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'Zootopia'
(Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, et al / Blu ray+DVD+Digital HD / PG / 2016 / Walt Disney)

Overview: Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery. Bring home this hilarious adventure full of action, heart and tons of bonus extras that take you deeper into the world of Zootopia. It's big fun for all shapes and species!

Blu ray Verdict: 'Zootopia' is about a city in which all animals live together in organized society, and follows a rabbit who, after becoming a police officer, begins to chase after a criminal who is believed to have kidnapped multiple other animals.

The plot isn't really all that unique. In actuality, it's just another crime movie, only with animals instead of humans. Now that's not to say that the animal factor is never used. There are plenty of times when the characters act like animals which helps influence parts of the movie, but it tends to be primarily used for humor. Otherwise the movie is presented in such a way where you aren't really thinking about how predictable it is, but it is still extremely predictable.

There are a handful of parts in the movie, especially one part towards the end involving a conflict between two characters, that feel really forced, and don't fit in with the rest of the movie, even if the whole thing already is predictable. At least it was predictable and reasonable, but at the end there was just no reason for it.

The characters are interesting enough though. They have their distinct character traits, and they still feel relatable and real enough, despite being animals. They seem like they have more to them than just their specific traits, but otherwise not a whole lot to mention here.

Indeed, the movie is surprisingly very funny. Now I knew that this movie would be funny, of course, most comedies are, but I was surprised at how often I found myself laughing at this movie.

The movie touches on a handful of bigger topics, as I'm sure you've heard, but it just touches on them. It doesn't always go too far into them, and I think that if they handled these topics a little differently that maybe I would have enjoyed it more.

Overall, 'Zootopia' is rather good. It's very funny, lots of fun, but unfortunately struggles with being predictable and a little forced at times. I'll probably see this movie again with the kids (as it's good for both kids and young-at-heart adults), and I'll definitely suggest to my friends that they buy it, as I honestly do highly recommend 'Zooptopia' for all fans of, well, comedy (Walt Disney, or otherwise!) This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.40:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

BLU-RAY 3D, BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
Zoology: The Roundtables - Ginnifer Goodwin hosts an in-depth look at the movie's characters, animation, environments and more. The artists at Disney Animation give a rare and in-depth look at the complexities of bringing an all-animal world to life from the ground-breaking technology behind the characters' fur and clothing to the varied and vast environments of Tundratown, Sahara Square and the Rainforest District as well as the deep thought and research given to bringing 64 unique animal species to life through animation.
The Origin of an Animal Tale - Follow the story's development from its origins to a big story shift that turned the film upside down. In this feature-length documentary, filmmakers give a candid look into the difficulties of creating the story of Zootopia and the bold decision to switch the main character late in the production process, putting one resolute rabbit center stage.
Research: A True-Life Adventure - The filmmakers traveled the globe to find inspiration for the diverse characters and amazing city of Zootopia. They reflect on the importance of research and how a deep dive into animal behavior at Disney Animal Kingdom theme park and a deep immersion into animal society on the African savanna shaped and inspired the characters of Zootopia and changed the filmmakers' lives forever.
Z.P.D. Forensic Files - Find the movie's hidden Easter Eggs. Every city has its hidden gems, especially when it has been created by the filmmakers of Disney Animation who love nothing more than sprinkling hidden references to some of Disney's greatest animated features throughout the story.
Scoretopia - Academy Award®-winning composer, Michael Giacchino spotlights five of cinema's greatest percussionists and how they brought an organic, animalistic sound to his powerful and emotional music score.
Deleted Characters - Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore introduce citizens of Zootopia who did not make the final cut.
Deleted Scenes (including an Alternate Opening) and More (including 'Try Everything' Music Video by Shakira.

DVD:
Scoretopia
'Try Everything' Music Video by Shakira

DIGITAL HD EXCLUSIVE:
International Character Reel - See the variances in news reporters in Zootopia around the world!

'Zootopia' is a must-own for the entire family! Bring home this heroic adventure on Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD June 7th!

Hidden Mickey's Easter Egg Clip!

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