Zootopia, Yay or Nay?

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    Gizmo
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    Hey y’all, it’s been a while, but recently I’ve had a topic I wanted to present to you. Now I’m sure everyone is aware of the newest Disney movie Zootopia, I think I even glimpsed a topic started on here not too long back.

    I had the pleasure to actually watch the movie with my younger brother. We both thoroughly enjoyed the film and agreed that it was well deserving of it’s 99[at the time 98.6] rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

    But then, something I wasn’t expecting, happened.

    I live in the south, a fairly close-minded area, no offence, so I expected people to roll their eyes and scoff at the idea of anthropomorphic animals. Sure several people I knew did. But a few people also enjoyed the film, for that I’m glad. But what I hadn’t expected, was to be physically and verbally attacked for enjoying this very family friendly movie about Gender and race equality in the form of cute little animals.

    I was nearly punched in the face for saying that I went to see the movie, and liked it and it’s concept. I was also called very ugly names because of the same reason. These attacks have slowly died down, but because of them I have realized that people are very defensive when it comes to these movies, comics, television shows, and even webcomics.

    So why? What are people so scared or even angry about? 😕 It can’t possibly be that it battles the issues of race and gender stereotypes. And it also can’t be solely because it features cute fluffy animals.

    Then it hit me. What if it’s because of the ‘fury’ community. This became even more prominent when I talked with a group of boys at my school who all agreed that, their words; “Disney is turning everyone into furies. Oh dear god.”

    But… Disney has made movies like this in the past? Robin Hood? Winnie the Pooh? Lady and The Tramp? Bambi? The Fox and The Hood? What’s the difference with these anthropomorphic animal movies and Zootopia?

    Well nothing? Probably the only difference, is the generation of children watching these films.

    What do you guys think? Please let me know.

    "Would you rather die a hero, or live long enough to see your self become the villian?"

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    KahunaDrake
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    I was nearly punched in the face for saying that I went to see the movie, and liked it and it’s concept. I was also called very ugly names because of the same reason. These attacks have slowly died down, but because of them I have realized that people are very defensive when it comes to these movies, comics, television shows, and even webcomics.
    So why? What are people so scared or even angry about? It can’t possibly be that it battles the issues of race and gender stereotypes. And it also can’t be solely because it features cute fluffy animals.
    Then it hit me. What if it’s because of the ‘fury’ community. This became even more prominent when I talked with a group of boys at my school who all agreed that, their words; “Disney is turning everyone into furies. Oh dear god.”

    It seems you have already answered your own question, assuming you are a high school student. Teenagers can say/do stupid shit to prove how “tough” and “cool” they are when in reality, no one cares. Sorry that happened to you but just be yourself in all things.

    But… Disney has made movies like this in the past? Robin Hood? Winnie the Pooh? Lady and The Tramp? Bambi? The Fox and The Hood? What’s the difference with these anthropomorphic animal movies and Zootopia?
    Well nothing? Probably the only difference, is the generation of children watching these films.

    True, but when these movies initially came out the Internet did not exist. Back then, people saw these movies for what they are: innocent family flicks. Fast forward to today and people know about the furry community and all of its “perversions” so now when they see anthro characters they automatically think of “those gross fur-fags”. But that’s their prejudice.

    Just another case study of how the Internet affects our lives.

    Rabid ecstasy, 1997

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    Mr.K
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    Then it hit me. What if it’s because of the ‘fury’ community. This became even more prominent when I talked with a group of boys at my school who all agreed that, their words; “Disney is turning everyone into furies. Oh dear god.”

    But… Disney has made movies like this in the past? Robin Hood? Winnie the Pooh? Lady and The Tramp? Bambi? The Fox and The Hood? What’s the difference with these anthropomorphic animal movies and Zootopia?

    In the old days where the Internet didn’t exist yet, having anthropomorphic animals in animated films was generally overlooked and just saw it as either good or bad films depending on the person’s preference. However with the Internet alive and kicking, anthropomorphic characters are given a bad rep due to furry porn art or the stigma that liking furry characters is regarded as “sexual objects” for our desires even though it’s bullshit considering I’m a furry myself and I barely care for furry porn or any kind of porn that pops up in the Internet (show me 2 Girls & 1 Cup and my response would be “Ehh, who fucking cares?”). The problem is the stigma that keeps leeching into people’s minds whenever it comes to a certain fandom and that is happening with the furry community despite the community not being all that awful to begin with (they allowed Syrian refugees to take shelter in their furry conventions and allow the kids to play with the furries. That’s a very respectful move from their part and they have my gratitude).

    This is also a problem because of how ignorant and egotistical people are these days in believing everything they read, heard or say on the Internet without researching facts or history and instead whine & point fingers like children cause you know, nothing says “progressive” like complaining like shitheads because it hurts our feelings and get sensitive over video game butts. That’s the main reason I avoid controversies like the “lack of diversity in Oscars” or “sexism in video games” cause they NEVER want to debate or present facts in order to improve our culture but to yell and shame either genders or the color of people’s skins cause they said so and if you dare like something they don’t (case in point: you liking Zootopia), I’ll beat you up and teach you a lesson, furfag! It’s called fascism for a very sad reason and I’m sorry if you had to go through that. You don’t deserve to get beat up just because you like something.

    In the case of Zootopia itself, I did liked the film and I thought it was enjoyable but much like FROZEN or Big Hero 6, it has too many glaring flaws that prevents me from loving it like all the critics did when they were hyperboling the shit out of the film like rabbid fucking Black Friday shoppers despite the film really being not that special to begin with.

    "The world is merciless and it's also very beautiful."

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