Stars: 4.5 / 5
Zootopia is a 2016 American animated comedy-adventure film released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 55th animated film by Walt Disney Studios. This became the third highest-grossing film in 2016. At first I had no inclination of watching the movie. However the talk about it was so much that it piqued my interest and thus my watching it and then writing this review. Zootopia is set in an alternate world where the animals are anthropomorphic. The concept of that is very close to humans that it creeped me a bit during the movie, yet I still enjoyed it well.
The plot begins in Bunnyburrow, a small rural town, with Judy Hopps - a rabbit - fulfilling her childhood dream to become the first rabbit police officer in Zootopia - an urban utopia. Judy Hopps realizes it is indeed a utopia upon reaching. The train she travels makes through three different regions of Zootopia - an outer most desert,
a middle icy snowy region
and an inner rainforest region
before reaching the central urban Zootopia.
However when she reports at the central police station, Chief Bogo puts her on parking duty.
Despite her disappointment she thrives on becoming the best parking police. In the process she meets Nick Wilde - a sly fox - and Finnick - another fennec fox - two con artists. Nick slyly escapes an arrest by quoting that he hasn’t done anything that was not within the law. The next day she Judy ends up abandoning her duty and arrests Duke Weaselton - a thief who stole plant bulbs . Instead of praising Chief Bogo reprimands her. In the midst of it, Mrs. Otterton enters his office and begs him to find her husband Emmitt who had gone missing. Despite Bogo's objeciton, Assistant Mayor Dawn Bellwether gives the assignment to Judy for which Bogo gives 48 hours to find Mrs. Otterton or else!
In their investigation, they find out a much bigger secret than what they had imagined. The so called predators that Chief Bogo has been assigned to hunt, are they in real predaotrs? What is happening in Cliffside Asylum? What is Mayor Lionheart's hand in it? Who are the "night howlers"? The duo Judy and Nick set on this path of investigation and finally expose the real culprits behind the entire scandal.
4) Nick becomes the city's first fox police officer at the end. He teams up with Judy in solving crime.
5) Nick and Judy's cop car has a very interesting name. :)