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Zootopia (2016)

Disney has made one of their best movies with this one. The city of Zootopia is quite an achievement, populated by animals that are filled with unique characteristics and personalities. The design of the city is nothing short of amazing as well, meticulously created to fit the different types of animals that live within it.

The main character, Judy Hopps, is the perfect protagonist, a likable Police Bunny that is trying to solve the mystery of disappearing animals within the city. She eventually teams up with a con-artist fox named Nick Wilde and they make a great team as they go around Zootopia trying to solve the mystery.

The plot on the surface appears to be a basic whodunnit? mystery, but the thing that makes this unique is that it's never been done quite like this—in a family-friendly movie with anthropomorphic animals with all of the Disney charm. The film has its funny bits, especially the DMV Sloth scene. Even though it was spoiled in the trailer, it's still an amazingly hilarious scene. This movie doesn't try to make you laugh the entire time though, as it tackles issues that is also relevant in real life, the biggest one being race and equality. For a family movie it handles these issues very well, making you take notice while not being too heavy-handed in its message.

I also have to say that this has one of my favorite endings to a movie in recent memory. It was hilarious and was such a perfect way to end the movie.

I really do think that this is one of the best Disney movies of the 2000s, and has become one of my favorite animated films in general. It's also convinced me that the Disney resurgence is real, and this may just be the best one yet.