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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Comic: Where's the Foscar? (Original by Borba)

Fun Fact: Disney actually does have a shelf with their awards on it.  But just like this comic implies, there are WAY too many for a single shelf (or even wall, for that matter) to handle.  What they do with the rest, I have no idea.  Probably use them as paperweights or something.  They're practically drowning in the things.

This comic comes to us from the always-excellent Borba!  It's a continuation of a running joke from his comic, "A Funny Joke", where he left some space on the shelf for it... then filled it in when we won.

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

Art of the Day #100! ULTRA-MEGA Art of the Day!

Anyone Can Be Anything by Tragobear
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It's finally here!  The 100th Art of the Day Post!  Well over 100 days after we began these, but never mind that.

It's so exciting to see just how much art the community has made over the past year, and just how many different ways the movie has inspired you all to create.

To commemorate this special occasion, we have for you 100 of our favorite images we've featured on ZNN!  Now this is by no means all of the images we absolutely love, but if I did more than this for one post Moonwolf would probably kill me.  Heck, he might anyways.

Everyone who's viewing this on mobile... forgive me.  You should probably wait to look at this until you're on a strong wifi network.  Just as a heads-up.  It's a lot of images.

Get your art after the break!

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!

Story: Final Moments

Art by: Kastraz
[Rating T13][Romance][Hurt/Comfort]

This story was an emotional rollercoaster of a ride. The memories shared, the fun times reminisced, looking back on their lives - it was all amazing and beautifully written with a certain passion too difficult to recreate. Nick and Judy shared many moments with each other in this story, filled to the brim with "feels". Final Moments will stand as one of my personal favorites and hopefully, yours as well. -Lucario389

Author: Randomnessx23
Description : At that moment, when time runs dry, And you know soon, you're going to die, What would you do? What would you say? To your loved ones on your last day. Nick thought for a while, and let out a sigh "Such troubling ideas, I wonder why?" "These thoughts right now, do they carry ill omens? *sigh* "I guess we'll find out, after these final moments..."
Final Moments

Additional Tags: (An Ocean Full of Feels) (Tears Will be Shed)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sunderance [Chapters 9 and 10] (by TheWyvernsWeaver and Kulkum)

In the dark, mysterious Zootopia we see in Sunderance, there are many mammals who feel safe and secure.  Holding on to their positions of power and authority, they believe themselves untouchable.

They don't realize how wrong they are until it is too late.

TheWyvernsWeaver and Kulkum are building up to something huge.  It's a truly epic story thus far, and I can't wait to see where it goes!

Find the new chapters by Kulkum over on Archive of our own:


Catch up on the previous parts of the story:


And read the full comic over on Deviantart or after the break!

Story Updates 25 April 2017 - Red Gifts and Fallen Gold

Hey, howdy hey, my fellow mammals! We've got some more updates for you all to enjoy, plus a finished fic! That's right, Anon8043 has finished The Greatest Gift is You! Congratulations are in order, so go send them some love! And while you're at it, why not read the other updates from Jacato, Selaxes, and WANMWAD? Plenty of content to read away your lunch break, so what are you waiting for? - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
The Greatest Gift is You by Anon8043
The Fallen Chronicles by Jacato
Red Tails and Wilde Skies by Selaxes
A Study in Gold by WANMWAD

New chapters after the break!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Zootopia Craziness Pt 5: Midnight Madness with Leo Koutakis!

Are you ready for a good, old-fashioned, Youtube Poop?  I'm not.  I'd much rather have something well-edited and not just full of memes, which is a thing that plagues a lot of YTPs.

Thankfully Leo Koutakis is back, with more Zootopia Craziness to satisfy our hilarious video needs!

Check it out after the break!

ZNN Spotlight #1: The Twist of Trashasaurusrex!


Hey everybody!  This is Quirky-Middle-Child, though most people just call me Quirky.  I don’t normally do posts since I’m one of the the artists behind the scenes chained to a desk drawing for time and all eternity, but I’m not here to talk about me, I’m here to talk about you guys!

