Nick and Judy from Zootopia are very important to me. Almost all of my friends abandoned me last year and I felt very alone. I have always loved Disney and have had personal connections with their films, but after I was hurt, I had a special love for Zootopia. It inspires me to “try everything”, even when life knocks me down. Nick and Judy’s friendship means so much to me because it shows that lifelong, loyal, and true friendships can be developed between the most unlikely of friends. Maybe someday I can have as good a friendship with someone as Nick and Judy have with each other…
One message from Zootopia that really resonated with me is that bullies will only get under your skin if you let them. Both Judy and Nick were bullied as children, but they had completely different reactions to it. Judy brushed it off and set out to prove the bullies wrong, but Nick internalized the bullying, letting the bullies’ words define him. Right now, I’m very much like Nick in that in internalize every negative thing people say to me, but I’m trying to be more like Judy. I hope someday to reach the point where I’m not as affected by other people’s cruel words.
I read a confession on here from someone in their mid-20s who said they own a Disney plush and it made me feel a little less self-conscious because I own one too, and I am 23. This goes to say that I have bad anxiety so having Nick next to me helps me sleep at night, especially on the ones when my brain will not stop running. I chose Nick because ‘Zootopia’ is my favourite non-princess film and foxes are my favourite animal. I love the animation, lines and inspiring messages!
Zootopia made me believe in my dream again. I hate that there are so many bad cops today, but I want to be like the few that still genuinely want to help people. Judy and Nick really helped me realize that yes the world is broken, but that doesn’t mean I have to stop fighting to make it good. I will become a police officer and protect my city from everyone, even people like Bellwether who abuse their power.
One of the many reasons why Zootopia is one of my favorite Disney movies is because of how much I relate to Nick and the rest of the predators. I was diagnosed with autism when I was 5 years old and ever since then, no matter what I did I still thought people would see me as nothing but a basket case. And I felt like what the preds were going through with the savage attacks was a perfect example of my life.
“Its always been a dream of mine to have a fox for a pet. Now because of Zootopia its become an even bigger dream. Foxes are just so adorable in their own way and mischievous. Its no shock to anyone who knows me and knows how much I love Zootopia and foxes that I’m going to name my fox Nick.”