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Friday, July 20, 2018

On Foxes and Forgiveness - An Editorial

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Hello everyone, Bummer here! You may know me from any number of stories I should be updating.

I recently had the pleasure of reading WildeCard’s fantastic article that delves into the ethics and morality of our favorite fox Nick Wilde. If you haven’t read it, stop reading this and give it a read - I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Now if you’re like me, you were surprised to see that Nick’s moral character was ever in doubt! As the article even points out, who doesn’t like the snarky, charismatic fox? But WildeCard’s article raises a number of very thought provoking questions for us to consider about Nick’s background, motivations and actions throughout the film. Questions that really got me thinking.

I learned a lot while grappling with the problem of Nick’s morality, and I’ve done my best to gather my thoughts on the topic and put them down here to serve as a kind of companion piece. Hopefully, dear reader, something in the ramblings below will inspire you to add to the discussion as much as WildeCard’s piece inspired me.

See you after the break!

Story: Heat Spell

Art by Francesca-ictbs
[Rating T13][Romance][Fluff][One-Shot][AU]

Wanna cool off amid this year's sweltering summer? Be warned: though this pool-based story may sound like a cool drink of water, writer hannahberrie ramps up the heat with a scintillating tale of budding crushes between a certain fox and rabbit lifeguard pair. In this alternate universe, Nick and Judy are both college students working away the summer at a pool -- and right off the bat, Judy finds her co-worker may be more than just a passing summer crush. ~YFWE

Author: hannahberrie
Description : In the midst of an intense summer in Sahara Square, Judy and Nick are both college students working as lifeguards at a local pool club.
Heat Spell
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Additional Tags: nick's charm in this one is outta control

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Art of the Day #237

Zootopia X Animal Crossing by PyramidPug
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Zootopia meets Animal Crossing.

This is some great artwork, but whoa, is Chief Bogo a grouch or what? C'mon, big guy, everybody else is having fun, get with the program already.

As for the rest of us, what say we go check out some more random Zootopia artwork? Enjoy, and don't forget to show the original artists some love by clicking on the source links.

Get your art after the break!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Story: In Darkness I Hide: A Zootopia Story

Art by Temiree
[Rating M16][Drama][Hurt/Comfort][Action][Suspense][OC]

Attention! Read this story! There is not a single OC-centered story done better than this. The way the original characters are weaved in with the ones we already know and love is brilliantly done. On top of that, the action scenes are on par with a 007 movie, and the emotions are raw and real. ~Gorgancm

Author: Darkflamewolf
Description : A coming darkness looms on Zootopia. A wolf with a shaded past confronts her own demons, both in her daily life as a bank CEO and during the night, hunting for relief from the pain that has stalked her. As the threat close to home draws near, can she put aside her own struggles to defend what she holds dear? Rated M for strong violence and sexual themes.
In Darkness I Hide: A Zootopia Story
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Additional Tags: When all goes wrong, the flame within can burn brighter than the sun on the darkest of nights.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Special Art of the Day #236: Concept and Fanart, the Dark Side of the Zoo

Put Me Down! by Byron Howard
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This picture by Byron Howard is without a doubt one of the most iconic pieces of concept art in the Zootopia universe. It was originally created for the original version of the film, known mostly as Zistopia, or sometimes as the Shock Collar version of Zootopia. It was these collars, together with the bleak vision of Zootopia depicted in this version that led to it being shelved in favor of what later became the final, theatrical release.

Nonetheless there remains a great deal of both concept and fan-art dedicated to this dark vision of  the film. We present here a small collection of these works for your enjoyment. And please be sure to to show the original artists your appreciation by clicking on the source links.

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Disney Animation's Offical 2016 ZBrush Summit Presentation!


This one is actually pretty old! I actually watched this a very long time ago when I had a try on art and drawing! But this is actually very useful for those who draw along the Zootopia universe!

I bet a lot of artists have seen this already! Every year, Pixologic, the creators of Zbrush; hold an annual summit showcasing all the artists and creators who use their tool! And one of them was Disney Animation, which during 2016, showcased Zootopia!

This is super insightful for those who want to understand more on how they animated and modeled our favorite Zootopia characters and brought them to life. It's really worth the watch, especially if you're an artist!

Check out the full presentation right after the break!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Art of the Day #235

For no reason by cyberamethyst
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Here's Judy in some vintage threads. The original description of this pic says she's wearing 18th Century Clothing but it looks more 19th Century to me. (Civil War era) What's your take?

In the meantime we present another collection of random Zootopia fanart for your appreciation. Enjoy, and don't forget to show the artists some love by clicking on the source links.

Get your art after the break!