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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Michael Bodey

Zootopia (PG) Zootopia is a su­pe­rior an­i­mated film in which eye-pop­ping, in­tri­cate an­i­ma­tion com­bines with a pre­scient, eas­ily di­gestible mes­sage for chil­dren. And its pace and wit will please adults. Who wouldn’t love a Dis­ney film that par­o­dies Break­ing Bad’s meth lab? At the core of this fan­tasy world is a clas­sic buddy-cop com­edy. Judy Hopps (a suit­ably sprightly Gin­nifer Good­win) is a coun­try rab­bit who wants to leave her fam­ily’s idyl­lic car­rot farm to be­come the first bunny cop in the city. Zootopia whirls with fun and in­ven­tion be­fore tak­ing a turn where the mes­sages of fe­male em­pow­er­ment and an­tibul­ly­ing make way for a darker riff on stereo­typ­ing and racial tol­er­ance. It is an­other Dis­ney clas­sic with only one flaw: prop­a­gat­ing the myth that rab­bits like car­rots.

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