Title: Zootropolis Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore Year: 2016 Run time: 1hr 48m
“Disney presents a heartwarming comedy-adventure set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootropolis. With habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps 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 fast-talking scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.”
3:07 – “Where anyone can be anything.” Yay! 4:16 – This film is going to be epically quotable, I can tell. 7:20 – Yeah! Make him hit himself instead. 10:26 – That train is brilliant, viewing deck and all sorts. 12:35 – The little lemmings tho… 14:58 – Worst fist bump ever. 23:55 – That’s a pretty inventive hustle, no waste at all. 27:22 – Loving the phone with the carrot on the back. 28:04 – “Tomorrow’s another day.” “Yea, it might be worse!” 36:04 – Tax evasion, she’s a fricking genius bunny. 40:50 – Yay, the DMV bit! 46:00 – She’s using her phone light rather than a torch. Amaze. 58:25 – “I was small and emotionally unbalanced like you once.” 1:04:44 – The howling is so funny. 1:07:58 – Note to self: Always select do not disturb before a dangerous mission. 1:16:22 – “I came here to make the world a better place and I think I broke it.” 1:22:19 – Pig Hero 6. PIG HERO 6! 1:23:13 – “They offered me what I couldn’t refuse… Money.” 1:27:15 – OMG, I’m gonna speed it up. 1:32:59 – Loving this press conference trick, asking yourself a question. 1:37:15 – Sloths dancing! Amazing.
I’ve been looking forward to this since I saw the first trailer, and at last, it arrived. I loved it just as much as I thought I would, it’s the perfect mix of cute and funny, as well as telling a serious tale with genuine feelings.
I actually thought some elements of it were a bit much for a kids film, but that’s what parents are for, isn’t it, to decide on that kind of thing. As an adult, I thought it was perfectly pitched, and really, truly, hilarious in places.
Plus, it was so quotable, particularly at the beginning, with a great message about inclusion and steering clear of prejudice. Highly recommended, and I’ll be watching it again, if only for the dancing sloths.