We got a new UK trailer for Zootopia this weekend. I only have a minute but I thought I would share my thoughts on it with you guys. First of all, it is a long trailer that tells a lot about the movie. I have a feeling it shares most of the good jokes and I have a pretty good idea of the plot and what is going to happen. So, if you are someone that doesn’t want to be “spoiled” before a movie and want to know as little as possible- STAY AWAY!
My other worry is the plot feels rather generic. Nick Wilde is a con-man and he and Judy Hopps work together to solve a case seems like something I’ve seen a lot. Plus usually that kind of movie the 2 mismatched investigators end up falling for each other. Can that happen in Zootopia? Are we going to introduce inter-species relationships in Zootopia? That seems weird.
But I do hope the characters, setting and writing are strong enough to boost the generic plot. I still have a good feeling about Judy Hopps and feel she will be a very good character.
We also learned in the trailer the film is going to be called Zootropolis in the UK for some reason. That’s kind of strange?
If you watched the trailer what did you think? Did it temper your enthusiasm at all? Did you think they showed too much? If I”m honest it felt a little Minionsy to me. I worry all the good jokes are in the trailer (and action scenes for that matter).
Let me know what you think!
Also my friend AJ and I are having a google hangout today where we talk about the upcoming year of animation. We’d love to have you participate or put questions in the comments section.