Monday, March 19, 2018

Artwork of the Day #184: Welcome to Bunnyburrow

Bunnyburrows Poster by @Disney Source [1]

Bunnyburrow, the place where it all started for Judy Hopps. Here was where she was born and raised. Here was where she made the decision to become a police officer

In this Art of the Day collection, we focus on Judy's hometown, her family and friends, and pay return visit the Burrows with her and Nick Wilde

Get your art after the break!

Butch Hartman Draws Nick & Judy as Humans!

In the animation world, there are few creators as successful as Butch Hartman.  For those who don't know, he's the creator of two of Nickelodeon's biggest shows, Fairly Odd Parents and Danny Phantom, as well as the lesser-known (but still really good) T.U.F.F. Puppy.

So, when this giant in the animation industry calls Zootopia one of his favorite movies of all time, that's a HUGE compliment!  Butch, you would be right at home here on ZNN- just sayin'!

These shows have had a massive impact in pop culture, and recently he's been making waves in Youtube as well, be it by aging-up the cast of Danny Phantom or drawing Youtubers in the Fairly Odd Parents style.  A few hours ago, he released a video of himself drawing different cartoon animals as humans, including the leads of We Bare Bears, Spongebob SquarePants, and of course, Zootopia.

Check it out after the break, and find the bit about Zootopia at the six-minute mark!

Story: Evergreen

Art by Kochich
[Rating K9][Adventure][Romance][Friendship][Incomplete]

Sure, you've seen fanfics that tackle the world of Zootopia a few months or even years down the road from the original plot, but what about the second Mayor Bellwether is arrested? That's what "Evergreen" sets out to answer, filling in the gaps between the solving of the Night Howler case and Nick's eventual hiring by the ZPD. What ensues is a well-written, entertaining take on that which follows Bellwether's arrest as Nick and Judy's friendship blossoms further. ~YFWE

Author: Aninat131
Description : Many untold stories happened after Bellwether's arrest. From Judy's leg injury, to her reinstatement, her convincing of Nick to join her, awkward family conversations on both sides, Nick's training, and many more. This is a story of how a fox and bunny helped each other through those times, grow close, and develop a certain feeling for each other they never thought they would.

Additional Tags: let's fill in the gaps!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Chill Out With Tiny Pawpsicles!

Oh My Disney is back with Zootopia once again, showing us how to make tiny pawpsicles!

Felicia Rein from "Oh My Disney" demonstrates how to make Nick Wilde's famous pawpsicles, by replicating Nick's actions from the movie by melting other popsicles into jars and freezing them in paw-shaped trays. They show a live comparison between Nick's and Felicia's while making the tiny frozen snack.

Check out the their Twitter and Youtube post after the break!

Teaching Ethics With Zootopia: One Year Later

Educating Undergraduates about 2016's Best Film

It’s been just over a year since Andy shared a draft of “Moral Psychology and Prejudice in Disney’s Zootopia” and wrote about how I was using Zootopia in one of my applied ethics courses. If that doesn’t found familiar to you, let me offer a short recap. 

Back then, I was teaching philosophy at the University of Tennessee while finishing my PhD there, and I used Zootopia in two applied ethics courses to introduce the moral and psychological aspects of bias to my students. In the time that has passed, I’ve finished that degree and jumped to a different institution (I’m at the University of South Florida as a postdoctoral researcher right now). 

I’ve also learned a few things from the feedback I received on the old draft and from my presentations of the material in different venues. In light of those developments, it seems appropriate to provide a little more material on Zootopia for your perusal. 

Check it out after the break.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Join ZNN for a Weekend Watching of Zootopia!

Movie Night by Tailinyan
If you thought the new ZNN Community Server was cool, wait until you get a load of this!  Starting tomorrow we will be doing a weekend-long community viewing party of Zootopia!  It will run from noon EST on Saturday, March 17, to midnight EST on Tuesday, March 20!

Why do this now?  Because unfortunately, Zootopia is leaving Netflix on March 20.  I know, it's tragic.  So, in order to give it one final hurrah on that platform, we're doing this.  Maybe it will give it a sudden boost in traffic that Disney and Netflix take notice of?  Who knows, but either way, we'll miss being able to stream it whenever we feel like.



We are currently looking into other viewing options, so if you have any suggestions, we welcome your feedback in the ZNN Community Discord Server, where we will be discussing the movie as we are watching it.  Now kick back, relax, and grab some popcorn!

The ZNN Community Discord Server is Now Open! Come Join Us!!!

Welcome to Castle ZNN! by Fairytalesartist
Come one, come all! After many months of deliberating, planning and implementing, we have finally unbarred the doors and are opening up our very own ZNN Community Server! What does this mean?! Well, let's go back in time a bit to when Zootopia first opened in theaters.

Back in 2016, the energy and passion for this world was at its peak and many people launched Zootopia Discord servers of their own and the community flourished and grew. Over time, these places, although still active and amazing communities in their own right, began to lose their way as a specifically Zootopia focused platform. ZNN was only a satellite addition to many of these servers, but was in no way a major component. We wanted to build a community again that brought the focus back on what we all love: Zootopia.

Not only that, but to celebrate, we will be having an all-weekend long Zootopia marathon!  We will have more info on that shortly.

For the invite link and the overall intent and purpose behind the server, keep reading after the break and we hope to see you all there!