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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Comic: I Know That (Original by Ahiru)

That last comic we featured was really sad.  Let's even it out with some adorable fluff!

In the movie, Judy was completely dumbfounded when Nick suddenly started giving her a bewildering sequence of hand signals at Cliffside Manor. Now that they're partners, Nick figures that it would be a good idea to come up with some signals beforehand, and Judy's paying careful attention!

Thanks to Ahiru for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Twitter, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Story Updates 31 January 2017

Having a Lazy Tuesday?  Why not be productive and spend some time reading the updates for these awesome stories?  We've got quite a few in store for you today, some happy, some sad, but all of them a whole lot of fun to read.  Check them out below!

Updated Stories:
In and Out of Love by AngloFalcon
Always my Sly Bunny, Always my Dumb Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
Take a Stand by Crewefox
Partners in Crime by BlehBluhBlah
Zootopia- In the Days that Followed by Ayziks

New chapters after the break!

Merch Review : Zootopia - The Stinky Cheese Caper (and other cases from the ZPD Files)


Hey guys! Surrika here with another book review, but this book is rare. Not in the sense that it is hard to get a hold of, but rare in what its contents are. This book is none other than "Zootopia: The Stinky Cheese Caper!" It contains 4 short stories that take place after the movie!

So, all you people asking for more Nick and Judy after the film stories, this book delivers just that!

Find out more after the break!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Comic: Say My Name (Original by Suzuri)

[SAD]

Hopps, Carrots, Officer Toot-toot... Nick sure calls Judy by quite a few different names. Sometimes, she just wants to be Judy again. But I guess sometimes Nick can be a bit stubborn. I'm sure she'll get through to him eventually.

Thanks to Suzuri for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Pixiv, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Story: The Dangers of an Officer

Art: Neytirix
[Rating T13][Drama][Crime][Romance]

The more dark and dangerous aspects of the life of a police officer have inspired many a Zootopia fic. With this one-off, Lucario389 throws his hat into the ring with such well respected fics as Thin Blue Line and, in my opinion, does admirably. If you're looking for a short, but nonetheless action and drama packed fic, look no further. ~Nota

Author: Lucario389
Description : A story inspired by real life heroes and fan art of Zootopia. It started out like any other day, but will not end like it usually does, when both Nick and Judy respond to a bank robbery. Rated T for violence and a few choice words.
The Dangers of an Officer

Additional Tags: Warning: blood.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

GTA meets Zootopia!

If you ever wanted to drive one of the ZPD cruisers while on a rampage of destruction, today is your lucky day!

The Grand Theft Auto series has always had a good modding scene.  From silly mods that make every car in the game just hurl themselves in random directions at top speed, to completely new regions of the map to explore, the modding community has got you covered.

So it comes as little surprise that someone would make a zootopia-related mod.  What's impressive about this, though, is the level of detail and accuracy to the car we saw Nick and Judy Patrolling in at the end of the movie.  Compare and contrast.

Movie
Mod
Kudos to dsawdaw for this awesome recreation!

Check it out over on GTA5-Mods.com, and get more images of it in action (including Nick going on a rampage!) after the break.

Story: The Stir of Echoes

Creepy Swing
[Rating T13][Action][Drama][Mystery][Complete][Noir]

Alan is back at it again with this sequel.The story follows Nick as he attempts to find Gideon Grey after he goes missing. The entire fic has a nice flow and pacing which will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole story. Alan is able to craft a setting that gives off a very noir vibe, which I enjoyed greatly. Overall a very well done story and one that comes highly recommended, especially if you enjoy noir type fics. ~Namicle

Author: Alan Schezar
Description : There are some things that even the relentless march of time can never erase, and some secrets that refuse to remain buried. On a rain drenched autumn evening, with Judy out of town for work, Nick receives a chilling phone call from Jennifer Gray pleading for his help. Gideon Gray is missing, and Nick sets off on a desperate search for him that begins to uncover much more than he expected.
The Stir of Echoes

Additional Tags: Get your rain and your gray scale ready for this noir adventure!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Comic: Treasure Planet Crossover (by Quirky-Middle-Child)

Dominic Faux here,

Today, it just so happens that our good friend quirky-middle-child made another fantastic crossover comic! And this one has some stunning backgrounds. I mean just look at that cover image! It's simply mesmerizing.

