Zootopia isn't just a fun adventure featuring a cast of anthropomorphic animals. Well, it is that, but it's also much, much more. So what is Zootopia about? The film brilliantly tackles racism and prejudice better than most serious dramas or documentaries touching on similar subject matter. Yes, it's a Disney movie about adorable animals, but it's also loaded with incisive commentary on how and why Americans are continually divided along racial lines.Many of Zootopia's themes focus on inclusion and how to live among people who are different from you, but the film also addresses issues like police bias and political correctness. In spite of this, it's not preachy or pedantic. Check out this Zootopia analysis on how the film subtly uses the coexistence of predators and prey as an allegory of past and current racial issues in America.
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