This is a buzz word used by critics who do not comprehend that every story follows a three act formula since the dawn of time and sans for weird and rarely successful experiments by ambitious directors it's the only way to tell a story with a proper introduction, conflict and resolution right.
Notice that being OVERLY formulaic, doing nothing new and therefore being boring and absolutely predictable is a valid complaint, but Zootopia is far from that. Not many people who went in blind guessed that Nick is gonna end as a cop and the ending was far less romantic and more open than 90% of Disney movies that have both a man and a woman in leading roles.>>83846662
You cannot substitute animals in Zootopia for humans and have it work perfectly. It's an animal world and the analogies tend to fall apart when you put humans in their place. That's why there are those few lower scores on RT than bring the movie down to 98%. Because idiots writing those reviews couldn't clearly substitute genders or minorities as either preds or prey and they claimed that the movie got lost in it's moral, while in reality it delivered it's moral superbly showing that EVERYONE, even the ones suffering from prejudice, can have prejudice of their own. The movie did not take any sides, but simply told us to at least try to get along. And that's what mace it good instead of trash PC propaganda.