Anyways, this time he's gone and whipped up a Treasure Planet crossover. Now is it just me? or does it feel like that movie is severely underrated? I need to pick up another copy and give it a watch again, I remember loving it as a kid!

Alright, feel free to check out the comic and support Quirky over on Tumblr and DeviantArt. And you can see the comic here after the break!

Dominic Faux, Signing off!

Zootopia Stickerland Pack Review!


Hey everyone! It's Fonz again, and I'm here to bring you a quick review on this new item I recently saw at Walmart. This is the Zootopia Stickerland Pack which was available with a few other Disney and Pixar packs for around $3.

Check out my mini review of some fun stickers after the break!

Art of the Day #83- Dawn of the Bellwether

Dawn Bellwether by OneGutsyPony
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Have we ever featured an Art of the Day that was all Bellwether?  I don't think we have.  I guess I'm making the same mistake that Lionheart did.

Well, let's give the World's Greatest dad Assistant Mayor her dues, shall we?

Get your art after the break!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Comic: Doctor's Visit (Original by ibo)

In the wild, fennec foxes evolved large ears for better heat dissipation in desert environments. In the climate-controlled environment of Zootopia that doesn't matter any more, and might even incur some unexpected drawbacks...

Thanks to ibo for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Twitter, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Turnabout Wilde, a Fan-Made, Ace Attorney Crossover Game!

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I love the Phoenix Wright series.  Granted, I don't have a DS to actually play them on, but I really enjoy the stories that they tell.  Who would have thought a series about lawyers could be so fun?

Well, fellow fans have put together their own game that brings Phoenix Wright and Miles Edgeworth into the world of Zootopia to take on a murder case, and Nick Wilde is the primary suspect!

Created in the Ace Attorney Online engine, the screens are small and the assets are mostly borrowed from the movie, but it still feels like a Phoenix Wright game.  Only one case is available right now, but there are 4 more currently planned in this series.

Kudos to Tom117z and DoctorJohnPotters for bringing us this!

Check it out for yourself over on Ace Attorney Online! (link here)

Story: Incident

Judy is Dead
[Hurt][Trauma][Rating T13]
A tragic oneshot based on the Judy is Dead AU, depicting a possible scenario of what happened to our favorite bunny. True to its source material, this fic hits hard despite not going into said incident in much detail. It's Nick's reactions that sell it. ~Berserker88

Author: Kohgeek

Description : In the wake of the incident, Nick was left traumatised. The ZPD sent him on a therapy session.

Incident
Also on Fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: No bun is no fun.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Comic: Confession, Chapter 1 (by Peanut.K)

   

Everyone has regrets.  Moments you wish you could have done differently.  Things you wish you had or hadn't said.  Often, when we contemplate moments we regret, it's too late to do anything about it.  You can't change the past, after all.  Only the present.

But occasionally, you have an opportunity to say what you always wanted to say.  And sometimes, circumstances force your hand, and the truth comes out regardless of your fears and doubts.

Such is the case with Nick in this comic, Confession, by the very talented Peanut.K!  It's a long, 12-part comic, which we intend to feature one chapter at a time!  And this time, it won't be like "the month of mead" which stretched out over 2 or 3 months and still hasn't fully finished.  We're starting to actually get organized here, people.

Check out Chapter 1 of this tale of memories regretted and things unsaid either over on tumblr, or after the break!

3D Animation of Judy Hopps in Action!

It's common practice for animators to put together demo reels to show off their skills to potential employers.  After all, nobody's going to hire somebody who doesn't have any talent or skill in such a highly competitive field.  

Well, it just so happens that one animator, Richárd Lászlóczki, included in his reel a certain bunny cop, modeled in blender, doing her daily duties as an officer of the law. There's no story, per say, but it's so cool to see proof that yes, we can make our own Zootopia animations, even outside of the world of 2D.

Check it out after the break!

Story Updates 25 January 2017 - Bunnies and Tigers and Foxes, oh my!

Who's ready to continue the story of the fandom's most unexpected ship?  I know I am, and Emma89 is here to deliver with a new chapter of The Meetings!  If you're in a more political mood, Euphonemes brought us a new chapter of Run.  Craving a bit of Zystopia?  Jacato's got you covered in The Fallen Chronicles.  And if you'd rather have something a bit more lighthearted, PullTogether's Zootopia Plot Bunny Buffet and Ayziks' In The Days that Followed are here for you!

