Zootopia

In this urban jungle, where animals rule, a sly fox of a con artist named Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) must team up with Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), an eager by-the-books rookie bunny cop, to unravel a conspiracy that goes all the way to the t

In this urban jungle, where animals rule, a sly fox of a con artist named Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) must team up with Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), an eager by-the-books rookie bunny cop, to unravel a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top of the food chain. From start to finish, though, the story belongs to Judy, an underdog who simply will not give up, which in and of itself is a great lesson for kids, but Zootopia goes further, exploring the tricky topicality of diversity and acceptance with a simple wisdom and charm. Disney knocks off these kinds of animated tales with sure-handed aplomb, and with vocal talent like Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer in support, Zootopia appears posed to rule the roost with all members of the family as we sprint free of the Oscars. (Opens wide Friday) (PG) Grade: A-

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