Need a Little Laughter Therapy? Watch Zootopia

STUDIES HAVE SHOWN that laughter reduces pain, decreases stress-related hormones and boosts the immune system. Humor therapy was used by doctors as early as the 13th century.

In the wee hours of the morning during night shifts across the country, doctors keep watch. When patients are safely tucked in, and brushing up on medical literature in the middle of the night becomes impossibly sedating, we fire up DVDs for a dose of our own humor therapy.

Recently the choice was Zootopia. (Yes, we like to nurture our inner child)

Punning on stereotypes and Manhattan’s big city quirks, Zootopia takes politically correct to a whole new level. With solid graphics, adorable characters, and kid friendly but amusing humor, Disney nailed it with this movie. If you need a laugh, we highly recommend this one. The sloth scene had us cracking up like a bunch of 6th graders. #Best.Movie.Ever.

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    March 17, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Laughter is definitely the best medicine. I love comedy movies so I need to watch Zootopia. Is it already available on Netflix? 🙂

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      March 18, 2017 at 12:41 am

      Hi Ashley, Yes it is; such a fun movie! Enjoy the therapy!

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    March 17, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation. In a world where everybody seems too busy to relax, taking the time to watch a fun movie should definitely be a priority.

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      March 18, 2017 at 12:42 am

      Hi Mau, Yes; we all need a Disney movie every few months.

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    March 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Zootopia was really fun! I like that most animated films nowadays are not only for children, but also for adults. They have very adult themes (like Inside Out), it’s like watching a regular movie.

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      March 18, 2017 at 12:45 am

      Yes, they all strike a fine balance. Thanks for your comment!

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    March 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I haven’t seen Zootopia! Is it available for download already? I’ll try to watch that over the weekend. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    Grecy Garcia
    March 17, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I haven’t seen Zootopia, though I have to admit I usually take a glimpse of the movie in cable channel. My laughter therapy is watching Bruce Almighty. This movie is highly recommended. You should watch it too. I will watch Zootopia as you recommended this one.

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      March 18, 2017 at 12:46 am

      Grecy, Yes, the Jim Carrey movies are a riot. I loved Ace Ventura (it’s from the 90’s but he was still as hilarious). Thanks for commenting!

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    Kitty Pryde
    March 17, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Zootopia is definitely on my list. I did mot make it to the premier but I plan to stream it for a good laugh.

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      March 18, 2017 at 12:48 am


      I highly recommend it! Thanks for your comment.

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    Kurt Wagner
    March 17, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    As they always say ” Laughter is the best medicine”. Zootopia is one of those films where you not only laugh but learn from. I highly recommend it.

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      March 18, 2017 at 12:50 am

      Kurt, Yes exactly ~ a cartoon attuned to the times. Thanks for your comment!

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    March 24, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Nothing like a good laugh. I really need this during my stressful work day. Thanks!

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    Nancy P.
    March 24, 2017 at 11:38 am

    That bunny is sooo cute! I haven’t watched it yet but I will this weekend:)

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