YO! Wassup brothas and sistas!
Note: This Yak contains a lot of da use “colored” (which fo some people, dat aint right to say cuz even white is a color [not in physics cuz it aint got no wavelength!] and otha sensitive words, so you be warned yo!
So just yesterday, I be watchin them Zootopia! Oh loooord, it one of them dope movies dat come every now and then! And it be animation too! Like oh lord, them cartoons can be creative, it strikes down on certain issues.
[SPOILER ALERT – IMMA SPEAK ON WHAT HAPPENED IN DA MOVIE, SO IF YOU DON’T WANT ME TO SPOIL IT FO YOU, STOP HERE YO, I’M SORRY]
Zootopia, what I believe, stuck down on issues such as: race, class, and bullyin.
With them race, da difference are the predators and prey. It seems da predators are them minorities, and them prey are them majorities. In otha words, da predators are them “colored” brothas and sistas, while da prey are them “non-colored” brothas and sistas.
In Zootopia, da predators were “going back to their primitive ways” and going crazy attackin everyone they be seein. They were labelled as “savages” (If ya’ll seen them Pocahontas movie by Disney, them Native Americans were called “savages” by them white European folks – to give another perspective).
Even Zootopia mentioned that da “savages'” reason for goin crazy was because of their “biology” (basically saying that just cuz you are a predator, you are goin crazy no matter what). In them real life, dat refers to them stereotype/racism about them colored brothas and sistas being “crazy, violent, evil, bad, etc…” (that is da “savage” part).
Now, da biology part comes in when people be saying: you are like dat cuz yo are ____(insert them colored race here____, or back in them days, them white brothas determine if you are “colored” based on if you have any ounce of Black ancestor blood in yo timeline (even if it be like 2%).
With them class, da lil sheep sista be sayin dat Zootopia is 90% prey and 10% predator. She then says dat if da 90% predators come together, they can kick our da prey easily. In them real life, them 90% refers to da 98% of low to middle class people in America, while da 10% is da 2% corporate owners and large business owners/high class.
However, da sheep be fightin a war with da 10% predators, sayin dat she wants to rule Zootopia and kick da predators out because of how a predators ruled as a mayor (he was a lion dat didn’t really care for da sheep assistant mayor).
Now dat information be important, cuz da sheep generalized a whole population of predators based off of one citizen: da lion mayor. And not only dat, but da sheep getting rid of predators reminds me of genocide or even a full elimination of predators.
I agree with da sheep’s strategy of gettin da 90% to achieve goals, but I don’t like her ideas, because she is fightin against da 10% and she is ultimately discriminatin against da 10% predators. Instead of usin dat strategy to segregate, use it to integrate. As them rabbit Officer Judy Hopps be sayin: she don’t want to break Zootopia.
And finally, with them bullyin. Lil Nick Wilde be talkin about when he be younger, he wanted to join them lil group. But when he went, they bullied him, sayin dat he is a predator (again, a race issue) and dat they don’t trust him. So lil Nick gave up on his dream to become part of them group and left. But dat made him stronger, he promised to never again let anyone get in his way/bully him for bein who he be.
Dat’s real powerful, cuz it aint right to be pushed around and told what not to do or be. In da beginnin of da movie, Nick Wilde be tellin Officer Judy Hopps she won’t be a good cop, but rather a “ticket maid.” At dat point, Nick was da bully, but over time, he realized dat he is much better than that. And towards the end of da movie, he began to encourage Judy Hopps and even became a cop.
Overall, dat’s ma take of da movie Zootopia. I’m pretty sure there are way more other issues touched upon dat I missed, and I look forward to hearing them! What are yo thoughts on them Zootopia? Honestly, ma first watch of da movie, I’d give it a 9.9/10 fo da amazing components: voice acting was on point, animation was stunnin, story was almost like noir (with some humor of course cuz Disney). It was real dope, if Disney ever makes a Zootopia 2, I hope they don’t mess up da story. I would like to see what happens with da ram brotha Doug (da brotha who be shootin predators with them Night Howler poison).
Anywho there are a lot of easter eggs in them movie Zootopia (breakin bad, foreshadows of antagonist connections, etc…).
Aight yo, peace!!