At first glance it might seem that Zootopia is your regular garden-variety animated flick with a few laughs and “yay” moments for the kids. However, once you get into it you realize it might not only be this year’s best animated film so far, it sets a few new milestones for Disney as well. It’s not just for the kids, but holds messages for adults also. And, it is frigging entertaining at that. So, here goes, here are some reasons we are absolutely and irrevocably in love with Zootopia!
A badass female lead character – some of us have grown up watching Disney movies that have told us stories about princesses who found their princes. Well, we’ve had great movies like Tangled which have also followed on the same lines. Along comes rookie bunny police officer Judy Hopps, who is on her heels, crime fighting and trying to prove herself. But, the best thing about her- she is refreshing “prince-free”. She isn’t the damsel in distress who needs rescuing and that’s a change we are seeing over at Disney!
And other adorable characters – The other characters are also interesting in their own rights. Be it fast-talking Nick Wilde, or attitude laden Chief Bogo and even Gazelle with her diva syndrome – each characters have been extremely well-etched.
It has an intelligent script – Let’s talk about the script. If you go deep enough, the movie might not just be a story but a take on very real issues. It talks about prejudices. But, it does it without compromising on being fun for the kiddies.
It’s packed with Easter eggs we love – Now, we don’t want to spoil it for you, so keep your eyes open the next time you re-watch the film. It’s buzzing with Easter eggs and references that makes your geek heart giggle. Yes, even one that probably hints at a future Frozen movie.
The best voice casting one could ask for – Now can we talk about spot on voice casting? When else has a voice cast been so perfect? Ginnifer Goodwin perfectly brings to life Judy Hopps and Jason Bateman adds the perfect amount of snazzy to Nick Wilde. And, Shakira’s Gazelle totally reminds us of her. We can hardly imagine other voice actors being cast for any of the characters.
It reaches out to the furry community – Yes, he furry community is finally being recognized. The marketing for the movie is totally aimed at them – definitely a first for Disney.
It’s cosplayer’s paradise – So many amazing characters definitely mean a party for cosplayers. It seems as though Disney has even thought of the cosplay community in some way. No wonder, it’s a hot favorite at conventions this year.
It’s long for a Disney film, but who’s complaining? – For a Disney film or an animated film, it’s pretty long at 108 minutes. But, seriously we don’t mind at all, because there is not one dull moment in this action-packed flick!