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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I absolutely adore Disney's attempt to recreate humane expressions through animal gestures, THAT CUTE BUNNY NOSE TWITCH! I love the traditional fable approach by using rabbit and fox (AKA my spirit animal) with plot twist mixture, which I think is a new Disney's trend e.g: Chekhov's gun and bitch in sheep clothing (no pun intended) tropes. Reminds me of one of my dreams: becoming a zookeeper :")
The script for this is just so good and everything is just so well built, the whole universe of the movie. The movie really deals with important stuff and deals with it in the right way. This is just perfect, I'm just so happy.