Updated Stories:
The Meetings by Emma89
The Fallen Chronicles by Jacato
Zootopia Plot Bunny Buffet by PullTogether
Zootopia: In the Days that Followed by Ayziks
Run by Euphonemes

New chapters after the break!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Story: Under an Iron Fist

ServalSketch
[Angst][Drama][Hurt][Comfort][Distopian AU][Rating M16]

A grimdark story told through the first person lens of Nick Wilde. When waking up from a coma after a severe hate crime attack, he finds the entire Zootopia a dystopian dictatorship where prey openly attack predators. His only choice is to find the bunny that supposedly enabled this all to come to pass but to do so would be to accept the one form of control that would bring him under her iron fist. Rated Mature for cursing and extreme (yet not graphic) depictions of violence. Intriguing setup and expertly told through a perspective not known for gripping storytelling. ~Darkflamewolf

Author: Cuttooth
Description : Nick Wilde found something to be off in Zootopia. Tensions rose after that fateful press conference. The next thing he knows, he's waking up from a coma 3 years later. Predators are forced to wear shock collars, an entire class of species is separated from society, and Nick has to come to the realization that a previous friend might have something to do with it... (Zystopian AU)
Under an Iron Fist
Also on Archiveofourown.org

Additional Tags: Will the next shock be the last?

Zootopia nominated for Best Animated Picture!

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That's right!  Zootopia has been officially nominated to win a Best Animated Feature Film award at the 89th Academy Awards!  Congratulations to the whole cast and crew who worked on this amazing film!  I think we can all agree it absolutely deserved this nomination, and, hopefully, take home the Oscar!

The other contenders for Best Animated Feature Film are Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, and The Red Turtle.  These are also excellent movies that you should absolutely go see if you haven't already.  I personally haven't seen the latter two yet, but I've heard nothing but good things about them.

Again, congratulations to the cast and crew of Zootopia for earning this nomination!  Save the date (Feb 26th, 2017) for the official awards ceremony, where hopefully we'll see a movie about a fox and rabbit take home the highest award in cinema!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Comic: Winter Holidays (Original by Rikuo)

We've had plenty of Halloween-themed comics, but what about Christmas and New Year's? Luckily Rikuo's got us covered with two 4-panel strips, as our favorite rabbit and fox while away the winter holidays in their own way!

Thanks to Rikuo for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the originals on Twitter here and here, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Sunderance [Chapters 5 and 6] (By TheWyvernsWeaver and Kulkum)

Can we all take a second and appreciate just how insanely amazing TheWyvernsWeaver's art is?  It's incredible.  Simply incredible.  Every time I see it, I'm more and more impressed.  Not only that, it's astonishing how quickly he's able to get these grand-scale, epic drawings done, and how well they fit the tale that Kulkum is telling.

I've said this of other artists, but I mean it each time.  Disney!  Hire these guys!

Now that my gushing is out of the way, let's get caught up on Sunderance!  When we last left off, Judy had been attacked by a would-be assassin, a tiger several times her size.  But, thanks to the assistance of the incredible skills of Nick Wilde, that tiger will not be harassing her, or anyone else, ever again.

Now, in the aftermath of those events, what will happen to this intrepid duo of bunny lawyer and her vulpine bodyguard?  Only one way to find out.

Find the new chapters of Kulkum's fanfic over on Archive of our Own:
Catch up on the previous parts of the story here (Prologue and Chapter 1), here (Chapters 2 and 3.1), and here (Chapters 3.2 and 4), read the full comic on TheWyvernsWeaver's Deviantart, and check out chapters 5 and 6 after the break!

Story: Don't You Remember?

TWStacker86
[Romance][Friendship][Rating T13]
Heartfelt and emotional, join our duo as they tackle this predicament in an excellent story of love, caregiving and recollection. ~ DrummerMax

Author: Nehkles

Description : Nick Wilde finally has everything he could ever want. A nice partner, the perfect roommate, and an incredible girlfriend; all in the form of one Judy Hopps. But things can change in an instant. The next thing she knows, Judy finds herself in a hospital bed with a splitting headache and her mind in a fog, not to mention having this weird fox-cop insist that he's her partner.

