from Facebook: Zootopia (aka Zootropolis) has a record-breaking opening weekend in the US

Just a reminder: I’m under embargo with Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) because it doesn’t open in the U.K. till the end of the month, but I can say that it is fantastic and you should see it if you can.

share and enjoy
             
subscribe
notify of
8 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
view all comments
RogerBW
RogerBW
Mon, Mar 07, 2016 12:46pm

Oh good, another misleading trailer (which made it look to me very much like “generic buddy cop story, only they’re all animals”).

Bluejay
Bluejay
reply to  RogerBW
Mon, Mar 07, 2016 8:16pm

The trailers never seem to do the films justice. Remember how the “Frozen” trailers were all about the goofy snowman?

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  RogerBW
Tue, Mar 08, 2016 3:41pm

The awesomeness of this movie cannot be represented in soundbites or brief clips. It needs context.

Bluejay
Bluejay
Mon, Mar 07, 2016 8:15pm

Just saw this, and wow. Yes. Works both as social allegory and on its own story terms, which is pretty impressive to pull off. “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Frozen,” “Big Hero 6,” and now this? If they’re on a roll putting out great stories, I can’t wait for “Moana.”

amanohyo
amanohyo
reply to  Bluejay
Wed, Mar 09, 2016 1:23am

I agree. It’s like watching a baby take its first steps – I mean this is a movie ostensibly marketed to kids made by Disney that tackles gender and race with more nuance than many “adult” live action movies?!! It’s so leisurely and confident too – I kept waiting for the stupid pandering fart jokes and slapstick that thankfully never came. Even some of the throwaway jokes had a satirical edge (lemming bankers hah). It’s as though Pixar and Disney have reversed roles – Pixar’s dropping more and more lazy sequels, while this film’s examination of the delicate balance between natural differences in ability and politically correct ideals picks up where The Incredibles left off. Shockingly substantial.

Jonathan Roth
Jonathan Roth
Tue, Mar 08, 2016 7:48pm

It’s weird, but it DOES feel like I’ve seen this movie before in hindsight; the plot beats feel very familiar for some reason.

Then again, I said the same thing about the plot in Bolt, which I also loved. This movie does everything Bolt did right with characters, with added depth and incredible animation.

Bluejay
Bluejay
Thu, Mar 17, 2016 12:15pm

It’s fascinating to read about how the film got made, and all the crucial story changes that were made almost at the last minute.

http://www.themarysue.com/zootopia-story-darker-less-awesome/

http://www.slashfilm.com/zootopia-message/

Looking forward to your review.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Bluejay
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 8:58pm

It finally opens here next week, so I’ll have a review soonest…