I just saw Zootopia! I have seen lots of kids’ movies and to see them with one’s grandchildren is so much fun. I admit that I love some of the storylines, and that I walk away from others wondering what they were all about. Of course, I admit that it took me awhile to figure out Back to the Future, and it was not until the spiritual leader in our congregation gave a ‘message’ from Back to the Future that I actually got it!
Zootopia is different! In Zootopia, the first rabbit to join the police force learns that she has to go the extra mile to demonstrate her expertise, to reach the boardroom and the pinnacle of success. From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When our heroine rabbit leaves her family of multiples behind and goes to the big city of Zootopia to forge her police career, she learns lessons that we can all use. Judy Hopps is the first bunny cop and she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. She also discovers that breaking barriers can be an uphill climb, especially when the other cops in the force are imposing in size and personality.
Judy has what it takes – resilience and she jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case even though it requires her to work with someone quite challenging, sly, and pushy. Might that describe someone with whom you have worked? Might you be Judy? Did you ever have to go the extra mile to prove your worth and to advance within your profession?
Zootopia teaches that stereotypes hurt everyone, bullying comes in all shapes and sizes, life is sometimes unfair, and change is possible! Is your mind open to the possibilities out there? Do you have what it takes to be Judy?