“Zootopia”, and according to others “Zootropolis”,
is an animated movie. Zootpoia is not just an animated movie. It’s the 6th
most grossing movie in the world, reaching $1,023,784,195! Achieving: 8/10 on
IMDb, ¾ on Roger Elbert, 98% on Rotten Tomatoes and 94% of Google Users
(including myself) have liked this movie and uploaded our like on the Zootopia
page, after typing “Zootopia” on the search engine. It is safe to say that
amongst the millions of movies made in the world animated or not, this one’s
merits doesn’t go unnoticed.
The movie’s name derives from two words, “Zoo”
and “Topia”. A “Zoo” in English is a place or establishment which contains
animals of people’s interest and of wide varieties, where certain “Zoos” can
also hold specific animals as well. “Topia” is a Greek word that refers to a
place with certain things in it and is a suffix. Utopia, is a place where
everything is perfect, and dystopia is its counterpart. Zootopia, would
literally mean a place for animals.
The movie was made in: Walt Disney Animation
Studios, located in: Burbank, California, United States of America. Some people
to keep in mind of the making of this film are the following: Ginnifer Goodwin
(the voice actor of the main protagonist), Jason Baterman (The Voice actor for
a very key actor), Shakira (although not playing a major part of the movie is a
famous singer and features in this movie’s leading song).
Starting off with a little rabbit: Judy Hopps,
and her two parents are living in a world where animals would hunt down prey,
is known as history. Judy Hopps is a bunny rabbit with the ambition of becoming
an officer to enforce the law. Since her family lives in the countryside, she
needs to move to Zootopia to continue her training. Along this particular
journey, there are animals who don’t believe in her success and that carries on
in the training that she goes through, where the other animals make fun of her
and don’t believe animals like Bunny Rabbits don’t have the capability of being
an actual cop. Along her way, she finds out about a mastermind on the streets
called, “Nick Wilde” that eventually leads to becoming Officer Judy Hopp’s all-time
During her time in Zootopia, she finds that animals
are getting worked up to become out of control and therefore hurting others.
She thinks that it could be because animals that were once big predators were
starting to return to the state of having to hunt other animals, and after
being renowned as to being one of the biggest heroes of the city, she makes a
grave mistake at a conference that makes all, “Predator” animals a big threat
and are driven out of Zootopia. Finally, after realizing that animals were
under the control of a certain drug that makes them go crazy, she gathers the
will to stop the threat. She goes to find out that there are a lot of people
that shouldn’t have been trusted, and that in the end… even a criminal could
make a great cop.
Zootopia incorporates a lot of great things a
great movie should have: Comedy: Suspense, (a very slight dash of romance),
action and close calls and a good plot twist or two.
The crew were very lucky and very smart to
employ and make use of Shakira as the lead singer of the leading song of the
movie. Yet a lot of what made the movie so great was the usage of general
music. For this, call upon: Michael Giacchino.
Born in New Jersey, United States of America on
10th of October 1967. Like his credits and effort, his passion for film-making
started at a very early age (10 to be exact) and knew that his passion that
truly made his future worth so much
he is a composer of so many countless amounts
of songs for so many movies and here are just a few movie titles that he worked
in: “Star Wars: Rogue One”, “Ratatouille”, “UP (from Disney)”, “Spiderman:
Homecoming”, “War for the Planet of the Apes”, “The Incredibles”, the recently
and very new, “Coco” and of course, “Zootopia”.