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You Probably Didn't Notice The Hilarious "Breaking Bad" Reference In "Zootopia"

More like breaking baaaaaad.

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If you were one of the millions of people who went to see Zootopia this weekend, you probably left the theater feeling joyful and effervescent, because that's how Disney films usually make people feel.

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The film tells the story of a bunny named Judy Hopps, who has moved from her small town to the city of Zootopia to make the world a better place.

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Over the course of the film, there are triumphs and failures, which is to be expected.

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Additionally, there are a ton of references to Frozen. If you look closely at the photo below, you'll see two elephants dressed as Anna and Elsa.

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SEE.

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But did you catch the really hilarious reference to Breaking Bad in the movie?

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Also, if you haven't seen the movie you should stop reading beyond this point, because there are MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

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Sorry. :(

For real, don't read another sentence until you've seen it.

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OK, during the movie, our heroes, Judy and Nick Wilde, find out that there's a reason the predatory animals have been reverting back to their old ways and going "savage."

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Wilde and Hopps are led to an underground laboratory that is strikingly similar to the one you've seen a million times while watching Breaking Bad.

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To their surprise, they find out that there's a sheep named Doug running the operation responsible for turning animals into savages.

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Later, two other sheep (whom we regrettably don't have photos of) head to the lab. Their names are Walter and Jesse, an obvious ode to Breaking Bad.

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It was a pretty fantastic joke. Very well played.

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And a few people on Twitter caught the joke, as well:

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Very clever, Disney. Very clever.

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