Again great work, Will. You included my favorite line of dialogue:
“Life isn’t some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and your insipid dreams magically come true.”
In this moment, we are in meta-world where the line works on multiple levels both inside and outside the story universe.
All of your observations are excellent, but the one which really jumped out at me is the evolution of Nick’s relationship with Judy tracked by how he refers to her. That is a really nice catch on your part and I’m sure it was intentional on the part of the filmmakers.
One of the things which is so great about the script is how they use dialogue to entertain, but also explore key themes in the story, particularly stereotyping and prejudice.
Thanks for your analysis, Will. The overall conversation in comments for each of the posts will add significantly to the value of this series analyzing Zootopia for all future generations!