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This review first appeared in the Sunday Star-Times, 3rd April 2016

For many years now, children’s movies have been expert in the field of “double address” – the ability to connect with the young audience on a literal level as well as the accompanying adults in the more sophisticated realm of inference and meta-commentary. 300 more words

Film Comment

Zootropolis Review

‘Zootropolis’ provides something that is rarely seen in films that are directed at the younger demographic. An irresistibly cute but smart and intelligent tale of rabbit and fox. 801 more words

Ginnifer Goodwin

Zootropolis (Zootopia)

3.5 out of 5 stars

The Pixar-fication of Disney animation continues aplomb in their latest potential franchise maker. Take an adult genre – in this case, the buddy cop movie – and make it kids friendly but not patronising. 118 more words



A film by Byron Howard, Rich Moore

Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Zootopia, a fantasy set in a city where predators and prey live together in harmony, is a funny, beautifully designed kids’ film with a message that it restates at every turn. 302 more words

U.S. Film

Zootopia (2016)

brooke Can I just say how much I love cartoons? I love cartoons.

casey How do you feel about animals?

brooke Eh, they’re alright. Way better on screen when I can’t smell them… 459 more words

New Releases

"Zootopia" (2016, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba)

Grade A

An allegory about human prejudice, xenophobia, and making our hopes and dreams come true so we can be more than what we are, “Zootopia” is a city in a world where animals have evolved to live in peace with each other.  379 more words


Review: Zootropolis 

Talking animals always go down well – especially when they’re cute and fluffy!  333 more words