The kids and I saw an early screening of Zootopia on Monday. The new animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studio is about a society where animals from every environment live together in harmony. But the peace is shattered when some of the animals disappear without a trace. The kids and I loved the movie. The story was good, it was funny, and the main characters were very likable. I think Zootopia is going to be a big hit with both kids and adults alike. Zootopia opens in theaters today. Continue reading to learn six things about Zootopia.
My oldest daughter and I were invited to a tour of LAIKA Studios about six weeks ago. LAIKA is the animation studio that created Coraline. LAIKA’s next movie is ParaNorman (Focus Features), which opens in theaters this summer (August 17th). My daughter and I got a behind-the-scenes tour for the production of ParaNorman [Facebook | Twitter]. All production on ParaNorman took place in a huge, 151,140-square foot building in Hillsboro, Oregon. A large space was needed because ParaNorman had a crew of over 320 designers, artists, animators and technicians. At any given time during the shoot, there were 52 separate shooting units.