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Friday, June 30, 2017

Quiz: Which Obscure Zootopia Character are You?

These wolves never had names, but they did have tazers.
For the first time in my life, one of those "Which character are you" quizzes was actually caused me to realize something!  There's a level of characters below secondary characters and above extras.  These guys are the ones that get maybe a few seconds of screentime, who never say a word, but who still interact with the main characters in some way.  And Zootopia's full of 'em!

The good folks over at Oh My Disney took their knowledge of these characters and turned it into a fun little quiz like you might find on Facebook.  It's genuinely fun, with questions about Zootopia (such as "Which district would you like to live in"), and answers that will likely surprise you!  Plus, their descriptions of the obscure characters are just fantastic.

Check it out for yourself over at Oh My Disney, and let us know in the comments what you got!
(Spoiler alert: I got this guy)

Story: Electric Eldritch Eidolon

Art by: TheWyvernsWeaver
[Rating M16][Thriller][Horror][Supernatural]

It takes something special to write a Zootopia story in which one of the main characters dies in the first few paragraphs, but Electric Eldritch Eidolon pulls it off masterfully. What follows is a suspenseful adventure of government conspiracy, the supernatural, and a very-confused Nick who should be very dead, considering the gaping hole in his chest. Judy is with him every step of the way as they unravel the mystery of how, and why, he's still alive. - Mordecai

Author: ADeadMissionary
Description : Being dead isn't as easy as Nick Wilde thought it would be. Chased by government agents, shadowy black ops, and mammals with supernatural abilities, the poor fox has never had it so rough. At least he has the bunny cop on his side. What the hell is an Eidolon, anyway? Gore, death, and lots of screaming.
Electric Eldritch Eidolon

Additional Tags: Alliteration always awesome. Stellar suspense story.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Full Video of Byron Howard's Facebook Livestream!

Yesterday, Byron Howard made a special appearance on the official Zootopia facebook page!

In this stream, he took us into the Walt Disney Animation Drawing Studio (which they decked out with Zootopia merch for the occasion) and taught us some techniques that they use at Disney Animation, how they draw the characters, and how they maintain the natural rhythms of the animals when they're standing on two legs.  It's a fun glimpse into the process of Disney character drawings.

Then, at about the 30 minute mark, he starts answering some questions from the audience- including the tidbit of how Jack Savage turned into Nick Wilde.  Yes, that's right- Jack Savage was what he called the fox during early production.  Mind.  Blown.

Check it out over on Facebook, or after the break!  The drawing lesson begins at round 9:30, and the questions begin at about 30:00.

Story Updates June 29 2017 - Three Months a New Age

It's Thursday, my fellow Zootopians, and you know what that means? Time for more story updates! Today, though, we have some very special news: Emma89 completed The Meetings! Congratulations all around! But wait, there's more. The Meetings is getting it's own comic adaption by Leggowaffles! Check out the tumblr post here!

And we still have more updates for you to enjoy!? Christmas came early! Big thanks to radredknuxfan, WildeNick (who's story got a TVTropes review), CDNCrow, and Gabriel la Vedier for giving us updates to their wonderful stories and keeping us from falling into boredom. So kick back, relax, and take the plunge into these great Zootopia fanfictions! - Ronald Latrinae

Updated Stories:
The Meetings by Emma89
The New Age by radredknuxfan
Three Months a Fox by Wildenick
Forty Glimpses by CDNCrow
The Translation of Dawn Bellwether by Gabriel LaVedier

New chapters after the break!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Comic: Fairly Odd Zootopia, Part 5 (by FairyTalesArtist)

The crossover of epic proportions continues in epic fashion!

Dutch illustrator FairyTalesArtist, along with R101D, is back to continue the adventures of Timmy Turner in Zootopia.  Even more misunderstandings and hijinx happen getting more mammals mad at Timmy. That seems to be a running thing with this comic, anger and hilarity everywhere. 

You can find the rest of the comic here:


Check out the awesomeness on Deviantart or after the break!

