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: ★★★★☆
Disney animation directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore and co-directed by Jared Bush. Zootopia (2015) 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.
Our Favorite Quotes:
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 Hopps: Excuse me?
Judy Hopps: Down here.
Judy Hopps: [Clawhauser looks down to see Judy] Hi.
Clawhauser: OM Goodness. They really did hire a bunny. What! I got to tell you, you are cuter than I’d thought you’d be.
Judy Hopps: Ooh, 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.
Judy Hopps: [notices a donut is stuck under Clawhauser’s neck] 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] Oh, there you went, you little Dickens.
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.
Clawhauser: [as [Judy walks off] Aah, that poor little bunny is going to get eaten alive.
Chief Bogo: Alright! Everybody sit. I’ve got three items on the docket. First, we need to acknowledge the elephant in the room. Francine?
Chief Bogo: [everyone turns to look at Francine, who is an elephant] Happy birthday. Number two, there are some new recruits with us I should introduce. But I’m not going to because I don’t care.
Chief Bogo: [Judy looks disappointed but laughs it off with the other cops] 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 them. This is priority number one.
Chief Bogo: Hopps, parking duty.
Judy Hopps: [her colleagues start laughing] Sir, I’m not just some token bunny.
Chief Bogo: You strike out, you resign.
Judy Hopps: Deal.
Nick Wilde: Everyone comes to Zootopia, thinking they could be anything they want. Well, you can’t. You can only be what you are. Sly fox. Dumb bunny.
Judy Hopps: I am not a dumb bunny.
Nick Wilde: Right. And that’s not wet cement.
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: [in patronizing tone] For what? Hwurting ywour fweelings?
Judy Hopps: You are a key witness.
Nick Wilde: No. He is.
[Judy looks to where he’s pointing, sees no one, looks back to find Nick’s run off]
Judy Hopps: I need you to run a plate.
Nick Wilde: Flash is the fastest guy in there, he can run the plate like that.
Judy Hopps: [Nick then takes her to the DMV building] 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…too.
Judy Hopps: Hmm. Officer Judy Hopps, ZPD. How are you?
Flash: I am doing…
Judy Hopps: Fine?
Flash: Well. What…
Nick Wilde: [to Judy] 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: [start typing slowly] 2-9-T…
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: [after long pause] It?
[Judy slams her head on the counter in frustration]
Nick Wilde: [as Flash is about to type in the last number] 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!
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!
Priscilla: Yes, Flash?
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]
Judy Hopps: [as they finally leave the DMV building] Hurry we got to beat the rush hour and… It’s night!
Judy Hopps: [to Nick] I have thirty-six hours left, we can only solve it together.
'Life isn't some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and all your insipid dreams magically come true.' - Chief Bogo (Zootopia) Click To Tweet
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.
Nick Wilde: [as he embraces a weeping Judy] You, bunnies, it’s all emotional.
Mr. Big: We may be evolved, but deep down we are still animals.
Nick Wilde: Well, now, wait a minute. Polar bear fur, Rat Pack music, fancy cup. I know whose car this is, we got to 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 got to go!
Judy Hopps: We’re not leaving, this is a crime scene.
Nick Wilde: Well, it’s going to be an even bigger crime scene if Mr. Big finds me here, so we’re leaving, right now!
Nick Wilde: [opens the back of the truck and sees two giant polar bears] 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.
Nick Wilde: [as Raymond and Kevin grab Nick and Judy by their throats] That’s a no.
Judy Hopps: What did you do to make Mr. Big so mad at you?
Nick Wilde: 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.
Judy Hopps: [facing a big polar bear after being captures by Mr. Big’s henchmen] Is that Mr. Big?
Nick Wilde: Stop talking. Stop talking!
Judy Hopps: [a small chair turns and we see Mr. Big is a small weasel] Huh.
Mr. Big: Ice them.
Mr. Big’s Daughter: [rushes wearing a wedding dress] 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: When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place. Where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real 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 type of animal you are, from the biggest elephant, to our first fox, I implore you, try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.
Gazelle: Good evening Zootopia! Come on everybody, put your paws up!