Zootopia is Disney’s best movie yet


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Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde and Flash in the film “Zootopia.”

A year after Walt Disney Animation Studios decided to try out an animated superhero film in the hit movie “Big Hero 6”, they decided to return to animal characters in their new film “Zootopia.”

Zootopia is a city populated by anthropomorphic mammals. The city consists of both predators in prey living together peacefully.

The main protagonist is Officer Judy Hopps, the first rabbit officer in the Zootopia Police Department, which has been her lifelong dream. Because of her small size, however, she gets left with parking duty rather than wish of going undercover.

Although advertised as a comedy, this film is one of Disney’s most serious animated films. This film has many elements that focus on prejudice, which is unique in a film that is not only animated, but is intended for children. What also makes this film stand out is the focus on Multiculturalism, which is another topic that may be new to children.

“Zootopia” seems like it is leaning more towards the teenage and adult audience with its story. In a time when multiculturalism and prejudice is still not readily accepted in society, “Zootopia” stands out among the many hit films that Walt Disney Animation Studios has created.

The animation of Zootopia is beautiful, and the voice acting lead by Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman is superb. The film also has some very clever Easter eggs, from former Disney hits to adult classics like “The Godfather” and “Speed” and hit TV shows like “Breaking Bad”, this film serves up great laughs for those who are pop culture savvy.

“Zootopia” focuses on topics that many parents have a difficult time explaining to their kids, and this film finds a way to explain it while staying entertaining and full of heart. It is a daring move by Disney, but it may end up being one of their best animated films of all time.