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Our Zootopia movie review
Disney’s Zootopia was one of my family’s favorite new movies of 2016. The main character, Judy Hopps, dreams her whole life of becoming the first bunny police officer. After great success at the police academy, Judy realizes her dream, leaving behind her parents and 275 brothers and sisters to join the Zootopia police force. Despite her drive and knowledge, Judy was not taken seriously when she began her new job, considering that she was a rabbit. Much to her dismay, she was assigned parking ticket duty.
Judy decides to make the best of it, handing out 200 parking tickets in her first day on the job, hoping to impress Chief Bogo (a buffalo), and get assigned to a bigger case. Along the way, Judy encounters a sly fox, named Nick Wilde, who she ends up getting into lots of adventures with, all in the hopes of furthering her career on the Zootopia Police Department and being taken more seriously despite her species. The two of them find themselves in the middle of the biggest mystery to hit Zootopia in a long time, and decide that they are the only ones who are going to be able to crack the case. It seems that there are mammals going missing from Zootopia! When Officer Hopps and her unofficial partner Nick Wilde find the animals, it appears they have gone savage. Now they have to find out why, and who could be behind all of this.
My children loved all of the animals in this movie, especially the sloths who worked in the DMV. We all loved sweet Mrs. Otterton, the otter, and the insightful Yax, the yak. The only part of the movie that was a little intense for the 6 and under crowd, was the wolf scene, where Judy and Nick find themselves in some trouble with the “night howlers” while tracking some suspects
All in all, I felt this was a great movie for my whole family, with something for everyone. I love the message Judy Hopps conveyed about following your dreams and not letting something like your size get in the way of your goals. Zootopia also touched on the subjects of stereotyping and predjudice which made for a teachable moment for my older kids after the show, which, as a parent, is always a bonus! Make sure Zootopia is on your family’s “must see” list this summer!
Zootopia is rated PG. Run time is 1 hour and 50 minutes, and it is available on DVD/Blu Ray.
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Buy your copy of Disney’s Zootopia on DVD with bonus features at one of these online stores. Just click on the link to begin your purchase.
- The Disney Store
- Disney’ Zootopia is also part of the Netflix DVD collection. Learn more about Netflix DVD.com here.
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