The Zootopia fandom has a lot of talented artists, authors, and individuals, some of which we may have not shown here before. With so much awesomeness going on, we can’t quite catch them all but we have a new series to help fix some of that!

Introducing ZNN Spotlights, where we give a shoutout and a quick showcase to each of all these unique and talented individuals deserve some recognition!

Now, without further ado, our first spotlight lands on….

Trashasaurusrex!

Her sona
Trashasaurusrex has a wonderful style in capturing the look of the movie, as well as providing her own style with it. Her work consists of fan art, crossovers, AU’s, and even an OC named Isabelle that has gained some attention in the fandom!  She has fun with some Disney Crossovers with a twist: Nick is the Princess!  Quite unorthodox to some, but let’s be honest here, Nick looks good in just about anything.

Check out her stuff over on tumblr, and get a small smaple of her work after the break!

Mashup: Try The Dark Side (by Mashin' Jams)

Art by TheWyvernsWeaver
No, not that Dark Side.  Though I hear they have excellent cookies.

Today we have another mashup by Mashin' Jams, who keeps finding songs that work with Try Everything better than they ought to have any right to.  This time, the fusion is with Kelly Clarkson's "Dark Side".  I especially like the combination of "I messed up tonight" with the theme of having a dark side.  It fits both musically and thematically.  Well done!

Give it a listen for yourself after the break!

Story: Embrace It

Art by: WastedTimeEE
[Rating T13][Romance][Action][Drama][Sequel]

This story follows Nick and Judy right after the events in 'Primal Instincts.' The story deals with various topics and themes ranging from crime fighting to people's reaction to Nick's condition. Some of the highlights of this story has to be the relationship between Nick and Judy, especially with Nick's condition adding a new dimension. This dimension represents some truly unique situations and leads to some truly heart warming moments. With excellent writing and some truly excellent moments, 'Embrace It' is an excellent sequel to 'Primal Instincts' and is truly worth a read. -Namicle

Author: Starfang's Secrets
Description : Finally on the right side of the law, Nick keeps his savage condition from those around him, especially Judy. However, when a new criminal picks up where Bellewether stopped with the savage attacks, Nick learns that maybe being savage wasn't something to fear, but rather something to embrace in order to protect, not only innocents, but those he loves.
Embrace It
Also on fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: Come to the Wilde side.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Drawing Contest: Celebrate Earth Day!

by Steampoweredfox
Hey everyone! SteampoweredFox here with a blast from the past: Drawing Challenges!

We're bringing back the Monthly challenges to give everyone a chance to share their art. Submissions will be showcased on the Zootopians facebook page, ZNN's main site, and ZNN's tumblr. (Really a great way to get noticed!) Each challenge will allow a week for submissions. Comment below, or contact us if you have any questions! We look forward to seeing your ideas!

Get more information about this challenge after the break!

Comic: Late Nights (by charlenesketch)

Nick during his police training is something I've seen covered a few times, and this comic is my personal favorite.

It's Fonzi, and although this is an older comic, it definitely deserves to be featured! Hope you all enjoy!

Thanks to charlenesketch for this amazing and cute comic, and thanks to eisbaerBorealis over on reddit for reminding us of it's existence! Check it out after the break or over on  Tumblr  1-3  4+5  6+7  8+9  10+11  12+13 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Art of the Day #99

nick by イシヤキビビンバ
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Hello folks! It's time for another great art of the day.

Today's styles are especially diverse, and we have a lot of cool Asian artists here you probably didn't know about before! There's some really cool stuff out there, so check out all the great art after the break!

