Just recently, “Zootopia”, Disney’s animated film won an Oscar for best animated feature. Zootopia is a 2016 animated film directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore that hit theatres March 4, 2016. Here is the summary that Disney gives us without spoiling too much if you haven’t watched it, “The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together – a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery.” On Rotten Tomatoes (a movie reviewing website) it scored 98% and is a “Certified Fresh” which is understandable if it won an Oscar. Also, on IMDb (an authoritative source for movies) it scored a 8.1/10 stars. In the box offices “Zootopia” brought in over $1 billion worldwide. To make “Zootopia” there was a crew of around 800 people and it took 5 longing years to come out with a great movie. Surprisingly “Zootopia” was able to beat “Moana” one of Disney’s newer movies. “Moana” came out November 23rd, 2016 and was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. Here is a quick synopsis straight from Disney, “From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.” On Rotten Tomatoes it scored a 95% (A little lower than “Zootopia”) and also got a “Certified Fresh”. But on IMDb it received a lower score of 7.8/10 stars. In a way you could say that Zootopia was different than Disney’s regular princess or adventure movies. “Zootopia” is about something that is difficult to talk about,” Howard said, talking about stereotypes and discrimination. He added that he was happy to see people all around the world understanding the message of “Zootopia”. All in All, both movies are great and I advise you to watch both of them as they are both enjoyable.
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