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Title: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on June 11, 2015, 04:54:31 PM
I know a few people here that would be interested in this.
http://www.youtube.com/v/g9lmhBYB11U
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Darth Geek on June 11, 2015, 04:57:44 PM
So did the makers of this movie just never see...ANY other Disney movie, or pretty much ANY other animated movie, if they think they just discovered the idea of anthropomorphisizing animals?
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on June 11, 2015, 05:07:30 PM
I think it's part of the whole "alternate universe" thing.  I think...
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 11, 2015, 08:27:31 PM
The Furries, at least, are quite excited.

You can take my word for this one.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Quirk on June 12, 2015, 10:52:35 AM
Yeah, jeez, we get the concept, trailer.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on June 12, 2015, 10:53:40 AM
Hopefully the next trailer will have better narration.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: RoninFox on June 12, 2015, 11:08:07 AM
"Would you believe, an image projected on a large white surface, suddenly and instantaneously replaced by a similar one several times a second to create the illusion of motion, continuing for some time in order to create a type of visual narrative accompanied by recordings of sound? That's what we're going for here."
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Quirk on June 12, 2015, 11:21:53 AM
"Let's say we told a lie, and then we told more lies about those lies. At best, that's a moral grey area, right? Not in Zootopia. You see, Zootopia is a work of what we call "fiction". It's like a lie, but for the sake of, get this, entertainment. In Zootopia, falsehoods aren't resented; they're appreciated. Backwards? Let's bring out the flannelgraph and really dive into the concept..."
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: SJP on June 12, 2015, 11:42:34 AM
Sooooo...Robin Hood got a day job, then?  ;)

In all honesty, I remember seeing a list that showed a couple of upcoming Disney/Pixar animated films, and this one was actually one I was interested in seeing...at the time.  Because what they showed was a storyboard.

A 2D storyboard.

I thought this was going to be a traditional animated film.

Thank you, Disney, for making me realize that 3D animation is the only thing that exists now and that kids are thoroughly incapable of enjoying 2D animation.  After all, nothing children watch is clearly 2D in any way shape or form.

What's that?  Dora the Explorer?  SpongeBob?  Phineas & Ferb?  Adventure Time?  About 85% of all animated TV shows are 2D?  Nah, can't be.  Kids only watch the 3D stuff, not that archaic crap. ;)
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on June 12, 2015, 11:48:55 AM
They got rid of their 2d division awhile back after The Princess and the Frog, for reasons.  I just hope it's good movie.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 12, 2015, 11:59:49 AM
They got rid of their 2d division awhile back after The Princess and the Frog, for reasons.  I just hope it's good movie.

I think it was because that movie just didn't make enough money.

So, like most things in life, I ultimately blame the movie going public.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Pak-Man on June 12, 2015, 01:00:02 PM
2D division is still around, but they're only putting one out every few years. (Winnie the Pooh would be their last one.) There were plans a while back for them to make a 2D Discworld movie, but I don't know what happened to it.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: SJP on June 12, 2015, 01:19:25 PM
I knew the 2D division was still around, just not as productive.  I remember they had tried to kill it permanently shortly after Home on the Range came out.  I think based on the performance of that "Oscar-winning" feature, they assumed people didn't have any interest in 2D animation anymore, that everything was better with 3D animation.

Then they released Chicken Little.

Shortly after that, they said they would still release 2D films, but in far less quantity than they used to.  Still haven't seen Princess and the Frog, but I heard it was worth seeing...which is more than most can say about Planes.  And shamefully, nobody went to see Winnie the Pooh, even though it was also really well-received critically.

Also, they should do Discworld.  I don't necessarily mean Disney.  I mean somebody should do Discworld, dammit.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on June 12, 2015, 02:16:23 PM
Princess and the Frog is a solid little movie, if somewhat in the shadow of the superior Tangled and Frozen (if we're going just by Disney Princess Movies here). Winnie the Pooh was indeed excellent, and I think mainly had the misfortune of opening on the same day as the last Harry Potter movie.

Disney Animation in general had something of a rough patch between Lilo & Stich and Bolt (or perhaps Tangled), in terms of box office revenue and impact, at least. Mostly it coincided with the high point of Pixar, and for a while folks just seemed to totally forget about them. Luckily they've been making a solid comeback over the past few years.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on June 16, 2015, 07:13:23 PM
From Byron Howard's Twitter:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHmuFypWsAAdNLv.jpg)
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on August 14, 2015, 05:49:43 PM
So Shakira's character has been revealed...
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CMZ4vmVUkAAacZQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Quirk on August 14, 2015, 05:59:09 PM
Hold it... That animal is standing upright and wearing clothes? WHAT MADNESS IS THIS?!?
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on September 23, 2015, 07:49:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/GEli8Pk.jpg)
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: SJP on September 30, 2015, 11:02:11 AM
In the world of animals, every product is a bad pun.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Pak-Man on September 30, 2015, 11:58:19 AM
It's not like we go jamming the word "Human" wherever it will fit.

