Zootopia (also known as Zootropolis in other nationalities) is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated buddy mystery comedy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios
and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 55th Disney animated feature film. The film was directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, co-directed by Jared Bush, and stars the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, 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 which involves the disappearance of savage predator inhabitants of a mammalian metropolis.
Zootopia premiered at the Brussels Animation Film Festival in Belgium on February 13, 2016, and went into general theatrical release in conventional 2D, Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D formats in the United States on March 4. The film received universal critical acclaim with praise directed toward its animation, voice cast, humor, screenplay, and themes about discrimination and social stereotypes. It opened to a record-breaking box office success in several countries and earned a worldwide gross of over $1 billion, making it the fourth highest-grossing film of 2016 and the 26th highest-grossing film of all time.
The film was chosen by American Film Institute as one of the top ten films of 2016. The film won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Movie Award and Annie Award for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as receiving a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film.
The film’s score is composed by Michael Giacchino. It marks his first feature-length project for Walt Disney Animation Studios, as he previously scored the Goofy short How to Hook Up Your Home Theater, the two Prep & Landing specials and short film, and the short film The Ballad of Nessie. In addition to her voice role of Gazelle, pop star Shakira also contributed an original song to the film titled “Try Everything,” which was written by Sia and Stargate. The film’s score was recorded by an 80-piece orchestra in November 2015, with Tim Simonec conducting.