Don't You Remember?
Also on Fanfiction.net


Additional Tags: The persistence of memory, or lack thereof in Judy's case.

Try Everything vs Try- Mashup by Mashin' Jams

Source- Tigress [1] / Nick [2]
It's about time we had a Kung Fu Panda crossover!  If it weren't for the talking reptiles, insects, and birds, the world of KFP would be a cool sort of "ancient history" in Zootopia.  "Legends of the Dragon Warrior and the Furious Five", passed down from generation to generation.  And possibly adapted into a kick-butt series of animated films to watch in modern-day Zootopia.

Either way, Mashin' Jams brings us an epic musical mashup of the top animated movies from Disney and Dreamworks in 2016.

Check it out after the break!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Story Updates 20 January 2017- Sr. Wilde, El Zorro.

Hey everyone.  Hope your day is going well.  Mine's been kinda meh, but that won't stop me from getting you guys some new chapters of Zootopia fanfics to read.

Updated Stories:
The Masked Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
Nick Needs a Family by PullTogether
Zootopia Drabbles by DemonWriterX
Always my Sly Bunny, Always my Dumb Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
When Instinct Falls by Upplet

New chapters after the break!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Comic: Cool-Headed (Original by Nayuta Shironaga)

Given all the situations they have to face, government agents need to keep their cool at all times. The best agents project an air of cynical composure, ready to deal with anything that life may throw at them. Right, Agent Savage?

Thanks to Nayuta Shironaga for making the original comic (and be sure to check out her other comic Gloves), and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Twitter, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Zootopia Fruit Snacks Review!



What is going on everyone? It's your boy Fonz, and today I'm coming at you all with another product review!

For awhile now these fruit snacks have existed and been selling fast in stores and supermarkets. So, I decided that these would make for a great article for anyone who has not tried these yet and are unsure on if they want to pick them up.

Check out the review after the break!

Story: We've Got Everything

Sanjiseo
[Romance][Holidays][One-Shot][Rating T13]

This is an interesting piece that delves into the mind of our suave and humorous fox. Written in a stream of consciousness style, the entirety of this one-shot is Nick's inner monologue as he's driving to the Hopps farm with Judy asleep in the passenger's seat in order to go celebrate New Year's with her family. YFWE does a terrific job of exploring Nick's psyche in this witty and stimulating short as he ruminates on a variety of topics, including an upcoming event that'll change his and Judy's lives forever. ~DrummerMax

Author: YFWE

Description : He's gonna ask her, and he's pretty sure he knows the answer. But it's a long drive.

We've Got Everything
Fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: Happy New Year Zootopians!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Comic: Fairly Odd Zootopia, Part 2 (by FairyTalesArtist)

   
So a little while ago, we posted a comic by a user named Anthony, or FairyTalesArtist. It was the first part of a crossover comic between Zootopia, and The Fairly Odd Parents.

Today, we're back with another part of that crossover comic "Fairly Odd Zootopia." This Artist once again really does shine in his character designs. But if you haven't seen the first part, check it out here!

Of course, you can find the comic over of DeviantArt if you prefer.

And with that, you all can find the comic after the break!

Art of the Day #82

Sassy fox and cute rabbit by Sarybuu
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Today we've got another theme less art of the day. There are so many great things that have come out of this community. We're here to bring some more of these art pieces to you. So today, check out some more great Zootopia art!

Get your art after the break!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ZNN Presents: an Art Tutorial by Our Very Own Sendrax


Dominic Faux here again,

If you've been following us for a while now, you may recognize the little shrew above as ZNN's very own Sendrax. He's a great little artist and he's bringing something special to the table. But I'd like to get back to that in just a second.

As many of you are aware, NaZoWriMo is taking a while to conclude. I apologize for the delay and would like to state that we are close to putting up our finale for it.

Alright, now that I've mentioned that, I'd like to show you a little something Sendrax worked hard on for all of you viewers! He's made a really cool art tutorial, and this appears to be just the first of many! There's quite a lot of info, and it might seem a bit daunting at first glance, but with help from the ZNN team, we've got a special tutorial focusing on geometric decomposition (turning a character into shapes so it's easier to draw them).

Anyways, I don't want to keep you from this tutorial all day, I really enjoyed reading over it, and I hope you all do as well!

Check it out after the break!
Dominic Faux, Signing off.


