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

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

  1. Shane McNair

    Shane McNair Adrenaline addicted pursuit pilot

    It was obvious that Disney was marketing it with a furry audience in mind. And if you make a major motion picture with a bunch of talking, bipedal animal characters, it's pretty much a given that it's going to attract furries like a swarm of Alaska mosquitoes to bare flesh.
     
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  2. Ieatcrackersandjumpcliffs

    Ieatcrackersandjumpcliffs Fighter of the Nightman

    There are not enough furries out there to make it to, let alone pass, the billion dollar mark. This pervasive idea that these some of these animal people films are geared toward us, uh, I mean them is ridiculous.
     
  3. Shane McNair

    Shane McNair Adrenaline addicted pursuit pilot

    Have you even watched the first trailer for it? It was most certainly marketed with furries in mind. That doesn't mean that they weren't also marketing it to the broader audience of kids and their families, but we were most certainly a factor in their marketing strategy. A Disney executive (or an agency working on behalf of Disney) even asked furries to help them promote it.

    www.oregonlive.com: Disney's 'Zootopia' and furries: a match made in marketing heaven?
    gizmodo.com: Disney Is Marketing Zootopia to Furries, Which Is Genius
     
  4. Ieatcrackersandjumpcliffs

    Ieatcrackersandjumpcliffs Fighter of the Nightman

    They obviously had no clue that the fandom does not have that kind of power. Unless someone higher up hated the project and tried to tank it.
     
  5. Abyssalrider

    Abyssalrider The Autistic Otter

    you realize both of those articles more or less heavily focus on the fetish side of the fandom?
     
  6. Shane McNair

    Shane McNair Adrenaline addicted pursuit pilot

    So? That's completely beside the point.
     
  7. Abyssalrider

    Abyssalrider The Autistic Otter

    both articles basically imply the fandom is entirely sexual in nature, and that's the reason Disney reached out. I highly doubt that was why, and I doubt their jounralistic integrity as well by showing a refusal to do proper research when writing an article.
     
  8. Zaddict16

    Zaddict16 Very exhausted

    Now I kinda got obsessed with the movie and watching it 61 times, it definetly showed it. Lol
     
  9. Crimson_Steel17

    Crimson_Steel17 The night is my solace; the day is my prime

    Honestly, I couldn't get invested in it. A good break from the mainstream, but I didn't see anything special in Zootopia (maybe I'm a little too much of a movie critic? I know my Tech Theater class ruined plays for me, but... IDK).
     
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  10. Troj

    Troj Well-Known Member

    I thought Zootopia was thought-provoking and fun, and that the world-building was excellent, but I actually like Moana better.
     
  11. KageSakuraclown

    KageSakuraclown Active Member

    I think part of why its so will love is coz it's the first anthropomorphic animal in awhile and it's a good movie
     
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  12. CCTakato

    CCTakato New Member

    For me I love Zootopia because I enjoy the story and the characters and I love the message of the film and the gorgeous animation. I also love that the movie took a darker turn in the second half and I thought they had a very clever plot twist in the film. I enjoyed Zootopia so much that I even saw it twice in theaters and I almost never do that and it was my favorite movie of 2016 though Moana was in a close second. I'm also just a big fan of Disney animation in general.
     
  13. sbm1990

    sbm1990 Folf Guitarist

    I feel like the movie has a good message in that not all members of a certain species(hint hint, race) are the same. There's good and bad in every species in the movie/race IRL.

    Plus, Judy Hopps is a cutie. =3
     
  14. Ravofox

    Ravofox And a few other fursonas as well

    I also think the broader point wasn't just about race. It was about prejudice in general. That just because you're something something doesn't mean you're bad or incompetent. Of course this apples to 'racial' and religious groups, but also to gender, sexual orientation, class origin, etc. I think this general message struck a chord with many, many people - including the furry fandom due to the anthropomorphic animals and the frequent feeling of alienation present in many members of the community (that was certainly why I loved it at least:))
     
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  15. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian

    It also has a pretty stark message about how illiberal demagogues seize power by playing the majority against a vulnerable minority and framing events to make their assigned "enemies" seem at once dangerous and outnumbered. Which is surprisingly subversive and heavy for a Disney movie.
     
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  16. trangtrinh374

    trangtrinh374 New Member

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