Zootopia

Zootopia

Zootopia is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated buddy cop comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 55th Disney animated feature film. It was directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, co-directed by Jared Bush, and stars the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J. K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, and Shakira. It details the unlikely partnership between a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist, as they uncover a conspiracy involving the disappearance of savage predator inhabitants of a mammalian metropolis. Zootopia premiered at the Brussels Animation Film Festival in Belgium on February 13, 2016, and went into general theatrical release in conventional 2D, Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D formats in the United States on March 4. Critics praised its screenplay, animation, voice acting, and subject matter. It opened to record-breaking box offices in several countries, and earned a worldwide gross of over $1 billion, making it the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2016, the 34th-highest-grossing film of all time, the fourth animated film to pass $1 billion in global box-office earnings, and Walt Disney Animation Studios' highest-grossing film since 2013's Frozen. It earned numerous accolades, and received an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Award, and Annie Award for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as receiving a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film.

Director(s): Bryon Howard
Production: Walt Disney Animation Studios
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 65 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.0
Metacritic:
78
Rotten Tomatoes:
98%
PG
Year:
2016
108
$341,264,012
Website
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[Young Gideon is bullying a young lamb and her friends, trying to take her tickets.]

Young Gideon:
Give me your tickets right now, or I'm gonna kick your meek little sheep butt! [shoves Sharla]

Sharla:
Ow! Cut it out, Gideon!

Young Gideon:
Baa-Baa! [takes the tickets] What are you gonna do, cry?

[Young Judy approaches in her police costume.]

Young Judy:
Hey! You heard her, cut it out!

Young Gideon:
Nice costume, loser! What crazy world are you living in where you think a bunny could be a cop?

Young Judy:
[unphased] Kindly return my friend's tickets!

Young Gideon:
Come get 'em! But watch out, 'cause I'm a fox! And like you said in your dumb little stage play, us predators used to eat prey, and that killer instinct is still in our duh'nuh!

Travis:
Uh, I'm pretty much sure it's pronounced "D-N-A".

Young Gideon:
Don't tell me what I know, Travis!

Young Judy:
You don't scare me, Gideon!

[Gideon shoves Judy onto the ground, knocking her police hat off her head.]

Young Gideon:
You scared now?

Travis:
Look at her nose twitch, she is scared!

Young Gideon:
Cry, little baby bunny! Cry, cry... [Young Judy kicks him in the face, shocking everyone, Gideon feels his lips] Aw, you don't know when to quit, do you? [Young Gideon retracts his claws and slashes Young Judy's cheek leaving claw marks on it. Then he shoves her face in the dirt] I want you to remember this moment, the next time you think you'll ever be anything more than just a stupid carrot-farming dumb bunny!

[Young Gideon and Travis leave, high-fiving each other. The children rush to Judy]

Gareth:
That looks bad.

Sharla:
Are you okay, Judy?

Young Judy:
Yeah. Yeah, I'm okay. [holds out tickets] Here you go.

Sharla:
Wow! You got our tickets back!

Gareth:
You're awesome, Judy!

Sharla:
Yeah, that Gideon Grey doesn't know what he's talking 'bout!

Young Judy:
Well, he was right about one thing: [puts her police hat back on, as determination spreads across her face] I don't know when to quit!

[Judy is with her parents as she gets ready for the train to Zootopia.]

Bonnie Hopps:
We're real proud of you, Judy.

Stu Hopps:
Yeah. And scared, too.

Bonnie:
Yes.

Stu:
Really it's a kind of a "proud-scared" combo. I mean Zootopia! It's so far away, such a big city, and--

Judy Hopps:
Guys, I've been working for this my whole life!

Bonnie:
We know, and we're just a little excited for you, but terrified.

Judy:
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

Stu:
And also, bears. We have bears to fear, too. To say nothing about lions, and wolves--

Bonnie:
Wolves?

Stu:
Weasels!

Bonnie:
You play cribbage with a weasel?

Stu:
Yeah, and he cheats like there's no tomorrow. You know what? Pretty much all predators, and Zootopia's full of them!

Bonnie:
Oh, Stu.

Stu:
And foxes are the worst!

Bonnie:
Actually, your father does have a point there. It's in their biology. Remember what happened with Gideon Grey?

Judy:
When I was nine. Gideon Grey was a jerk who happened to be a fox. I know plenty of bunnies who are jerks.

Stu:
Sure, yeah. We all do, absolutely. But just in case, we made you a little care package to take with you.

Bonnie:
And I put some snacks in there.

Stu:
This is fox deterrent.

Bonnie:
Yeah, that's safe to have.

Stu:
This is fox repellent.

Bonnie:
Okay, the deterrent--

Stu:
[shows Judy a fox taser] Check this out!

[The fox taser unleashes a powerful zap, surprising Stu.]

Bonnie:
Oh for goodness sake! She has no need for a fox taser, Stu.

Stu:
Oh come on, when is there not a need for a fox taser?

Judy:
Okay, look, I will take this [shows her parents the fox repellent] to make you stop talking.

Stu:
Terrific! Everyone wins!

