Zootopia (released as Zootropolis or Zoomania in some countries) is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated comedy–adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 55th Disney animated feature film. The film is directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, co-directed by Jared Bush, and starring the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, 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 which involves the disappearance of predator inhabitants of a mammalian metropolis.
Zootopia premiered at the Brussels Animation Film Festival in Belgium on February 13, 2016, and went into general theatrical release in conventional 2D, Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D formats in the United States on March 4. The film was praised for its animation, voice cast, humor, and themes about discrimination and social stereotypes. It opened to record-breaking box office success in several countries and has earned a worldwide gross of over $1 billion, making it the third highest-grossing film of 2016 and the 25th highest-grossing film of all time. The film received the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Animated Feature.
In a world populated by anthropomorphic mammals where predators and prey species peacefully coexist, a rabbit from rural Bunnyburrow named Judy Hopps fulfills her childhood dream of becoming the first rabbit police officer in urban utopia, Zootopia. Despite being the police academy valedictorian, Judy is relegated to parking duty by Chief Bogo, who doubts her potential. On her first day, she is hustled by Nick Wilde and Finnick, a con artist duo of foxes.
The next day, Judy abandons parking duty to arrest Duke Weaselton, a thief who stole plant bulbs. Bogo reprimands her, but an otter named Mrs. Otterton enters Bogo’s office pleading for someone to find her husband Emmitt, one of fourteen predators who have gone missing. Judy volunteers, causing Bogo to fire her for insubordination. When Assistant Mayor Dawn Bellwether praises the assignment and informs Mayor Leodore Lionheart that Judy is taking the case, Bogo gives her 48 hours to find Otterton on the condition that she must resign if she fails.
After discovering that Nick was the last one to see Otterton, Judy blackmails him into assisting her by covertly recording his confession to tax evasion. They track Otterton to a limousine owned by crime boss Mr. Big, who reveals that his florist Otterton went “savage” – reverted to a feral state – and attacked his chauffeur, Manchas. At his home, Manchas mentions that Otterton had been yelling about “night howlers.” Moments later, Manchas himself turns savage and chases the pair. Judy saves Nick by trapping Manchas and calls the ZPD for help. When Bogo and other police arrive, however, Manchas has vanished. Bogo demands Judy’s resignation, but she is saved by Nick who reminds Bogo that she still has ten hours to solve the case. As they leave, Nick reveals to Judy that he was bullied as a child for being a fox. Deciding there was no use in fighting prejudiced ideas about fox behaviour, he became a con artist.
Bellwether gives Judy and Nick access to the city’s traffic camera system. They discover Manchas was captured by wolves which Judy surmises are the “night howlers”. They find Otterton and the other missing predators imprisoned at Cliffside Asylum, where Lionheart has been keeping them hidden from the public and Dr. Madge Honey Badger is trying to determine the cause of their strange behavior. Lionheart and those involved are arrested and Bellwether becomes the new mayor. Judy, praised for solving the case and now friends with Nick, asks him to join the ZPD and become her partner. However, she upsets him by suggesting a biological cause for the recent predator behavior at a press conference, and he leaves angrily. Guilt-ridden, Judy quits her job amid a wave of protests against predators.
Back in Bunnyburrow, Judy learns from her parents and her reformed childhood bully, fox Gideon Grey, that “night howlers” are not wolves, but actually toxic flowers that have very bad psychotropic effects on mammals. After Judy returns to Zootopia and tearfully reconciles with Nick, they find Weaselton and discover that the bulbs he was stealing were night howlers intended for a ram named Doug. They find Doug in a lab hidden in the subway tunnels, creating an illegal drug made from night howlers, which he has been shooting at predators with a dart gun.
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