Zootopia / Zootropolis
Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J. K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, Shakira
Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit police officer in the history of Zootopia, a modern metropolis where predators and prey live happily side by side. Her career stutters and flounders until she is allowed to investigate a number of mysterious disappearances with the help of a street hustler fox named Nick Wilde. Disney’s follow-up to the excellent Frozen and Big Hero 6 is another highly entertaining animation with a worthy message (believe in yourself and don’t judge others before you get to know them). The film offers likeable characters, great storytelling, and an endless stream of amusing pop culture references.