Story: Roses are Red and Violence is Cool

Art by: IronicSnap
[Rating T13][Crime][Suspense][AU]

This fic is proof that one teensy little change in the plot of the movie can change everything. When Judy gets fired for real, she decides to take matters into her own paws as to how she'll continue to defend her city and take down evildoers. The story does a great job in setting up its engaging narrative from the get-go, and it'll be thrilling to see how Nick and Judy's relationship will evolve over the course of this AU due to her new life as a vigilante. With believable characterizations and stunning action, this story is definitely worth a look! -DrummerMax64

Author: IronicSnap
Description : What if Bellwether wasn't around to prevent Judy from being fired? The sly bunny refuses to give up; she's going to make the world a better place or die in the attempt. Nick is pretty sure the latter is more likely.
Roses are Red and Violence is Cool
Also on fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: She's the bunny hero Zootopia deserves.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Comic: Driving Home (original by Skeletonguys-and-ragdolls)

There's being overprotective.  And then there's this.  Nick, I'm going to assume you're at least a decent driver, so I'll just say to relax, nothing is going to happen.  Your kid is safe, so listen to Judy.

That said, I got a good laugh out of this.  Well done, Skeletonguys-and-ragdolls!  You've done it again!

This comic was inspired by a post by humanityinahandbag, and the character of violet is based on a story by helthehatter.  Check it out over on tumblr, or read on after the break!

FreezeFrame #6: Pop Quiz!

Welcome back to FreezeFrame, where we take a closer look at some of the tiny details that you may have missed from the movie!

Normally we make jokes and observations about them, but since it's finals season for many of us, let's take this opportunity to do some studying!  While doing sit-ups.  On a ladder.  Geez, this bunny is hardcore.

We've taken the above frame from the movie and blown it up as large as we can to try and reconstruct it for you!  There are some parts where the shadows obscure the words a little too much for us to be able to read clearly, but hopefully one day Disney will release Zootopia in 4K resolution.  We've marked those parts as [unknown], but for the most part, we were able to read these two pages of Judy's textbook very clearly.

So, what is Judy actually studying so late at night?  Find out for yourself after the break!

(Spoilers: It looks like it's about proper pepper spray procedures.  Can one of our police fans confirm if this is actual standard police procedure?  Let us know down in the comments!)

Story Updates 20 April 2017 - A Study in the Fallen Masked Fox

How's it going, my fellow mammals? Ronald Latranae here with some more story updates to enjoy! We've got chapters from Jacato, WANMWAD, R.D.L. Fowler, Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps, and Gabriel La Vedier! It's the perfect selection for your lunch time leisure and reading relaxation, so get out there and dive into these wonderful worlds!

Updated Stories:
The Fallen Chronicles by Jacato
A Study in Gold by WANMWAD
Kitsunegari by R.D.L. Fowler
The Masked Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
The Translation of Dawn Bellwether by Gabriel LaVedier

New chapters after the break!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Comic: Water Under the Burrows, Chapter 3 (by Mistermead and Writeanon)

Ah, there it is.  There's the drama and emotional power that we've come to expect from Mead.  It's not often we get to see Judy get legitimately mad like this.  She's scary.

If you haven't seen parts one and two of MisterMead's newest saga, be sure to check them out!
Check out Chapter 3: Old Fashioned for yourself either over on tumblr, or after the break!

The story of Zootopia on r/Place!

A community getting together to create something spectacular is an amazing thing. It shows the dedication that those people have, and how they can work together to one goal.  This is exactly what happened on r/Zootopia as members got together to solidify their place on r/Place.

Fonzi here, and as a Reddit user who has been apart of r/Zootopia for almost a year now, it was awesome to see members that I know get together and make this wonderful pixel art!

For those of you who didn't hear about r/Place when it was happening, it was Reddit's April Fool's Day Social Experiment: what happens if you give the internet a one million pixel canvas, 16 colors to choose from, and a 5-10 minute wait time before a user can place another pixel.  The result was absolutely astonishing.  You can find the whole thing over on reddit, and if you're still not sure what exactly happened during the 72 hours this was going on, here's a useful video explaining it all.  Or a funny one that does kinda the same thing, but set to a really old meme song. (Zootopia appears at 2:55)

As you can see, our little community made its contribution: Judy with her carrot pen, as well as Nick with his pawpsicle. Members even added a heart in the middle of them!  We're the only community on there that was based on a single movie, not a TV show or video game or nationality.  How cool is that!?

r/Zootopia mod thawed_caveman has provided a whole post with a time lapse of the work (thanks to silly wox for that), the location of the art, the full final canvas, and the full list of members that contributed to this cause!