Anthropomorphic animals- Am I right?
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: toonfeline on September 30, 2015, 04:51:38 PM
I'm actually really excited for this movie.  I bet Build-A-Bear's gonna sell Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps stuffed animals once the movie's out next March.  I'm gonna dress Nick in a Bruins jersey and Judy in a Celtics jersey! :D
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Compound on September 30, 2015, 08:28:14 PM
Oh.


This isn't the Zoolander sequel. Sad now.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Quirk on October 22, 2015, 08:16:02 PM
What the hell would "Just Zoo It" even mean to these animals? Is it an ad for a prison?
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on November 23, 2015, 09:33:01 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/bY73vFGhSVk
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: soguru on November 23, 2015, 11:26:24 PM
Gotta tell you right now, I find real sloths to be a lot more cute and lovable.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: SJP on November 24, 2015, 06:42:08 AM
The sloth "laughing face" did make me chuckle.  I'm willing to cut this movie a little more slack now.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on December 31, 2015, 02:19:57 PM
New trailer!
https://www.youtube.com/v/jWM0ct-OLsM
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 31, 2015, 04:44:27 PM
I am sooooooo excited for this :D it's going to be awesome
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Russell AKA Soguru on January 02, 2016, 09:58:32 PM
I'm so going to see this for sure. I gotta wonder though... is that scene in the DMV going to be in the final movie?
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Darth Geek on January 02, 2016, 10:05:27 PM
I'm so going to see this for sure. I gotta wonder though... is that scene in the DMV going to be in the final movie?
It looks like it, they showed parts of it in the regular trailer.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Russell AKA Soguru on January 02, 2016, 10:09:52 PM
It looks like it, they showed parts of it in the regular trailer.
Say..... Darth.... That... Reminds....me.....of....a ...... joke....  ;D
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Darth Geek on January 02, 2016, 11:11:03 PM
I liked the sloth scene in the teaser. I am often frustrated by slow people in everyday life, as few people walk as fast as I do. So I can relate.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Russell AKA Soguru on January 03, 2016, 02:42:59 PM
I think I loved the ending scene the best, where they come out and she's like "IT'S NIGHT?!" Carrying comedic hyperbole to a whole new level. I loved that.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on January 20, 2016, 11:31:32 AM
http://io9.gizmodo.com/how-disney-fixed-a-huge-mistake-with-zootopia-just-one-1753845684 (http://io9.gizmodo.com/how-disney-fixed-a-huge-mistake-with-zootopia-just-one-1753845684)
Also, according to the director, Disney's Robin Hood was the inspiration for creating Zootopia.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on January 27, 2016, 09:41:20 AM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2016/01/27/idris-elba-h/79390240/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2016/01/27/idris-elba-h/79390240/)
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on January 30, 2016, 01:21:51 PM
Another clip:
https://www.youtube.com/v/d6C5yxb5HMA
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on March 02, 2016, 06:12:56 AM
Well that's interesting...
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/e1a3351ac5f82d4ef80d53228e9ac523/tumblr_o3dsdwEPID1v8qdkjo1_500.png)
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/2acdb63264f4660371a9b12f5a83d892/tumblr_o3dsdwEPID1v8qdkjo2_500.png)
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on March 02, 2016, 06:29:49 PM
Psst, Relaxing Dragon...
https://twitter.com/dannyanimator/status/704724212406026240 (https://twitter.com/dannyanimator/status/704724212406026240)
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: JimJ on March 02, 2016, 09:15:01 PM
Reviews are crazy good for this.  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/zootopia/  55 reviews, 100% fresh, average rating of 8.1/10
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 02, 2016, 10:50:49 PM
Psst, Relaxing Dragon...
https://twitter.com/dannyanimator/status/704724212406026240 (https://twitter.com/dannyanimator/status/704724212406026240)

Believe me, my local fur group has a biiiiiig outing planned for this on saturday. I can't wait ;D
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 03, 2016, 10:43:48 PM
So that was one of the least subtle and most adorable movies I've ever seen. I can't wait to see it again.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Darth Geek on March 04, 2016, 10:04:46 AM
I've been hearing surprisingly good things about this. I didn't expect it to be anything special. Especially with that early ad campaign that made it sound like anthropomorphisized animals had never been done before.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 04, 2016, 10:21:24 AM
In retrospect the ads actually work, because the whole concept of these animals being anthropomorphic and living together like they do is a pretty big component of the whole world and foundation of the plot.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Quirk on March 04, 2016, 01:46:37 PM
In retrospect the ads actually work, because the whole concept of these animals being anthropomorphic and living together like they do is a pretty big component of the whole world and foundation of the plot.

