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Thursday, June 30, 2016

24 Reasons Training Day and Zootopia Are The Same Movie


Since it seems like some of you didn't get the joke last time we posted a Couch Tomato video you can find similarities in pretty much every movie.  Some of these reasons make sense, some of them are really stretching it, and some are basically just there for the sake of comedy.

So, how is Training Day like Zootopia?  Well, find out after the break!

Comic: Mrs. Otterton Worries About the Future (Original by Hasegawa Shigurio)


You know, I wonder if Mrs. Otterton was aware of her husband's activities.  I mean, he's lived a very interesting and unusual lifestyle.  He's a practitioner of nude yoga, he is a personal friend of a mafia boss, and throughout all that, he still holds down a day job as a florist and is a loving father of two.  I like to imagine that she did know, and was supportive of him in these activities, but it's never actually made clear.

Well, if she didn't know before the whole night howler mess, she certainly does now.  Thanks to Hasegawa Shigurio (長谷川シグリオ) for making the original comic, and thanks to LMAbacus and gfcwfzkm for translating and editing it into English.  You can find more of the artist's original works on pixiv and twitter (@sigmarion).

Check out the original comic over on Pixiv, or get the translated version after the break!  Again, read it from right-to-left.

Rich Moore's Big Announcement!

...It isn't Zootopia 2.  Though Rich Moore did have some Zootopia-related things to say at the beginning.

However, we are getting Wreck-it-Ralph 2 on March 9th, 2018.   Now I'm sure you're wondering what that might mean for a Zootopia News site.  Well, it means that, if we have a confirmed date for Wreck It Ralph 2, it's incredibly likely that Zootopia will get a sequel as well, possibly within the next 5 years!

Also, I've gotta give props to whoever was running the Facebook Live announcement.  Right after the announcement was made, right when they were going to give some details about the movie, there was "a glitch" and the video froze for everyone.  Little did those who were watching live know, that was part of the video.

Well played, Disney.  Well played.  You just trolled over 10,000 people in a single moment.  Bravo.

Check out the original announcement here, and take a look at some concept art after the break!

Update:  They released the Full announcement video here, which features John C. Riley (Ralph) smashing a brick wall in celebration!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Art of the Day #38 - Oh the Humanity!

Hopps and Wilde by chacckco
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And now it's time for the first potentially controversial Art of the Day post.  Let me start off by saying that I know- Zootopia would NOT have worked if the characters had been humans instead of animals.  It could not have said what it was trying to say if it wasn't a city of animals with their own unique biases and stereotypes.

That said, there is a TON of absolutely excellent humanization art out there.  I'd feel bad if I didn't give it it's due every so often.

So yeah, here are 20 pictures of Nick and Judy imagined not as a fox and a bunny, but as two humans.  Get your art after the break!

Story Updates 29 June 2016


Prejudice, misinformation, manipulation... Zootopia mirrors our world in many ways.  Many good, but many bad as well.  And if we're ever going to make the world a better place, there are certain concepts that we must fight against however we can, even if our weapons are as simple as casting a vote.  The Campaign doesn't shy away from these issues, and neither should you.  Vote Todd Renard!

Updated Stories:
The Campaign by Nota999
Short Tails by Clunkbot
Assault on Precinct 1 by LucasGodzilla [COMPLETE] 

Links to individual chapters after the break.

Try Everything on the Piano (by AniPiano)

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It's interesting to see just how different every cover of "Try Everything" is.  I guess the musical side of this community really took that motto to heart.

AniPiano, who, as the name implies, primarily does piano covers of songs from Anime, took a shot at Gazelle's Hit Track, and I would say they did a fantastic job!  Check it out after the break!

Comic: Zootopia Deleted Scene (Original by 櫻井エネルギー)


Now I want to see the entire movie re-drawn as a manga.  That would be seriously awesome.

So, here's a re-imagining of the scene at the Cliffside Asylum, where Judy's parents call at the absolute worst possible moment and they have to escape as fast as they can.  This one I can't exactly see "happening" per say, but people do tend to act in unpredictable ways in high-stress situations.  Either way, it's hilarious!

Thanks to 櫻井エネルギー (@Sakurai_Energy) for drawing the original comic, and thanks to LMAbacus for the translation and gfcwfzkm for editing it.  As usual with manga, read it from left to right.