Congratulations to r/Zootopia and everyone involved! I hope we can see more accomplishments like this in the future!  You can find the time lapse video of our pixel art's evolution after the break!

(Also, we know we're a bit late on covering this, all I can say is... sorry about that!  ~Andy Lagopus)

Story: A Different Kind of Predator

Art: Ziegelzeig
[Rating M16][Romance][Crime][Suspense][Complete]

Follow our fox and rabbit as they deal with a diabolical new foe in this spine-chilling and unflinchingly brutal story where the stakes are high and not everything is as it seems. I was both creeped out and riveted by certain scenes due to how suspenseful they got, and the plot is skillfully paced to deliver some well-timed twists and revelations at the right moments. This is a crime story that's definitely worth checking out if you're interested in murder mysteries. Rated M for violence, brief gore, and implied sexual content. -DrummerMax64

Author: Lucario389
Description : Four years have passed since the Nighthowler case, with Nick and Judy dating two of those years. They love each other more than anything and have finally moved in together. All is perfect until a killer shows up and leaves the victims skinned. Judy and Nick are thrown into a deadly game of of cat and mouse as they follow the clues left by him to challenge them both.
A Different Kind of Predator

Additional Tags: The predator within.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Story Updates 18 April 2017 - The Translation of When Partners in Drabbles Fall

Hello, my fellow mammals! Think your Tuesday can't get any better? Think again, because I've got some story updates for you all! We've got updates from Gabriel LaVedier, Cimar of Turalis, Kittah4, DemonWriterX, BlehBluhBlah, and Upplet! A great selection for your lunch break or just to pass the time! Happy reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
The Translation of Dawn Bellwether by Gabriel LaVedier
Always my Sly Bunny, Always my Dumb Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
Ozzie's Auto Repair by Kittah4
Zootopia Drabbles by DemonWriterX
Zootopia: Partners in Crime by BlehBluhBlah
When Instinct Falls by upplet

New chapters after the break!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Comic: Black♡Jack, part 1 (by Rem289)

Jack Savage: The coolest character never on the big screen.  

Seriously, out of all the characters I hope to see at least cameo in a Zootopia Sequel, it's Jack.  He only ever really appeared in one piece of concept art (that we know about) but man, he could have stolen the show.  You know a character has an appealing design when one picture is all it takes to spawn countless stories and comics about him.

Black♡Jack is a long-running series by the phenomenal Rem289, which... I honestly don't know why we've never featured it before now.  I always kinda assumed we had covered it, but recently I was reminded that no, we hadn't.  Whoops.

Let's make up for lost time, shall we?  Check out this massive comic over on tumblr, or after the break!

Art of the Day #98: Hoppy Easter!

おはよう。さあ世界をより良くしましょう! by @ahiru621
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Happy (belated) Easter! The day we remember Jesus' resurrection! ...by dying eggs weird colored patterns and celebrate how rabbits are, as Judy says, "good at multiplying". There's also chocolate involved.

I get the symbolism of the eggs being like the tomb or conquering death but its still kind of a strange tradition if you stop and think about it. It really stinks if you use real eggs for your Easter egg hunts and forget a few.

Either way, however you may have celebrated the holiday yesterday, we have some Easter art for you! Because now Disney has the perfect character to put on Easter things!

Get your art after the break!

