First thing’s first. We saw the film Zootopia. For some unknown reason (that I did google, but got a completely unsatisfactory answer) Disney has rebranded the film to Zootropolis in the UK.
But that’s the one and only criticism. I absolutely adored this film; Walt Disney’s 55th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.
There are so many inspiring messages and quotes in this film that it’s hard to choose just a few to mention…
You can be anything you want to be
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself
Life’s a bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker
I implore you to try, try to make the world a better place. Change starts with all of us.
Zootropolis embraces the themes of diversity and inclusion. Both incredibly timely in the current climate. Especially in terms of accepting cultural and racial differences and not entering into stereotyping behaviour.
As with all the greats, it’s a children’s movie for adults. There are adult references that are witty and entertaining including a nod to the Godfather films as well as to King Kong. The DMV scenes may go slightly over British audiences heads but the overarching message is that the government workers are on the go slow. No haste nor speed amongst any of them. I’m sure we can all relate to that!
Judy Hopps the Protagonist and her unlikely ally Nick Wilde, are voiced by Ginnifer Godwin and Jason Bateman. You can see their faces in the animated characters and Judy’s enthusiasm, motivation and never give up attitude is integral to her success. She became who she wanted to be.
Shakira as the Pop Star Gazelle is just awesome, and the theme song Try Everything will be going around in your head for days. Especially if you did what I did and bought it on iTunes as soon as you got home.
The chorus is so incredibly motivating, I absolutely adore it:
I won’t give up, no I won’t give in
Till I reach the end
And then I’ll start again
No I won’t leave
I wanna try everything
I wanna try even though I could fail
Zootropolis set a record debut in its opening weekend in the US, where its $73.7 million Box Office takings were greater than the mahoosive hit that was Frozen.
It will definitely become one of Disney’s Classics. I can’t wait to buy it and watch it again!
Zootropolis opens in cinemas this Friday 25th March 2016.