Story: Seeking the Wilds

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[Fantasy][Drama][Adventure][Rating T13]

A remarkable story of adventure and friendship between a rabbit and her everlastingly loyal pet fox. Join Judy and Nick in this fascinating AU set in a distant past, a time when civilization was still in its fledgling stages and mammals were more in tune with their natural instincts. Highly entertaining and well written, readers will learn out about the deepening relationship between these two and the trials they have to endure in order to survive in this primitive setting. ~DrummerMax

Author: LovelyMayor

Description : It is a time with no date. Judy Hopps is Seeker of the Hopps Clan, an elite scout with a mission to save her family. 'Nick' is pet fox to the rabbits, Judy's companion in her scouting. As the pair journey to the Meadowlands in search of a future, Nick and Judy encounter a life-changing experience.

Seeking the Wilds
Also on FF.Net

Additional Tags: Who WOULDN'T want Nick as a pet?

Monday, January 16, 2017

Comic: The Lastingness, Episode 2 (Original by yuki-zakuro)


We're back with episode 2 of this gargantuan comic! As the ZPD continues their investigation into the gambling ring, shadowy plans are being plotted behind their back, and it all comes to a head at the episode's thrilling climax! And stay tuned for Episode 3 which will be posted in four weeks!

This is a gigantic comic, hundreds of pages long, so we'll be posting this in several episodes.  You're currently at Episode 2, and you can find the other episodes below:

Episode 1
Episode 3
Episode 4

Thanks to yuki-zakuro for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Pixiv, and the translated version over on imgur or after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Story Updates 16 Jan 2017- Over 100 Stories Featured!


Did you know that ZNN has featured over 100 stories?  I didn't until just recently!  We'll have to do something special for that soon!  Don't let me forget!

Updated Stories:
Silenced by the Lamb by George James Valtom
The Masked Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
Take a Stand by Garouge Faux
When Instinct Falls by Upplet
Lost Causes and Broken Dreams by eng050599
Zootopia - In the Days that Followed by Ayziks

New chapters after the break!

Art of the Day #81- Crossover Mania!

Zootopia Falls by gfcwfzkm Source [1]

Not gonna lie, I miss Gravity Falls.  Alex Hirsch's tale of two siblings stuck with their Grunkle Stan in the sleepy (yet bizarre) town of Gravity Falls, Oregon was a masterpiece of animated storytelling.  It set up a great mystery, kept us interested the whole time it was going on, and in the end it all paid off magnificently.

But that's not the only story that Zootopia characters can lend themselves to.  That's right, we've got more crossover art for you today!

Check out your favorite mammals cast in a multitude of movies and games after the break!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Comic: Drink But Don't Be Drunk (Original by Meno)

Back in June of 2016, we featured a short little comic called Nick and Judy Drink, about Judy dealing with a drunk Nick. Little did we know that it was only part of a much longer comic, which sees a drunk Judy returning the favor several-fold!

Thanks to Meno for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Pixiv, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Story: Partners

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[Romance] [Suspense] [Complete] [Rating T13]

Simply an amazing story. Filled with drama, suspense, danger, almost everything you could want in a story. The growing relationship between Nick and Judy was fantastic, the plot was superb, it was just... wow. Outstanding story that had me on the edge of my seat more than I could count. This is certainly one of the best stories I have read so far and I can't wait for more! ~Lucario389

Author: SkyeLansing

Description : Working for the ZPD is a demanding job, especially when you are the first of your kind on the force. Although Nick and Judy make an effective team, trying to balance the demands of work while still maintaining a social life is a challenge of all its own—especially in the face of social pressures brought by living in a city still recovering from pred/prey tensions.

Partners

Additional Tags: Growing relationships need to be properly nourished

Zootopia wins Two Golden Tomatoes, Nominated for BAFTA Awards, and gets some kind words from Loki!


Now that my team is done embarrassing me on my own site, let's get to some ACTUAL news, shall we?

Zootopia has claimed not one, but TWO Golden Tomato Awards from RottenTomatoes.com, which is their award for the highest rated movies of the year.  Zootopia won for both Best Wide Release of 2016 (an incredible accomplishment), and for Best Animated Movie of 2016.  With an adjusted score of 106.746% approval (I'm not exactly sure how the math works for this), it's hard to find another movie that good.

