10 things we can all learn from Disney's Zootropolis
Going to the cinema nowadays is really bloody expensive, so I have to be uber excited about a film release to actually even consider going. As a Disney fan (who isn't?!) however, I couldn't resist heading out to see Zootropolis!
I'm not going to lie, I was a little disappointed. It's the first Disney film I've ever seen that I was a bit meh about, and I didn't think they had packed as much detail into it as they usually do. YET, they did pack it with an important political punch, which (sort of) made up for it. So, here are the ten things I think we all could learn from Zootropolis:
1.) Respect yourself. Even if you're the little guy, you're important and you have tonnes of self worth.
2.) Everyone can be a friend. So you might be a different race or religion, so what? Friends are friends and you shouldn't take them at face value.
3.) Everyone needs a friend. Someone may seem like an evil predator on the outside, but in the end there are no truly bad people. Some just might need a little extra love.
4.) Don't stereotype anyone. Taught to us through the 'all bunnies are cute' and 'all foxes are sly' analogy: just because someone belongs to a certain group does not mean you have the right to label them as something.
5.) Take care of the little guy. Everyone is important, and never neglect somebody because they aren't 'useful' to you.
6.) Share your talents. No one is good at everything, so by working together you can make a truly effective team.
7.) Be kind. Kindness goes a long way, and you never know how much of an impact being rude/kind to someone can have on them!
8.) Anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Sargent Hopps is laughed at mercilessly for wanting to be a police officer, but her belief in herself made her a great one.
9.) Let your child follow their dreams. Both Wilde and Hopps succeed in changing the status quo because their parents believed in them, and had their back in helping them do whatever they wanted.
10.) Shakira makes one bad-ass gazelle. This one's fairly self-expanatory.