Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Shakira, J.K. Simmons, Alan Tudyk, Octavia Spencer, Tommy Chong, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Raymond Persi, Bonny Hunt, Don Lake
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Story: Disney animation directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore and co-directed by Jared Bush in which the story centers on the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia which is composed of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, a melting pot where animals from every environment live together, a place where no matter what you are, you can be anything.
But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.
Verdict: This is Disney animation at it’s best with a topical and relevant plot and well developed characters which is hilarious and fun for the whole family.REVIEWS
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 30)
Stu Hopps: Judy, you ever wonder how your mom and me got to be so darn happy?
Young Judy: Nope.
Stu Hopps: Well, we gave up on our dreams, and we settled. Right, Bon?
Bonnie Hopps: Oh, yes. That’s right, Stu, we settled hard.
Bonnie Hopps: Of course, it is okay to have dreams.
Stu Hopps: Just as long as you don’t believe too much in them.
Judy Hopps: Hi! I’m Judy, you’re new neighbor!
Neighbor #1: Yeah, we’re loud.
Neighbor #2: Don’t expect us to apologize for it.
[Judy walks up to the cheetah, Clawhauser, sitting behind the police reception desk eating a bowl of cereal]
Judy Hopps: Excuse me?
Judy Hopps: Down here.
[Clawhauser looks down to see Judy]
Judy Hopps: Hi.
Clawhauser: OM Goodness. They really did hire a bunny. What! I gotta tell you, you are cuter than I’d thought you’d be.
Judy Hopps: Ooh, uh, you probably didn’t know, but a bunny can call another bunny cute, but when other animals do it, it’s a little…
Clawhauser: Haaah! I’m so sorry! Me, Benjamin Clawhauser, the guy everyone just thinks is just a flabby donut loving cop, stereotyping you. Oh.
Judy Hopps: It’s okay.
[she notices a donut is stuck under Clawhauser’s neck]
Judy Hopps: Ooh, you’ve actually got… There’s a…
Clawhauser: A what?
Judy Hopps: In your neck, the fold, the… Mm-hmm. There’s…
[Clawhauser searches around his neck and finds the donut]
Clawhauser: Oh, there you went, you little Dickens.
[he pops the donut in his mouth and eats it, Judy laughs nervously]
Judy Hopps: I should get to rollcall. So which way do I…
Clawhauser: Oh, bullpen’s over there to the left.
Judy Hopps: Great. Thank you.
[Judy walks off]
Clawhauser: Aah, that poor little bunny is going to get eaten alive.
[addressing his team of cops]
Chief Bogo: Alright! Everybody sit. I’ve got three items on the docket. First, we need to acknowledge the elephant in the room. Francine?
[everyone turns to look at Francine and we see that she actually is an elephant]
Chief Bogo: Happy birthday.
[everyone claps for Francine]
Chief Bogo: Number two, there are some new recruits with us I should introduce…
[we see Judy smiles expectantly]
Chief Bogo: But I’m not going to because I don’t care.
[Judy looks disappointed but laughs it off with the other cops]
Chief Bogo: Finally, we have fourteen missing mammal cases. All predators from a giant polar bear to a tinsy little otter! And City Hall is right up my tail to find ‘em. This is priority number one.
[to his team of cops after announcing that some animals have become savage]
Chief Bogo: This is priority. Hopps, parking duty.
[her colleagues start laughing]
Judy Hopps: Sir, I’m not just some token bunny.
Chief Bogo: You strike out, you resign.
Judy Hopps: Deal.
Judy Hopps: Hello! I’m here to ask you some questions about a case.
Nick Wilde: Then they should have gotten a real cop to solve it.
Judy Hopps: You’re under arrest.
Nick Wilde: For what?
[in patronizing tone]
Nick Wilde: Hwurting ywour fweelings?
Judy Hopps: You are a key witness.
Nick Wilde: No. He is.
[Judy looks to where he’s pointing across the street, there’s no one there, she looks back to find Nick has run off]
Judy Hopps: Uh, I need you to run a plate.
Nick Wilde: Flash is the fastest guy in there, he can run the plate like that.
[he snaps his finger; Nick takes Judy to the DMV building]
Judy Hopps: Wait! They’re all sloths?!
Nick Wilde: Are you saying that because he’s a sloth he can’t be fast?
Nick Wilde: Flash! Flash! Hunger Guard, Dash! Buddy, it’s nice to see you.
Flash: Nice to…see you…
Judy Hopps: Mm.
Judy Hopps: Hmm. Officer Judy Hopps, ZPD. How are you?
Flash: I am doing…
[he keeps pausing]
Judy Hopps: Fine?
Flash: Well. What…
Nick Wilde: Hang in there.
