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/10
1,889 Ratings

Zootopia

Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore
United States, 2016
Animation, Adventure

Synopsis

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

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Zootopia Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2017 | Winner: Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

American Film Institute Awards

2017 | Winner: Movie of the Year

BAFTA Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Animated Feature Film

Golden Globes (USA)

2017 | Winner: Best Motion Picture - Animated

The conventions of police procedurals and gangster cinema to which Zootopia pays obvious homage are turned delightfully on their head… The larger canvas of the film, however, is a fascinating muddle.
May 17, 2016
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Disney’s CG cartoon Zootropolis is co-directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore. The latter was also responsible for the studio’s Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and the new film is in the same mould – another witty, inventive comedy-adventure, this time set in a city where animals have evolved intelligence and live side by side, though with residual tensions between predators and herbivores.
April 01, 2016
Worthy messages come thick and fast in Zootropolis, a skilful but oppressively didactic Disney cartoon which takes the studio’s sense of social responsibility (these are the people who refused to show Walt Disney smoking in Saving Mr. Banks) to a new high.
March 08, 2016
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What are people saying?

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Zootopia

    The film's insistence that I could be whatever I want was so aggressive that I halfway wanted to ruin my own life just to spite it, and Disney (non-Pixar) animation stays firmly in the box of talking animal adventures with celebrity voices and hip references. But within that box Zootopia does everything right: it's about as smart, subtle, and satirical as any flick with such parameters would ever be allowed to be.

  • Zachary T.'s rating of the film Zootopia

    Disney was probably the least qualified studio to make an allegorical film about racism and sexism in the workplace, but somehow they succeeded beyond anyone's wildest dreams -- and turned out a film that's cute, charming and creative to the last. Especially in these turbulent times, this is the kind of unifying film our children should be watching.

  • HenriqueA's rating of the film Zootopia

    Zootopia is kinda messy, but it's fitting, since one of it's messages is that life is messy. It may not be great, but I still really liked it for what it is, one messed up movie for children with a somewhat deep social commentary and enough heart and joy that it does not seem phoney.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Zootopia

    Clever and enjoyable Disney film that may just work more for the adults then the kids this time around. Satisfying conceit with a message aided by timely humour and film homage. Voice talent is quite good here but its the scripting and animation style that put it over the top. A very pleasant surprise.

  • Rafael Zen's rating of the film Zootopia

    I do think it builds an amazing world - and the characters are fluffy. Also, I totally admire a plot where romantic love is not the only possible story between a boy and a girl (or a rabbit and a fox, you get it): the politics of it all is worth commenting. That being said, it goes for a risk: the genre movie thing, and it pays off for narrative speed, but at the end it's another 80s cop movie with cute pets.

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film Zootopia

    Surprisingly astute subtext that critiques an 'us vs. them' politics of fear. The prey/predator animal divide, an apt metaphor for multiple cultural divisions, That all familiar prevailing media conditioning has been given allegorical form reminiscent of Orwell's 'Animal Farm'. Entertaining, sharp and witty. Loved it.

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Zootopia

    Zootopia may not impress harsher critics with its rhapsodic animation—even if it should—and fans of film noir might be displeased by the lack of referential depth—even if they shouldn’t. It’s hard to deny, however, the artists’ virtuosity in crafting a message of social inclusion that adorns, in every stage of the narrative, a world of fundamental kindness. Zootopia is the best Dinsey animation of the decade.

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Zootopia

    A film that people need to see, especially now, with all the craziness, hatefulness, and close-minded arrogance being perpetuated in America by those who should be fighting against it. Love how this beautifully creates a detailed world with original characters; seriously, no two characters, even of the same species, look the same, but the film doesn't feel the need to constantly emphasize difference. A new classic.

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