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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tangled meets Zootopia in "When Will I Try Everything?"

Byron Howard is, without a doubt, one of the coolest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.  There is a very good reason they based Flynn Rider's personality off of him- he's totally just like him.  They even got the nose right!

Mashin' Jams had previously done a mashup celebrating the work of Rich Moore (When Can I Try Everything Again, which fused Wreck-it-Ralph and Zootopia), and now they've put their talents to commemorating some of Byron's work.  Bravo!

Give it a listen for yourself over on youtube, or after the break!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Overwatch references Zootopia?

Overwatch is AWESOME.  Blizzard's first foray into the world of competitive hero-based first person shooters has been nothing short of a tremendous success!  The lore is rich and mysterious, the characters have history, and they all have both distinct and unique personalities.  It's obvious that the developers love what they do, and sometimes, they will sneak pop culture references into their games.

So, when Blizzard announced that another game of theirs, Heroes of the Storm (Heroes), was getting a major update alongside an event gets you rewards in both Heroes and Overwatch, a lot of people got excited.  But not as excited as some people in the Zootopia community, when they saw D.va's new Police Officer skin that you can only unlock by participating in this event.

Now, we don't have any official word from Blizzard if this is a reference to a certain Bunny Cop we all know and love. However, it does seem to be quite the coincidence that the character who paints rabbits onto her mech, whose ultimate attack icon is a rabbit, and who has a very optimistic and "go-get em" personality (much like our favorite rabbit), gets a Police Officer themed skin.  After all, it wouldn't be the first time Blizzard has referenced Zootopia (they reference Clawhauser in their World of Warcraft patch notes last April Fool's Day).

Is this all speculation?  Absolutely.  We won't know if this was a deliberate reference until either we get confirmation from Blizzard, or until week 2 of the event, when we'll find out if this new skin has any unique lines of dialogue.  Personally, I'm holding out hope for "Sly D.va, Dumb Reaper", or something obvious like that.  However, in the meantime, let us know in the comments what you think.  Is this deliberate, or just coincidence?

If you'd like more information on how you can earn this skin for yourself, you can check out the event details over on Battle.net, or check after the break for a youtube video that explains it all simply and clearly.

Story: The Violet Diaries

Art by: Diana
[Rating T13][Romance][Drama][Family]

The adorableness levels are cranked up to eleven in this delightful work centered around a sweet little ball o' fluff, who just so happens to be Nick and Judy's miracle kit. I lost track of how many times I 'awwed' while reading this due to how lovable Violet is and the hijinks she and her parents get into as they learn and grow as a family. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you can't help but admire how undeniably cute this story is. Fun, engaging, and heartwarming, with a bit of drama thrown in for good measure. -DrummerMax64

Author: Helthehatter
Description : Reality had Judy sitting on the cold floor of the pharmacy's bathroom, staring through her tears at the plastic stick between her fingers, at the red plus sign that told her the sudden tiredness and nausea were for a reason. She had never heard of a fox impregnating a rabbit.
The Violet Diaries
Also on fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: So is she a box or a funny?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Comic- Confession, Chapter 7: Teardrops (by Peanut.K)


Regardless of your religious background, there are moments in life when all you can do is pray.  The moments of pure helplessness, when you have no idea what is going to happen next, and you fear the worst.  And few things leave you more helpless than the possibility of losing a friend or loved one- especially if there's nothing you can do about it.

I hope you have a ticket, because the feels train is pulling in to the station.

Our coverage of Peanut.K's multi-part comic, Confession, has reached its climax.  You can find the first 6 parts here:
Check out Chapter 7: Teardrops over on tumblr, or after the break!

Return To Zootopia Gets a New Trailer! (FAN-MADE MOVIE)




Although a bit late in discovery, we have not forgotten about that awesome teaser trailer of this fan-made movie by Browntable Entertainment! Just this past Christmas, they released yet another awesome trailer that shows off more of the style of art and animation they'll be doing for the film. Giving this fresh look at the movie (and that awesome Chief Bogo voice over), we are more excited than ever to see the culmination of this piece of awesome fanwork!

Check out the hip, new(ish) trailer after the break!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Comic: The sunken fox (by Risuou)


Sometimes, comics don't need words to tell a story.  And with a comic as sweet and emotional as this, I feel that words will only serve to weaken it.

Thanks you, Risuou, for this beautiful comic that can be understood by all, translation not required.

Check it out over on pixiv or after the break.

Anime Opening for Zootopia


Japan does some pretty amazing things, especially when it comes to animation.  One of the coolest anime to debut last year, in my opinion, was Mob Psycho 100.  It really pushed the boundaries of what art styles were possible in the medium, and its ending credits, set to the song "Refrain Boy" by ALL OFF, demonstrate just how beautiful paint-on-glass animation can be.

Why am I going on about an excellent anime that you really should watch if you haven't already?  Because HighJinxinc put together a fantastic anime-style opening for Zootopia, set to the same song as Mob Psycho's closing credits!  With some snazzy editing and a few custom animations, he really makes the film feel like it's just the beginning of what could be a long-running series.  Great work!

Check it out for yourself after the break!