Story: Red Tails and Wilde Skies

Art by: TheWyvernsWeaver
[Rating T13][Romance][AU][Adventure]

I have to say, I'm not one for AUs, but 'Red Tails and Wilde Skies' definitely piques my interest. The story is set in an AU in a World War II AU in which war is waged against by the Predator Axis against Zootopia. The story follows Nick Wilde, a fighter pilot and leader of "the Red Tails" and Judy Hopps, a country girl who want's to aid the war effort. 'Red Tails' truly has some great scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat, which is only enhanced by Selaxes excellent writing. Overall, this story is an excellent read, especially if you have an interest in all things World War II, like myself. -Namicle

Author: Selaxes
Description : Spring of 1940: The predator Axis has declared war in an effort to subjugate prey species. In their way are the mixed pred/prey forces of Zootopia. Judy Hopps is a young bunny that is pulled into the war when a pilot is shot down over her family's farm and she helps him return to his squadron of Spitfire pilots, an all fox squadron that call themselves the 'Red Tails!
Red Tails and Wilde Skies

Additional Tags: Run, live to fly, fly to live, do or die! Won't you run, live to fly! Fly to live! Aces high!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Oh M. Goodness, there's a Zootopia parody of "Shut Up and Dance"!

What's this?  A full Zootopia parody of an existing pop song?  One that tells the story of the movie while still keeping true to its source material?

WE NEED MORE OF THIS!

This makes me smile so much.  Kudos to Daniel "Shadels" Alvarez for this phenomenal parody of Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance".  Sly Fox and Dumb Bunny indeed!  I get the feeling I'll have this stuck in my head for weeks, and be 100% okay with that.

Big thanks to Stubat for submitting this to us.  Check out this magnificent music after the break!

Comic: Branch Part 1 (Original by ReplyToAnons)

Hey everyone, Fonzi here!

ReplyToAnons is a very talented artist. They are able to make fun, silly comics that make you laugh. Or those comics that you get invested into, and pull at your emotions in several different directions.

The first thing you notice is Judy coming to Nick for help, who lets her crash at his place. I was immediately drawn in at this, as I have several unanswered questions.

Why is she there?

What's the timeline of events compared to the movie?

Why is Nick wearing a turtleneck?

Also Nick looks great in a turtleneck.

This is only the first update out of three that have been released. We will be covering the other two at a later date, but you can check out the second and third now!

Alright, get your comic over on tumblr, imgur, or after the break!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Art of the Day #97- THE ONE THOUSANDTH POST SPECIAL! [MEGA art of the Day]

We Need a Post NOW! by Sendrax
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ONE. THOUSAND. POSTS.

Can we just take a moment and take that in? ZNN has posted 1000 different articles, with different things in each one. Holy cow. I never anticipated we'd get this far, but I am so glad we did.

I guarantee I would not have been able to do this if it weren't for the support of my magnificent team, so I think now is a great time to give them some recognition. In art form!

 That's right, today's MEGA art of the day is made up of the different members of the ZNN team who have had art made of their characters. A majority of it was done by the INCREDIBLY TALENTED AND AMAZING Quirky-Middle-Child and Sendrax, but there are some other phenomenal artists sprinkled in too, so check out all 70+ images!

And again, thank you all for sticking with us for this long!  We'll let you know when we hit 2,000!

Get your art after the break!

Comic Dub: "Hello Bunnyburrow!", performed by the Zootopia Dubbing Channel!

ZNN has a new partner!  Introducing the Zootopia Dubbing Channel, a team of highly skilled Voice Actors and Audio/Video Editors who have come together to bring you high-quality dubs of your favorite Zootopia comics!

To debut their talents, they have put together a 5-minute long dub of "Hello Bunnyburrow", by HyenaTig.  Starring MasterTortilla27 as Nick Wilde and Table Fable as Judy, they do a wonderful job bringing this comic to life!

Well, what are you waiting for?  Watch it for yourself after the break, and subscribe to them to see when they release a new dub!  Trust me, there's a lot of good stuff coming up!

