Zootopia Movie Review | In Theatres Today

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Disney Zootopia is in theaters TODAY!

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.

Zootopia gives us a peek into another world. A world in which humans don’t exist and there are anthropomorphic animals dressed in clothes. Or not, as the case may be…you’ll have to actually see the film for that part. Disney does it again with an animated film made for the family. There are quite a few moments where you’ll find yourself laughing out loud and there are more than a few inside jokes for the adults.

With incredible animation and quirky characters, Zootopia will keep you engaged and get you thinking. So much time was spent on making sure everything in the creative process was just right and I have to say that they hit the nail on the head when it came to attitudes for these animals. The fox is slick, the sloth is oh, so slow, and the bunny has a positive attitude.

Not to mention some of the casting was perfect, too. From Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde to Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps, and then there’s Tommy Chong as Yax and Alan Tudyk as Duke Weaselton. Everyone made sense as their animated character and it made the movie that much better. Watch for Gazelle and Flash (my favorite!).

Both of my kids, as well as my husband, enjoyed the film and we’re all talking about when we will be going back to see it again. Of course, we’ve all started talking like the sloth just for the fun of it. It’s quite funny!

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