With Zootopia, the studio behind Bambi, Dumbo and The Lion King presents a new talking-animals tale — with a twist.

In the bustling, incredibly detailed metropolis of the title, animals of all species mix and mingle. But beneath the puns and anthropomorphic antics, Disney is exploring a story about race relations.


Zootopia, which centres on an animal metropolis' first-ever bunny officer and a scam-artist fox, is a surprisingly sophisticated analogy for race relations, says Eli Glasner. (Walt Disney Animation Studios )

It's surprisingly sophisticated, finding new ways to get us to look past stereotypes, says CBC's Eli Glasner. Too bad the movie's conclusion isn't as inventive. 

Watch the video above for Glasner's complete review.

RATING: 3.5 out of 5 stars