I'm not sure an ad can be said to have worked if it only seems that way after you've watched the movie.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 04, 2016, 02:02:00 PM
In retrospect the ads actually work, because the whole concept of these animals being anthropomorphic and living together like they do is a pretty big component of the whole world and foundation of the plot.

I'm sure an ad can be said to have worked if it only seems that way after you've watched the movie.

Also true.

But, whatever, it's just advertising in the end. The most meaningless component of any movie.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: SJP on March 04, 2016, 02:30:00 PM
I saw a sneak preview earlier in the week, but my review for the Cinemanerdz website didn't go up until just now, so there wasn't much I could say yet. But one thing you can definitely tell by watching it is that you can see Jim Reardon's influence. There is a lot of Simpsons style humor in it.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Darth Geek on March 06, 2016, 08:25:51 PM
I watched this today. I liked it. It won't be on my favorites at the end of the year probably, but it was funny and the animation looked great.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on March 08, 2016, 02:12:19 PM
Well that's interesting...
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/e1a3351ac5f82d4ef80d53228e9ac523/tumblr_o3dsdwEPID1v8qdkjo1_500.png)
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/2acdb63264f4660371a9b12f5a83d892/tumblr_o3dsdwEPID1v8qdkjo2_500.png)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc6ZVthUAAAZck8.jpg)
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on March 10, 2016, 11:21:22 PM
So a couple friends and I went out to the movies this past Saturday to see this. I think we made an impression.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

This movie really has struck a chord in the community. I mean, we were obviously all for it due to the subject matter from the get go, but a lot of its prejudice/hidden side thematic stuff went a long way with us all as well. Been a lot of chatter back and forth as folks have been dissecting and unloading this one over the past week, and I'm loving every moment of it.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 11, 2016, 10:16:45 PM
Well that's interesting...
(http://40.media.tumblr.com/e1a3351ac5f82d4ef80d53228e9ac523/tumblr_o3dsdwEPID1v8qdkjo1_500.png)
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/2acdb63264f4660371a9b12f5a83d892/tumblr_o3dsdwEPID1v8qdkjo2_500.png)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc6ZVthUAAAZck8.jpg)

Someone told me that in the UK he's a Corgi, which is amazing.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on March 15, 2016, 05:58:40 AM
Love how they actually mention Deadpool in this trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/v/6XQcrzBD5AA
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on March 16, 2016, 01:52:00 PM
http://coryloftis.tumblr.com/post/140866322724/when-you-make-an-animated-film-you-end-up-making (http://coryloftis.tumblr.com/post/140866322724/when-you-make-an-animated-film-you-end-up-making)
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: Nunyerbiz on March 18, 2016, 09:28:30 PM
Just saw this today with my youngest son. Passable family film I suppose... nothing wrong from a technical perspective... but both myself and my son found it a bit dull on the pacing / story side of the house. Distill this down to it's essence... and it's a dull whodunit. There just weren't enough laughs.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on April 26, 2016, 08:39:03 PM
Japanese version of the theme:
https://www.youtube.com/v/EIunkyaaRII
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on April 29, 2016, 09:05:10 AM
Just saw this today with my youngest son. Passable family film I suppose... nothing wrong from a technical perspective... but both myself and my son found it a bit dull on the pacing / story side of the house. Distill this down to it's essence... and it's a dull whodunit. There just weren't enough laughs.
While I do agree it could be more humorous, I thought the story was fine and it had a nice message.  Loved the characters and how expressive their animation was.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on April 29, 2016, 09:05:38 AM
It's coming to video June 7th.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on April 29, 2016, 07:18:17 PM
In case you were wondering about the Special Features:
http://movies.disney.com/zootopia (http://movies.disney.com/zootopia)

Also, there's a Target exclusive release of the film.
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on May 03, 2016, 02:53:27 PM
One of the better covers of the theme song
https://www.youtube.com/v/J8vxiVIH7VY
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: The Lurker on February 25, 2019, 07:49:23 AM
https://twitter.com/hellasourcandy/status/1096061171113910272 (https://twitter.com/hellasourcandy/status/1096061171113910272)
Title: Re: Zootopia (2016)
Post by: CJones on March 11, 2019, 04:22:54 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/eNY3TBMILgI

If you're a fan of Zootopia, you should check out the original idea for this movie.