Find the original over on twitter, and the translated version after the break!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Return of the ZNN Ranger Scout Challenge! [400,000 Pageviews Special]

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You all thought this was done with, didn't you?  That I had forgotten about it?

Can't say I blame you- it's been over two months since the challenge was first announced.  But, I promised everyone who participated that I would show off their hard work in a compilation post, and here it is!

For those of you who are new to the site (...well, who weren't visiting two months ago), the ZNN Ranger Scout Challenge is what you might imagine- a challenge.  We gave readers one week to accomplish one of three tasks.

The first option was to write a short story about "What does an average friday night look like for Clawhauser?".  The second option was to run a mile (1.6 km), time yourself, and try to get a faster time by the end of the week.  The third option was to record a cover of "Try Everything".

Nobody did the third option at the time.  Which, based on the current results of the poll we have going, makes sense.  But people did do the first and second options, and today, I would like to award those people their long-awaited merit badges!

That's right!  We have custom-made merit badges for those who completed the challenges!  You can thank Quirky-Middle-Child over on Tumblr for making them- they turned out awesome!

So, get the merit badges and results after the break!  There are a couple of fun fanfics in there, so I'd recommend you giving it a look!

Keep an eye open for the next Ranger Scout Challenge!  I promise we will be doing this again soon!

Art of the Day #37

Nick Wilde by Lenzomo
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You know what I love most about doing these Art of the Day posts?  Seeing just how many different styles of art you guys use to portray Nick and Judy.  Seriously, y'all are incredibly talented.  It's amazing.

Get your art after the break!

Story- Jack Savage: A Spy Like No Other

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[Adventure] [Drama] [Rated T-13]
Spy movies are great.  Comedic spy movies aren't really.  Especially the new ones.  But this is how I'd love to see a spy movie with comedy be written. ~ Pre-reader Andy

Author: AnotherHackWriter
Description: He's not always the smoothest rabbit out there.  Nor the best shot.  But he's got determination in spades, and when an international criminal threatens to get Zootopia wiped off the map, the ZPD's got no choice but to turn to this dapper(ish) agent - and he's go no choice but to team up with the ZPD's best officers and confront his history with this massive city.
Jack Savage: A Spy Like No Other

Additional Tags: The name is Savage.  Jack Savage.

Table of contents after the break

Monday, June 27, 2016

Story Updates: 27 June 2016


Oh boy, look what just updated!  You know how I said the other day that those two stories were seriously intense?  I'd forgotten about this one when I wrote it.  If you haven't started reading it, I highly recommend it.

Updated Stories:

The Thin Blue Line by Rurik
The Bunny who Knew Too Much by The Crim
Fallout: Zootopia by CiderStripes
Assault on Precinct 1 by LucasGodzilla

Links to individual chapters after the break!

Comic: Smart Judy (Original by 米克斯犬)


Yeah Nick, that is a pretty dumb move.  It's literally in the name.  Rainforest.

Thankfully Judy always comes prepared!  ...sorta.

Thanks to 米克斯犬 (Micks) for the original Chinese comic, and thanks to LMAbacus for translating and editing it! You can find the original over on Pixiv, and the translated version after the break!

ZMV: Trip The Light

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I admit it- my sleep schedule is completely messed up.  It's 4 PM and I only woke up about half an hour ago.

But that doesn't mean ZNN has to be on hold!  Here we have a beautiful ZMV by feebledarkness0 set to the song "Trip the Light" by Garry Schyman and Alicia Lemke.

Check it out after the break!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Send in your thank-you cards for the cast and crew of Zootopia!

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ZNN is still collecting Thank-You cards for the Ultimate Thank-You Card Project.  To show your gratitude to the cast and crew who worked so hard to make such a gem of a movie, email a thank-you card to ThankYouZootopia@Gmail.com.  Our goal is to collect 200 by the end of July, but right now we're only 1/10th of the way there.

So come on and show all the exceptional animators, modelers, lighters, riggers, sound designers, musicians, and so on how much you love their work!

Also, we're rapidly approaching 400,000 pageviews, which seriously is blowing my mind because we hit 300,000 just last week.  You are all incredible, so I think I'll give you a little hint as to what I have planned to celebrate 400k when we hit it next week!  Check below the break for that!

Have a great night everyone!  I will see you all on Monday!

