Zootopia’s Socially Conscious Message Is Box Office Gold!
When I finished with the press screening of ‘Zootopia‘, I knew this would be an important moment for Disney. At the time of writing, the film is the highest grossing film of the year so far. I had no idea it would make that much of an impact.
If you haven’t seen the film by now, the story goes as follows: Judy Hopps is a rabbit raised on a small carrot farm. She has big dreams of being coming a police officer is the big city of Zootopia. Everyone tells her “no” but she never lets up. Hopps finally makes it to the police force when she has to overcome her biggest obstacle yet. She teams up with sly-fox Nick Wilde to uncover a convoluted plot of crime & scandal. This isn’t your typical Disney Animation movie…
The critics and audience have appreciated how Disney handled this story; the overtones of political scandals & racism haven’t scared away viewers from the film. As the movie happily sits with a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, ‘Zootopia‘ hopes to keep ranking in at the box office. Can it pass Disney/Pixar’s recent film ‘Inside Out‘? Could it even make it to $1 Billion like ‘Frozen‘ did?
I hope so.
The “second-biggest Walt Disney Animation Studios release of all-time” is a title the film worked hard for. The film isn’t all about the message. ‘Zootopia‘ has some of the most stunning visuals of all time. Each animal in the film has so much detail; from the tiny hairs to their unique personalities, the creators did masterful work bringing them to life visually. Also the acting featuring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, and Jenny Slate has to be noted. The actors helped bring these huge characters to life just as much as the story & animation did.
The future of the film looks strong. While no official word of a sequel as been announced, the box office numbers are certainly helping those odds. Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moorehave have also shared their interest in doing a sequel. There is still way more stories to tell in the wonderful world of ‘Zootopia‘ and I hope to see Officer Judy Hopps on another case!
Have you had the chance to see ‘Zootopia‘ yet? Let me know what you think of the film in the comments below!