Zootopia excels on so many levels that it stands with the finest of the Disney classics.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post, 2016-03-10
"Zootopia," like its heroine, is zesty, bright, and breakneck, with chase scenes and well-tuned gags where you half expect songs to be.
Anthony Lane, New Yorker, 2016-03-07
There's a lot here for kids to like and nearly as much to keep parents from fidgeting.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 2016-03-06
In many ways a conventional movie, but it unfolds with so much wit, panache, and visual ingenuity that it outstrips many a more high-concept film.
Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, 2016-03-06
What saves this big-budget cartoon behemoth is its modest, old-fashioned storytelling.
David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2016-03-04
A funny, beautifully designed kids' film with a message that it restates at every turn.
Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com, 2016-03-04
Somehow, Disney has managed to pull off a hard-boiled police procedural thriller about political corruption starring an adorable, large-eyed bunny. As strange as this combination might seem, it works. Who knew bunnies could make such intrepid rookie cops?
Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service, 2016-03-04
A buddy-cop comedy crossed with a political thriller and mashed up against a social drama. It's a credit to Disney's collaborative process that the whole thing manages to hold together as well as it does.
Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader, 2016-03-04
If Zootopia becomes fortunate enough to fall into Frozen-style heavy rotation for kids of a certain age, its messages of rejecting prejudice and embracing the complicated nature of multiculturalism could do some good for the world.
Andrew Lapin, NPR, 2016-03-04
Credit the Disney folks with making what could have been a lecture on stereotypes into one of the more amusing animated kidflicks of recent vintage.
Bob Mondello, NPR, 2016-03-04
"Zootopia" does have some important things to say about not judging people by what they look like, or what part of the world they come from. Kids will probably nod and embrace that as sensible advice. Now if we could only get some adults to listen, too.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2016-03-04
"Zootopia" is a delight: It's cute and clever, smart and sophisticated, with plenty to offer children and adults.
Adam Graham, Detroit News, 2016-03-04
An agreeable hodgepodge, at least, one that aims to be not just a breezy mystery, but also a race-and-ethnicity fable.
Tom Russo, Boston Globe, 2016-03-03
Zootopia is Yootopia if you're looking for jaunty fun.
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, 2016-03-03
Bursting with a rich blend of timely themes, superb voice work, wonderful visuals and laugh-out-loud wit, Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Zootopia" is quite simply a great time at the movies.
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 2016-03-03
Apart from its anthropomorphic, allegorical angle, Zootopia is also a tale of female empowerment and a classic noir, too.
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2016-03-03
Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman lead an aces voice cast, playing good-cop bunny Judy Hopps and con-artist fox Nick Wilde, who must find common turf to solve a crime wave in the title metropolis. Call it fur noir.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2016-03-03
The result is a slam-dunk candidate for best animated feature in next year's Oscars. But the pleasure now comes in appreciating the sumptuous artistry.
Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Sun, 2016-03-03
It strikes a near perfect balance between fun family comedy and message film, never feeling like it's too much of either.
Britton Peele, Dallas Morning News, 2016-03-03