Until next time, remember...

Try Everything!

-Andy Lagopus

Stories: Two Crimson Paws and For Them Both

Cover art for Two Crimson Paws
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These two stories are connected, so it's only fitting that they both be given the same post.  They're very dark, but come highly recommended if you don't mind intense stories.

Author: Icestar-x

TWO CRIMSON PAWS

[Tragedy] [Dark] [Rated M-16]
It presents a "what if" situation that I can honestly see but don't want to see happening.  It's well written, enjoyable, and my god is it intense.  The intensity, shock and sadness levels rise up very quickly, but it remains engaging throughout the whole story. ~ Pre-Reader Andy
Description: Two friends.  Two lives.  One tragedy.  Sometimes even the best laid plans fail, and all you can do is trust each other.  One-shot story that's a 'what if' scenario where Bellwether swapped the blueberries for the serum.
Two Crimson Paws


Cover image for For Them Both
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FOR THEM BOTH

[Revenge] [Dark] [Rated M-16]
For them both has vengeance written all over it.  This sequel is paced differently.  It's cold, it's entrancing, it's dark.  Definitely a good read. ~ Pre-Reader Andy
Description: Sequel to Two Crimson Paws.  After the events of the previous story, Manchas teams up with some unlikely allies to bring justice to Zootopia.  Not just for those lost, but for himself.
For Them Both


Additional Tags: It's scary how plausible this scenario is.

Comic: Godspeed, Young Man (Original by Harusuke)


I wish that this comic had been around for Mother's Day.  Because it is so adorable.  After all, if your best friend gets along with your parents (especially your mother), it's typically a sign that you should keep that friendship (or relationship) strong.

Thanks to Harusuke for this fantastic comic.  It's incredible just how distinct Nick's mother is from Nick, while still being clear that he inherited many of her traits.  Bravo!

Also, thanks to LMAbacus for translating and editing it for us!  Get the original 11-page comic over on Pixiv, and check out the translated version after the break (or on imgur)!  Remember, read it from right-to-left.

Story Updates 25 June 2016


Just when you think a story is fully complete, the author surprises you with an update!  Weddings, Lifemates, and Love was one of the earliest stories featured on ZNN, but hey, if the author has new ideas and things to add to it, by all means, go ahead!

Updated Stories:
Weddings, Lifemates, and Love by Queequegg
A Day Like Any Other by SimpleApricot
Born to be Wilde by Berserker88 (with MindJack)
BvB: Butting Heads by PresidentStalkeyes
Zootopia - In the Days That Followed by Ayziks

Links to individual chapters after the break!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Art of the Day #36 - Gotta be Gaming!

Zoortal by RON-IC
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<HELLO, AND AGAIN, WELCOME TO THE ZOOTOPIA SCIENCE COMPUTER-AIDED ENRICHMENT CENTER>
<THE PORTAL WILL OPEN IN 3... 2... 1...>

<GET YOUR CAKE AFTER THE BREAK>

Comic: "Caught" by Eric Schwartz [Full Comic]

You see, situations like this are why many places have rules against PDA in the workplace.  It can make things seriously awkward for everyone.  Especially the couple who gets caught goin' at it.  Thankfully Judy limited herself to just making out with nick, or else I couldn't post this here.

Which would be a shame.  I mean, just look at that face.  How could I not post it if given the chance?  It's gotta be one of the best faces Eric Schwartz has drawn, which is really saying something considering how expressive his work is.

You can find the full 6-page comic over on Furaffinity or after the break!

Story: Finding the Folks

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[Drama] [Romance] [Rated T-13]
Judy goes to find Nick's family, so while it features some OC's, they blend blend in with the world very well. ~ Pre-Reader Andy 

Author: HPLurvkriff

Description: Tired of Nick's wall of silence, Judy searches out Nick's family herself.

Finding the Folks
also on Fanfiction,net

Additional Tags: Are foxes faithful?

Table of Contents after the break

Hot Fuzzy T-Shirt on sale! (Will be gone soon)

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This picture by Fishmas is awesome.  Seriously awesome.

So, who wants it on a T-shirt?

For the next 10 hours, Ript Apparel is offering shirts featuring this design for just $11.  You can get it on a hoodie, A T-shirt, a coaster, a print, a tanktop... pretty much whatever you want it on.

