Rest assured this article is NOT in any way a spoiler article about the fantastic new, animated Disney movie Zootopia.
This review will enhance rather than take away from your enjoyment of this must-see film.
Here’s what I can safely tell you without spoiling this delightful cinematic adventure…
Zootopia is Full of Cute, Charismatic Animals
This movie has the highest cute animal quotient I’ve ever seen. From the opening scene to the rocking credits finale, you’re going to be saying “Aww, how cute.”
I saw Zootopia 3-D in a theater crowded with children of all ages, including tiny babies.
They laughed and squealed with delight at the animation’s vibrantly stylized, beautifully conceived renderings of animals from bunnies to elephants, and their astoundingly fanciful city habitat.
Zootopia is All About Biodiversity
The mainstream reviews (most of which are spoilers) say the movie’s about prejudice and human ethnic diversity, and I can see why they say that.
But they don’t even mention animal rights, biodiversity, animal liberation… all of which are embedded in Zootopia.
The film gives human-like characteristics and cultural habits to dozens of non-human species, but also showcases the actual species-specific talents of animals in ways that educate us that every animal species is as amazing as we are, in its own way.
Viewers leave the movie with way more appreciation for animal diversity than if they’d have gone to an animal imprisonment facility such as zoos and aquarium.
Zootopia is a Female Empowerment Film
In its choice of female protagonist, this sweet movie reminds one of another stellar animated movie: Inside Out.
The female lead character is an inspiring role model for all of us, especially young girls.
She’s a lot more admirable than Hannah Montana aka Miley Cyrus.
Zootopia is clearly making a vivid case for gender equality among all species!
Zootopia is Against Animal Experimentation & Vivisection
Part of the plot is driven by a theme about experimenting on animals, and contains warnings about greed, ego, and political corruption.
Zootopia is Eloquently Voiced By Top Actors & Actresses… And the Music is Great Too
The entire ensemble cast that voices this delightful movie is in top form.
With luminaries like Jason Bateman, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, and Shakira, you’ll enjoy listening to this movie’s dialogue as much as seeing its flawless animation.
The musical score by Michael Giachhino is powerful and hip.
Shakira brings the house down with the cutest animal music video ever in the dance-friendly hit song Try Everything.
Zootopia is Receiving Rave Reviews & Big Box Office
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone calls Zootopia “subversive,” and that’s exactly what it is.
Especially for an animated film not released during school holidays, it’s grossing big at the box office, and both critics and audiences are giving it rave reviews.
One critic said it’s the best Disney film since Beauty and the Beast.
Others describe Zootopia as fascinating, thought-provoking, compelling, hilarious, extraordinarily imaginative, as meaningful for adults as for children, and revolutionary.
The film’s plot is funny, sassy, and non-stop fun. There’s not a boring moment in its entire 108 minutes.
Don’t leave the theater until the last frame has run, because this high-quality movie keeps on delivering until the last word of the end credits!
That’s why I’m going back to the theater soon to see Zootopia 3-D again.
I didn’t even do that for Avatar.
Please support this adorable animal-loving movie by seeing it in 3-D on the big screen before it leaves your local theater!