Film Review: ‘Zootopia’ is an Odd But Endearing Disney Animated Film

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CHICAGO – Walt Disney Studio’s latest animated extravaganza is best viewed as a child’s introduction to the buddy cop movie, since you can’t exactly start a toddler on “Midnight Run” or “Lethal Weapon 2.” But in this case it’s a bunny cop movie.

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It centers on the unlikely mismatched pairing of a bunny and a fox as they try to solve a mystery and a conspiracy that may lead all the way to the top “Zootopia” takes place in a world where all animals, both predators and prey, live together in relative harmony.

The city is broken up into neighborhoods with names like Tundra Town (take three guesses who lives here and I bet you don’t need two of them). They each have their cliques, and species. Our main character is Officer Hopp (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin), a young bunny who has dreamed of becoming a police officer since she was a kid growing up on a carrot farm. She achieves her dreams through what can best be described as an affirmative action program to add diversity of species on the force.

”Zootopia” opens everywhere on March 4th. Featuring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, J.K. Simmons, Jason Bateman, Bonnie Hunt, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong and Octavia Spencer. Screenplay by Jared Bush and Phil Johnston. Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush. Rated “PG

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Hopp
Officer Hopp in ‘Zootopia’
Photo credit: Walt Disney Pictures

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