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Date:From March 4, 2016


Rating on IMDB: 8.3/10


The Disney animated film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore is the 55th Disney animated feature film. It tells the story of Judy Hopps, a bunny police officer who forms an unlikely partnership with a fox con artist, Nick Wilde. They must work together to uncover a conspiracy. The film present both 3D and IMAX 3D versions in town.

Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore 

Writers: Jared Bush (screenplay), Phil Johnston (screenplay)

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba 

Genres: Animation | Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family

Country: USA

Language: English | Norwegian

Release Date: 4 March 2016 (China) 

Runtime: 108 min

Sound Mix: Datasat | Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | SDDS

Color: Color


User Reviews from IMDB

Vibrantly humorous and infectiously uplifting, "Zootopia" is the quintessential Disney's animation and a surprisingly good crime drama.

By quincytheodore from Indonesia

After the tale of two princesses in wintry landscape, action sci-fi with cuddly robot, and now enchanting buddy cop movie with bunny and fox, I will never doubt Disney again. There's something legitimate magical there, as it never fails to bring an ageless spectacle of witty humor, great visual and charming characters. "Zootopia" is not only a nice story with social commentary, it's also a detective, dare I say, thriller, which is unexpectedly crazy and brilliant.

Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a spirited bunny with one goal in mind; to become a cop, despite whatever her size and other might tell her. Her chirpy nature makes it near impossible not to cheer for her, and this might be the most delightful bunny in decades not named Bugs. Her peculiar partner in crime is Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) who is a con man with possible golden heart hidden inside his shifty golden fur. He's a contrast to Judy, a more realistic type and using sly wit to overcome striking prejudice.

These two have excellent chemistry, in a crime thriller style no less. Disney is well known to incorporate action nowadays, but full-fledged detective work, it's mental that this works tremendously well. The pacing moves in haste, and still giving enough hints for the noir to move nicely and the audience to follow it closely. The atmosphere can be dark at several occasions to create dread, yet never too overwhelming for its family friendly nature.

Visual is good as expected, it's a nice set-up for animal kingdoms, in the urban environment. There are multiple references for pop and modern culture, in fact some of the jokes come in form of familiar daily life routines. The other bulk is in the expense of Judy as she hits speed bump along the way to accomplish her dream. Still, what could be somber tone is delivered with delectably mocking tone.

This is also a forum to delicately show social values without being too heavy-handed. The movie tries to present this serious element and fortunately, it benefits from the mild colorful production to deliver the message in friendly and approachable way. It has the captivating city vista from Big Hero 6, nifty little homage just like Wreck-It Ralph and even better cop drama the last Die Hard movie. The way it balanced everything together is nothing short of amazing.

The streets of "Zootopia" offers light amusement, great humor, glossy noir theme and adorably inspirational characters in every scene. In the risk of being utterly corny, Judy and company will hop into your, old or young, heart.

They did it again

By devibuerger from Germany

I was blown away by this. I didn't expect this movie to be like it was. This film is not like it is being promoted, of course it is funny and a little goofy... but it is way more than this. 

This movie has a lot to say about racism, drugs and other serious issues in life and it succeeded in every way. This movie was not boring one bit, the animations were hands down amazing and I got nothing else to say but: Go and watch this movie you won't be disappointed. Everything is completely thought through and there is a mind blowing amount of detail here for you to see and all of this makes it worth watching more than just one time only. A lot of people cried in my theater, very emotional movie. 

Also: Great voice acting, extremely funny scene at the end.

"Cute" movie

By Lee Pierce from New Orleans

Allow me to preface this by saying I work in the film industry. As someone who works in production, I've seen a lot of movies. And by a lot, I mean A LOT, so what I'm about to tell you may not be your experience, and you should by no means decide on seeing a movie based on one guy's opinion.

With that being said- I've been a Disney fan all of my life. I grew up with the classic animated musicals, I found Nemo Incredible and Wreck-It Ralph Frozen(not really, but titles are fun), so naturally I thought Zootopia was going to be a surefire hit. And it was. Kind of. It had all of the elements- the odd couple duo, the social themes and let's not forget the breathtaking animation(and by God, it was beautiful). 

However, there was something missing. 

It seemed that Disney phoned it in this time, I could see every plot point coming a mile away. It was predictable, rushed(typically Disney leaves little jokes hidden in the background, and despite the clever layout of the city, that was lacking. Michael Giacchino's score couldn't even save it.

Perhaps my standards were too high. If you expect perfection, a B+ feels like an F. 

So go see it if you want to, don't if you don't, I don't care. Just consider yourself warned.

Where to watch:

Yonghua Cinema http://www.idealshanghai.com/venues/19/

Wanda Cinemas http://www.idealshanghai.com/venues/17420/

Shanghai Film Art Center http://www.idealshanghai.com/venues/21/

Stellar Cinema City http://www.idealshanghai.com/venues/22/

Cathay Theater http://www.idealshanghai.com/venues/2228/

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