Jason Bateman plays a fast-talking, scam-artist fox who, in a city of anthropomorphic animals, must work with a rookie police bunny (Ginnifer Goodwin) to uncover a conspiracy. Other voice talents include Idris Elba, Shakira, Alan Tudyk, J.K. Simmons, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, Octavia Spencer and Tommy Chong. (PG – 108 minutes)
“Zootopia” boasts all of the best qualities of the two animals at the center of its story. It is clever like a fox, cute like a bunny and moves at a faster pace than both creatures combined. In fact, the film is one of Disney’s best animated adventures in recent memory. A host of hilarious animal puns, several sly nods to other Disney projects, eclectic characters, vivid animation and an enchanting narrative make this a movie fort which both children and adults will go ape. And as if all that were not enough, it features a far-reaching theme that poignantly tackles prejudice.