Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Zootopia's Dark Side

One Dark Deleted Scene Will Totally Change How You See ‘Zootopia’
We can’t bear it.

The Huffington Post  06/28/2016  Bill Bradley Entertainment Editor 


OK, this may make you paws.

With “Zootopia,” Disney introduced us into a world of anthropomorphic animals with a message. There, a bunny and a fox teach us overcoming bias and stereotypes. It’s fun, it’s inviting — and it was almost completely different.

In a deleted scene making its way around the internet, you see one abandoned concept that is actually shocking (pun intended — you’ll see). In the scene, Nick and Judy get a look into a “taming party.” There, predators are given shock collars to apparently suppress their predatory urges (even though animals haven’t eaten each other for thousands of years in this world).

Watch clip HERE

Now that that’s over, is it time to lock myself in a room, light a candle and play Evanescence or something?

(Call me when you’re sober, Pixar.)

This Is Insider points out that the clip is talked about in the documentary “Imagining Zootopia.” The film explains Disney eventually ditched the collar concept since it made “Zootopia” seem biased and unfair from the beginning. 

Since then, the movie has earned more than $1 billion at the box office, and a gazelle who sounds a lot like Shakira has convinced all of us that we can try everything. 

Her hips don’t lie, so we’ll take her word for it.

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