Zootropolis is Disney's take on the 80's buddy cop movie which sees plucky Officer Hobbs, The first ever Bunny to make it on to the force, on her first week of the job. Hobbs goes into the job with a world of excitement and promise only to be knocked down to traffic duty. While on traffic duty Hobbs meets Nick, a sly fox who tricks Hobbs into thinking he is a caring father while he is carrying out a hustle.
Hobbs, who is looking to impress her peers demands to be given a case, talks herself into taking on the case of a missing otter while at the same time putting her career on the line. With no leads and her fellow officers not wanting to give her the time of day Hobbs teams up with Nick and the two find the case runs much much deeper.
Zootropolis (or Zootopia for our american readers) is basically a films made for adults in the form of a kids film, with several nods to films like 48 hours and The Godfather (the godfather scene actually using lines from the classic film) and we even got a Breaking Bad reference.....in a KIDS film.
I personally found myself getting bored in points and in a cinema full of families the film got little in the way of laughs. I found myself losing interested in some scenes which dragged on a little longer than needed. and this is an adult saying this so if i'm losing interested then there will be alot of kids who will feel bored. However the film was a good little watch. The voice casting was spot on and the characters gelled well. I love the strong female lead and the life lesson of 'Don't let anyone tell you you can't be someone'. The kids will enjoy the characters and the adults will enjoy the more adult themes including the Naturist resort which sees animals wandering naked and doing naked yoga and naked sports which is a hilarious scene.
As a whole Zootropolis is a decent little film but as a whole doesn't live up to the Disney run we have been use to as of late. It was missing that little something special for me personally to make this a must watch again type of film but it has a good message and some good laughs in most of the right places so a decent watch for a family weekend out.