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2016 Academy Award Nominated Screenplays - The 89th Oscars

Each year studios will post the screenplays (usually shooting scripts) of films that they are putting up for award consideration. This page tracks those scripts as they are posted.

20th Century Fox has posted the script to Deadpool. Thanks, again, Barksid for the heads up on this. This makes 44 scripts for your award consdieration.

Note: Thanks to everyone who have helped out. I have yet to see the FYC site for Frankenstein so that is why that script (and The Neon Demon) are over on the Movie Scripts page.

20th Century Woman - Undated, unspecified draft script by Mike Mills - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.





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Anthropoid - June 24th 2015 version 20 shooting script script by Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin - hosted by: Bleeker Street - in pdf format

ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers (Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.

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Arrival - August 20, 2015 final shooting draft script by Eric Heisserer ( Based on the story "Story of Your Life" written by Ted Chiang) - hosted by: Paramount - in pdf format

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team - led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers - and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity.



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Birth of a Nation - June 15, 2015 Yellow draft shooting script by Nate Parker (story by Nate Parker & Jean McGianni Celestin) - hosted by: Fox Searchlight Pictures - in pdf format

Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.



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Bridget Jones's Baby - January 8th 2016 Final Shooting draft script by Helen Fielding and Dan Mazer and Emma Thompson (Based on the characters and story created by Helen Fielding ) - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.




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Captain Fantastic - September 2, 2014 final draft script by Matt Ross - hosted by: Bleeker Street - in pdf format

In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world, challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent.



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The Comedian - Undated, unspecified draft script by Art Linson & Jeff Ross and Richard Lagravenese and Lewis Friedman (story by Art Linson) - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Jackie Burke, an aging comic icon, has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother and his wife, Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony, the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul, and the two find inspiration in one another.

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Deadpool - November 16, 2015 final shooting script by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick - hosted by: 20th Century Fox - in pdf format

This is the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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Denial - April 12, 2015 full blue draft script by David Hare (Based on the book HISTORY ON TRIAL by Deborah E. Lipstadt) - hosted by: Bleeker Street - in pdf format

Based on the acclaimed book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier," DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Cannes Award winner Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Also starring two-time Academy Award nominee Tom Wilkinson, the film is directed by Emmy Award winner Mick Jackson ("Temple Grandin") and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award nominated writer David Hare (THE READER). Producers are Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff.

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Elle - Undated, unspecified draft script by David Birke (Based on the novel "Oh..." by Philippe Djian) - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.



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Equity - Undated, unspecified draft script by Amy Fox (story by Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner, Amy Fox) - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Naomi Bishop is an investment banker determined to overcome a previous stain to her professional reputation, which is a challenge in the male dominated financial sector she works in. As Naomi in that spirit makes her move managing a burgeoning new tech IPO, she has to endure not only the condescension of her colleagues, but also her imperious client even as troubling new developments cloud the venture's future. Against that, the probing of a college friend turned Federal investment law prosecutor and the conniving of her double-dealing boyfriend seem to be manageable complications, until a betrayal by a trusted colleague threatens to ruin everything.

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Eye In The Sky - September 12, 2014 revised yellow shooting draft script by Guy Hibbert - hosted by: Bleeker Street - in pdf format

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare

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Fences - Undated, unspecified draft script by August Wilson (based on his play) - hosted by: Paramount - in pdf format

An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.




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The Founder - Undated, unspecified draft script by Robert Siegel - hosted by: The Weinstein Company - in pdf format

The true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential.



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The Girl On The Train - Undated, unspecified draft script by Erin Cressida Wilson (Adapted from the novel by Paula Hawkins) - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing.

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Gold - Undated, unspecified draft script by Patrick Massett & John Zinman - hosted by: The Weinstein Company - in pdf format

GOLD is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream and everything he’ll do to keep it from falling apart. Kenny Wells, a man raised in the mining business and desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a mythic geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. When they make the largest gold find in history, Kenny realizes his dream was only the beginning of the adventure, battling corrupt politicians, Wall Street tycoons and law enforcement, all of whom want to take it from him.

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Hail, Casesar - January 5th, 2015 blue revised draft script by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

Hail Caesar! Follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix.



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Hell or High Water - Undated, unspecified draft script by Taylor Sheridan - hosted by: CBS Films - in pdf format

Two brothers -- Toby,a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his sons; and Tanner, a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger -- come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family, collide.

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Hidden Figures - May 12, 2016 shooting draft script by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi (Based on the book "Hidden Figures" by Margot Shetterly) - hosted by: Fox Movies - in pdf format

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. 

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The Hollars - Undated, unspecified draft script by James C. Strouse - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Aspiring NYC artist John Hollar returns to his middle America hometown on the eve of his mother's brain surgery. Joined by his girlfriend, eight months pregnant with their first child, John is forced to navigate the crazy world he left behind as his dysfunctional family, high school pals, and over-eager ex flood back into his life ahead of his mother's operation.



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I Saw The Light - Undated, unspecified draft script by Marc Abraham - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

The story of the country-western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his rise to fame and its tragic effect on his health and personal life.




