Making a quality kids movie is a very difficult task. One one hand it has to be of good quality in terms of visual appearance. On the other it should have been studded with simple, funny and effective dialogs. In short it should be like a PanchTantra tale which is simple yet full of wit and wisdom.
|Directors||:||Byron Howard, Rich Moore|
|Produced by||:||Clark Spencer|
|Screenplay by||:||Jared Bush, Phil Johnston|
|Story by||:||Jared Bush, Phil Johnston, Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Josie Trinidad, Jim Reardon, Jennifer Lee|
|Based on||:||Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling|
|Music By||:||Michael Giacchino|
|Editors||:||Fabienne Rawley, Jeremy Milton|
|Cinematography||:||Nathan Warner, Brian Leach, Thomas Baker|
|Production Companies||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|Distributed by||:||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|Release Date (Scheduled)||:||
February 13, 2016 (Belgium),
March 4, 2016 (USA)
|Starring||:||Ginnifer Goodwin (Officer Judy Hopps), Della Saba voices a younger Judy.), Jason Bateman (Nicholas P. “Nick” Wilde), Kath Soucie voices a younger Nick Wilde), Idris Elba (Chief Bogo), Jenny Slate (Dawn Bellwether), Nate Torrence (Officer Benjamin Clawhauser), Bonnie Hunt (Bonnie Hopps), Don Lake (Stu Hopps), Tommy Chong (Yax), J. K. Simmons (Leodore Lionheart), Octavia Spencer (Mrs. Otterton), Alan Tudyk (Duke Weaselton), Shakira (Gazelle), Raymond S. Persi (Flash, Officer Higgins), Maurice LaMarche (Mr. Big), Phil Johnston (Gideon Grey), John DiMaggio (Jerry Jumbeaux Jr., Woolter and Jesse), Katie Lowes (Dr. Madge Honey Badger), Gita Reddy (Nangi), Jesse Corti (Manchas), Tom Lister Jr. (Finnick), Leah Latham (Fru Fru), Rich Moore (Doug), Peter Mansbridge (Peter Moosebridge), Byron Howard (Bucky Oryx-Antlerson), Jared Bush (Pronk Oryx-Antlerson), Mark “Rhino” Smith (Officer McHorn), Josie Trinidad (Mrs. Dharma Armadillo), Kristen Bell (Priscilla), and others…|
Before some time we got a chance to watch English movie Zootopia. And we found it worth reviewing for you all. So here we go.
In simple words, Zootopia is the story of Judy Hopps, a bunny from BunnyBurrow to find her own true potential.
Since when studying in school Judy have high ambitions. She wanted to become a police officer. Acutally there was no bunny able to become a police office because the police department is the place of work for those who have good physical strength. So be it an elephant or a Rhino or a buffalo or a leapord, you can be a cop; but a bunny! No, surely no. How can you expect a bunny catch tough and strong theives and goon, when being delicate him/herself?
Judy was made fun of, and even harassed by creatures like Fox for pursuing such impossible(!) dreams. However being detemined, Judy ultimately went for police training.
The days (and nights) were difficult for Judy (as expected) and she could not cop-up with tough training. But then she determined to fight against all odds, and found her ways to her own strenghs (like able to run faster) to overcome her weaknessed. And, ultimately becomes the first bunny police officer.
The tale actually starts from here. As Judy was given the duty of a traffic police rather than the field work. The chief of the department consider fieldwork very tough and not a cup of tea (or shall we say, bite of carrot :)) for a bunny.
On the first of duty, generous Judy was fooled by Nick, a fox com-artist. Raised with a vision to become a gentleman (or gentle-fox), Nick was mis-interpreted by others. And, Jack ultimately become what others have treated him like, a con-fox.
Judy however catches him red-handed with a recorded confession, and uses him in solving a mystery. As expected, the mystery is solved and all is well at the end.
We will not reveal details for the mystery and related stuff, as spilling beans will ruin your experience of watching it.
As this is an animated movie, the first thing viewers should expect from it is effective animations and splendid special effects. The movie satisfies user’s expectations in that arena for sure.
Watch the scene when Judy is going to Zootopia from BunnyBurrow to join duty as a police officer. The travel through the train is filmed fantastically. This scene explores the heights of visual effects in the movie, and the kids and adults both with enjoy it in similar manner.
The characters are developed pretty well and they are portrayed on screen very well too. The chase of a thief by Judy is filmed pretty well, so does the con of purchasing a candy and use to sell as small pieces to school children. In a kids movie, you can show only such types of con.
The dubbing is quite effective and it goes in conjunction with the characters and their persona. The background music is fantastically adding positives to the movie.
The movie sends a strong message of believing in your strength and do hard work to pursue your goals by acting wisely and applying your intelligence.
It may be the first movie to show Sleuths as characters (and that to running banks). The bank scene will spark a smile on your face.
The movie becomes a little slow in beginning of second half. And there are some dark scenes which are not very effective. But overall it is a movie with more highs and less downs.
It is a nice movie which would be fun to watch. Though children are the primary target audience, the adults will enjoy it altogether.
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Zootopia won golden globe award yesterday in best film – animation category-)