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5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After Zootopia
Not only is Zootopia a smart, funny friendship story set in a world populated by walking, talking animals, but it's bursting with thoughtful themes and important messages for kids (and all of us, really). As Judy and Nick get to know each other -- and solve a tricky mystery that threatens to tear their society apart (be ready for some scary scenes!) -- families can use the characters' experiences as a way to bring up some really big ideas. Try these topics/questions to get started:
How do Judy and Nick challenge stereotypes about bunnies and foxes? How can we apply those messages to human society?
Do you agree with Nick when he says that "you can only be what you are -- sly fox, dumb bunny"? How does his opinion change over the course of the movie? How do he and Judy change the way the other thinks?
How does the movie address bullying? How did being bullied when they were little affect Judy and Nick? How did they react to it? What does Judy find out about her bully later on, and what can we learn from that?
Do you think it's OK for movies aimed at kids to include humor that only adults will understand? Does it matter if the jokes are racy? What do you think about other kinds of references to things kids aren't familiar with?