Honest and truly, I watch movies other than cartoons. But with all the crazy going on these days, isn't escaping to another world necessary once in a while? Zootopia will do that for you.
It's not only for kids, though children will adore the irresistible characters. Like most Disney movies now, many themes in Zootopia speak to adults. Judy Hopps, a bunny, wanted to be a cop ever since she could remember. The first part of the movie does a great job showing her aspirations, and moving right into the story.
Once Judy is on the job, some of the sparkle wears off her dream, but she still give it her best, writing two-hundred tickets in one day as a meter maid. Her optimism keeps her going when she's given a deadline to solve a case, or be booted from the force. Judy totally shines when she out foxes the fox, Nick Wilde, as he tries to scam her. She trounces him at his own game with flare and fun, making her my new hero.
There are so many sly and fun bits tucked into this movie. Pay close attention, and back up to re-watch if you miss them. Sloths running the DMV and wolves howling involuntarily are two of my favs. I love how the writers use normal animal characteristics and do the "what if this animal could...." thing. The story has shades of the current political climate, so you'll probably be like me, going, "Yep, I get that."
Enjoy this fun, fast-paced (except for the sloths) adventure and give your brain a break from the news.
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