Taglines: Welcome to the urban jungle.
In a world populated by anthropomorphic mammals, Judy Hopps, a rabbit from rural Bunnyburrow, fulfills her childhood dream of becoming the first rabbit officer in the police department of nearby city Zootopia. Despite graduating top of her class, Judy is excluded from handling the top-priority missing predator cases, and assigned to parking duty by Chief Bogo, who doubts her potential. During one of her shifts, she meets Nick Wilde and Finnick, partners in crime.
Judy abandons her shift to arrest Duke Weaselton, a thief who stole what appear only to be onion bulbs, and is reprimanded by Bogo. When Mrs. Otterton arrives in Bogo’s office pleading for someone to find her missing husband, Judy volunteers. Assistant Mayor Bellwether informs Mayor Lionheart of the news, Bogo reluctantly agrees to give her 48 hours, on the condition that she resign if she fails. She finds Nick and blackmails him into assisting her with the investigation by covertly recording his confession to tax evasion.
Judy and Nick determine that Mr. Otterton was last seen entering a limousine, the license plate number of which is tracked to Tundratown crime boss, Mr. Big. He informs the pair that Otterton, his florist, had “gone savage”—reverted to a feral state—and attacked his chauffeur, Manchas. Judy and Nick locate Manchas, who mentions that “night howlers” were responsible for Otterton’s behavioral change. Soon after, Manchas himself goes savage and chases the pair out of his home.
Judy calls the ZPD for help, but when Chief Bogo and his reinforcements arrive, Manchas is nowhere to be found. Bogo demands Judy’s resignation, but Nick defends Judy, reminding Bogo that they have 10 more hours to solve the case. As the pair leaves, Judy learns from Nick that as a child, he was bullied for being a fox and subsequently became a con artist, believing that he would be stereotyped regardless.
Zootopia (released as Zootropolis in some European countries) is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated buddy cop comedy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 55th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film is directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, co-directed by Jared Bush, and features the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Tommy Chong, J. K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, and Shakira. The film details the unlikely partnership between a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist as they uncover a conspiracy that involves the disappearance of predator civilians within a mammalian metropolis.
Directed by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Octavia Spencer, Shakira, Della Saba
Screenplay by: Byron Howard, Jared Bush
Production Design by: Dan Cooper, David Goetz
Film Editing by: Jeremy Milton, Fabienne Rawley
Art Direction by: Matthias Lechner
Music by: Michael Giacchino
MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements, rude humor and action.
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: March 4, 2016