Story: The Zootopia Princess Bride

Art by: OceRydia
[Rating T13][Romance][Humor][Fluff][Crossover]

Two of the fluffmasters in the Zootopia fanfiction community join forces to create a delightfully winsome tale that's as irresistible and enchanting as the two leads from both movies it involves. Swords clash, wits are tested, and romance blooms as Nick, Judy and the rest of the Zootopia cast are thrown into the crazy narrative of The Princess Bride. The character choices are splendid so far, and the prose and dialogue perfectly express the affection and humor that give Westley and Buttercup's love story its undeniable charm. Read on and see how Nick and Judy's love story will unfold in the grand land of Florin. - DrummerMax64

Author: Zanrok, Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
Description : Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles, hustles...all can be found in the story of Nicholas Wilde and his true love Judy Hopps. It's a tale of how the greatest romance in the world came to be. Mad Grinch Productions, in conjunction with Cimar, director of 100 Kisses, is now showing the Zootopified version of, "The Princess Bride."
The Zootopia Princess Bride
Also on fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: A great crossover between Zootopia and The Princess Bride?! Inconceivable!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Learn to Draw Zootopia characters with Byron Howard!

Source: Byron Howard on twitter
Let's end the day with a bit of more good news!  Tomorrow, June 28th, at 2 PM Pacific Time, Byron Howard will be appearing live on Facebook to teach you how to draw characters from Zootopia, and even answer some questions!  Byron is an awesome guy, so it'll be sweet to get some tips from the original artist behind the movie we all know and love.

Check it out over on the official Disney Zootopia Facebook Page!

See you there!

Judge tosses out Zootopia Lawsuit!

Source: IZRA

Our prayers have been answered!  Glorious day!

For those of you just joining us, ZNN has been covering the ongoing legal battle between Gary Goldman and Disney over who owns Zootopia.  Goldman claimed Disney stole his ideas, Disney fired back that they had done no such thing and that Goldman was just trying to con money out of them, and Goldman restated his claims.  When we last left off, the case was being reviewed by a judge on June 26th.

Well, you don't have to worry about there being a long, drawn-out lawsuit in this case!  During yesterday's hearing on the complaint filed against Disney, U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald ruled that Goldman had not provided enough evidence to justify the case going to court.  As reported in an article by Law360.com, Judge Fitzgerald said regarding the evidence provided by Goldman in his official complaints:
"what you're left with is, as you have chosen in prose to allege, is it enough?  That's where I'm having some problems.  Especially since there are suggestions that, the failure to attach itself, suspicious might be too strong a word, but it's something I don't necessarily have to ignore."
Judge Fitzgerald granted Goldman permission to re-file another complaint, if he provides more details- a.k.a. the original pitch that Goldman claims Disney stole.  So, unless Goldman decides it's worth letting his precious ideas into the public light, the matter is essentially over.  Let's hope it's not pre-mature to do a little victory toot-toot!


Story Updates June 27 2017 - Silenced by the Faded Line

Happy Tuesday, you wonderful mammals! Your friendly, neighborhood otter's back with plenty of story updates to entertain you with; I'm like Santa, but you don't have to wait a whole year for me to get off my butt and deliver goodies! We got updates from fantastic authors like Anistuffs, George J. Valtom, IronicSnap, Johnsoneer, and TheStarsShadow15! Have fun and delve right into these amazing reads! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Zoocific Rim by Anistuffs
Silenced by the Lamb by George J. Valtom
Roses are Red and Violence is Cool by IronicSnap
Fox on the Run by Johnsoneer
The Faded Line by TheStarsShadow15

New chapters after the break!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Art of the Day #111- The Future is Now!

Judy Mech by akella333
Source [1]
There are a few things that can improve almost any story or series. Giant mechs are one of them. I mean, as unrealisitc and silly as they can be... they're just awesome!

Heck, sci-fi in general is full of stuff that's just pure awesome, even if it doesn't make much sense when examined closely. But dang it, it's just freaking COOL!

So, let's dive into some really cool pieces of sci-fi art after the break!

Story: Animal Instinct

Art by: TheWaywardKid
[Rating M16][Drama][Romance][Complete]

It's always fun to read an author's take on how Nick and Judy get together, and this story is no different. With some top-notch banter that feels very true to character, hustles of the emotional level, and an interesting case that potentially tears Nick and Judy apart as partners, this story proves itself worthy of a read! - Ronald Latranae (Blenderguy15)

Author: TheWaywardKid
Description : As Judy and Nick celebrate their victory over Bellwether and begin to move on toward the future, they discover their lives may involve each other even more than they'd ever realized. But as fears and insecurities are unwittingly exposed, one of the pair begins acting strangely... When the situation appears to spiral, are things going to go too far?
Animal Instinct

Additional Tags: They can never just seem to start dating on normal circumstances, don't they?

