|Fig 1 - Zootopia Poster|
Zootopia won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 89th Academy Awards, beating a strong list of critically acclaimed competition in 2016. The film was nominated among the likes of My Life as a Zucchini, The Red Turtle and Moana.
|Fig 2 - Zootopia - Nick and Judy|
That aside, Zootopia appears to be the most expansive Disney universe ever and, what's more, the animation is beginning to rival the likes of their subsidiary company, Pixar. Rich with colour and wildlife, the city's interconnecting districts are designed to fit the purpose of all creatures great and small. With tiny train compartments for hamsters and ludicrously tall cars for giraffes, it's a lot of fun just to be observing the city in motion. If I didn't love the attention to detail so much I'd certainly be picking holes like "What happened to all the humans, birds and sea creatures?". But I'm sure this will all be covered in what I assume to be titled Twotopia.
With stunning animation and great voice acting from leads Bateman and Goodwin, Zootopia manages to be enjoyable for audiences of all ages. It's surprisingly on-the-nose references to The Godfather and Breaking Bad show that Disney are slap-bang in the 21st Century (not to mention the endless smartphone usage) proving that they too can be diverse in targeting demographics and poke fun at modern society.
Fig. 1 Zootopia Poster (2016) From: Zootopia (2016) - Directed by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore & Jared Bush
Fig. 2 Zootopia Screenshot (2016) From: Zootopia (2016) - Directed by: Byron Howard, Rich Moore & Jared Bush