Except Inside Out.  That had an adjusted score of 110.057%.  But that's the only other animated movie to do so, and quite frankly, that is some exceptional company for zootopia to be in.

In other news, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards are coming up soon.  It comes as little surprise that Zootropolis Zootopia has been nominated for Best Animated Film, along with Moana, Kubo and the Two Strings, and Finding Dory.  I have high hopes for this, as so far Zootopia has taken the awards world by storm.

In preparation for this awards show, the BAFTA Los Angeles youtube channel released a little interview they did with multiple celebrities, asking them what the first film they remember ever seeing was.  Tom Hiddleston in particular had something interesting to say that I think you will all enjoy.
"The first movie I remember seeing in a movie theater is Disney's The Fox and The Hound.  Left me weeping, uncontrollably actually.
"... Incredibly sad that the fox and the hound couldn't be friends forever.  But that balance has been redressed, with Zootopia, where foxes and rabbits can live in the same place!  That's how far we've come."
Always cool to see celebrity praise for our favorite film!  If Disney were to cast Hiddleston in Zootopia 2 (whenever they announce that), I for one would be totally cool with that!

Check out the full video interview after the break!

Breaking News: Andy Lagopus Actually Has a Date(For Once)


          I have some sad news for all of you mammals out there, as of tonight ZNN's most eligible bachelor, Andy Lagopus, has a date. I know this is a dark and sad day for all of you out there, but please lets send him our best wishes as they go off to see Sloth One tonight. Godspeed you silly fox, and don't screw this up I'd rather not have to rescind this statement. Yet again I repeat this is not a drill Andy actually has a date batten down the hatches the ship is sailing, sorry single mammals.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Comic: Shocking Developments (original by Ruffu)

Everyone seems to ship Nick and Judy.  I can't blame them- their chemistry is so organic.
I swear that lame science joke was unintentional.
But one thing we never saw in Zootopia was someone who could compete for their romantic interests.  Well, Ruffu is here to introduce a bit of spice to that relationship.

Meet Megan Fawkes, a foxy vixen who works as a secretary at the ZPD.  I'm not being derogatory or anything, she's literally a vixen.  What started as an average wake-up-call from Judy turns out to be a bit more interesting than Nick originally thought.

Check it out over on Deviantart, or after the break!

Merch Review: Nick Wilde Christmas Ornament / Zootopia PlayPack

Hello everyone!  We have a new addition to the ZNN Team!

One month ago, we featured a guest article by TheFonz46, and it was well-recieved.  So now, The Fonz is joining Surrika as one of our Merch Reviewers!  Welcome to the team, Fonz!  Let's give him a big 'aaaay!

Now, I wish we could have covered one of these items back in December, but it apparently took a while to find a Target that wasn't sold out of them.  Another example of Disney understocking Zootopia merchandise, I suppose.  C'est la vie.

Check out The Fonz's reviews of The Zootopia PlayPack (with all of its additional stickers) and the Nick Wilde Christmas Ornament after the break!

Art of the Day #80- Traditionally Excellent!

ついったログ2 by モコ
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Traditional artists amaze me.  It's one thing to make an absolutely stunning picture on a computer, but to do it by hand, without the benefits of layering tools?  Having to mix the colors until it's just right?  Getting texture and light and shadow out of nothing but graphite and/or ink?  It's astounding.

So, here are 30 examples of some truly excellent interpretations of Zootopia in traditional art.  I hope to be able to get these in a museum one day.  A Museum of Zootopia- how cool would that be?

Get your art after the break!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Comic: Fall Appetite (Original by biwako)

"Autumn's the season for eating!" Or so goes a Japanese proverb, and Clawhauser certainly agrees! But what discussion did they have to make Clawhauser give up his beloved donuts? Read below and find out!

Thanks to biwako for making the original comic (and be sure to check out her other comic Memories from the Past), and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Pixiv, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Story: Silenced by the Lamb

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[Suspense] [Thriller] [Drama] [Rated T-13]
Many of us have thought about what would happen if Bellwether was victorious in the final showdown of the movie. This story explores that possible scenario, and does a fantastic job with it. Follow Judy and her friends, both old and new, as they attempt to not only stop Bellwether and her cronies, but also save the city and a savage Nick in the process. Expertly written and incredibly engrossing, this tense and tightly wound thriller will have you on the edge of your seat and keep you guessing as to what will happen next. ~DrummerMax

Author: George James Valtom

Description : Judy Hopps saw the mayor turn her best friend into a beast right before her eyes, just before he attacked her. Miraculously she survived - and ended up hospitalized for weeks. When she's finally released, she finds a Zootopia sliding towards disaster. With Bellwether one step ahead, Judy will have to find the allies and courage needed to save both Nick and the city she loves.