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Zootopia at Disney Theme Parks? Crazy or Credible?


AgentExeider here and I'm back with another interesting and possibly incredible development for the Zootopia fandom to date.

"Zootopia at a Disney theme park" Sounds like the mad dream of some over excited fans doesn't it? Well not for long if the rumors hold true. Disney insider Jim Hill has backed up the claims by telling us that Disney is planning on replacing the "Rafiki's Planet Watch" and part of the conservation watch section of Disney's Animal Kingdom with none other than a Zootopia themed area.

Check after the break for more information including a podcast by Jim Hill Media and a Youtube video by Mikey Views  talking about it more.

Edit June 25th 12:00: fixed podcast link.

Comic: Morning Coffee (by Ahappypichu & Mead)


You ever have those days where you just need a coffee to wake up? Or maybe you are one of those people who are dead until the first sip of coffee?
If so, then this comic will probably seem familiar. After all, the best way to wake zombies is a hot morning coffee.

This comic by Ahappypichu & Mead gives us a look into the morning routine of Jack and Skye. Though it seems this time, Skye is a little too sleepy.

Check out the comic over on Tumblr (with Full-Res version) or after the break!

ORIGINAL SONG "City of Life" (by Fandroid MUSIC!)

Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in quite a long time, I give you a song about Zootopia that ISN'T a cover of Try Everything!

I honestly have no idea how this channel, Fandroid MUSIC!, works.  It features several different "robots" that "make the music", but I don't entirely buy that.  Either way, I guarantee you'll have this stuck in your head for a long time.  The lyrics are clever ("revenge may be sweet, but forgiveness is sweeter"), the animation is cute adorable, and the music will worm its way into your brain and never leave.  Bravo!

Jam along to the beat after the break!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Art of the Day #110

Come on Partner... by Neytirix
Source [1]
Hey everyone, Dominic Faux here!

Today we've got some more great art for you all. Nothing special in the way of theme, but all around enjoyable arts.

Get your art after the break!

Dominic Faux, signing off.

Story: Emergency

Art: Vovdog
[Rating K9][Epistolary] [Slice-of-Life] [Drama]

This story is told in an Epistolary way, meaning it's told through letters, diaries, or some other documentation, and I love it. It's a really unique way to tell a story, which allows the reader to learn the crucial details and piece together the rest. It really allows the reader to take a part in the story, and, after reading it, I wouldn't experience this couple's experience with childbirth any other way. ~Nathan B.

Author: JudithWilde
Description : Judy and Nick are on their way back from Bunny Burrow. What happens next is an absolute emotional roller-coaster. 
Note : Due to the unique nature of this story, and how it is presented and the fact it is in on Tumbler and littered with user comments inbetween actual story bits, you can read the full thing in image form right after the break! ~Darkflamewolf
Emergency

Additional Tags: Emotional roller-coaster is an understatement

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Story Updates June 22 2017 - Embrace the Translation of Forty Glimpses

What's this? What's this? There's stories everywhere! What's this? We have them listed here? That's the best news I've heard all day! Yes, below is your near-daily dosage of story updates to help cure you of boredom! We've got chapters from Gabriel LaVedier, upplet, CDNCrow, radredknuxfan, and Starfang's Secrets, so find a comfy seat, kick back, and get to reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
The Translation of Dawn Bellwether by Gabriel LaVedier
When Instinct Falls by upplet
Forty Glimpses by CDNCrow
The (Not-so) Great Outdoors by radredknuxfan
Embrace It by Starfang's Secrets

New chapters after the break!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Story: Zoocific Rim

Art by: Tohofuhai
[Rating T13][Sci-Fi][Action][Adventure][Crossover]

A ridiculously entertaining romp in which mammals in giant robots duke it out with giant monsters to save the world from impending annihilation. If you're a fan of the movie Pacific Rim, then you'll undoubtedly be a fan of this fun, energetic crossover with its exhilarating action sequences and moments of genuine character development. And with slight deviations in the plot from its source material, this story will branch out in directions you won't expect. Nick and Judy have their work cut for them if they plan on saving mammalkind from raging behemoths, so join them and the rest of the Zootopia cast as they take on these monsters in a high-octane adventure filled with humor, vigor and heart. - DrummerMax64