Personally, I think that it's cool when stores take pieces of cool fanart and make them into physical items.  Especially when the artist gets a cut of the sales.

So, check it out over on Ript Apparel while it lasts!

And thanks to /u/DL2828 on reddit for pointing this out.  It's a cool offer that might have been missed had you not posted about it.

Comic: Nick and Judy Drink (Original by Meno)

 

[Rated M-16 for Alcohol.  But you still need to be 21 (in the US) to even consider it, so don't.]

Personally, I do not drink.  Not only is it a matter of faith for me, but I agree with nick in this image.  Self-control is definitely preferable to drunkenness in my book.  Not that there isn't money to be made by being the designated driver at parties.

However, since I know many of you do drink, you may enjoy this comic more than I do.  Besides, there are already plenty of "nick and judy get drunk" style comics out there.

Thanks to Meno (@lut00219) for the original comic, and thanks to LMAbacus for translating and gfcwfzkm for editing.  Check out the original over on Twitter, and the translated version after the break! Remember, read it from right to left.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Art of the Day #35

   
【C90】夏コミ受かりました。ズットピログまとめ【J01b】 by 犬耳もえ太
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You guys are awesome.  Just wanted to say that.  Have a great morning/afternoon/evening/night, whichever is appropriate for where you are in the world!

Get your art after the break!

Poll: Has Zootopia inspired you to create your own original content? If so, how?

Pictured above: Nick Wilde planning and writing the ultimate mystery/drama/romance/action/adventure/comedy fanfic
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A harmless movie is released by Disney.  It's very good, and receives high praise from critics and audiences.  But what follows is a mystery that still confounds scientists the world over.

Ordinary people, who would typically enjoy a movie while they watched it and speak positively about it afterwards, began to behave strangely.  They would suddenly be writing out stories detailing the adventures of a cartoon fox and rabbit.  They began spending hours meticulously drawing them either with physical tools or on digital art programs.  They composed music dedicated to the movie.

People who had never considered joining a fandom suddenly found themselves engulfed in one.  And those who had been in fandoms previously had an uncontrollable urge to do more, more than they had ever done before.

The Consumers became... Creators.

So now I ask, for science: Has Zootopia inspired you to create your own original content?  If so, how?

By "Original Content", I mean any fan-made creations related to Zootopia.  Fanfiction and Fan Art are common examples, but there are also musicians, comic artists, video editors, and so forth.  I know a guy who made an intricate maze based on Nick as a Junior Ranger Scout.  Another calculated the density and weight of a Jumbo Pop.  There are theories on how something in the movie came to exist within the world presented to us.

Check out the poll over to the right, and let us know what Zootopia has inspired you to do.  The poll will close at midnight on July 3rd.  Feel free to choose as many answers as you need to.

Story Updates (23 June 2016)


Now here's one we haven't seen update in a little while.  Of course, it's a collection of short stories, so it could update at any time and be perfectly fine.  This time, get an AU story where Nick meets Judy by accidentally rear-ending her meter-maid cart.  That can only end well for him, right?

Updated stories:
Short Tails by Clunkbot
Fallout: Zootopia by CiderStripes
Always my Sly Bunny, Always my Dumb Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
Hopps and Robbers by Redman404

Links to individual chapters after the break!

Texting a Sloth must be the most frustrating thing in the world.

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The Zootopia Twitter feed (@DisneyZootopia) is back again with their series of funny texts.  This time, Nick is asking Flash for another "quick" favor.  And flash is flash.

But they're not the only ones who have had some fun with this scenario!  A while back we featured a blog on Tumblr called "Texts from Zootopians".  Their stuff is just hilarious, and I highly recommend you check it out HERE.

Here's the beginning of their series of Flash texts:


 

Check out the rest of this situation after the break!

I don't know what to call this so lets just title it "Midnight Shenanigans Episode 1"


It's 2 AM where I live.  I should be asleep.

But you know what?  I wanted an excuse to post that Emperor's New Groove crossover picture.  Let's do something else related to Ask-the-ZPD.  Because their blog is great.  Check it out if you haven't already.

Luau!



Hooray for the middle of the night, and all the randomness that may ensue.

This type of post may or may not happen again.  Depends on what y'all think of it.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Art of the Day #34 - Summertime!

Have an amazing summer by Byron Howard
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Summertime has officially begun!  Time to hit the pool!


