In the city of Zootopia, animals have evolved to live basically as equals, but some are more equal than others. Country bunny Judy (Goodwin) dreams of becoming a police officer and through sheer grit she succeeds. But her size and gender work against her. Chief Bogo (Elba) assigns her to parking meter duty at first. Undeterred, Judy teams up with fox scam artist Nick (Bateman) to track down a missing otter. Could this case be part of a larger conspiracy?
Blending the conventions of classic noir and screwball comedy, the Disney team has created a topical social commentary disguised as a very funny, adventure-filled kiddie comedy. Parents will dig the allusions to “Chinatown” and “The Godfather”, while their kids delight in all the colorful zaniness. A new paragon of Disney excellence, this animated gem provides laughs aplenty, and thankfully, smart ones. By all means, visit “Zootopia”.