Abigail, aka Gail, and I are known to go see movies on $5 Tuesday nights at our local Cinemark Theater. Last week we went to see Zootopia and to many people it may have been just another animated movie, but it was so much more than that. Sure maybe its supposed to be a kids movie but I don’t give a flying rat’s butt because it was great. This movie just a shit show of stereotypes and social issues and I love it because they bring it to people’s attention in such a great manner. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, just an FYI there might be spoilers in this post.
The underlying plot of the movie is about a rabbit that wanted to become a police officer but the social norm for their world is that predators, such as tigers and cheetahs, become officers. Prey animals, such as rabbits, like Judy Hopps. Why are predators only cops? Because they are supposed to be the image of the big macho guys that we think of as a police officer. We fear police officers like prey animals fear their predator. I have picked out some of the best underlying lessons that Zootopia teaches kids so lets get right to it. Continue reading