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Jackie - Undated, unspecified draft script by Noah Oppenheim - hosted by: Fox Searchlight Pictures - in pdf format

JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

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Julieta - Undated, unspecified draft script by Pedro Almodóvar - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Julieta (Emma Suarez) is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend Lorenzo. Both are going to move to Portugal when she casually runs into Bea, former best friend of her daughter Antia, who reveals that this one is living in Switzerland married and with three children. With the heart broken after 12 years of total absence of her daughter, Julieta cancels the journey to Portugal and she moves to her former building, in the hope that Antia someday communicates with her sending a letter. Alone with her thoughts, Julieta starts to write her memories to confront the pain of the events happened when she was a teenager (Adriana Ugarte) and met Xoan, a Galician fisherman. Falling in love with him, Julieta divides her time between the family, the job and the education of Antia until a fatal accident changes their lives. Slowly decaying in a depression, Julieta is helped by Antia and Bea, but one day Antia goes missing suddenly after a vacation with no clues about where to find ...

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Kubo And The Two Strings - January 5, 2016 unspecified draft script by Marc Haimes & Chris Butler (Story by Shannon Tindle & Marc Haimes) - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

Kubo lives a quiet, normal life in a small shoreside village until a spirit from the past turns his life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armor once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior.

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La La Land - undated, unspectified draft script by Damien Chazelle - hosted by: Lionsgate - in pdf format

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

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Land of Mine - Undated, unspecified draft script by Martin Zandvliet - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

In the wake of the Second World War, the Danish authorities force thousands of German prisoners of war to defuse the millions of mines buried on Danish beaches.



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Lion - Undated, unspecified draft script by Luke Davies (Based on the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley) - hosted by: The Weinstein Company - in pdf format

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.



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Love and Friendship - May 22, 2015 Partially conformed shooting script by Whit Stillman (adapted from Jane Austen’s Love & Friendship -or- The Spirit of Jealousy & Perversity of Malice) - hosted by: Amazon Studios - in pdf format

Set in the 1790s, Love and Friendship centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

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Loving - August 25, 2015 unspecified draft script by Jeff Nichols - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married.





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Maggie's Plan - Undated, unspecified draft script by Rebecca Miller (Based on a story by Karen Rinaldi) - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

Maggie's plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex wife are actually perfect for each other?


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Manchester By The Sea - March 10, 2015 final draft script by Kenneth Lonergan - hosted by: Amazon Studios - in pdf format

An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.





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The Meddler - April 1, 2015, unspecified draft script by Lorene Scafaria - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.



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Miles Ahead - Undated, unspecified draft script by Steven Baigelman & Don Cheadle - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.





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A Monster Calls - September 25, 2015 unspecified draft script by Patrick Ness (Based on the novel "A Monster Calls" by Patrick Ness, Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd) - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

The monster does not come walking often. This time it comes to Connor, and it asks for the one thing Connor cannot bring himself to do. Tell the truth. This is a very touching story about a boy who feels very damaged, guilty and mostly angry. He struggles at school with bullies, and pity looks from everyone, and at home with his mother's sickness. Will Connor overcome his problems? Will everything be okay? Will Connor be able to speak the truth?

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Moonlight - Undated, unspecified draft script by Barry Jenkins (Based on "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue" By Tarell Alvin McCraney) - hosted by: A24 - in pdf format

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.



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My Big Fat Greet Wedding 2 - Undated, unspecified draft script by Nia Vardalos - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

Still working in her parents' Greek restaurant, Toula Portokalos's daughter Paris is growing up. She is getting ready to graduate high school and Toula and Ian are experiencing marital issues. When Toula's parents find out they were never officially married, another wedding is in the works. Can this big, fat, Greek event help to bring the family together?


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Nocturnal Animals - September 23, 2015 unspecified draft script by Tom Ford (Based upon the novel "Tony and Susan" By Austin Wright) - hosted by: Focus Features - in pdf format

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.

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The Red Turtle - Undated, unspecified draft script by Michael Dudok De Wit - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

The dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.





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The Secret Life of Pets - Undated, unspecified draft script by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to take revenge

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Silence - May 7, 2015 final shooting script by Jay Cocks & Martin Scorsese - hosted by: Paramount - in pdf format

The story of two Catholic missionaries who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor - at a time when Catholicism was outlawed and their presence forbidden.



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Sing - Undated, unspecified draft script by Garth Jennings - hosted by: Universal Pictures - in pdf format

Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Buster Moon a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal-some might even say delusional-optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life's ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world's greatest singing competition.

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Sing Street - Undated, unspecified draft script by John Carney - hosted by: The Weinstein Company - in pdf format

A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.




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Sully - November 18, 2015 blue revised draft shooting script by Todd Komarnicki (based on the book "Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters" by Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III and Jeffrey Zaslow) - hosted by: Warner Bros - in pdf format

On Thursday, January 15th, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed "Sully" glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

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Toni Erdmann - Undated, unspecified draft script y Maren Ade - hosted by: Sony Classics - in pdf format

A father tries to reconnect with his adult daughter.





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Zootopia - June 21, 2016 unspecified draft script by Jared Bush & Phil Johnston - hosted by: Walt Disney Studios - in pdf format

From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

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