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Did a Disney animated film really say that? If it's 'Zootopia,' prepare to be shocked

March 4, 2016

Instead the nuanced moment comes smack in the middle of a Walt Disney Animation Studios movie, and it's not the only edgy reference — "Zootopia," which opens Friday, also includes sly innuendoes about police profiling and workplace discrimination as well as allusions to grown-up pop culture favorites "The Godfather," "Chinatown" and "Breaking Bad."

Yes, the studio known for its fairy tale castles and doe-eyed princesses has sneaked a tart, subtle examination of bias into the middle of a talking-animals movie.

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