Silenced By The Lamb
Also of FF.Net

Additional Tags: Have a nice chianti while reading this story to help ease the tension.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Comic: Waffley Wedded Wife (Original by KungFuFreak)


It is common for people to be nervous right before their wedding.  They're scared that they're making the wrong choice.  That they're not worthy of the other person.  Or that they'll embarrass themselves with a hilarious flubbed line that will get tens of millions of views on the internet.

That's what happened to this couple.


Naturally, it needed to be remade with WildeHopps in mind.

Thanks to KungFuFreak for this amazing adaptation of one of the most important moments in two people's lives.
Check it out over on Deviantart, on Tumblr, or after the break!

Try Everything- Otamatone Cover!


If you read the title and thought "What the heck is an Otamatone"... you're not alone.  I have no idea what this thing is.  It's shaped like a music note, and it's played a bit like some sort of string instrument?  It has a face which has to be squeezed to make it look like it's singing?

I am confused.

Well, apparently there's someone on Youtube by the name of nelsontyc who is an expert at playing this bizarre instrument.  And he did a cover of Try Everything back in March 2016.

Talk about Trying Everything.  Thanks to /u/FurryWolves on reddit for finding this.

Check out this very... unusual... cover after the break!

Disney Store Japan Merch!


Recently, ACRacebest released a video of himself unboxing some merchandise that he got from the Disney Store in Japan.  Apparently, not only are there Disney stores in Japan (no surprise there), but they operate on an entirely different inventory than the Disney stores in the USA.

And here's the real kicker.  They have a lot of it.  And from what I understand, it's really good quality.


Seriously, they have Yax plushies.  And Bogo Pillows.  And Finnick Keychains.

Disney Store America, what on earth are you doing? Here we are, starving for merchandise, and Japan has about 3 times as much variety as you do- and a whole lot more plushies!  This is the sort of thing you'd think is a no-brainer for marketing a movie like this, but in the US it seems they really dropped the ball.

Shame on you, Disney.  We want you to take our money!  Just give us good stuff to spend it on and we gladly will!

If anyone can figure out how to get some of this Japanese merchandise over to the USA, please let me know by sending me a message through the ZNN submission email.  And until the day that they stock these over in America, check out the Disney Store Japan website for all the Zootopia plushes you could ever want.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Comic: Balloon Hero (Original by Aoi)

Anyone here ever play the video game Spider-Man 2?  It was an absolutely brilliant game, one of the best to ever star spidey.

In it, there was this one "hero activity" that was just... so, so frustrating.  A kid would let their balloon go, and would start crying.  And unless you were a heartless jerk, you'd have to go and grab it before it popped.  You also had to be careful not to do anything while bringing it back to the kid, otherwise it would pop and they'd cry more.  It's a lot trickier than it sounds, believe me.

JUST DON'T LET GO OF YOUR BALLOON, KID!  IT'S NOT THAT HARD!

Okay, now that I've got that bit of decade-old frustration out of my system, what does this have to do with Zootopia?  Well, this comic has Nick and Judy facing a similar situation.

For this job, Rabbit powers are far better than Spider powers.

Thanks to Aoi for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus for translating and editing it!  Check out the original over on Twitter, and the translated version after the break!  As usual for translated comics, read from right to left!

Long time, no read! (Story Updates 10 January 2017)

Hey everyone!  We've got a lot of stories for you today, many of which haven't had an update in quite some time, like The Fox and The Rabbit and Born to be Wilde.  So let's cut to the chase, and get to reading!

Updated Stories:
Born to be Wilde by Berserker88
The Fox and The Rabbit by ShippingMammals
Take a Stand by Crewefox
The Masks We Wear by SovietMD
Nick Needs a Family by PullTogether
Zootopia Drabbles by DemonWriterX
The Fallen Chronicles by Jacato
Zootopia- Partners in Crime by BlehBluhBlah
Zootopia- In the Days that Followed by Ayziks

New chapters after the break!