Animals on the loose

Living in a segregated metropolis where discrimination sneaks through the cracks might drive you crazy. That’s the theme of ­“Zootopia” (Disney, PG), an inspired combination of kid-friendly animation and sophisticated social parable. Coherently crafted and surprisingly meaningful, “Zootopia” never feels like a random collage of jokes and incidents. Fun and funny, beautiful to look at and tempting to get lost in, Disney’s fable stands up along anything in the studio’s catalog.

Colin Covert