I am so excited for today! Today Disney Animation’s Zootopia hits the big screen and I can finally give you my thoughts about the movie. Its been hard keeping all my thoughts to myself, but I promise I won’t spoil it for you.
Zootopia brings us to a world of animals that act and dress the way humans would. Through evolution, predators have lost the instinct to hunt and therefore they can all live together in harmony. Well, at least they don’t try to eat each other. Before you know it 14 animals go missing and no one knows why.
Enter Judy Hopps, the first bunny ever hired as a police officer. She is determined to be the best police officer Zootopia has ever seen but she gets stuck with parking duty. Being the optimist that she is, Judy is going to be the best parking attendant the force has ever seen and does so until she gets her big break.
Judy is given an ultimatum, she has to locate one of the missing 14 animals in 48 hours or she will lose her job. Her only lead come from a photograph and leads her to team up with an unlikely partner, a sly fox named Nick Wilde.
Nick is a reluctant partner and you never know his intentions. Together they discover a huge coverup that will change the way Zootopians live and treat each other. Can they figure it all out and still keep the peace that Zootopia has known for centuries?
Ginnifer Goodwin said it best when she talked about Judy Hopps and how much she loved her character. Disney was able to take a girl and make her both feminine and a kick-but heroine all in one. She is a strong character with flaws but we can all relate to her. As a mother of a young girl, I am happy that they are portraying girls in this light. I believe that my little girl can be anything that she wants to be regardless of her size, shape or gender.
What I love the most about this movie is how creative and smart it is. Somehow Disney was able to address bullying, racism, believing in yourself and going after your dreams all in one entertaining package. They were able to incorporate humor and compassionate characters like only Disney can. This film has so many different facets to it. It is going to be a great tool for family to open up a conversation with young children about some very difficult topics that we all have to deal with on a day to day basis. I don’t know of another film that does this. It is age appropriate and will hopefully get your child to start asking questions. While the messages are deep, the entertainment value is high. They have made an animated movie that has something for every single age group. It really is a masterpiece and will quickly become one of your Disney favorites.
I leave you with a clip and a sense of urgency to buy your tickets now!
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For more exclusive coverage from the #ZootopiaEvent come back next week! If you haven’t already be sure to read my exclusive interview with Jason Bateman my interview with Directors Byron Howard & Rich Moore and my exclusive interview with Ginnifer Goodwin. Also, check out my 10 Must-Have Zootopia Toys!