TRIGGER WARNING- SUICIDE: 2016 I attempted suicide. Suffered major depression, was a family disappointment and was just done hearing it. 1st attempt failed, family caught me. 2nd attempt, was going to drive off a cliff. Before I did went to go see Zootopia. After, absorbed and fully memorized the lessons to heart. Never let anyone get to you and never stop trying, even if you fail. Zootopia saved my life and I will always be grateful for the movie’s message. My reason for living on is because of this movie.
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.
“I bought Ray Ban aviator Shades to be like Nick Wilde.”
“I try to be like Clawhauser. I’m also a bit of a corpulent cop, and while the other guys have made remarks about my weight, I think of Clawhauser and how he’d never let silly remarks get to him.”
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.
“Clawhauser always cheers me up. I’d love to have a sibling like him in real life.”
Zootopia is my favorite of the recent movies Disney has produced. I really love the friendship that develops between Nick and Judy. I also love the message of tolerance, kindness, and acceptance the movie encourages. Not every Disney movie requires such profound ideas, I suppose, but I think it’s important to start planting those seeds early for young kids. The world is often an ugly place and I am so happy the filmmakers decide to promote such a good message.
“My mother’s favourite character in Zootropolis was Flash. We went to the Disney Store after and I wanted a Judy plush, but she wanted me to get a Flash plush. I got the Judy and she was disappointed. So I surprised her by ordering her a Flash t-shirt from the Disney Store. She wears it almost all the time too. I like to wear my superhero Flash t-shirt in Disney World when she wears her Zootropolis Flash shirt so we match.”
TRIGGER WARNING: When I was a junior in high school a boy tried to sexually assault me during school. I called my mom and told her I was sick. I somehow convinced her to take me to see Zootopia after she picked me up. She doesn’t know to this day why I was too sick to stay in school but I was fine to see a movie. She already knows about when I was molested when I was 13 and I’m afraid she’ll be mad I didn’t tell her about this.