To say Zootopia has made waves is an understatement. Not only has it inspired a whole community of fans (hey, that’s us!) but it’s had an impact on some things in the real world as well. The St. Paul Police Department screened it as part of their annual training. A University Professor incorporated it into his course curriculum. And a whole generation of children are growing up with the messages Zootopia teaches about prejudice that they’ll have for the rest of their lives. That’s pretty powerful.
One man in Switzerland, Kevin Baechler, is using this as a topic for his thesis, and reached out to ZNN to help him learn what the community has to say on these topics. To that end, the two of us have put together a poll that consists of three questions:
Do you think it is a good idea to use animated movies (like Zootopia), with a primary audience of children, to highlight real-world problems like racism, sexism, violence, prejudice, etc.?
Do you think it is a good idea to use movies with a message (like Zootopia) for education and training purposes?
Would you like real-world cities to be more like Zootopia, with vibrant colors and buildings that integrate nature into their construction?