It’s been a little more than 2 weeks since the Walt Disney’s blockbuster animated movie “Zootopia” hit the cinemas (March 3). This movie has gained an image bigger than the ocean and ready to surpass previous box office records in ripples.
The director Bryon Howard’s summary confirms this movie was produced through hard work and dedication to viewer’s satisfaction. For this reason, it is right to say that the achieved success complements the great efforts applied.
In his words: “We had so much fun casting this film”. “Zootopia features such a large and diverse range of characters—one of our biggest casts ever for a Disney Animation film. We needed talented actors who could help bring these animals to life.”
Director Rich Moore couldn’t argue differently, “Everyone in this incredible cast is bringing something special, something unexpected to their characters, which really takes our story to a whole new level.”
At this juncture, it would be great for us to meet the wonderful characters in ZOOTOPIA:
Chief Bogo (Idris Elba): Head of the Zootopia Police Department.
This strong buffalo had a mean attitude. He was rigid with laid down rules and regulations. Bogo was reluctant to assign Judy Hopps to any tasking job in the force. Chief Bogo sure didn’t want to create rooms for mistakes and therefore wouldn’t want to risk Zootopia’s first bunny cop. His squad of hardened rhinos, elephants and hippos, in his thinking, were the best fitted for risky engagements.
Mayor Leodore Lionheart (J.K. Simmons): Director of Police.
Mayor, the Lion was a respected and noble leader in Zootopia. He coined the slogan that Judy Hopps lived by: “In Zootopia, anyone can be anything.” Mayor Lionheart was the larger-than-life character.
Benjamin Clawhauser (Nate Torrence): Zootopia Police Department’s Receptionist.
Benjamin Clawhauser was the beautifully handsome and most charming cheetah in Zootopia’s Police Department. Clawhauser admitted he’s in love with two things: pop star Gazelle and donuts. He had a very attractive smile as well as a kind heart.
Bellwether (Jenny Slate): Assistant Mayor.
Bellwether was a wolf in sheep’s clothing. She was the lovely sheep with a little voice and a lot of wool that the fox Nick P. Wilde enjoyed caressing without drawing her attention. Cute and fluffy hair, he thought.
This sheep was behind the calculated attempt to overthrow the police ranks and prove that “all predators have evil in their blood and therefore, could go savage any moment”.
In her words: “We’re on the same team, Judy! Underestimated, unappreciated. Aren’t you sick of it? Predators—they may be strong and loud, but prey outnumber predators ten to one. Think about it; 90% of the population, united against a common enemy. We’ll be unstoppable.”
Yax the Yak (Tommy Chong): This wonderful animal proved that looking dirty doesn’t mean having no memories. It was Yax whose accurate memories assisted Judy Hopps in cracking the hardest crime in Zootopia.
Octavia Spencer (Mrs. Otterton): She was the saddened wife who took desperate measures to find her missing husband dead or alive. The otter’s manner of approach and appreciation attracted kindness from Officer Judy Hopps who decided not to back down until the case of her husband’s mysterious disappearance was cracked.
Bonnie Hopps (Bonnie Hunt ): Mother to Judy Hopps (and her 275 brothers and sisters). Mrs. Hopps gave her daughter the best love and support any other mother could give. Nevertheless, she didn’t think it was wise for Judy to move on to Zootopia chasing her dreams to become a big-city police officer. Thoughts of those dreams really scared her.
Stu Hopps (Don Lake): He was a carrot farmer from Bunnyburrow. Both he and his wife couldn’t deal with the threats of Judy living in the big city so they provided everything needed for her survival including a Fox Repellent.
Duke Weaselton (Alan Tudyk): Number 1 Criminal. This little animal was gave Judy her very first job as a big-city police officer in Zootopia. At a time Judy was assigned to booking traffic offenders, Duke Weaselton provided the chance she needed to prove herself as competent police officer.
During the chase, she saved Finnick’s daughter from being crushed by a doughnut wheel and in return that single act of bravery saved her and the fox.
Finnick (Tommy “Tiny” Lister): This fox played the role of a dreaded god-father who had sentenced Judy and the fox to death if help from his own daughter didn’t come very quickly.
Flash (Raymond Persi): The incredible Flash might have been too slow for his job at the Transport Ministry. He somehow looked like the fastest sloth working at the DMV—the Department of Mammal Vehicles.
The two characters below – Nick P. Wilde and Judy Hopps got the movie going on and on with their adventures and finally falling in love.