With a trio of high quality films (Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Big Hero 6) in the last few years, Disney’s animation studio has been on a roll. Zootopia takes their game to the next level – equal to Pixar’s best level.
Set in a world where humanity never existed – and mammals evolved past their predator/prey relationship – Zootopia takes place in a world of anthropomorphized animals. The titular city, from afar, brings to mind a multi-colored city of OZ – or maybe Wayne Boring’s Kryptonopolis from the fifties’ Superman comics – it is an exquisite sight.
The hero’s Camelot quest culminates with an impossible decision Emma must make with consequences she amy never be able to come back from, and in Dunbrouch, Merida teams up with Mulan and Ruby on a very personal mission, in a special two-hour “Once Upon a Time,” starting at 8/7c, Sunday, November 15 on ABC.
In Camelot, Merlin spearheads a mission to reunite the dagger with Excalibur so he can use the weapon to save Emma from the darkness threatening her soul. With Zelena in tow, Hook, Mary Margaret, David, Regina and Robin steal into Arthur’s castle to take the broken sword from the maniacal king.
Merida’s (Amy Manson) courage is tested as her brother’s lives hang in the balance and Belle’s (Emilie de Ravin) fate is left up to Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).
Merlin get’s his heart broken, get’s turned into a tree then get’s released. Henry plans a date, get’s his heart broken, saves the day two more times then get’s his heart broken again. Merida tries to find proper motivation to whip Rumple into shape, Regina witnesses more than one heartbreak and has a heart-to-heart with Miss Swan. It’s a rollercoaster of a ride and even though the episode is named “Dreamcatcher” i think a more appropriate title is “Heartbreaker” because there are plenty to go around.
Emma and Regina formulate a plan to free Merlin but find they are missing a key ingredient that is both precious and painfully required.
In Camelot, as Mary Margaret and David attempt to retrieve the Dark One dagger, Emma uses a dreamcatcher to look into the past to see how Merlin was transformed into a tree. Together, Emma and Regina figure out the critical ingredient they must acquire to free Merlin, but it’s a race against Arthur, who does not want Merlin released. Meanwhile, with encouragement from his moms, Henry musters up the courage to ask Violet on a date. Back in Storybrooke, the heroes break into Emma’s house hoping to locate Gold, but what they find will give them a glimpse of Emma’s end game. Far from prying eyes, Merida sets about the mission Emma has tasked her with and begins molding Gold into the hero they need to draw Excalibur, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.