Disney, you have done it again! Animated films in the past usually rely heavily on it's characters, it's story, and it's broad appeal to all ages in order to make money. "Zootopia" is one of the rare gems that takes all of these elements very carefully, and spreads them throughout the film, appealing to all ages. This film has a very risky story for younger kids, but the older kids and adults will have a blast with this film. As for the younger viewers, I am sure they will have a blast with these characters and the visual gags. "Zootopia" is one of the best animated films I have seen in a while, for many reasons.
Delving into race, discrimination, drugs, and all while having a dark tone throughout most of the duration, this is a film that takes chances on multiple occasions. Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps are some of Disney's most memorable characters in recent memory, aside from Elsa and Anna, which speak for themselves. I encourage all ages to watch this film, though I do believe that an older audience will surprisingly get more out of this film.
Sadly, my one complaint, which did happen to occur more than once for me, was that the pacing seems to slow up in certain moments, which had me wishing for the pace to pick up; However, those moments are very few and far between, and when they end, the film is right back on track. Overall, this is a brilliantly smart animated film with an engaging crime story to follow, memorable characters, and life lessons for kids. It has it all. I love "Zootopia!"
Review By: KJ Proulx