Story: The (Not-So) Great Outdoors

Art: NeighborStudios
[Rating K9][Humor][Friendship]

From the writer of The Worst Connection comes the sequel to that fun and diverting story. Follow our duo as they venture out into the Burrows so that they can get some much needed time away from the city to relax and enjoy themselves. The author infuses a good amount of pleasantness and comedy into this work, and the familiar premise of Nick meeting the Hopps family is handled proficiently too. The plot is going to get mighty interesting very soon, so make sure to keep an eye on this one! - DrummerMax64

Author: radredknuxfan
Description : After finally joining the ZPD, Nick suggests that he and Judy head out to Bunnyburrow thinking that he'll have an easy time there. When awkward questions, hard work on the farm, and even a new case rear their ugly heads, though, what's a city slicker to do when he's so out of his element?
The (Not-so) Great Outdoors
Also on Fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: Welcome to the Burrows! Please enjoy your stay.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Comic: I would never hurt you (Written by Jean Animore | Art by Zaro Hidehire)

Dreams are a powerful thing. They can leave you with a happy feeling, with butterflies in your stomach or they can cause you to wake up in a cold sweat, afraid of the person you dreamt about.

Fonzi here, and that's what this comics about.

I won't go into anymore spoilers, as I've already said enough. But the "it was all a dream" story is a popular one, but when done well, it's entertaining and a good read.

Check out the comic after the break, or on DeviantArt!

The Savage Streets Project needs YOUR help!

Several months ago, we announced the commencement of an enormously ambitious project.  Titled "Savage Streets", this team of dedicated fans have taken it upon themselves to tell their own stories set in the world of Zystopia (which, for those of you who are unfamiliar, means that the society of Zootopia is dominated by prey mammals, who force the predators to wear shock collars).

In that time, they have made a lot of progress, and hit a couple roadblocks, but after a brief hiatus, they are back and ready to work!  But they can't do it alone.

To that end, the new Project Lead, known as Garbage Monster, has put out a call for more people who are willing to help make this project a reality!  They need Artists, Voice Actors/Actresses, Video Editors, Sound Engineers, and Writers to add to the already talented team!

And to prove to you that this project is fully back, the Savage Streets Team has released a short, work-in-progress animatic involving a wolf couple that's trying to deal with the pressures of living with shock collars.  It's a juicy first taste of a fantastic story, and we at ZNN are rooting for this project's success!

If you would like to apply to help this team, you can find more information on the application process over on reddit!  This includes a link to the project's Discord Server, but I strongly recommend reading the role requirements first.

Be sure and check that out, and take a look at the WIP animatic after the break!

Story: Ozzie's Auto Repair

Art: Roahm Mythril
[Rating K9][Humor][Slice of Life][Crossover]

An enjoyable and very creative premise for a crossover story. With a large cast of Zootopified Disney characters, this work covers a wide array of antics and capers that Ozzie and his friends get into while trying to make a name for themselves in the big city. I was amazed by the amount of thought and effort that went into integrating all of these Disney characters into the world of Zootopia, and the dialogue and comedy are superb throughout. A romp of a good time, and another fantastic story from the mind of Kittah4. - DrummerMax64

Author: Kittah4
Description : Oswald Rodbit has been given his inheritance: an auto repair shop in the heart of Downtown Zootopia. What he hasn't been given is the experience in leadership or the social expertise to stay afloat. Follow him as he interacts with other Zootopians based on several other Disney works and tries to make a different in the lives of mammals throughout Zootopia, or at least their automobiles.
Ozzie's Auto Repair

Additional Tags: Service so good, you'll think you have a lucky rabbit's foot.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Comic: The Violet Diaries, Part 3 (by Skeletonguys-and-ragdolls)

I'm not a parent myself, but I know that for all the hard work it takes to raise a child, there are often moments of pure joy that make it worthwhile.  And one of the sweetest comic series we've featured on ZNN is here to capture one of those moments.

The Violet Diaries, drawn by Skeletonguys-and-ragdolls, normally follows the fanfiction of the same title by HelTheHatter.  But this time it just tells a sweet story based on a completely unrelated tumblr post.  Not that a scene like this wouldn't fit in perfectly to the larger story.

