Disney’s Newest Flick Is a Stampede Success
Disney once again proves that they are an unstoppable force with their newest animated movie “Zootopia” now playing in theaters. Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, “Zootopia” centers around a city inhabited by anthropomorphic animals who have abandoned traditional predator/prey roles in favor of civilized coexistence, uptight rabbit police officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) is forced to work with charismatic fox con artist Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to crack a major case involving the mysterious disappearance of some carnivorous citizens. But when a few of the missing critters reappear, having reverted to pre-enlightenment savagery, it exposes existing anti-carnivore prejudice among the city's herbivores that threatens to damage the fabric of their diverse metropolis. Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia L. Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Alan Tudyk, Don Lake, and John DiMaggio also lend their voices. Goodwin was great in the lead role of optimistic bunny officer Judy Hopps, showcasing her love for the Disney Company and her job as an actress. She played her character with so much passion and excitement that you would think a kid was voicing the character. Jason Bateman was perfect for the role as sly fox con artist Nick Wilde, and watching his character pair up with Judy Hopps was just perfect as he tries to con her, but she is too smart for him. The rest of the cast was excellent as well. The animation on this film was just amazing bring a city and many of its residents to life with their own little section of the city that is made specifically for them. Nothing quite beats a good Disney flick. You can watch Ginnifer Goodwin on “Once Upon a Time” as Disney princess Snow White with a twist Sundays on ABC.