Author: Anistuffs
Description : We always thought alien life would come from the stars. But it came from deep beneath the sea. From a portal between dimensions, in the bottom of the Zoocific Ocean. Something out there had discovered us. They counted on the mammals to run, to hide, to give up, to fail. They never considered our ability to stand, to endure, that we would rise to the challenge. In order to fight monsters, we created monsters of our own. We needed a new weapon. The Jaeger Program was born...
Zoocific Rim
Also on fanfiction.com

Additional Tags: Today we are canceling the alpacalypse!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Comic: Ultramega Jumbo Pop (by IttyBittyKittyTittys)


You guys probably thought a Jumbo Pop was as big as it gets? Think again!
In this comic by IttyBittyKittyTittys Nick got his paws on an Ultramega Jumbo Pop, but that seems to be a bit too much for just him and Judy.

Get the comic after the break or over on DeviantArt.

Story Updates June 20 2017 - Born to be a Fox and a Chomper

It's another wonderful Tuesday, my fellow mammals. Do you know what that means? If you said "National WildeHopps Day," congrats! You're half right! It's story update post day, which means even more WildeHopps to read! We've got chapters from Berserker88 (and Mind Jack), D3ath_0ps, CasuallyCompetent, Tarienn, and Johnsoneer! Sit back, grab your I Heart WildeHopps mug filled with some hot drink, and happy reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Born to be Wilde by Berserker88 (collab with Mind Jack)
The Fall by D3ath_0ps
The Tale of the Ranger and the Chomper by CasuallyCompetent
Consecution by tarienn
Fox on the Run by Johnsoneer

New chapters after the break!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Comic: 4 Questions I Still Have About Zootopia (from Dorkly)


Ever had questions about the world of Zootopia? There are many theories and possibilities to the ideas of how an entire world inhabited by animals could work, well Dorkly comics is commonly known to ask four questions on how things work, and this time they shared their questions about Zootopia.

The post with the comics by JHALL and TRISTAN COOPER can be found over at Dorkly. Though be warned one of them is a bit graphic and about cannibalism!

Story: Brave, Loyal, Helpful, and Trustworthy

Art by: lenmue0
[Rating K9][Hurt/Comfort][K-9][Complete]

We all have past trauma's and wounds that come from wrongs that others did to us. For Nick, that painful memory was the night he was muzzled. TheRealFanboy pits Nick in a situation where he has to face those memories again, and even one of the mammals who hurt him. This is a wonderful one-shot that gives us a great look into what it would be like if Nick had to talk with one of those kids who tried to muzzle him, and to have that now-grown kid apologize for what they had done. It's short, sweet, and extremely touching - definitely worth a read for sure! - Ronald Latranae (Blenderguy15)

Author: TheRealFanboy
Description : Nick's assignment is simple enough. Give a lesson on traffic safety. If it weren't for the fact he's supposed to hold that for the Junior Scouts. Even more, once there, he has to face more than just dark memories.
Brave, Loyal, Helpful, and Trustworthy
Also on fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: Saying sorry is easy; forgiving is the hard part

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Violet Selfies? (Original By: Skeletonguys-and-ragdolls)



    We all tried to do things when we were little. I mean, after a year of living we all got it down, right? I remember I would always try and call my Grandmother, but I had no idea how to work a phone. In my frustration I would burst into tears.  As sad is it is seeing children cry, it is heartwarming to see them trying to grow up and take care of themselves. It's their dedication and persistence that makes them adorable, especially at such a young age. Skeletonguys-and-ragdolls has created a cute short comic of young Violet doing the same thing as she tries to leave the house herself, but of course she comes to realize that life isn't as easy as it seems.