So, are you ready to squee, d'awwww, or otherwise express satisfaction at something adorable and heartwarming?  I know I am!  And if you want more of The Violet Diaries, you can find Part 1 here, and Part 2 here!

Check out the full comic over on Tumblr or after the break!

EPIC dub of Mead's comic "The Darkest Places"

Gif adaptation of this iconic panel by Danny Grey
Voice Acting can make a world of difference to a story.  It can make characters come to life in ways you never imagined.  It adds a whole new depth to the presentation of a work of art, be it humorous, somber, or intense.

And if you take something that's already intense... oh boy.  It's a treat.

CaptainWilde, who did just that with Sunderance, is here to do the same with the comic "The Darkest Places" by MisterMead.  Giving a voice to Jack Savage as he recounts the story of Skye to Judy (played by TableFable), this epic comic takes on new life in this video.

Check it out after the break!

Story Updates 11 April 2017 - Always my Lost Cause, Always my Different Tails

Hello ladies and gentlemammals! Have I got some news for you! First off, we have another completed story! That's right, congratulations to Keftense for finishing Integrity, Trust, and Bravery! And if that wasn't enough, we have updates from AngloFalcon, eng050599, ShippingMammals, Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps, Kittah4, and WANMWAD! Nothing can get better than this, so get out there and get reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
In and Out of Love by AngloFalcon
Integrity, Trust, and Bravery by Keftense
Lost Causes and Broken Dreams by eng050599
The Fox and the Rabbit by ShippingMammals
Always my Sly Bunny, Always my Dumb Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
Different Tails by Kittah4
A Study in Gold by WANMWAD

New chapters after the break!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Comic: Ringless (by Lucky13spirits)

Hey everyone!  It's Fonzi, and today I'm here to tell you about a... wait for it... SavageHopps comic!

Before you get your pitchforks and start rioting, it's a really good comic!  The art style is simple, but clean.  It's based on a fanfiction by Helthehatter, which is also called Ringless, where... well, I'll let the artist, Lucky13spirits, describe it.
Nick and Jack are childhood friends who become cops together, but are separated at graduation.  Jack ends up meeting and later marrying Judy, but is later killed.  After his death, Nick and Judy team up to find the killer, but along the way things... change... between the two.
I'm excited to see where this comic ends up!  Check it out after the break, or over on Deviantart!

The California Law Review examines bias in the ZPD!

Art from Sunderance, by TheWyvernsWeaver
Order in the court!  It is now time to hear the opinion of Chief Justice Updog of the Zootopia Supreme Court on the case of Ruminant Defense League v. Zootopia Police Department!

In a completely unexpected turn of events, two authors for the legal journal California Law Review have put together a case study for a civil suit filed against the ZPD.  Titled "Incomprehensible Discrimination", the case tackles a very difficult question: Is it legally acceptable for an employer to make hiring decisions based on the recommendations of analytics models and Big Data, and is there any inherent bias found in these recommendations?

This is a big question that we face today in the world we live in, and one we need to think about seriously.  However, since most people take one look at a legal document and just go "nope", the authors of this piece decided to couch this issue in a fictional setting.  Zootopia provided the perfect analog for their discussion, and turns what might have been seen as boring into a paper that is legitimately fun to read while still conveying the larger issue at hand.  It's intellectually stimulating, funny, and full of references to our favorite film.

From establishing the "Bellwether Index" to Clawhauser using "what is your favorite Gazelle song" as a data point in the analytics, this is the first time I've ever laughed while reading a serious legal case.  I absolutely recommend you read it.

You can find the case here, and let us know what you think about both the paper, and the issue in question, down in the comments!

