Directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore
Produced by Clark Spencer
Screenplay by Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
Story by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush, Josie Trinidad, Jim Reardon, Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee
Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, Shakira
Music by Michael Giacchino
Cinematography Thomas Baker
Edited by Fabienne Rawley, Jeremy Milton
Production company Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures
Release date March 4, 2016
Budget $150 million
Animals in the Big City
This is the place where all the animals live in the world, because as humans and monkeys do not bother to evolution. This place is ideal, because here for each species and subspecies can find its place with a favorable climate, food and living space. But even in the ideal position too often the case of crimes, and where someone breaks the law, there must be those who will defend him. Again, no matter what size or subspecies is the defender.
Animals cartoons as the main characters – such hackneyed theme that even to mention about another project with it a bit awkward. In spite of this, less of them becomes. On the contrary, opened thousands of worldwide animation studios one of his first projects are obliged to make a cartoon about talking animals. Kids like, and this is important. Speaking the language of marketing, where kids – there bablishko.
However, do not hesitate to major competitors in the face of DreamWorks, Disney studio once again creates a fluffy cartoon about our smaller brethren. A good advertising campaign is doing its job, and now find an empty seat in the theater is not so simple. Although it would seem, well, here’s a perfectly ordinary cartoon where animals wear clothes. What’s new writers can say to them?
But the authors, meanwhile, failed. Yes, for the most part the story is quite banal, from the series “follow the dream”, “love family”, “Do not give up”, “Exalt friends” and “do not judge on clothes.” All this we have seen thousands or tens of thousands of times. Important another – these topics are needed only for the ties of history, and the main essence of a little deeper. So “a little”, that is palpable, and so much “deeper” that her children do not notice it.
In fact, the picture in a rather amusing form of modern and topical shows phobia of our civilized world. Local herbivores (ie ordinary citizens) start very nervous in the company of predators (ie, people of a certain race, nationality or religious denomination), because they might have different, not very pleasant, and perhaps even deadly. The analogy is read very clearly, even if the laws of the genre all will be reduced to smaller problems and then to simple solutions for large. It’s still a cartoon, global crises are not its level.
So on the content. If the plot of the cartoon, and analogies in everything is fine, I can not judge the quality of humor. All the most-most points “Disney” repeatedly chewed in the trailers and teasers. The scene with the sloth and all presented in the first big promo almost entirely. And since I’ve seen them all, I had a hard time to respond to them again. Yes, the scene is still funny, but the authors could and leave anything prozapas.
Zootopia 2016 fotos
But if you’re not one of those who keeps track of all outgoing promo expected to movies or cartoons, then you is not only amuse, but also to amuse. Of course, the humor simple and is designed for a younger audience, but also adults will be something to see. References to the “Godfather”, references to the problems of bureaucracy, references to corporate ethics and other words of knowledge, which children to understand, but adults will, bursting into tears. “Zveropolis” came not only ironic, but black satirical. While he can afford it, because he has a sure trump card – he tells stories of animal faces and animals difficult to accuse of insulting anyone or anything.
But is there any value in the cartoon outside a cinema? Hardly. It is not as bright as “Tangled” is not a musical like “Cold Heart” (even acting in one of the roles Shakira performed for secondary cartoon incredible song), and in general is very much inferior to other Disney work. One time the tape manages to show and tell all that she has. This is a good time, but all the same one.
It is hoped that the sequel will come up with not only the concept of animal societies, but also something else. Still, the potential of the film is huge, and very sorry that half of it was spent long before the exit. However, go to the movies on it is.
I own my gratitude to the domestic box office. Distributors do not regret the money, time and effort to russify not only track and do the dubbing, but also many inscriptions in the cartoon, and no subtitles, and graphics. Such an approach to localization – still a rare visitor to our area, but certainly always pleasant.
Zootopia 2016 Final verdict
A good cartoon for the beginning of spring, which is more suitable for adults than children. Multi-layered, satirical context for the first, simple and intuitive sense of humor for the second.