[Judy has tracked down Nick, believing him to be a lead in her case. She drives her meter maid cart next to him.]

Judy:
Hi! Hello! It's me again.

Nick:
Hey, it's Officer Toot-toot!

Judy:
Ha-ha-ho. No. Actually, it's Officer Hopps, and I'm here to ask you some questions about a case.

Nick:
What happened, meter maid? Did someone steal a traffic cone? It wasn't me.

[Annoyed, Judy rides up and pulls up in front of Nick, blaring her siren.]

Nick:
Hey, Carrots, you're gonna wake the baby. I gotta get to work.

Judy:
[gets out of her cart with the folder, a notepad, and a carrot pen] This is important, sir. I think your "$10" worth of pawpsicles can wait.

Nick:
Ha! I make 200 bucks a day, Fluff. 365 days a year, since I was 12. And time is money. Hop along.

Judy:
Please, just look at the picture. [shows a close up picture of Otterton] You sold Mr. Otterton that pawpsicle, right? Do you know him?

Nick:
I know everybody. And I also know that somewhere, there's a toy store missing its stuffed animal. So why don't you get back to your box?

Judy:
[her smile drops, then becomes serious] Fine. Then we’ll have to do this the hard way.

[In a split second, there’s a parking boot attached to Nick’s stroller.]

Nick:
Did you just boot my stroller?

Judy:
Nicholas Wilde, you are under arrest.

Nick:
[scoffs amused] For what? [baby voice] Hurting your feewings?

Judy:
[smiles slyly] Felony tax evasion. [Nick's smile fades and his eyes widen flabbergasted as Judy writes.] Yeah... $200 a day, 365 days a year since you were 12... So that's two decades, so times 20, which is... $1,460,000, I think. I mean, I am just a dumb bunny, but we are good at multiplying. Anyway, according to your tax forms, you reported, let me see here... zero! [Nick's face freezes] Unfortunately, lying on a federal form is a punishable offense. Five years jail time.

Nick:
Well, it's my word against yours.

[Judy pulls out her carrot pen and plays back Nick's confession.]

Nick:
[through carrot pen] "200 bucks a day, Fluff. 365 days a year, since I was 12."

Judy:
Actually, it's your word against yours. And if you want this pen, you're going to help me find this poor missing otter, or the only place you'll be selling pawpsicles is the prison cafeteria. [grins] It's called a hustle, sweetheart.

[Slight pause]

Finnick:
She hustled you. [opens the stroller, laughing] She hustled you good! You're a cop now, Nick! You're gonna need one of these. [slaps his police sticker on Nick's shirt. Nick frowns] Have fun working with the fuzz! [leaves still laughing]

Judy:
[to Nick] Start talking.

Nick:
[sighs] I don't know where he is, I only saw where he went.

Judy:
Great! Let's go! [gets in her car]

Nick:
[grins] It's not exactly a place for a cute little bunny.

Judy:
[annoyed] Don't call me cute! Get in the car!

Nick:
[smirking] Okay, you're the boss. [joins Judy]

[Mr. Big, a crime boss arctic shrew, is interrogating Nick after two polar bears brought him and Judy to his home.]

Mr. Big:
[speaking in a Vito-Corleone-style voice] You come here unannounced on the day my daughter is to be married.

Nick:
Well, actually, we were brought here against our will, so... [laughs nervously; Mr. Big gives him a look] Point is, I, I did not know that it was your car, and I certainly did not know about your daughter's wedding.

Mr. Big:
I trusted you, Nicky. I welcomed you into my home. We broke bread together. Grandmama made you a cannoli. And how did you repay my generosity? With a rug, made from the butt of a skunk. A skunk butt rug. You disrespected me. You disrespected my Grandmama, whom I buried in that skunk butt rug. [Koslov crosses his chest in prayer.] I told you to never to show your face here again, but here you are, snooping around with this... [to Judy] What are you, a performer? What's with the costume?

Judy:
Sir, I am a co-

Nick:
Mime! She is a mime! This mime cannot speak! You can't speak if you're a mime.

Judy:
No, I am a cop. [Nick sighs; Judy shows the Otterton picture] And I'm on the Emmitt Otterton case, and my evidence puts him in your car! So intimidate me all you want, I'm gonna find out what you did to that otter if it's the last thing I do.

Mr. Big:
Then I have only one request: Say hello to Grandmama. [to the polar bears] Ice 'em!

[The polar bears grab Judy and Nick.]

Nick:
Whoa, whoa, whoa! I didn't see nothing! I'm not saying nothing!

Mr. Big:
And you never will.

Nick:
Please!

Judy:
Put me down! [the polar bears open a trap door, revealing an ice water pit and dangle Judy and Nick]

Nick:
No, no, no, no, no! If you're mad at me about the rug, I've got more rugs!

Fru Fru:
[enters the room] Oh, Daddy! It's time for our dance! [sees the polar bears, holding Judy and Nick above the pit; upset] Uh! What did we say? No icing anyone at my wedding!

Mr. Big:
I have to baby, Daddy has to. Ice 'em! [the polar bears prepare to lower Judy and Nick]

Nick:
No, no, no!

