. And finally a request for the Disney, bring it on a sequel as soon as possible.
Zootopia makes some good real life comparisons: Zootopia itself seems to look like New York, even including a hustle by a sly fox. Racism seems to be ever present in both color and speech. But the best thing about Zootopia is Judy’s positive attitude and relentless determination to succeed.
The animation is as good as a Pixar animation – perfectly made – and the story is well told, full of action scenes and funny moments. Kids will definitely love this one and grown up kids will enjoy the deep thought provoking tones set in this movie.
The best performance in this movie arguably comes from Police Chief Bogo whose voice is played by Idris Elba. His performance should earn him an Oscar this year! No wonder it has grossed 1 Billion dollars worldwide despite little marketing.
Rated 9 out of 10 only because we cannot give it a 10.
_Final rating:★★★½ – I strongly recommend you make the time._
Zootopia excels on so many levels that it stands with the finest of the Disney classics.
“Zootopia,” like its heroine, is zesty, bright, and breakneck, with chase scenes and well-tuned gags where you half expect songs to be.
There’s a lot here for kids to like and nearly as much to keep parents from fidgeting.