Disney Does it Again with Zootopia #SoCS

Since I write movie reviews on Riley Central fairly regularly, I thought I’d try my hand at a stream of consciousness review of Zootopia.


Disney has made a fun, innovative, colorful, and well scripted film here. Don’t let the little rabbit make you think of “HOP,” it’s a ton better than that. Plus, there’s a fox voiced by Jason Bateman so right there you are already out of the “HOP” solar system. I give it 5 Stars (5 / 5) I’d give it more but I don’t want to appear as if I’m gushing. And this over a rabbit and a fox nonetheless. Well, actually there are a whole zoo of animals, hence the title. While we’re on the subject of the film’s name, I can’t help but wonder it this is Disney’s way of describing the Animal Kingdom theme park history. Actually I mean a fictional history like they did with the films “Tomorrowland” and “The Haunted Mansion.”

It’s a story of a police cadet that gets an assignment in Zootopia, the Los Angeles of cartoon cities. This police officer is a small female rabbit with not much for brawn but she makes up for it in enthusiasm. Through a strange course of events, she befriends a crooked fox and the two have adventures. They are the only ones who can stop a crooked plan to zombify the citizens.

There is a lot here and all of it is wonderful. I loved the elephant ice cream clerk and fox’s “baby” that turns out to be a deep voiced pygmy fox, a partner in crime. The critics are loving this film and so am I. The voice actors are memorable. Jason Bateman should get an Oscar, his fox character is pure genius. I recommend this film for any age.


I’m linking to Linda Hill and her beneficent Stream of Consciousness Saturday. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “zoo.” Use the word zoo, or find a word that contains it. Have fun!” I’m also linking to The Daily Post.

6 Replies to “Disney Does it Again with Zootopia #SoCS”

  1. On the surface, it sounds entertaining, but I don’t think I can take another soullessly animated CGI movie. What happened to traditional animation?

    1. It’s a whole new genre. It actually has lot of soul. The animals are a crackup. Rhinos, elephants, sloths, all with personified traits. You’ll love it, go see it.

        1. You’re like me, I always get attached to the traditional. I think traditional animation will always be coming out because it’s a lot of fun and more comic in nature.

  2. I’ve heard Zootopia is as much for the adults as it is for the kids. Gotta love it when they give us a reason to spend money on the movies other than just to take the kids. Especially with the price of movies these days.
    Thanks for the review, Damien! :D

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