Fru Fru:
Wait. Wait! [the polar bears stop again] She's the bunny that saved my life yesterday! From that giant donut!

Mr. Big:
This bunny?

Fru Fru:
Yeah! [waves to Judy] Hi!

Judy:
Hi. I love your dress!

Fru Fru:
Aw... Thank you!

Mr. Big:
Hm. Put 'em down. [the polar bears close the trap door and put Judy and Nick down; to Judy] You have done me a great service. I will help you find the otter. I will take your kindness and pay it forward. [Judy leans forward and Mr. Big kisses Judy on both cheeks. Nick looks at them dumbfounded]

[Judy has found Nick under a bridge and tries to reconcile with him.]

Judy:
Oh, Nick! Night howlers aren't wolves. They're toxic flowers! I think someone is targeting predators on purpose and making them go savage.

Nick:
[deadpan; sarcastically] Wow. Isn't that interesting. [gets up and walks under the bridge, while Judy follows him]

Judy:
Wait, listen! I... I know you'll never forgive me. And I don't blame you. I wouldn't forgive me either. [Nick stops walking, but doesn't look at her.] I was ignorant and irresponsible and small-minded. But predators shouldn't suffer because of my mistakes. I have to fix this, but I can't do it without you. [Nick still doesn't look at her.] And after we're done... you can hate me. And-- [she starts crying; voice breaking] And that'll be fine, because I was a horrible friend, and I hurt you, and you-- And you can walk away knowing that you were right all along. I really am just a dumb bunny.

[Judy continues crying, until Nick replays her words with her carrot pen.]

Judy:
[through carrot pen] I really am just a dumb bunny. [rewind] I really am just a dumb bunny.

Nick:
[turns around and smiles] Don't worry, Carrots. I'll let you erase it... in 48 hours. [Judy tears up with joy; she wipes away her tears and walks slowly towards Nick] All right, get in here. [Judy comes closer and leans her face on Nick's torso, still sobbing; Nick embraces her] OK. Oh, you bunnies. You're so emotional. There we go, deep breath. Are you just trying to steal the pen? Is that what this is? [Judy laughs a bit and tries to grab the pen.] You are standing on my tail though, off-off-off-off...

Judy:
Oh! I'm sorry.

[after Judy and Nick have been thrown into the pit in the museum by one of Bellwether's henchmen; the suitcase with the dart gun and serum pellet knocked out of their hands]

Bellwether:
Well, you should have just stayed at the carrot farm, huh? It really is too bad, I... I did like you.

Judy:
What are you gonna do? Kill me?

Bellwether:
[laughs] No, of course not. [aims the dart gun at Nick, evilly] He is.

[Bellwether shoots Nick with a serum pellet; he falls to the floor, writhing]

Judy:
No! Oh, Nick!

Bellwether:
[talking via cellphone] Yes? Police? There's a savage fox in Natural History Museum! Officer Hopps is down! Please, hurry!

Judy:
No, Nick. Don't you do this, fight it.

Bellwether:
Oh, but he can't help it. Can he? Since preds are just... biologically predisposed to be savages.

[Nick turns feral and attacks Judy. She tries to run away and defend herself by throwing a stuffed fawn at him. She then cowers by the wall as Nick rips the fawn to pieces with his teeth]

Bellwether:
Gosh! Think of the headlines: "Hero cop killed by savage fox"!

Judy:
So that's it? Prey fears predator and you stay in power?

Bellwether:
Yeah. Pretty much.

Judy:
It won't work!

Bellwether:
Fear always works! And I'll dart every predator in Zootopia to keep it that way.

Judy:
[as Nick closes in on her, growling] Oh, Nick... No...

Bellwether:
Bye-bye, bunny.

[Nick locks his jaws on Judy's neck. Judy screams excruciatingly. However, after a short pause, Nick releases her and smiles]

Judy:
[sticks out her tongue; theatrically] Bleh! Blood! Blood! Blood! And death!

Nick:
All right, you know, you're milking it. Besides, I think we got it. [to Bellwether] I think we got it! We got it up there, thank you, Yakety-Yak! You've laid it all out beautifully!

Bellwether:
[looks at the dart gun, shocked] What?

Nick:
Yeah, oh, are, are you looking for the serum? [reaches into his shirt pocket and shows the real serum pellet] Well, it's right here.

Judy:
What have you got in the weapon there? [Bellwether opens the dart gun's slot and discovers it is loaded with blueberries] Those are blueberries. From my family's farm!

Nick:
[tastes the blueberry and blows a kiss] Mwah! They are delicious. You should try some.

Bellwether:
[growls furiously, closing the gun] I framed Lionheart, I can frame you too! It's my word against yours.

Judy:
Oooh! Actually... [pulls out her carrot pen and plays back Bellwether's confession]

Bellwether:
[through carrot pen] "And I'll dart every predator in Zootopia to keep it that way."

Judy:
It's your word against yours.

Bellwether:
[her jaw drops, dumbfounded] Huh?

Judy:
It's called a hustle, sweetheart. Boom.

[panicking, Bellwether tries to run, but finds herself already surrounded by Chief Bogo and the ZPD]


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