Check out the cuteness over on tumblr or after the break






Story: Unbounded Love

Art by: あたこ
[Rating T13][Romance]

Fans of sweet, sweet romance will absolutely adore this collection of short stories all centered on that silly little thing we call Love. Set in a time where Nick and Judy have married while Gazelle and one of her tiger singers have tied the knot, LaVedier gives us a look into the lives of different mammals and their encounters in love. Introducing some original couples as well as exploring canon characters, LaVedier does a fantastic job expressing some very realistic problems and expectations that would come between pred-prey relationships. This story is sure to leave a smile on your face and a warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart. - Ronald Latranae (Blenderguy15)

Author: Gabriel LaVedier
Description : Love in Zootopia used to be hard-headed and set in a traditional direction. That no longer suffices for those who saw love blossom between species in the public eye. Old ones who hid love, young and brash ones bucking trends, they all exist and all deserve their day in the sun.
Unbounded Love

Additional Tags: Oh, you can feel the love tonight

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Try to be Stronger - Mashup by Mashin' Jams

Mashin' Jams' quest to mash Try Everything with literally everything continues!  It's like an infinite feedback loop- "What song should I mash up?" "Try Everything" "Okay.  With what?" "I dunno... let's just try everything."

This time we get it set to the beat of Stronger, by Britney Spears.  It's a pretty awesome combo that, like I've said before, works WAY better than it has any right to.  Keep em' coming, Mashin'!

Check it out after the break!

Story Updates June 15 2017 - The Translation of Forty Glimpses

Hello, all you lovely mammals! Ronald Latranae here with some more story updates for you, so you don't have to worry about a boring afternoon. With chatpers from R.D.L. Fowler, Lovelymayor, Gabriel LaVedier, and CDNCrow, there's plenty of wonderful content to enjoy. Sit back, relax, and happy reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Kitsunegari by R.D.L. Fowler
Hyenahurst by Lovelymayor
The Translation of Dawn Bellwether by Gabriel LaVedier
Forty Glimpses by CDNCrow

New chapters after the break!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

/r/Zootopia is the official Subreddit of the Day!

Every day, a huge community on reddit will feature a "Subreddit of the Day", highlighting a popular subreddit of some sort.  Well, today is our lucky day, because /r/Zootopia got featured!

The post highlights some of the awesome stuff that's come out of /r/Zootopia, including the Wagging Detail series, the Science Discussion Thread, and the Fanfiction threads.  They also gave ZNN a shoutout, highlighting our Ultimate Thank You Card Project!

It may not be much, but we did get this nice mug!
Feels good to be appreciated.

You can find the full post on /r/subredditoftheday!  And again, congratulations!  It's awesome to see the fandom get some recognition like this, even if it's small.

Comic: Confession, Chapter 9 (Original by Peanut.K)

Hello everyone, Chris Guará here!

Well...where do I start? Last time on Peanut K.'s Confession comic, we saw Judy Taking care of Nick while he was in the hospital in a coma. You're probably asking yourself: When will Nick wake up? How long will this comatose state last? Will Judy be all alone without him? To answer these questions, today we bring you chapter 9 of this comic!

You can check out the most recent chapter right here if you missed any.

Check out the next chapter of Confessions after the break or on tumblr and don't forget to leave a comment about it!

Story: A Reynard's Remorse

Art by: Meka2201
[Rating M16][Drama][Romance][Humor][Angst][Complete]

A gut-wrenching and affecting story that puts our fox and bunny, especially Nick, through the wringer as they deal with aftermath of a tragedy that occurs while on the job. A hostage negotiation gone wrong causes him to fall into a deep state of despair and anguish as he tries to cope with the events he witnessed, all while trying to begin a relationship with Judy. Proficiently combining splices of humor and fluff with moments of sorrow and regret, Lothar Hex takes us on an emotional ride fraught with grief as Nick attempts to stop blaming himself for what occurred and undergoes the long process of healing and treatment with Judy by his side. The question is, will he succeed? - DrummerMax64

Author: Lothar Hex
Description : Nick has been trying to let Judy know his feelings, but never worked up the courage. The sudden reappearance of an old friend at a hostage situation and the subsequent fallout leaves a dark burden on him that he struggles to escape.
A Reynard's Remorse
Also on fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: Deep breaths, Wilde. Deep breaths.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Comic: The Lastingness, Episode 5 (Original by yuki-zakuro)

We're back with episode 5 of this massive comic! Judy returns to Bunnyburrow with Nick and Finnick, but there's no time for a family reunion as the clock is ticking on their investigation. But they soon find out that they can't stick around there either! Remember to stay tuned for Episode 6, 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 5, and you can find the other episodes below:

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4

Thanks to yuki-zakuro for making the original comic, and to LMAbacus and Ryotaro for translating and to LMAbacus and Andy Lagopus for 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!