Flash: …can I do…
Judy Hopps: Well I was hoping you could run a plate…
Flash: …for you…
Judy Hopps: Well I was hoping you could…
Judy Hopps: Well I was hoping you could run a plate for us. We are in a really big hurry!
Flash: What’s the…plate…
Judy Hopps: 29-T…
Judy Hopps: 29-THD-03.
[Flash starts typing in the number on his computer as slow as possible]
Judy Hopps: HD-03.
Judy Hopps: D-03.
Judy Hopps: Mm-hmm. 03.
Judy Hopps: 3!
Judy Hopps: We are in a really big hurry!
Flash: I am on …
Judy Hopps: It?
[Judy slams her head on the counter in frustration]
[as Flash is about to type in the last number on the plate]
Nick Wilde: Hey, Flash, want to hear a joke?
Judy Hopps: No!
Nick Wilde: Okay. What do you call a three humped camel?
Flash: I don’t know…
Nick Wilde: Pregnant!
[Nick starts laughing, Flash starts to laugh in slow motion frustrating Judy]
Judy Hopps: Ha-ha! Yes, very funny. Very funny. Can we just please focus on the task?
Judy Hopps: Wait, wait, wait!
Judy Hopps: Oh, no!
Flash: What do…
Judy Hopps: No!
Flash: …you call…
Judy Hopps: A three humped camel? Pregnant! Okay! You got it!
Flash: …a three humped…
[in frustration Judy bangs her head on the counter]
[as they are finally about to leave the DMV building]
Judy Hopps: Hurry we gotta beat the rush hour and…
[she looks out to see it’s night time and everywhere is closed]
Judy Hopps: It’s night!
Judy Hopps: [to Nick] I have thirty-six hours left, we can only solve it together.
Judy Hopps: Oh! You are naked!
Yax: For sure. We’re a naturalist club.
Chief Bogo: [to Judy] It’s not about how badly you want something, it’s about what you are capable of!
Chief Bogo: [to Judy] Life isn’t some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and all your insipid dreams magically come true. So let it go.
Judy Hopps: I came here to make the world a better place, but I think I broke it.
Chief Bogo: Don’t give yourself so much credit, Hopps. The world has always been broken, that’s why we need good cops. Like you.
Judy Hopps: Tomorrow’s another day.
Pronk Oryx-Antlerson: Yeah, but it might be worse!
Judy Hopps: I am a real cop.
Nick Wilde: Never let them see that they get to you.
[as he embraces a weeping Judy]
Nick Wilde: You, bunnies, it’s all emotional.
Duke Weaselton: We may be evolved, but deep down we are still animals.
Judy Hopps: Life’s a little bit messy. We all make mistakes. No matter why type of animal you are, change starts with you.
Nick Wilde: Well, now, wait a minute. Polar bear fur, Rat Pack music, fancy cup. I know whose car this is, we gotta go.
Judy Hopps: Why? Whose car is it?
Nick Wilde: The most feared crime boss in Tranda Town. The call him Mr. Big, and he does not like me. So we gotta go!
Judy Hopps: We’re not leaving, this is a crime scene.
Nick Wilde: Well, it’s gonna be an even bigger crime scene if Mr. Big finds me here, so we’re leaving, right now!
[as he opens the back of the truck he suddenly sees two giant polar bears waiting for them]
Nick Wilde: Raymond! And is that Kevin? Long time no see. And speaking of no see, how about you forget you saw me, huh? For old times’ sake.
[suddenly Raymond and Kevin grab Nick and Judy by their throats]
Nick Wilde: That’s a no.
[quietly to Nick and Raymond and Kevin are escorting them to see Mr. Big]
Judy Hopps: What did you do to make Mr. Big so mad at you?
Nick Wilde: I, um, I may have sold him a very expensive wool rug that was made from the fur of a skunk, Spot.
Judy Hopps: Oh, sweet cheese and crackers.
[facing a big polar bear after being captures by Mr. Big’s henchmen]
Judy Hopps: Is that Mr. Big?
Nick Wilde: Stop talking. Stop talking!
[a small chair turns and we see Mr. Big is a small weasel and sounds like a chipmunked Godfather]
Judy Hopps: Huh.
Mr. Big: Ice ‘em.
[two of Big’s henchmen pick up Judy and Nick ready to drop them in some ice water, but they are interrupted by Big’s daughter rushing in wearing a wedding dress]
Mr. Big’s Daughter: Daddy? What did we say? No icing anyone at my wedding!
Mr. Big: I have to, baby. Daddy has to.
Judy Hopps: I mean, I am just a dumb bunny, but, we are good at multiplying.
Judy Hopps: I thought this city would be a perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of person you are, I implore you: Try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you.
Gazelle: Good evening Zootopia! Come on everybody, put your paws up!
Total Quotes: 30