Trailer Breakdown for Zootopia

7 Jan

Breaking from my regular trailer breakdown pattern, I have to admit this isn’t a new preview. But I’m here, and come on – it’s Disney. My true love. So we are going to press pause on this Thursday and break down this trailer. Haven’t seen the official preview already? Take a peek and hop back here (Look! my first animal-related joke of this post. What a milestone) and let’s get started.

You know, even being Disney, I was hesitant about this at first, especially with the first pseudo-trailer that explained the word “anthropomorphic” to audiences everywhere.

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Because I’m no fool – with a new Disney movie comes fandom. With new fandom comes cosplay. And in this case,

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“Zootopia.

with cosplay come fursuits. And as it always must be, with fursuits comes my long-standing fear and/or general discomfort of people in fursuits.

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“A gleaming city where animals of all breeds, predator and prey alike, live together in peace and harmony.”

But these guys? ?? ???? How can you not love these faces.

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“Hi, I’m Judy, your new neighbor!”

“Yeah? Well, we’re loud.”

“Don’t expect us to apologize for it.”

I’m already rooting so hard for Judy. I believe in her.

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“ZPD’s first rabbit officer, Judy Hops!”

Hops. Brilliant. Does every animal have a surname that reflects a common action of that creature? I hope this Lion cop’s last name is Maul.

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Look at my baby. I’m so proud.

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“Ready to make the world a better place?”

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*Chair skids away*

Yeah, I’m not tolerating this. I’m not going to let Judy take this from Mister Stomps over here. Sign my petition to protect my daughter

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“Bad news in this city, gripped by fear.”

You’re leading with that? A snow leopard should know a little something about subtlety. The town looks to you for stability, Ms… Eats-Blue-Sheep.

snow leopard

(I don’t know a lot about snow leopards)

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“What can you tell us about the animals gone savage? Are we safe?”

We now turn to a tasteful montage to answer that question.

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Nah, son.

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Don’t get too caught up in the subliminal racism that you miss the fact that a tiger is using an iPad with a paw insignia. A pawpad. How adorable is that. Okay, back to the racism.

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“This is priority one.

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“Hops –

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“Parking duty.”

| ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄  ̄ ̄  ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|
|      ZPD unfair                      |
|________ _ ___|
(\__/) ||
(•ㅅ•) ||
/   づ”

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“Sir, I’m not just some token bunny.”

I like this message. Stand up for yourself and your abilities, no matter how 2-feet-tall you are. I can relate to this.

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“You strike out, you resign.”

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“Deal.”

Real shady, but I’m into it. Prove him wrong, Hops.

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How many jokes do you think are going to be made on the vein of “we rooted right away for this underdog – excuse me, underrabbit”? That’s unavoidable right? No way only I thought of that joke. When you hear it made, I want you to think of this moment, you and me, where we called it. Together.

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“Hello, I’m here to ask you some questions about a case!”

RED ALERT THERE IS A SMALL GERBIL CAR IN THIS SHOT AND IT’S MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE

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“Then they should have gotten a real cop to solve it.”

Does this orange dirtbag have a child in that pram? Terrible influence. Wonderful voice actor.

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“You are under arrest.”

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“For what? Hurting your feewings?”

Wow, outstandingly offensive Elmer Fudd reference. Someone get this talking neck wrap to cultural sensitivity training.

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“You are a key witness.”

(Chorus of “Savages, savages” from Pocahontas in the background)

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“No, he is.”

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“Hey!”

Sign my petition today to stop this innocent bunny’s pain.

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“I need you to run a plate.”

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“Okay, I know a guy. You need something, he’s on it.”

??? You’re taking her to the DMV? No one there is ever on anything.

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My heart hurts for every creature in this shot.

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“They’re all… sloths?”

A m a z i n g

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“We are in a really big hurry.”

“I… am… on…”

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“it?”

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“… break.”

A m a z i n g

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“I have thirty-six hours left, we can only solve it together.”

*Banner unfolds from the ceiling, with quickly-made confetti falling around it* Unlikely Friends

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“It’s not about how badly you want something, it’s about what you are capable of!”

I want to see thousands of tiny bunnies and humans leaving the theater in March feeling empowered. I’m ready.

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“I am a real cop.”

I BELIEVE IN YOU JUDY

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“Never let them see that they get to you.”

Interesting advice coming from a predator that waits for rabbits to turn and run before it pounces. Smells like

*Banner unrolls from the ceiling to the sound of kazoos* Character Development 

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“You bunnies. So emotional.”

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♫Savages/Savages/Barely even human/Savages/Savages♪

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“Do not let go!”

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“I’m gonna let go.”

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“What?”

Looks like Hops finally realized where she falls on the food chain. Not a bad call.

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“We may be evolved, but deep down, we are still animals.”

Shield my daughter’s eyes.

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“Wooooo”

“Quit it! You’re gonna start a howl -“

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“Woooooo”

One perfect chance to reference the 101 Dalmatians Twilight Bark – wasted.

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“Oh, you are naked!”

Eyes front, Nick. Avert that gaze.

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“For sure, we’re a naturalist club!”

Animals degraded for acting like animals. What has Zootopia come to?

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“All the way down…”

A giraffe doing sun salutations. That’s what I came here for.

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There are a lot of things I could point out about this one. Where to start? Maybe I’ll take the minimalist route here and not comment at all. You’re probably already wondering the same things I am anyway.

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Judy Hops, voiceover: “Life’s a little bit messy.

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Separate but equally important petition to replace minion merch with merch of this perfect elephant toddler.

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“We all make mistakes!

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“No matter what type of animal you are, change starts with you.”

*Wipes tear*

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“We gotta go.”

“Whose car is it?”

“The most feared crime boss, Mr. Biggs!”

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Not going to lie, the trailer could also just have been a blank screen with the crawling text, “Mafia-muscle polar bears in track suits.”

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Gorgeous.

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Judy: “Is that Mr. Biggs?”

Nick: “Stop talking, stop talking.”

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“Oh.”

You live in an animated movie, Judy. This is just the kind of gag you should have seen coming. Not that I think less of you.

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“Ice ’em.”

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Actually ice? Nice touch. It’s all feeling very The Empire Strikes Back and I approve. Two woodland creature carbonite slabs coming up.

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“Daddy! What did we say? No icing anyone at my wedding!”

“I have to baby, daddy has to.”

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I’m a lot more excited for this glorious-looking movie than I was originally prepared to be. Will I see you there? (Not in the 3D theater. I’m not the kind of person who pays $30 to watch a movie wearing two pairs of glasses you weirdo.)

Let me know what you think! Too furry? Not enough furry? I was nervous, but I’m trusting Disney on this, and also willingly entrusting Judy Hops with my life.

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3 Responses to “Trailer Breakdown for Zootopia”

  1. Shahrazad January 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    Oh my goodness! The trailer is one of the best feel-good movies I’ve ever watched. I will probably be so happy during the actual movie that I will melt into my seat, and it will be awkward.
    Wonderful breakdown!

    • Emory January 7, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

      Right, ohmygosh, wasn’t this trailer just super charming? Everything is adorable. And thanks! 🙂

      • Emily C. January 14, 2016 at 11:08 am #

        I know! Super adorable!! (also – yay, again!) ;)))
        Also beautiful, sweet, sure, a little wondering about their furry approach and some subtexts, too, but…. so adorably sweet and ‘you can be yourself’ feel-good.
        Also also… ‘talking neck wrap’? Lol…. 🙂

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