My children and I had the opportunity to see Zootopia the other night. My opinions and my kids are our own.
“The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.
Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin), the very first bunny on Zootopia’s police force, jumps at the opportunity to crack her first case—even if it means partnering with fast-talking, scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery”
Zootopia is rated PG.
When I told my children (ages, 8, 11 next month, 12), I only had 1 review ticket for Zootopia. I thought there was going to be World War III. They were all disappointed that they were not able to see it. So I asked the PR firm, and they thankfully prevented a War in my home.
I am going to be honest, I did not want to see the movie. I rather be at home catching up to my shows. (I still haven’t seen last week’s Greys or Scandal). Zootopia was a GREAT surprise.
Zootopia starts off with our heroine bunny, having a dream of being a police officer. However, there has never been a Bunny Officer. Her parents, has had dreams of their own, but settles instead and tells Bunny to do the same.
In the beginning, it also has Bunny is standing up to her childhood nemesis.
Bunny succeeds and goes to Police Academy, where she is told to quit. Even though she is tiny, she graduates with honors.
On the first day of her dream job, she is given a meter maid position. She sets a goal for herself and far exceeds it. She meets scam-artist fox Nick Wilde here and sees he is a sly fox.
Bunny gets on the case against her Chief’s objections. Bunny solves the case and teaches some major life lessons.
This movie is extremely witty and funny. There are jokes that will go over the kid’s heads. I did ask my children after we left the movie what was the lesson. My 8-year-old did not know. My almost 11-year-old learned not to judge a book by its cover. My 12-year-old learned to believe in your dreams, and never back down. Not bad for a movie I didn’t want to see.