You know, believe it or not, before I fully realized just how painful Zootopia was to me, I had some ideas for my own Zootopia stories. If you've been to the Game Ideas Wiki, you might know about one. And there's another one that's still lingering in the forefront of my mind to this day. It's about a red fox child named Nancy. She lives in Zootopia and she has this terrible fear of animals that aren't foxes. While she hasn't exactly been subjected to prejudice yet, she knows that foxes are frequent victims of prejudice and are often bullied for being what they are and she's so afraid of being a victim herself that it's made her afraid of animals who aren't foxes. The story revolves around Nancy getting rid of her fears and learning that not everyone hates foxes. That there are animals out there who will look past her outer shell and focus on who she is instead of what she is if she just gives them a chance to do so.
You must be shocked. I suppose you would be, considering this is coming from someone who hates Zootopia so much, he bashes it pretty much every chance he gets. But keep in mind, this is before I started hating Zootopia the way I do now. Before now, my opinion of Zootopia was still pretty sour, but not as sour as it is now.
That's nice, but you still seem bash it whenever the opportunity arises. I've just looked through your contributions, and almost all of them are taking a swing at Zootopia. Why do you put so much energy into hating on Zootopia, when you could just ignore it and let others enjoy it?
That's what another user said. And I would if it didn't have a habit of popping up every now and again. I already mentioned how that Try Everything song plays on the radio from time to time. I want to let it go, but I can't. It's stuck on me like a fly on fly paper.
That's ridiculous. Idk if it's different where you live, but I barely see anything to do with Zootopia. The chances are it's very easy to ignore. If Try Everything plays on the radio, just switch over to a different radio station. Besides, hearing Try Everything a couple of times doesn't justify the time and effort you put into broadcasting your hatred for the film. Just let people enjoy it without needlessly bashing it.
For the record, it's usually on a radio I have no control over. Like in Walgreen's or something. And you know Try Everything alone isn't the only thing I hate about Zootopia. I mean, you saw my blog post.
Alright, if you hear it in Walgreens, then you can't really avoid it. But, at the end of the day, you have to listen to a song you don't like for about 3 minutes. Is it really that bad? And all the other stuff in Zootopia is very easy to avoid.
Well, you haven't really gone into THAT much detail. You've given me a brief plot, but I don't know anything about the characters, relationships, themes, individual scenes etc. Therefore, I can't really give a detailed response. It's a good idea, I'll give you that.
Well, the plot alone should have been enough for something more than a "sounds good". I mean, the fox is already living in Zootopia, having been born there, and she already has a crippling fear of animals that aren't foxes even though she hasn't exactly been subjected to prejudice yet. It was enough for that girl on DeviantArt.
Well, me and "that girl on DeviantArt" are different people. It sounds like a good idea, but without any expansion on what you've told me, I can't really say much more. At the end of the day, I'm not a director or a film critic. I don't know what you're expecting from me.
Okay. What if I told you Nancy is homeschooled? She uses an online schooling program instead of spending time in a school building. It was actually her mom's idea. She wanted to see if it was as effective as the ads said it was.
Well, that could be interesting, if it leads to her having poor social skills or whatever. But I'll be honest, unless you're actually going to make this into a film, I don't really see the point in this conversation.
Fair enough. I said before that I wasn't gonna do anything with it, but now I'm not so sure. It would be in a way where the prejudice themes aren't presented so harshly. There's way fewer D-bags, Nancy isn't really bullying the animals she doesn't like, she's just hiding from them and trying to avoid them, and there's an effort being made to get someone to drop her prejudices and learn that there are animals willing to look past her outer shell and focus on who she is and not what she is. On the other hand, I fear I might screw something up real bad because, you know, this is a sensitive topic and one wrong move could spell some kind of disaster. And you know, I don't really want to be a moral teacher anyway. You don't really need to teach morals to have a good story. You just need to do a thing and do it well.
For the record, I'm not a film maker. If I somehow do decide to do the project, it'll be a written project.
Hi DisneyCWS. I just wanted to tell you something awesome! During my trip to Disney World, I got my pictures taken with Anna and Elsa at Epcot! I just had to tell you since you said that Frozen is your favorite Disney film. And on a similar note, I also rode the Frozen Ever After Ride in the same area and went to its sing along show at Hollywood Studios.
Awesome! I stayed at the Art of Animation resort in The Lion King section. And while I was there the artists gave me sketches of Basil and Ratigan. I also got to have my pictures taken with Joy and Sadness from Inside Out (my favorite Pixar film). I didn't get to ride the Kali River Rapids though. I also went to Universal Studios even though it's not a Disney subject.
Probably within the next week. I've got one more film to watch before part 3. I've been a bit busy with school stuff, and the last few films I've watched haven't been great, so motivation to watch them is pretty low.
Hi DisneyCWS. Here's another question I have been wanting to ask you. You know how Disney has made various shows based on movies, and most of the ones I think of are based on some of your favorites, like the Aladdin show, Timon and Pumbaa, and the recent Tangked show and soon the Big Hero 6 series. Do you like them as much as or less than the originals?
Hi DisneyCWS. I don't remember every Disney film you said you've seen in your blogs, but I just wanted to ask if you have seen them anyway, most of which whose titles are involved with the letter R. Have you seen Robin Hood, The Rescuers/The Rescuers Down Under, or Wreck It Ralph?
BlackCat7688 wrote: My response won't show up in the comments section. I'm gonna try to post it here.
I don't think it's a stretch at all. Zootopia is worse than Cars 2 and Chicken Little combined.
Haven't seen Cars 2, but Zootopia, in my opinion, is far better than Chicken Little. If you genuinely think it's Disney's worst movie ever, then fine, but I kinda think you're being a bit ridiculous. It's not a flawless movie by any means, but to say it's Disney's worst, despite it making over $1billion and winning an Oscar is a stretch IMO.
Hey, just because something's popular or makes a lot of money doesn't necessarily mean that it's good. Take Twilight for example. One of the worst series of books ever written and yet people flock to it like it's the greatest thing ever. And Zootopia didn't deserve those awards. In fact, a large part of me actually wonders if the awards were somehow rigged this year.
BlackCat7688 wrote: Hey, just because something's popular or makes a lot of money doesn't necessarily mean that it's good. Take Twilight for example. One of the worst series of books ever written and yet people flock to it like it's the greatest thing ever. And Zootopia didn't deserve those awards. In fact, a large part of me actually wonders if the awards were somehow rigged this year.
I'm not usually one to say "well critics liked it so it must be good", but when the critical response it THAT positive, it must have some merit. I think Zootopia had an advantage in the Oscars because of the political message behind it, but to claim that the Oscars were rigged is simply ridiculous.
Anyway, just out of interest, what are your favourite Disney movies?