It’s not always easy finding a movie that you can truly say is great for everyone. I recently brought my family to the screening of Disney’s Zootopia, and watching my dad who’s 72 down to my niece who’s 10, thoroughly enjoy the same movie. It was pretty special.
Zootopia is the story of a world in which humans don’t exist and animals have evolved to live the lives we do as humans today. Keeping true to their species, Zootopia takes you to a world that sheds light on issues we see in our world today, from bullying to stereotyping, in a hilarious way that Disney does best. Here are some of the key characters.
Zootopia: Fun for the Whole Family
With humor that is relatable to all ages, with winks at some of today’s most popular shows and biggest films, down to those kind of jokes that kids love. I can say, my dad, who wasn’t always a big fan of animation, laughed his way through along with my 10 year old niece. Same with my 15 and 17 year old daughters, they loved it, and to have that range of ages and likes to love the movie equally, it really says a lot.
Zootopia is now in theaters everywhere! Go take your family this weekend! But be prepared, you will leave with your cheeks hurting from laughter!
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.
*I was invited by Disney to be part of a press trip covering Zootopia to share my experience and opinions with my readers. All opinions are my own.