Movie Review: Zootopia by Disney (Four Stars)

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Movie Review: Zootopia by Disney

Four Stars

“Real life’s … more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker.”

Classic Disney. A credible, non-Pixar effort at an original story. (Reminiscent of Disney’s 1973 Robin Hood.) A cop and con man buddy story. Good-hearted tale about having dreams and going after them. And not judging books (or people–oops, animals) by their covers. For a cartoon, a complex, subtle plot. Appropriate for all ages, though the youngest may find some of the drama too intense.

“Life isn’t some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and your insipid dreams magically come true. So Let It Go.”

In this political season one couldn’t help but notice that all elephants are bigots or fools. (No mules seen.) Looking deeper (and trying not to spoil the main plot line) division and victimhood is exploited by one creature to attain political power.

Nice visuals. Fur, rain, texture. Good job.