My high school days may or may not have been DRAMATICALLY impacted by the High School Musical series.  Mostly positively, thank goodness.

(Just saying, I'd still totally love to go on a date with Ashley Tisdale if given the chance.  If she's reading this... well I would be very, very surprised to say the least.  And I'd tell her to get in touch with me over twitter @zootopia_news.)

I'm getting off-topic here.  Let's kick off the summer, Zootopia-Style!

Get your art after the break!

Return to Zootopia Teaser Trailer (FAN-MADE MOVIE!!!)


Disney.  You'd better let us know if there's going to be a Zootopia 2 soon.  Because we are internet people.  If you don't do it, we'll do it ourselves.

That's right.  Browntable Entertainment has released an awesome trailer for their newest project- a non-profit fan-made SEQUEL to Zootopia!  They're currently in production, but so far they seem to be far more professional than any "fan-made-movie" project I've seen in my time on the internet.


But if that's not enough for ya, they've also released an update video explaining how their production is going to run.  You can watch that below the break, but for now, here's what you need to know:
  1. They will have exclusive behind-the-scenes footage as production goes on for their followers on Instagram and Twitter
  2. The music, while based on Michael Giacchino's score, will be completely original.
  3. They are estimating a release in EARLY 2018, though it may be earlier if things go better than expected.
  4. The movie is going to be titled Return to Zootopia
So, be sure to subscribe to their youtube channel for future updates, and in the meantime, we'll be excitedly watching to see what happens!

Also, I noticed that the guy in charge of this production was just using a filter to make his voice sound like Bogo's.  If you don't mind, I'd like to humbly offer myself as an alternative.  You can hear my Chief Bogo demo here.

Story- Worlds Apart

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[Friendship] [Rated K-9]
While the role-swap concept isn't unique to this fic, this is the best execution of it I've read ~Not A Pre-reader

Author: FoxStang
Description: In an alternate, parallel universe to the Zootopia of the film, Judy Hopps never left her hometown to become a police officer.  Meanwhile, Officer Nicholas P. Wilde of ZPD Precinct One is dispatched to a little farming community called Bunnyburrow...
Worlds Apart

Additional Tags: I'll have a bag of blueberries and one of Carrots, please.

Table of Contents after the break.

Comic: Apology (by PDQSketch)


Poor Mr. Manchas.  He took a lot of abuse in the film.  It'd be amazing if he wasn't left with some serious physical and psychological scars from all of it.

First he's just doing his job, driving a limo for Mr. Big, when suddenly his passenger attacks him, injuring his eye and driving him off the road.  Next, he gets shot with a Night Howler dart and goes savage, completely losing control of his body and attacking the police officer who only came to help.  And then, he was locked up for what may have been several weeks while doctors tried to find a cure for whatever was making him go savage - all while he had no control over his own actions.

I seriously hope that Mr. Big gave him a well-deserved paid vacation after all's said and done.  PDQSketch is right- he's probably suffering from some major PTSD.

Check out this comic over on tumblr, or after the break.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Art of the Day #33

[Title Unknown] by ♻️SHINO_4444
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So, I just did a little bit of multiplying, and I made a fascinating discovery!

Currently, ZNN has a folder where we store all the high-quality fanart we can find.  Right now, it's holding over 7,000 images, which is mind-blowing in and of itself.  But then, if we feature 20 pictures a day for 26 days a month (we're not counting sundays), we have enough art at this very moment to last us for at least 13 months!

And that's not all!  We've been finding 90-150 totally new images every day, so we basically have enough to keep this going indefinitely!

It's a testament to the strength of the movie and of the fandom that there is this much amazing art being created at such a rapid pace.  You are all just incredible.  Keep it up!

Get your art after the break!

Story Updates 21 June 2016



The Fox and The Rabbit is back!  The long-awaited Chapter 14 has arrived, continuing a story hailed by many as one of the best fanfics in the fandom.  I personally can't wait to see what happens to Nick in Bunnyburrow, with all of Judy's family to deal with.

And note that my excitement and praise for this fic is not to the detriment of other works.  If you story wasn't really good, it wouldn't be on ZNN.  I've seen tons of really awesome fanfics since I've been doing this.  But The Fox and The Rabbit was the one that really convinced me that there were fanfics out there in the zootopia fandom that were worth featuring.

