Zootopia: A Movie Review

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zootopiaEver since she was a little bunny, Judy Hopps knew how to dream big. Instead of working with her family on their carrot farm, she wanted to be the first bunny police officer. Despite those who told her she couldn’t do it, and with hard work and dedication, Judy becomes a police officer of Zooptopia, and is quickly immersed in a case of missing mammals occurring throughout the districts. But when she hits a dead end just after taking on the case, she enlists the help of a con-artist fox named Nick Wilde to crack the case.

For a kids movie, Zootopia touches on some deep topics, specifically the discrimination of others based on their background. Being accepting of others and not fearing others because of what they may look like or believe in is an important lesson to teach children at a young age so as they grow older and start to venture out on their own they will be more open minded about the world around them.

Another topic the movie touches on is to always follow your dreams, no matter how outlandish they may seem, and that hard work and dedication are important in achieving those dreams. There are many people in the world who will tell kids to go for the careers that they would make the most money or be the most successful in, even if it’s something they have absolutely no interest in. It may be cliche, but it’s true: being happy with what you do for a living and how you live your life is what counts.

By highlighting those topics alone, I feel like this movie is a must watch for families because it may help strike up important conversations for kids who may not have experienced or fully understand the importance of accepting others or being who you are. Plus, it’s a super cute movie with a plot and characters that will keep adults as immersed as their kids.

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