Zootopia (released as Zootropolis in some European countries) is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated buddy cop comedy adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 55th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film is directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, co-directed by Jared Bush (in his directorial debut), and stars the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Tommy Chong, J. K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk and Shakira. The film details the unlikely partnership between a rabbit police officer and a red fox con artist as they uncover a conspiracy that involves the disappearance of predator civilians within a mammalian metropolis.
Zootopia premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on February 17, 2016, and began a general theatrical release in conventional 2D, Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D formats on March 4, 2016. The film received critical acclaim, with praise directed towards the animation, voice acting and screenplay; critics highlighted the film’s topical themes of prejudice and stereotypes as timely. The film opened to record-breaking box office success in several countries and has earned a worldwide gross of over $1 billion, making it the second highest-grossing film of 2016 and the twenty-fifth highest-grossing film of all time.
In a world populated by anthropomorphic mammals, a rabbit from rural Bunnyburrow named Judy Hopps fulfills her childhood dream of becoming the first rabbit police officer in Zootopia, an urban utopia.