Zootopia (动物城) was a modern metropolis (大都会) where all mammals (哺乳动物) lived together happily, whether large, small, or anywhere in between.
The city even had neighborhoods to make residents (居民) feel comfortable (舒适的)—including Tundratown (冰川镇), Sahara Square (撒哈拉广场), and the Rainforest District (雨林区).
Out in rural Bunnyburrow (兔窝镇), little Judy Hopps (朱迪·霍普斯) was performing in the Carrot Days (胡萝卜节) play. She loved that predators (食肉动物) and prey (食草动物) had evolved to live together in harmony. In Zootopia, anyone could be anything!
Later, after the play was over, Judy heard a fox snarling. He was a kid from school, trying to bully some of her friends.
“Gimme your tickets, you meek little sheep!”
Judy boldly stepped in to help—and she got the tickets back! She already knew she wanted to be a police officer when she grew up.
Years later, her dream came true! Judy became the first bunny to join the Zootopia Police Department (动物城警察局).
When she headed out for her first real job in the city, Judy’s parents were proud of her, but they still didn’t fully trust predators.
“Especially (尤其是) foxes,” said her dad. He gave Judy a can of fox repellent (防狐喷) to take with her, just in case.
Chief Bogo (牛局长) doubted (怀疑) that Judy could make it as a cop. He believed police work was for big, strong animals, not bunnies.
There were fourteen missing mammal cases, but Bogo assigned (安排) those investigations(调查) to other officers.
He gave Judy a different job. “For our token bunny,” he said, “parking duty!”
Judy was disappointed (失望的). She wanted to solve real crimes. Still, she was determined to (决定) prove she was capable.
Using all her bunny skills, especially her excellent bunny hearing, she wrote 200 parking tickets by lunchtime!
Then Judy noticed a suspicious (可疑的) looking fox. He was acting strange, so she followed him into a nearby café.
To Judy’s surprise, the fox was not a criminal (罪犯). His name was Nick Wilde (尼克·王尔德) and he was just trying to order a Jumbo-pop for his son.
The café owner refused to serve them, though. He didn’t like having foxes in his store. Judy knew that was wrong.
She convinced the elephant to serve the foxes, and when Nick said he’d forgotten his wallet, Judy offered to pay. “My treat,” she said.
Judy felt pleased with herself . . . until she spotted Nick and his son melting (融化) the Jumbo-pop and collecting the liquid (液体) into jugs. Then the two refroze it into new, little ice pops. Nick sold his “pawpsicles” (爪爪冰棍) to lemmings and made a huge profit (赚钱).
To top it off, Nick’s “son” turned out to be an adult (成年的) fennec fox (耳廓狐), with a very deep voice. Judy had been tricked (欺骗)!
Judy confronted (对质) Nick. “You lied to (欺骗) me!”
“It’s called a hustle (智取), sweetheart,” he replied. Nick believed that an animal could only be what it already was. He pointed to himself. “Sly (狡猾的) fox.”
Then he pointed to Judy. “Dumb bunny.”
“I’m not a dumb bunny!”
“Right.” Nick smirked (得意地笑). “And that’s not wet cement (水泥).”
Judy looked down and sighed. She had a lot to learn.