I missed out seeing it in Canada when it premiered there so I was forced to watch it here in Japan, unfortunately dubbed into Japanese. To its credit, the dubbing is well done but it is very frustrating that there are NO viewings of the movie with English. (Why do they promote the Hollywood voice actors here when only a very few cinemas in Japan show the movie in English?) I've complained about this before and I'm sure I'll complain about it again. Oh well, I suppose I can accredit it to my need to study Japanese.
As the title of this post alludes to, the movie I'm talking about is Zootopia. If you haven't seen it yet, run out and do so. It's wonderful. (Even in Japanese.) I'm sure many of the jokes went over my head, for that matter, they went over the heads of all the other audience members. No one in the joint was laughing. At my showing, there were no kids, just adults silently sitting there watching the animation before them.
NOTE TO HOLLYWOOD! My idea for a sequel involves the Zootopia gang getting into an altercation with chimps, monkeys, gorillas, etc. from Simiantown. "Forget it, Judy. It's Simiantown!"
You heard it here first!
I didn't see the movie upon its Japanese premiere though I did snap up a few items just in case they sell out quickly. A couple of Clear Files (of course):
Before it premiered, I was lucky enough to win these four characters for only 7 bucks. Not bad!
On Saturday, I slyly nabbed a fox on only my second try. Not quite as lucky with the other large plush.
At UFO Catcher today, I espied this sextet of mini-plush toys and was happy to see 4/6 of the lesser famous characters.
At the Disney Store, one can buy some Zootopia Tsum Tsum, yet at 620 each, it would take a lot of cash to make your pyramid.
I have nothing against Shakira (prior to this, I had never heard of her), but I think I prefer the Japanese version.
It's sung by Dream Ami and I think she has a lovely voice.
Which do you prefer? Also, where the heck is her biggest fan, the obese cheetah Officer Benjamin Clawhauser, plush figure??
As an aside, I thought this deep chinned Jay Leno lookalike orca was kind of cool.
Aside #2. From what I understand, several Furry conventions were renting out entire theatrical presentations of this movie so they could enjoy the movie in all its anthropomorphic glory. I don't know if the VancouFUR furries were attending a movie showing yet the Hotel in which they were housed was also where several hundred recent Somalian refugees were also placed. Welcome to North America!!