[Note: This does not mean we found LMAbacus.  He put this post together before he vanished, but it was incomplete.  We were just finally able to finish it.  Unfortunately, this will probably be the last post made by LMAbacus, since he didn't leave us enough info to find him.  The only way we'll see more work from him is if he sees this and actually responds.  And if he reads this and still doesn't want to get in contact... well, it's been a pleasure, man. ~Andy Lagopus]

Story Updates June 13 2017 - In the Days of Different Tails

Happy Tuesday, my fellow mammals! Just when you think that you've read all that there is in the Zootopia fanfiction fandom, these authors come around and give you even more to read. Are we complaining? Heck no! We've got updates from Kittah4, Bluelighthouse, Johnsoneer, and Ayziks to help brighten your day, so find a comfy seat and get to reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Different Tails by Kittah4
Zootopia: Firewatch by Bluelighthouse
Fox on the Run by Johnsoneer
Zootopia - In the Days That Followed by Ayziks

New chapters after the break!

We Are Number One but its Zootopia [More Midnight Madness!]

It's beautiful.  Simply beautiful.
You read the title.  You know what's coming.

I actually made this one myself a while back.  Never finished it since I lost the premiere file in a hardware upgrade, but what can you do.  I figure I may as well remind everyone of a meme from six months ago.

Join me in my apparent insanity after the break!

UPDATE:  Byron Howard liked it on twitter.  My work here is done.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Water Under the Burrows: Chapter 4 - Turn it Around


For a little while, some people thought Borba was the new King of Feels in this fandom.  And maybe, in their mind; he still is.  But MisterMead isn't giving up his crown easily.  No sir.

We featured the beginning of this new chapter of Water Under the Burrows back in May, but we've kinda missed a few parts, so before we feature the next chapter (which also has all the feels, but in a different way), we need to wrap up Chapter 4, dealing with the aftermath of Bonnie's words in "Old Fashioned".  Fortunately, although both mother and daughter said some very hurtful things, they both have someone who can help comfort them in their hour of need.

You can catch up on Water Under the Burrows with these links:
And now, you read the entirety of Chapter 4: Turn it Around over on tumblr or after the break!


Return to Zootopia is now a movie AND a series!

After over a year in production, Return to Zootopia has a set release date of 2018!  But, in this newest announcement video, we learn that there's more to it than that.

In a very exciting move, the team at BrownTable Entertainment has announced that they will not JUST be releasing the full movie in 2018, but they will be making a mini-series of it too!  The series, which will be made of isolated segments of the movie, will be released one episode at a time throughout the second half of 2017.  That's not to say they're just putting up "part 1" of the movie followed by "part 2"- they're still leaving plenty of reasons to be excited for the final product.  Specifically, they said that while the series would be relatively tame, earning a PG rating at most, the movie will be more action-packed, pushing it into the PG-13 range.

I, for one, cannot wait for this series to begin!  It'll be exciting to see the results of all of their hard work, and I am absolutely rooting for it to reach completion.

Check out the full announcement video after the break!

Story: The Tale of the Ranger and the Chomper

Art by: Ziegelzeig
[Rating T13][Fantasy][Adventure][Friendship][AU]

Take a chomp out of this remarkable story, complete with an engaging plot, fascinating characters, and an extraordinary version of the city we all know and love set in a medieval era. CasuallyCompetent immerses us with spectacular world-building that makes it seem like we're actually walking down the grimy streets with our duo and experiencing the sights and wonders alongside them. In addition, this story engrosses and surprises us with a more extreme form of the classic feud between prey and predators, segregation and all. Enthralling in every aspect, this is a tale you don't want to miss out on. - DrummerMax64

Author: CasuallyCompetent
Description : The colorful story of a cop and a hustler, reimagined in an archaic setting. For in all times there has been prejudice, and there have always been pariahs surviving it. In all times there has been injustice to fight against, criminals to fell and conspiracies to unearth. In all times there were the brave and the cautious, the righteous and the cunning, the sympathetic and the cynics, the dreamers and the disillusioned ones; and at least once upon a time, there was a ranger and a chomper, and they shared an adventure. This is their tale.
The Tale of the Ranger and the Chomper
Also on fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: I've got gypsy fever!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Zootopia Lawsuit continues...

