What's the deal with Zootopia and the furry fandom?

Discussion in 'TV, Video, and Film' started by FerretXing, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. FerretXing

    FerretXing Member

    I've seen the movie twice and I don't see why there's all this hype about it. Don't get me wrong, the movie is well made but why are people so latched onto this movie and can't let go?
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  2. Yakamaru

    Yakamaru 100% faith-based dancing!

    Don't ask me.

    I just genuinely liked the movie and the message it was trying to give.

    Might be because it's one of the bigger "Furry" movies? I don't know.
  3. metatem

    metatem The Yiffmaster

    I think most of the reason is just that these were *HIGH QUALITY* furries. Zootopia is also the best thing Disney have put out in ages so... yeah. Plus Zootopia is a pretty good movie as long as you don't think about it too much. Fantastic Mr. Fox has a story that has a similar moral but fixes some issues the moral has based on the world. Because no everyone's not the same and not everyone should be treated the same. If you are a serial killer you're going to be treated a lot different by society and that's just down to brain chemistry or a bad upbringing. The original plot for Zootopia works much better but wouldn't be as suitable for kids. with the preditors being heavily controlled by the prey but Judy learns that she can trust and love a preditor despite their standing as a preditor.
  4. BlueWorrior

    BlueWorrior Subwoofer Extraordinaire

    I'll be honest, I was brought to Zootopia because of the furry fandom, but don't I love the movie because of it's furry design... although, the film does look beautiful and I adore the character design.
    I think it's a well done story with a good writing , great comedy, memorable moments and a genuine heart-warming message. It's up there with one of my favourite Disney/Pixar movies over the past 10 years, falling just behind my top pick, Inside Out.
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  5. metatem

    metatem The Yiffmaster

    @BlueWorrior All the recent Disney movies have sort of relied on the message itself to make the movie good and have stuck to like a specific formula and all the interesting stuff is in the art and world design with the characters and stories falling far behind their old stuff. Zootopia is much better than stuff like Frozen, Brave and inside out objectively but come nowhere near stuff like The Incredibles, Up and Wall-e.
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  6. BlueWorrior

    BlueWorrior Subwoofer Extraordinaire

    I Love Up, Wall-E and The Incredibles, But Zootopia hits a chord with me and I can't articulate why, outside of my previous reasons.
    And for what it's worth, Frozen was pretty good. I know it's cool to hate that movie now but I thought I was decent.
  7. metatem

    metatem The Yiffmaster

    I only saw positive stuff before watching frozen and thought it was like the worst Pixar movie. The note many people feel with Zootopia is mostly just the fact that the world is one of the best ones of any Disney movie with so much there to explore in fan content. There are quite a few fan comics that are recreating the original plot and I love how dark and moving they are.

    Plus Judy Hopps is fucking hot as shit. 10/10 would pet.
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  8. FerretXing

    FerretXing Member

    I watched the movie like 2 months after its release after all the hype skyrocketed, I was probably expecting too much from a movie like that since I saw some people literally obsessed with it.
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  9. BlueWorrior

    BlueWorrior Subwoofer Extraordinaire

    Super zealous fans can ruin the experience sometimes. Some people haven't played Undertale for that reason alone.
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  10. FerretXing

    FerretXing Member

    actually yeah, I haven't played Undertail for that reason
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  11. BlueWorrior

    BlueWorrior Subwoofer Extraordinaire

    I'll say this much. There's gonna be rule 34 for any popular game. It's an inevitability. either you let it bother you to the point where you skip it and miss out, or you accept it and move on :p
  12. metatem

    metatem The Yiffmaster

    I was lucky enough to actually be followinng undertale since the kickstarter because I loved OFF and SLHRPG and saw someone share that in that community and some stuff from the Homestuck community.
  13. metatem

    metatem The Yiffmaster

    Undertale is worth playing and for me was the best game that year. It's not like the best RPG ever but it's clear in every part of the game how much love went into it. In terms of indie RPGs I'd say OFF and SLHRPG are better or at least on par and are both free to play and my favorite one Mother 3 is basically abandonware at the moment even though it's a beloved Nintendo game and the translation for it is top notch.
  14. PlusThirtyOne

    PlusThirtyOne What DOES my username mean...?

    Meh~ i actually didn't like it that much. i mean, it was cute and all but like Big Hero 6, the environments and set designs were the best part of the movie for me. The character designs were cute too but not to my...taste. The story's allegorical message was poorly thought through despite its intentions because you can't draw a parallel between animals' species and human races. All around i didn't think it was all that great. Not terrible, but OK. 7.5/10
  15. Starbeak

    Starbeak Sent from Space, resides on Earth.

    Pixar and Dreamworks Animation dominate the animated movie scene. Seeing Zootopia made by Disney Animated Pictures really showed that they can still perform good animation with a great story-line reminiscent of their renaissance era. It it a nice change of pace because the juggernauts that are Dreamworks Animations and Pixar didn't make Zootopia and some might have doubted Disney can not perform without them.
  16. Alpine

    Alpine The best Renault

    After seeing the movie well after the hype train has departed (and trying to keep all the rule34 out of my head when I was watching it), I found the movie pretty well done in terms of showing some of the faults of today's society in a child-friendly manner. I was quite shocked by the use of casual racism throughout the movie, some of which I have seen or experienced first hand IRL.
  17. Egon1982

    Egon1982 Member

    What about Kung Fu Panda? it's also a hit series with us furries
  18. Inpw

    Inpw Roller Coaster Imagineer.

    It got hyped in the fandom since the befur teaser. I liked it, there where some cringe stuff i would've removed (including the stupid song from shakira and shakira altogether, but that's only me.) but it brought a bit of everyday human stuff into these characters like never before seen.

    Furries will like that for obvious reasons. No lore, no magic, just a simple fantasy world where mammals are evolved to walk up right and are intelligent.
  19. Xaroin

    Xaroin Sprsh

    because Disney marketed it to the furry fandom and tried to make it into a cash grab for them. It's as simple as that.
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  20. Cercis Lycalopex

    Cercis Lycalopex King of the Vulpes, First of His name

    Their teaser for it a year prior to release started off with the line "...Animals in Zootopia are ANTHROPOMORPHIC. This is a fancy word that means they walk around on two feet..."
  21. Cercis Lycalopex

    Cercis Lycalopex King of the Vulpes, First of His name

    Emphasis on anthro.
  22. MadKiyo

    MadKiyo Villainous Fly

    I watched the movie yesterday, it was quite good, would watch again. Though there were moments I could immediately say to myself: "Yeah, someones going to make a shitty fetish out of this and ruin my image of it". I tried my best to disregard the existence of the furry fandom while watching the movie, which actually helped to no ones surprise.
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  23. SSJ3Mewtwo

    SSJ3Mewtwo Administrator Staff Member

    To skip all the subtleties and nuances:

    It's a movie about anthropomorphic characters, and it's greatly enjoyed by a community that is geared towards anthropomorphic characters who enjoy the movie's concept, plot, and attention to detail.

    I don't get why that's either surprising or confusing.
  24. nerdbat

    nerdbat Green butt of reason

    I digress
  25. um_pineapplez

    um_pineapplez Mage of Void, dammit.

    I love the movie for what it is without the furry overtones. It's a really clever movie that's surprisingly mature for a kids' film, and actually deserves the praise it gets.

    plus Nick Wilde is the sexiest creature in the history of anything.
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