This week has been Zootopia week on DDM and guess what? ZOOTOPIA IS NOW IN THEATERS! With that, we wanted to give you our review but in the eyes of my girls. If you’ve missed any coverage this week you can check out my exclusive interview with the directors talking about the Hidden Frozen Easter Eggs and my Ginnifer Goodwin interview via Skype here.
Disclosure:I was invited to attend an exclusive Disney press junket in exchange for this posting. All opinions are my own unless noted otherwise.
Zootopia is funny It has a lot of humor. Most will go over your kid’s heads but I appreciate Disney for giving something to adults too. But don’t worry, if you’ve seen a couple of the trailers you won’t be disappointed, there’s still a ton of funny parts in the film. If you want to build up your kid’s excitement before seeing the film print out these free Zootopia coloing sheets! They can color on their way to the theater and you get some quiet time – winning!
I really don’t understand why Disney is making movies more and more scary. I realize that every single Disney film, dating back to Snow White, has its scary parts. Maybe I was tough as a child? Who knows. But all I know is that the entire theater jumped a couple of times so it’s not just kids that will get scared. My 5-year-old doesn’t really get scared (The Good Dinosaur didn’t affect her negatively at all) but besides being startled more than once she kept insisting that I put my hand in front of her eyes and was putting her face into my body. My child is odd though because she cannot wait to see the film again when daddy takes her. Read on to see what she has to say exactly.
Disney Takes On Tough Issues
Without being preachy, Disney does a great job of touching on some current issues like race and judgments. Judy’s core belief is that ANYONE CAN BE ANYTHING throughout the movie so a feeling of never giving up on your dreams. And also that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
Zootopia Movie Review
I asked my two daughter’s some questions. Thought it was interesting to hear their different thoughts.
How did you like Zootopia?
- 5-year-old: “Favorite movie ever but scary.”
- 11-year-old: “It’s super cute and really funny.”
What was your favorite thing about Zootopia?
- 5-year-old: [SPOILERS]
- 11-year-old: “I like that Judy never gave up on her dreams.”
Would you say Zootopia is scary?
- 5-year-old: “Yes a little bit. I still really really love it though.”
- 11-year-old: “I jumped a couple of times but I wouldn’t say “scary!”
Ben saw the movie is he too little?
- 5-year-old: “Yes. he wouldn’t sit still at all.”
- 11-year-old: “Probably. Little kids like Kendall (5yo) would get scared so maybe parents should only take their kids if they are my age or a little younger. 7 or 8 maybe?”
I do have to agree with my oldest. I think it’s probably best for 6+ unless you have a kid that doesn’t get startled easily.
Official Information for Zootopia:
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.
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