I'm sorry, but the longer this goes on, the less seriously I can take it
For those of you just joining us, ZNN has been covering the ongoing developments of the legal case filed by Esplanade Productions and Gary Goldman against Disney, claiming that they stole his ideas to create Zootopia.  We've pointed out several reasons why this is just absurd, from Goldman not filing for a copyright of his "ideas" until a year after Zootopia was first released, the sheer lack of content proving the existence of this concept despite having "worked on it" for almost a decade before production of Zootopia even began, and how he claims copyright of basic character archetypes.

Despite Disney filing a motion to dismiss the case, Esplanade Productions is not giving up.  They have now filed an Opposition to Disney's motion to Dismiss.  And I'm sorry, but some of the arguments they make is absolutely hysterical (in my opinion).

I'll discuss why this is one of the most unintentionally funny legal documents I've ever read after the break.  However, for now, you should know that a hearing date has been set: June 26th.  At that time, the judge will review the case, and decide if it is substantial enough to hear in court.  You can find the original article on this development in The Hollywood Reporter, and you can read the entire Opposition here.

Read on after the break!

Story Updates June 10 2017 - Change Needs a Contrast

How are all you mamamls this weekend? Good? Well, you're about to get better now that I'm bringing you some updates to your favorite stories! We've got chapters from Winerp, Gabriel LaVedier, Tarienn, Pulltogether, and Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps! No more boring, uneventful weekend thanks to these fantastic stories! Happy reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Change Starts With You by Winerp
The Translation of Dawn Bellwether by Gabriel LaVedier
Contrasts by Tarienn
Nick Needs a Family by PullTogether
The Masked Fox by Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Zootopia used in real-world Police Training!

Photo: Fox9 News
Life inspires art, and art inspires life, and in this case it seems to have struck a very real chord right where it ought to.

Recently, the St. Paul Police Department screened Zootopia to all their officers as part of their annual equity training.  The real-world parallels and issues the movie draws concerning stereotypes, prejudice, and the role of the police are obvious, but it's portrayed in a way that allows everyone to learn without ever comparing animals to a real-world racial counterpart.  Due to the way Zootopia masterfully handles such a delicate and often controversial topic, a lot of officers were able to come away from the training with new perspectives on their job.

"What was cool was so many officers have seen the movie so many times, and they never saw the paralells with real life, policing, the internal issues we deal with and the external," 
said Officer Colleen Rooney, in a recent article from Fox9 News.  According to Fox9, the chief of police is looking to share the exercise with other departments and community groups in the St. Paul, Minnesota area.

All in all, this is exactly the sort of thing I love to see happening!  Zootopia is far more than a simple children's movie- it can teach men and women of all ages valuable lessons about the world we live in, and get us to think about how we might handle a situation before it ever comes up.  I, for one, never understood what "microagressions" were until I saw how Judy handled the situation in Jerry Jumbeaux's Ice Cream Parlor (especially immediately afterwards, with the line "I just gotta say, you're a great dad, and just... a real articulate feller!"  Ouch Judy.  Just ouch).

In my opinion, Zootopia is the sort of movie that ought to be required watching before you graduate high school and enter the adult world, and DEFINITELY should be a part of job training for a lot of professions outside of police work.  But that's me.  What do you think of all this?  Should Zootopia be introduced into more widespread police training?  Do you think it would be effective?  Let us know down in the comments!

Story: Consecution

Art by: Jeinu
[Rating T13][Romance][Suspense][Action]

The third story in tarienn's highly enjoyable "Contrasts" series that features another recognizable and popular duo in Zootopia fanfiction: the smooth, resourceful Jack Savage and the enigmatic, alluring vixen Skye. In a tale brimming with excitement and intrigue, Jack is thrust back into his old life of espionage when a mammal from a mission gone wrong appears out of the blue. Featuring intense action sequences, well-detailed moments of peril, and another dazzling romance that emerges between a fox and a rabbit, this work will have your blood pumping and heart racing with its energy and passion. - DrummerMax64

Author: tarienn
Description : We all saw the conflicts within Zootopia, but what darkness lurks in the rest of the world? Special Agent Jack Savage knows all too well the horrors that threaten Zootopia from outside. But he is not the mammal he once was. A mysterious vixen from his past forces to light the darkness within; now he faces his greatest enemy, himself. Watch the skies, Wilde. SavageSkye
Consecution
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Additional Tags: We've got a Runner here!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Art of the Day #109- Gazelle Special!

