We were lucky to be invited to an early screening of Zootopia, Disney’s newest animated feature film. We absolutely loved this film! The movie was hilarious from start to finish, and of course packed with important lessons for both children and adults.
Never Judge A Book By Its Cover
One of the things I have grown to love about Disney films is that along with memorable characters there’s always a message. Zootopia is a city where anyone an be anything they want. It’s a massive community with different types of anumals living together in harmony. Judy Hopps is optimistic from her youth, that she will make in the big city as an officer, regardless of her size. Of course there are plenty of trials that she must go through (don’t worry I won’t give it away). Like most things in life, Judy is judged by her size, making it difficult for her to be taken seriously as an officer.
Throughout this movie we see how quickly Zootopia goes from a harmonious society, to one plunged into chaos-pitting predators and prey against one another. Friends no longer trust one another and it’s for Officer Hops and Nick to make things better.
Is it Family Friendly?
While a great movie, I do this movie does have a few scary moments. I didn’t take Isla with us to see this film, and I will probably wait until it comes out on DVD, so she can be a bit older. However, overall, I do think if you believe your child isn’t easily scared then this is a great film.
Zootopia is more than another cute, talking animal movie. There are tons of life lessons on bullying, friendship and determination that everyone will be able to identify with.
Andrew’s Zootopia Movie Review
Q: Did you enjoy the movie?
Q: Who was your favorite character?
A: Chief Bogo was my favorite! I loved his voice, he sounded funny with his deep voice.
Q: What important lessons did you learn from the movie?
A: You don’t treat people bad just because they are different. Not everyone who looks scary is scary, and not everyone who looks nice is nice.
Q: Do you think there were any scary parts in this movie?
A: I wasn’t scared of anything, but I do think Isla would be scared if she saw it. When the predators changed, it was a little frigthening. .
Q: Do you think others should see this film?
A: Everyone should see it! Maybe it will help all of us be nicer to one another.
Well there you have it! Andrew definitely thinks this film is something you all should see! If you check it out, let us know what you think in the comments section!
And I have to add the song “Try Everything” by Shakira, is one of her best songs!
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.