Zootopia- #AtoZChallenge

If there is one alphabet that I was sure of what to write about during the AtoZChallenge, it has to be Z. Ever since I watched the movie Zootopia two months ago, I wanted to put down my thoughts about it. It’s been a while since I felt like writing about any movie, especially animated. For some reason, I get more influenced by animated movies with animals in them. May be because I feel more stimulated with emotions, when portrayed through animals. One such movie that moved me after The Lion King, was Disney’s Zootopia! This is not a generalizing review on the movie, but about why I liked it.

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Anyone can be anything” in Zootopia.

This being the theme of the movie, Zootopia is a big city where every creature, from the biggest elephant to the tiniest rodent live in harmony. The city is presented more or less like New York, with high skyscrapers and busy lives.

There is this bunny, Judy Hopps living in the countryside who dreams of becoming a police officer, inspite of the society threatening her that it’s no good for bunnies. Judy moves to Zootopia for her first job posting and is the only tiny animal and the first rabbit cop in a class full of bulls, tigers and muscular carnivores who fit the bill of belonging to the Police Department. Given her size, she is underestimated and is assigned with parking duty, even though she graduates as a topper at the Policy Academy.

With unfavorable events turning up, Judy encounters a case and is challenged by her boss to take up the case. In order to be considered seriously at the Policy Department, Judy agrees to solve the mystery. Now, she is forced to work with a witty street smart Fox, named Nick Wilde. He helps her with the case and an ample number of twists turn up as the case is solved, eventually leading to a bigger mystery than expected. How Judy solves the case and emerges a hero with Nick’s help is an old wine in a new bottle. But there were certain aspects that I loved in the movie:

Busting the stereotypes:

The movie was all about showcasing beyond the typical. First, a female protagonist, next a bunny. A female rabbit who wants to become a police officer, something very unsual. The societal pressure of discouragement when an underdog wants to achieve something beyond their clan’s imagination was aptly captured!

Why should a Fox be always considered a cunning animal? Breaking this stereotype, the movie depicts how a fox suffers all it’s life due to lack of trust and just with the fear of being labelled as cunning by all the other animals. Something synonymous with the real world. Humans are pretty good at labelling or judging, specially based on established standards and perceptions. This movie tries to bust that notion.

Attention to detail:

Zootopia is no way less than New York! They have the busiest transportation system feasible to every shape and size of the animal world. There are special areas for special breeds. The malls, streets sound similar to those of real big cities. For instance, little mouses shop at Mousy’s just like our Macy’s. The Police Department very well imitated the NYPD. While our world went crazy with the evolution of Apple and it’s half eaten apple logo, Judy Hopps skypes her family once in a while from Zootopia in her iPhone with a half eaten carrot logo! May be they too had an evolution of a Carrot company that has been a pioneer with innovation! I felt giving importance to such tiny details that just pass over in a jiffy and usually go unnoticed, was impressive.

I would do no justice while talking about this movie and not mention the ‘Sloth’ episode at DMV. This was the most hilarious scenes I have watched in recent times! Genuinely entertaining, without pretentious humor. I bet no one would watch this scene without bursting out into laughter!

Motivational theme:

Anyone can do anything! How cool is that! The movie wonderfully showcases how an underdog emerges a hero against all odds, with mere determination and positive outlook. The society never stops reminding us about who we are and where we come from, but our ability to think and achieve beyond what society labels, leads us to real victory!

If you haven’t watched this movie, please do watch it! It’s fun and enlightening.

35 thoughts on “Zootopia- #AtoZChallenge

  1. Wow thank you for sharing it …. its really great… I will watch it soon…. zootopia …. and I watched the lion king a month ago …. it was awesome movie with many life lessons…. wishing you a good time ahead … ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I love your posts…you write so wonderfully-well and are so thoughtful and wise and think on many levels…my kind of processing….if I weren’t so tired right now, I’d gush some more…suffice it to say, you can write not wrong ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. What a brilliant review of the movie.. i have watched Zootopia back to back on a weekend. I loved the whole concept of the movie- anyone can be anything in Zootopia. Also agree with the point – paying attention to every detail. The initial scene where Judy enters the city and they show all the other people living in the city , every detail was captured…the hippos coming from the stream and getting dried up, the delivery service at the food counter for the giraff..even the train scene where everyone exits from the cabins specially designed for them….lovely movie..and i can watch it again for sure.
    Reblogging this on Google+ also would reblog this on my blog page when i start the movie review section.

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    1. OMG! Thank you so much Sneha!! Thank you for the reblog! Means a lot to me!! ๐Ÿ™‚ So true! I loved the Hippos and Giraffe episode they show during the city’s introduction. Thank you for reminding those, makes me feel like watching it all over again ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks a tonn for stopping by and reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Its my pleasure…and that reminded me even i want to watch the movie again plus we both missed one of the most funniest scene ever – the SLOTH!!! i couldnt stop laughing so much that my tummy was hurting in the theatre…it was hilarious
        P.S: it was worth the share ๐Ÿ˜€

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      2. Oh yes, yes, yes!! How could we forget the Sloth episode??!! I had that in mind, but forgot to mention it somehow :D. That was genuinely hilarious, unlike pretentious humor! One of the best funniest scenes ever! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. This movie was so great. I loved your review. My favorite line is when the cheetah calls Judy cute and she’s like, “Actually, it’s okay when other bunnies call me cute, but it’s not really okay when other people do.” So transparent, so funny. :p Really awesome movie!

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  5. No longer tired, but, getting ready for work, I just wanted to stop by and say that I love the parallels you drew (eg. the restrictions and misunderstandings that are supported by assumptions), and I love the enthusiasm that your writing conveys…your writing is sparky and bright…fantastic…thank you for sharing your gift ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Not see that movie but it seems socially interesting ๐Ÿค”

    However one must say a monstrous congratulations on completing this challenge…awesome effort….and next year you escaped the penalty for not finishing ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    Excellent writing too…really shows a major ability to do this for each letter successively and produce quality each time. I am uber impressed and less impressed with me for missing the final steps ๐Ÿ˜•

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    1. I can never thank you enough for following, encouraging me through out and dropping in your thoughts (that you consider ramblings ๐Ÿ˜› , but are rather thoughtful insights! :D) I still wish we can do this challenge next year! ๐Ÿ˜€ You have better things to worry about, apart from missing my posts. But you make time to read and comment, that in itself makes my day!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. You don’t have I thank me for following at all…I did it because you’re cool ๐Ÿ˜Š
        But thoughtful insights…nah….ramblings…I start and can’t stop. I’m not even sure my head thinks when this happens but the words just tumble out. Maybe make sense once in a while ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Next year then…I think we might be able to link up on that one ๐Ÿ™ƒ. It’s true…I worry about many things but the new thing is friends…here….I worry about them too because I don’t just see words on a blog but real people behind them…that’s what makes this community brilliant ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      2. The words draw people in methinks…then we want to know more about the person writing them. That makes the connection and we begin to see the blogger as a friend. It’s an amazing thing really. It often stops me and draws a smile to think of being connected to real people all over the world. It’s quite humbling really ๐Ÿ˜Š

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