I managed to catch Disney’s Zootopia a couple of days ago and it certainly lived up to Disney’s legacy of taking viewers on a magical journey through unparalleled storytelling.
The story revolves around the main lead Judy Hopps, a rabbit who aspired to follow her dreams of becoming a police officer in Zootopia, a metropolis where all types of animals lived in harmony with each other.
Beyond the fantastic animation, engaging plot and enchanting characters, you can always count on Disney to teach you a thing or two about life. Here’s a couple to share with you.
- You can be anything you want to be.
Despite her physical disadvantage as compared to some of her peers, Judy managed to become the top graduate and the first rabbit police officer in Zootopia. So long as you believe in your goals and actively work towards them, you will succeed someday.
- Don’t settle for good. Exceed expectations.
Judy strived to excel in her work right from day one, and made the best of every opportunity to prove herself. In life, opportunities seldom knock twice. So take your best shot when a window opens. You’ll never know what it’ll bring.
- When you can’t do it alone, get good help.
No man (or rabbit) is an island. Faced with a daunting task and tight deadline, Judy enlisted the help of Nick, a wily red fox who eventually became her trusted friend and partner. Teamwork plays an integral part in our real life. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and always seek to build good rapport with those you work with.
- Never judge a book by its cover.
Who would’ve thought that a con artist had a traumatic past whereas a meek pushover harbours devilish ambitions? Time and again the movie challenged stereotypes as a constant reminder to never to take things on face value.
- Believe in yourself even when others don’t.
Judy was constantly snugged by her superior but she gamely stuck to her beliefs, even putting her job on the line. You are the master of your life and no one else should dictate how you live it.