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Zootopia
« on: November 23, 2015, 05:20:39 PM »
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Re: Zootopia
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 07:48:18 PM »
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Disney went full Dreamworks. You never go full Dreamworks.
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Re: Zootopia
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 09:25:48 PM »
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DMV jokes are even worse than air travel jokes. My recent experiences at DMVs have actually been quite positive and brief.

Also, I don't know of any detective in any universe that runs plates at a DMV. (The Blacklist doesn't count.)

Side rant: No, stamps.com, I don't think standing in line at the post office is the nightmare you suggest it is. Every post office I've been to in the last 3 years has had an automated stamp-selling machine. And perhaps once or twice ever have I had to wait 30 seconds for the one person in front of me to finish.
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Re: Zootopia
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 09:50:58 PM »
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Tough crowd, tough crowd

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Re: Zootopia
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 10:00:37 PM »
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The animation is pretty amazing though. I feel like we take that for granted now.

If you re-watch the trailer paying attention to when the rabbit's ears are lowered and raised, it's kind of mesmerizing.
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Re: Zootopia
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 09:57:28 PM »
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A Leaked Email Shows Disney Is Actively Marketing “Zootopia” To Furries

A marketing firm contracted by Disney has been reaching out to furry groups asking them to post to Instagram with the movie hashtag in exchange for freebies.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/katienotopoulos/proof-disney-is-actually-marketing-zootopia-to-furries#.onjXBDW67

Furries have been speculating that Disney’s latest animated movie Zootopia is tailor-made for them. And apparently they’re not wrong. BuzzFeed News has obtained an email that a marketing agency working with Disney sent to the furry Meetup group Furlife, encouraging furries to post photos of themselves in fursuits to Twitter and Instagram with the movie hashtag, even offering posters or movie swag to those that do.

It’s easy to see why Zooptopia — which is set in what’s basically human world but with animals wearing clothes and doing human jobs — would be appealing to furries. The plot centers around a female rabbit rookie cop who teams up with a wily male fox con artist (confox?) to solve a big crime together. The fox character is a near doppelganger of the fox from Disney’s animated Robin Hood, which has been hugely popular in the furry community, both as something they relate to and also want to yiff with (have sex with).

And so here we find ourselves at the nexus of the two truest internet axioms: “furries ruin everything” and “if it exists, there’s porn of it” (aka Rule 34). Furries themselves are the first to claim they ruin everything, sort of an in-group joke. And indeed, there are already furry artists at work drawing the female rabbit character in the nude.

But as much as they might joke among themselves for being deviants, furries are… kind of normal. They just want to have a good time, just like any other under-represented group, when a movie that seems to appeal to them comes around, they’re excited. Some of their MeetUp groups are planning group outings to the movie on opening night, and the reality is whatever kids happen to be there will get a kick out of it, and it’s not like they’re going to be ruthlessly cranking off in the theatre.

In the case of Zootopia, furries’ bad rap is underserving. It might seem like furries are just so twisted that they’ve adopted an innocent children’s movie for their own sick gratification. But in reality, Disney purposely is being a knot-tease.

Here is the email sent by Allied Integrated Media, a digital marketing company contracted by Disney, to a furry Meetup group:



The screenshot is a little hard to read, but it says:

Hello Furlife,

My name is [name redacted] and I am representing Walt Disney Studios. Our next film being released is ZOOTOPIA and it is about a world inhabited by animals all living in peace together. The pictures of the members of your group all looking like animals are incredible and align perfectly with the film. All of you could live peacefully in Zootopia. It would be great for you all to share these photos on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. You can take new photos of each other and share these new photos online using the hashtags #Zootopia and #ZooU. You can be representing ZOOTOPIA and the participants can receive film based items such as the poster and rabbit or fox crowns. This can be a lot of fun and your group seems perfect to participate. If you are interested start posting the photos today and email me at xxxxxx@alliedim.com. Thanks!


A representative for Allied had no comment. Disney did not respond to BuzzFeed News’ request for comment.
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Re: Zootopia
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2016, 01:01:57 PM »
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I heard the movie's amazing
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 01:05:14 PM »
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Yeah. It had 100% on Rotten Tomatoes for the longest time, which they were stunned about on their podcast. Still there are only 2 negative reviews out of 143.
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Re: Zootopia
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2016, 01:46:37 PM »
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If this is genuinely great, and by most accounts it appears to be so, Disney needs to immediately fire the marketing team behind it, because every ad I saw for this made it look like the hackiest piece of shit imaginable.
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Re: Zootopia
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2016, 07:59:36 AM »
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I saw it. It's a lot better than I anticipated when I saw the posters and that trailer (which already has the funniest scene), but critics need to relax. This is a little below Monsters Inc's level of good, I would say. It's no Lion King, Toy Story 3, Walle, Nemo or Miyazaki.

The thing is that the film has a "progressive" message which is smartly imparted and it manages to give a few surprises in it's plot, and I suspect every critic is anxious to jump into the bandwagon of the political correct flavour of the moment.

Leaving that part out, it's all pretty standard fare in the "talking animals" genre. No character is particularly memorable, everyone is cutesy cute and acts with a lot of energy and expressiveness and they all have witty comebacks and the jokes are mostly harmless and predictable. It also has, for no good reason, an awful pop song by Shakira appearing twice during the film.

I think it's time critics stop overrating every mildly intelligent animated film that comes their way.

 

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