Zootopia: Did you know?
Walt Disney Animation Studios created something amazing when they brought Zootopia to the screen. That’s no secret.
However, thanks to the “AFI Movie Club: Zootopia” we learned some secrets about this amazing movie.
AFI Movie Club: ZOOTOPIA
ZOOTOPIA, an animated adventure about a bunny cop who joins forces with a fox to solve a governmental conspiracy, was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2016 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films of the year.
- DID YOU KNOW? The idea for ZOOTOPIA originated with co-director Byron Howard, who wanted to make an anthropomorphic animated feature in which animals lived in worlds that were designed from their own perspectives.
- Disney animators studied real-life animals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the San Diego Zoo, and in Kenya, Africa – resulting in the creation of 800,000 mammals that were used for the film.
- ZOOTOPIA marked Disney’s highest-earning opening weekend in the studio’s history at the time. It was also the fourth highest-grossing film of 2016, earning over $1 billion in its worldwide release.
- The urban landscape of Zootopia is based on a compilation of several landmark cities, including New York City, Las Vegas, Paris, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Brasilia.
And AFI rightfully mentioned, “The movie doesn’t end at the credits: Family-friendly Discussion Questions…”
Some of the prompts included:
- Critics hailed Disney for deviating from its princess franchise in ZOOTOPIA by making the female lead a police officer with professional hopes and dreams.
- ZOOTOPIA makes an effort to examine and overcome species stereotypes as an analogy for diversity, equity, and inclusion in human society.
As is Crazy Nate’s breakdown of the movie:
ZOOTOPIA, Everything You Missed
Zootopia the movie has a bunch of fun hidden easter eggs in Disneys Movie, Zootopia. Let’s find them all. Officer Hopps is a brave cute little bunny. And she is willing to stop for nothing to achieve her lifelong goal of being a Police Officer to help save animals in need.
Enjoy. Go watch it again!