Besides, that's not all we have today.  The Joker is Wilde has finally completed, bringing Judy's reign of humorous terror to a close!  Will Nick be pranked within the 24 hour limit?  Find out here!

And here are all the stories that have updated today!

The Fox and The Rabbit by ShippingMammals
The Joker is Wilde by The Crim [COMPLETE]
ZBI- Zootopia Bureau of Investigation by WhiteeFoxclaw1990
A Day Like Any Other by SimpleApricot

Links to individual chapters after the break!

Comic: A Special Surprise (Original by @Im_super_zoo)


Nick and Judy are just the cutest animated couple ever implied on the big screen.  Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are the best official animated couple in my opinion, but other than that, it's hard to think of characters that just go together so well.

Thanks to 슈퍼 (@Im_super_zoo) for making the original comic and giving us permission to translate it.  Also thanks to RToasts for translating, and gfcwfzkm for editing it.

Check out the original comic over on twitter, and get the translated version right here after the break!

Story- Zootopia: Partners

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[Romance] [Drama] [Huge] [Rated T-13]
A well written work that is somewhere between a single story and a collection of one-shots in the same timeline.  While it does feature several oc's, they're well done and feel well incorporated into the world.  ~ Not A pre-reader

Author: Kittah4

Description: Tales of the tails of Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde and their growing relationship with each other.  Starting just as Zootopia ends, it chronicles numerous adventures and situations the unlikely duo engage together.

Zootopia: Partners

Additional Tags: Anyone can be anything.  Which means OC's can be good.

Table of contents after the break

Monday, June 20, 2016

Story Updates 20 June 2016


You see what that is?  That is brand-new custom art for one of the stories we've been featuring regularly, that's what!  TheWyvernsWeaver did an awesome job on this picture for Smooth Operator by Mordecool1039, so be sure to check out the image over on deviantart and the story below!

Updated Stories:
Smooth Operator by Mordecool1039
Assualt on Precinct 1 by LucasGodzilla
Born to be Wilde by Berserker88
Fallout: Zootopia by CiderStripes
Zootopia- In the Days That Followed by ayziks

Links to individual chapters after the break!

Art of the Day #32 - The Wonderful World of Disney!

サバンナ・セントラル事件 by くぱモン
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This little tiger cub is asking all the right questions.

Disney is an absolutely magical company.  They have brought us some of the most timeless and treasured movies ever.  And since we're in the Year of the Mouse, as I'm calling Disney's absolute domination of the box office in 2016, let's celebrate the wonderful worlds that Disney has brought us.

That's right, this post is all Disney crossovers!  Expect everything from Robin Hood to Frozen to Gravity Falls!

Get your art after the break!

Song- More than Friends (by Gatopaint)


I really like Gatopaint's music.  It reminds me a bit of christian rock artists like Casting Crowns.  Don't really know why, it just does,

Check out his new song, "More than Friends" after the break!

Comic: Happy Father's Day! (by Quirky-Middle-Child)


Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!  Yes I know it was yesterday.  But I still wanted to show my appreciation to all of you men out there who help us to grow and become better people.  And Quirky-Middle-Child made a very fun comic about it, so I may as well share it with y'all as a way of showing my gratitude.

It makes sense in my head, shush.

Check out this Father's Day comic over on Tumblr, or after the break!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Art of the Day #31

ズートピア by ネモト ユウマ
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We're back!  It's been a while since we've had an Art of the Day post, hasn't it?  So sorry about that.  The process used to take hours to do, and I was just finding that I didn't have the time to do them properly.

But, thanks to the excellent work of Pascal (gfcwfzkm), I now have a tool to make the whole process at least 10-20 times smoother!  Thank you so much man!  Now, the Art of the Day is back as a regular feature here on ZNN!

Get your art after the break!

Story Updates 18 June 2016



I'll be frank, and tell you that I don't really have much to say right now.

Okay, now I'll be andy and post the fanfiction updates from the past few days.

Updated Stories:
Fallout: Zootopia by CiderStripes
The Bunny Who Knew Too Much by The Crim
The Masks We Wear by ElegantDiscord

Links to individual chapters after the break

Comic: Nick's World (Original by つる)

Yesterday we got a look into Finnick's life.  Today, let's take a look into Nick's mental landscape.

