Zootopia movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This animated comedy covering a fascinating family-friendly case is super funny, encourages teamwork and also cleverly tackles themes. However, expect some mild scary moments and danger scenes.


A rookie bunny police officer in the Zootopia Police Department teams up with a con artist fox to solve a case of missing mammals.

Movie Images

Movie details

Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Shakira
Writer: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
Release Date (Australia): 17 March 2016
Runtime: 108 minutes/1h 48m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film contains scenes that may scare young children, including perilous sequences that feature sense of threat. There are also instances of bullying and very mild crude humour.

Violence (PG)

The film includes animated depictions of characters being scratched, accompanied by mild wound detail that is mild in impact.

mpaa rating

PG (for some thematic elements, rude humor and action)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This bright city of human-like animals with engaging characteristics doesn’t just deliver hysterical jokes for children, it revolves around a mysterious case to appeal to all ages. Whilst promoting teamwork and acting slightly more serious than usual animated comedies do, Zootopia is entertaining, engaging and strikingly intelligent.

When it comes to different sections of the mystery, tiny and clever little details and animal species like the sloths, this film is riotously rib-tickling with no sense of hesitation. Tiny details include specific elements that cater to animal sizes and behaviours of random characters, but it will have the entire family in hysterics! The animation is simply gorgeous, the voice performances are great and there’s even mild messages relating to discrimination, in this case focusing on the differences between predators and prey.

Kids that aren’t overly young will certainly enjoy this film for its dashes of humour and bright animation techniques, but since the main character’s a bunny-cop, there’s an appealing and fascinating look at detective work and solving riddles. No other family animation solves a serious case in the same way Zootopia does it, and it’s satisfying to see the missing puzzle pieces coming together.

Thank you for reading this page and for more Aussie Boy reviews, visit Aussieboyreviews.com.