Zootopia's going to be coming out here soon (March 4th in the US) and I'm wondering who else is interested in this movie? I myself am really torn on whether or not I'm hype for this movie. On one hand I love that there's lots of creativity and color in how all the different species of animals coexist. Lots of great visual gags and puns and little random things in the backgrounds that really bring this film together cohesively. That's awesome and something that often gets missed or forgotten in cartoons nowadays. I also like the banter the two main characters seem to have, even though the fox is stuck with a bad case of permanent dreamworks face. On the other hand it seems like a very by-the-numbers schmaltzy story and there are some gags where I question their inclusion. Stuff like the nudist camp makes me question if this is Disney's version of toilet humor and whether or not there will actually be toilet humor. Will I have to listen to jokes of what bears do in the woods? Is that the level of comedy I can expect from this?
So I guess I'm tentatively interested in the film but not really hype for it. It may be fun, it may not be, we'll see come March I suppose.
Post by ElectricAngel on Jan 29, 2016 20:34:34 GMT
I'm honestly really excited for this film. When it was first announced, I wasn't sure what to expect, and was rather iffy on the idea. But once the trailers popped up, I got optimistic. And with the latest trailer, I have hopes of it being great. Sure it has a generic cop plot, but the idea that it takes place in an all animal society is very interesting. I'm loving what they're showing off in the trailer. The world of Zootopia is so colourful and fun, and there's so much imagination put in, it's almost impossible not to love. That, and the animation is gorgeous. It's not often you see immensely populated areas in CGI films, so seeing all the different animals inhabit the town really brings life into the setting.
Post by Scrooge MacDuck on Jan 30, 2016 18:16:36 GMT
I'm really interested too in this movie; I'd say it's the recent Disney movie I am/was the most interested in. A shame it's in CGI, but for the rest it looks really promising. I wonder if they will stick in cameos of famous Disney anthropomorphic characters (Bongo Bear, Brer Rabbit, the Robin Hood characters, or even big names like Mickey and Donald !), which they would have the occasion of doing with all those wide crowd shots.
Post by ElectricAngel on Jan 31, 2016 19:01:32 GMT
Hm, the idea of cameos never passed my mind, to be honest. At first when I read your post I thought there's no way they would do cameos. In CGI, they'd have to make an entirely new model to insert in a tiny area some people might not even notice. Too much work. But then I remembered in Wreck-it-Ralph how they went all out with cameos, so there's a chance it could happen here too. I feel Robin Hood characters are a must if they are to put some in. And I wouldn't be surprised if a Chicken Little cameo was in there somewhere too, since it was also another fully anthro-animal Disney film.
I don't think you'll see cameos of any of those characters though, at least not straight-out, since they're much less intrinsically "animal" than what's being aimed here- just remember Mickey's a mouse the size of Donald, a duck, for an example. You might see a mouse in here with Mickey shorts, or a duck with a sailto hat, but straight-out Mickey and Donald, I've my doubts.
Cameos and easter eggs wouldn't be out of the question considering tons of other Disney movies have had them even as recently as in Frozen and Big Hero 6. Chicken Little characters would be very easy for them to toss in assuming they still have access to the models that were used in that movie.
I would love it if they snuck in Great Mouse Detective characters in somewhere but I have no idea what the chances of that are.
Again, my only doubt with straight-out cameos is the context- it's easy to put Rapunzel in Frozen, the world is roughly the same, but this is a world of anthropomorphic characters who nonetheless are more animal than normal. So, say, Elsa's too human to be here, but so is Chicken Little (at least if I recall the movie correctly) or Mickey Mouse- but having, say, Remy in a chef's outfit would be much more reasonable, or having a black, comparatively realistic mouse who's wearing red shorts with white buttons, or like they arguably did with Duke Weaselton, having for an example Elsa reimagined as an animal too.
The film has been having its early premieres in Europe lately, mainly Italy and Spain. There are some really cool pictures on Twitter under the hashtag #Zootropolis. The director, Byron Howard has been posting some coverage as well. twitter.com/ByronPHoward
I'm currently waiting on some reviews to pop up from critics. Really excited to hear what they have to say about the film.
that classic "second act" moment that is in every kids movie where to main characters get angry on each other and go their seprate ways and then one will come back and say she was sorry and appolize... I don't mind this chliche but in this one it felt especially forced
Also - I have no way to prove it (darn!) but I figure out who the main villian will turn out to be 2/3 into the movie and I'm sortof childishly proud about it
Know as Maciej Kur, Mr. M., Maik, Maiki, Pan, Pan Miluś and many other names.