Zootopia Movie Review 

Disney’s newest film is now in theaters, and it’s one I’ve been excited about for quite some time! I caught a screening of Zootopia earlier this week, and just like every other Disney movie, it was filled with a roller coaster of emotions and tons of great life lessons for both kids and adults!

zootopia movie poster

Zootopia follows Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), the first rabbit to join the police force in a mammal metropolis where all kinds of animals (predators and prey) live and thrive together. The city of Zootopia is made up of several different sub-city types (e.g. Rainforest, Tundratown, The Burrows, Sahara) to accommodate the climate needs for all animals, but it kind of reminds me of the different boroughs in NYC!

Hopps is challenged from day one on the police force to be taken seriously by her coworkers and boss (i.e. bulls, elephants, lions), but is determined to prove herself. She eagerly pursues the opportunity to solve the mysterious case of one of several animals that has gone missing in Zootopia, and finds herself teaming up with a sarcastic fox, Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), who makes her quest a lot more… interesting.


There are so many big names voicing the characters in the film, several of which I knew about beforehand, and many more I discovered when the credits reel ran! Some voices to keep an ear out for? Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, J.K. Simmons, and Shakira (to name a few).

My youngest sister attended the screening with me and wanted to add in her thoughts on the movie – a review from a kid’s (8-year old’s) perspective. Here it is:

Zootopia was a great movie!! It’s very funny and it has action, too. But that’s not all. Zootopia also has lots of fun and surprising things. Personally, my favorite would be the rabbit and the fox. They started out as enemies then they became best friends. They go on a mission together. And sometimes the animals that seem to be good can actually be bad. There is one part when something happens to the fox, and it’s very suspenseful. But… I can’t tell you what happens next!! Watch the movie to find out!

zootopia sloth
If you haven’t seen the trailer, watch the clip below! I’m absolutely obsessed with this sloth. His reactions (and this clip) never get old! I only wish they gave him a lot more facetime in the film!

Just under 2 hours, Zootopia is rated PG, and is a great movie to bring the family to this weekend. There are some fun little pop culture slip-ins adults will catch, like references to Breaking Bad and The Godfather (couldn’t stop laughing at these parts). I love when kid movies throw those little bones in! Plus, it’s so funny to see all of the animals with human-like personalities. Some of them are too relatable, whether it’s seeing traits in yourself, or people you know.

So what do you think? Will you be seeing Zootopia?

I received complimentary tickets before the film's release for review purposes.
  • Lydia

    I think I am going to take my boys to this movie tomorrow now that I see your post. When I saw the previews, I thought this movie was way cute! Thanks for sharing!

    • I hope you guys like it! It’s a pretty cute movie!

  • I’ve wanted to see this for months, so I took my daughter to see it yesterday. We both had the BEST time: she danced through the entire credits, and I’ve had the Shakira song stuck in my head for 24 hours now. I thought the characters were fresh and new, and the storyline (no princesses, no love interest, a strong female main character) was refreshing! LOVED IT!

    • Oh how fun!! We were dancing around to the songs too. And you’re right – it was very refreshing! Nice to see Disney switching things up. They never cease to amaze!

  • Cute! I would definitely like to see this movie!!

    • Is it coming out in China? Hopefully you’ll be able to catch it online or on a plane ride in a couple month, if not!

  • I’ve heard such good things about this movie! It looks so cute!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

    • It’s really cute! Disney always does such a great job!

  • I’m such a sucker for a cute animated Disney movie. Too bad I’m out of kids to take to make it look like they’re the only reason I’m in there! Looks like I’m gonna have to steal my boyfriends 7 year old nephew one of these weekends. Mwahaha.


    • There’s nothing wrong with going to see kids movies without kids :) They’re made for us too! Haha. I hope you enjoy it!

  • Ahh! I’ve heard so many great things about that movie! I really need to go see it!

    • It’s pretty cute! I hope you like it!

      • I finally got to watch it (I think it was while I was on a plane or something, haha). It was really cute! :]

  • Zootopia was super-cute! It was surprisingly political too. Honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of that, but the movie was adorable and I would watch again.

    • I know what you mean. Nothing beats the sloth scenes though :)

      • Yeah, that was soooo funny. And there were several other points that I cracked up!

  • Carmody

    That was my review!!⬆️ Thanks for adding it in Rach!! I can’t believe that was a year ago!! Love you!

    • Thanks for contributing! You’re the best movie-going partner! I can’t believe it was almost a year ago either – time is flying!