This comic does a phenomenal job of breaking down the transformation that Nick went through over the course of the movie.  I absolutely love some of the quotes from this. (I assume they're just as impactful in the original Japanese version).  For example:

"If pushing back against bias and bigotry isn't necessary, then getting hurt by them isn't either."
"Forging a path of ambition over a life of normalcy, she broke through in the end."

And that's all I'm going to say before I get into major spoilers territory.  Seriously, go read this one.  It's fantastic.

Thanks so much to つる (@Turu_Picca) for this amazing comic.  And thanks to LMAbacus for the translation and editing.  Check out the original over on Pixiv, and the translated version after the break.

Remember, it's manga, so read from right-to-left.  It's especially important for this one, since it's narration-driven.

The Hidden Meaning of Zootopia


For those of you who are unfamiliar with Wisecrack, they are a youtube channel that deals in comedy and philosophy.  Because that's always just a stellar combination, right?

The most recent installment in their "Hidden Meaning" series, where they break down movies in comedic and clever ways, is, obviously, Zootopia.  Otherwise, why on earth would ZNN be reporting on it?

Check it out after the break!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Comic: Finnick's Past (Original by Mameo)


Aww, Finnick as a kid... well he looks pretty much identical to Finnick as an adult, but he's definitely a whole lot cuter without the attitude!

So, we know how Nick learned the lesson of "If the world's only going to see a fox as shifty and untrustworthy, there's no point in being anything else."  But how did Finnick learn that lesson?  Find out in this bittersweet comic.

Many thanks to Mameo (@pugpugkotsubu1) for making the original comic, and thanks also to LMAbacus for translating and gfcwfzkm for editing!

Check out the original comic over on Pixiv, and the translated version either on Deviantart, Tumblr, or after the break!  And remember, read from right to left!

Story: Won't Touch Ground

Source
[Slice-of-Life] [Rated T-13] [Complete]
Not going to lie, this story makes me actually want to try taking up parkour as a hobby.  It'd certainly be healthier than sitting around searching the internet for Zootopia stuff all day.  (Aw, who am I kidding, ZNN is too much fun.  But parkour does sound awesome too.)

Author: Quintus

Description: At the age of eleven, Judy begins training in the discipline of parkour.  It does not go smoothly, especially when a teenage cheetah decides to make things difficult.

Won't Touch Ground

Additional tags: HARDCORE PARKOUR!

ZNN Reaches 300,000 Pageviews!

HUGE thanks to Ask-The-ZPD and Quirky-Middle-Child for this AMAZING celebration art!

Wow.  Just... just WOW.  300,000 views.  I never, NEVER, anticipated this happening.

Thank you.  From the bottom of my heart, thank you.  You're all simply incredible, and I am honored to be able to feature your phenomenal work on this site.

I'd like to take this moment to especially thank the amazing team we have here at ZNN.  They volunteer their time and talents freely, and without them, ZNN probably would have flopped after a month at most.  Instead, we're moving forward, our audience growing with each passing day.  Despite being located all around the world, from the USA to Malaysia to Switzerland, we have been able to work together to bring you all the best that the fandom has to offer.  I truly feel blessed to be part of something like this.

Thank you all so, so much.



...I'm being told this is getting a little sappy, so on to actual ZNN-related news and updates!

As a reminder, we are still collecting Thank You Cards for the Zootopia Cast and Crew.  Our goal is to collect 200 by the end of July, at which point we will find a way to take them to Disney and personally present them to all the amazing people who brought us such a phenomenal movie.  At the moment we have received 17, so if you feel any sort of gratitude to the people who made Zootopia a reality, please Email a short message or card to ThankYouZootopia@gmail.com 

Also, over on the side bar you can find links to our twitter account, the Zootopia Discord server (a great place to just hang out with other zootopia fans), and Zootopia.Rocks, a forum that is an official part of the ZNN Network!  Be sure to check them all out!

Directly under that, we have a paypal donation button.  We will soon be introducting a "Supporters" page, where we will be thanking everyone who donates anything to help us keep the site going.  Thanks to a very generous donation from one of you, we're able to keep the ZootopiaNewsNetwork.com domain up and running for at least another 3 months, which is just fantastic!  Again, thank you so much!

That's all the news I have for you at this time.  Let's keep moving forward!  And as always, remember...

Try Everything!

-Andy Lagopus