Dry Everything by Dendropsyche
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Recently, ZNN received a rather unusual phone call from the ZPD. An Officer Benjamin Clawhauser told us that they had been tracking a case involving the pop star Gazelle, and that these photos were to be released to the public upon the case's conclusion. His interest in seeing these shared was borderline unprofessional. but I didn't mind.

So, for all of you gossip fiends who get a kick out of the lives of celebrities, here's 25 pictures of Gazelle out and about in her daily life! I am a little worried about the legality of these photos, (and I'm pretty sure some of them were doodles from one of Officer Clawhauser's daydreams) but considering they came from the cops, it can't be that bad, right? ...right?

Get your art after the break!

Story Updates June 8 2017 - Lost Glimpses and Blurring Lines

How's it going, everyone? Ronald Latranae here with more story updates. Hoenstly, these authors are just gifts that keep on giving, aren't they? We've got chapters from eng050599, CDNCrow, Lovelymayor, Roboguy88, and upplet! Grab a drink, find a comfy seat, and get to reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Lost Causes and Broken Dreams by eng050599
Forty Glimpses by CDNCrow
Hyenahurst by Lovelymayor
Zootopia- Blurring Lines by Roboguy88
When Instinct Falls by upplet

New chapters after the break!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Translated Comic: Perfecto (by A.S. Estrada)

ZNN used to be known for our original translations of foreign comics into English.  We loved being able to share the work of artists from around the world in a way that our audience can understand. We liked it, you liked it, the artists liked it, everyone liked it!

However, we took a big hit when we lost LMAbacus, our main Japanese translator.  And in this sense, I don't mean "lost" as in "fired" or "quit", I mean it like "missing mammals".  We genuinely have no idea where he is, and all attempts to contact him so far have been in vain.  If anyone has any clue to his whereabouts, please let us know, we've been searching for him for months.

Still, we're doing what we can to move past this roadblock, and we are pleased to release our first translated comic in several months!  It's a short, sweet little comic that takes place right before Nick's graduation at the end of the movie, and I guarantee it'll warm your heart a little.

This comic comes to us from A.S. Estrada, the translation was done by MegaTred, and the editing was done by yours truly, Andy Lagopus!  Keep in mind my handwriting isn't the best, so I'm just going to apologize now and get it over with.

Check out the original comic over on Tumblr, and get the translated version after the break!

Story: Fox on the Run

Art by: IttyBittyKittyTittys
[Rating T13][Mystery][Suspense]

I literally gripped the edge of my laptop as I read Johnsoneer’s mystery/suspense story, “Fox on the Run.” The story sees Nick disappear under mysterious circumstances, and with a threat looming over Zootopia, Judy and a few of her trusted allies at ZPD must race against time and the ZBI to find him. The pacing is spot-on, with the perfect hints of tension that keep you engaged and guessing as to what will happen next. Beyond that, you also gain fascinating glimpses into other members of ZPD’s finest, as Johnsoneer builds out the characters piece-by-piece while weaving them effortlessly into the taut mystery Judy and company are unraveling. Overall, “Fox on the Run” is a riveting tale that will leave you questioning just how much Judy really knows about the officers she admires and the fox she loves. - Euphonemes

Author: Johnsoneer
Description : Nick has vanished, and for some reason the ZBI are after him. One thing that is clear is that Nick has been keeping many secrets from his partner. Judy has a choice: to help him or help bring him in. Either way, she needs to catch him first.
Fox on the Run
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Additional Tags: Does anyone else want to punch Agent Jack Savage?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Comic Dub: Night Terrors (by Kieran Hammersley)

This isn't the first time Rick Griffin's magnificent comic, "Night Terrors" has been dubbed, but boy is this a good one!

Coming to us from Kieran Hammersley, a relatively new channel focused on comic dubs from various fandoms, this emotional, yet funny rendition of the comic hits all the right chords.  Starring Foxdub as Nick and PowerofNEO_ as Judy, this is a team we're definitely going to be keeping an eye out for in the future.

Check it out for yourself after the break!