Zootopia / Zoolander

This sync is from a while back; I rediscovered it while sorting through old magazines. This page is from the March 2016 issue of Live Interactive English Magazine.


The two movies they chose to feature were Zootopia (released March 4, 2016) and Zoolander 2 (released February 12, 2016). It’s not just that both movie names begin with Zoo-; the second element of each name matches, too. Zootopia is obviously from the word utopia, which in turn derives from Greek οὐ ‎(“not, no”) + τόπος ‎(“place, region”) — so -top-, like -land-, means “place.” Both movie names consist of Zoo- + an element meaning “place” + a noun suffix, and they were released only three weeks apart.

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