Story: Partners: Revisited

Art: miCheong
[Rating T13][Friendship][Romance][Fluff][Complete]

For fans of Kittah4's highly entertaining Partners saga, here's a treat for you! This is a stellar revamp/remix of one of the earlier parts of this popular series that delves more into Nick and Judy's romantic relationship, expands on certain events, and delights us with a spectacular amount of fluff. The writing is excellent, the interactions are heartfelt, and the romance is sweet. And if you haven't read Partners yet, this will certainly prompt you to go check it out. -DrummerMax64

Author: Kittah4
Description : Nick Wilde has been partners with Judy Hopps for just two years. The two have settled into a comfortable routine in their lives. Both are considered some of the Zootopia Police Department's finest; the two have pretty much everything they could ever want. And yet...
Partners: Revisited
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Additional Tags: Let's do that again, shall we?

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Comic: What Fills the Gap (by ittybittykittytittys)

Hello again everyone! It's Fonzi, and I'm here to talk about this great comic by IttyBittyKittyTittys! "What Fills The Gap" is one of those comics that you'll read, and either totally understand on the first run though... or you'll be like me and have to read through it a few times to fully understand what's happening. But man.... when you do fully understand it... it hits you. There's a song to go with it, as well as an exact time stamp of the lyrics that were used from the song in the comic. Specifically, the song is "What Fills the Gap" by Will Cady, and the comic picks up at 3:31.
Check it out after the break!

Art of the Day #96 - Black, White, and Kinda Sketchy

Disney - Request for Zootopia020 by EnvyQ00
Source [1]
Art!  Now without all those pesky "colors".  Who needs em, am I right?

...Yeah, that was probably the worst intro I've written in a while.  Oh well, you can at least laugh at my current lack of mental finesse.

Get your art after the break!

Story Updates 8 April 2017 - Fallen Masks and Faded Gold

Hello there! Ronald Latranae here with some more story updates! I don't know about you, but I'm ecstatic to see some great chapters from SovietMD, The StarsShadow15, WANMWAD, Kittah4, Jacato, and Keftense! Plenty to choose from if you're looking for something to read during your lunch break, relaxing in bed, or just for your leisure! Happy reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
The Masks We Wear by SovietMD
The Faded Line by The StarsShadow15
A Study in Gold by WANMWAD
The Fallen Chronicles by Jacato
Different Tails by Kittah4
Integrity, Trust, and Bravery by Keftense

New chapters after the break!

Friday, April 7, 2017

How Nick and Judy Bond Through Humor - a video essay by IronicSnap

Right from the start, Zootopia is full of great comedy.  What starts as dramatic and tense turns out to be a children's stage play, starring a very... overdramatic lead.
And it keeps going from there, in so many different ways and instances I can't possibly cover them all in a short little introduction like this.  What's most striking about the humor, though, is how it is used to strengthen and deepen the relationship between Nick and Judy, taking them from natural enemies to best friends.  And I'm not the only one who thinks this.

A lesser-known youtube reviewer by the name of IronicSnap made a video analyzing, in depth, how the comedy and humor helps to make Nick and Judy  one of the most realistic and dynamic duos in modern cinema.  He even throws in some jokes of his own into the video, which makes it all the better in my opinion.

Check out the video after the break, and go subscribe to him over on youtube!  Seriously, this guy is way better than his view and subscriber count would suggest.

Story: Primal Instincts

Art: Starfang's Secrets
[Rating T13][Romance][Drama][One-shot]

Primal instincts is written as a "what if Nick went savage" story with a twist, especially when dealing with Nick's "condition." I really enjoyed the different take on Nick's "savagery," which brings a new idea to the table and really aids in this story's uniqueness. Overall, the writing is superb and a great read all around, -ZNN Namicle

Author: Starfang's Secrets
Description : Bellewether was in custody and Nick and Judy were friends once again. In fact, the Chief himself offered the fox a job on the force. What more can a fox ask for? Good balance would be one of them. Another being that the Nighthowler pellets be more resistant to being stepped on. Can Nick resist the influence of the serum? Or will he lose himself to its sway?
Primal Instincts
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Additional Tags: SAVAGE!!