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Monday, July 31, 2017

Oh M. Goodness, there's a Doctor Who Crossover Audioplay!

Byron Howard, making crossover fanart before the movie even released.
You guys may not know this about me, but the very first piece of fanfiction I ever read was a crossover with Doctor Who.  I listened to fanmade audioplays.  Heck, I even attempted to write and direct my own doctor who crossover audioplay at one point.  Nothing ever really came of that except some cool pieces of art, but it was a good experience.

So you can imagine my excitement to see that not only has somebody made a Doctor Who / Zootopia crossover audioplay, but they've made a very good one!

Coming to us from WildFilms Shorts, WhoTopia brings us the story of The Doctor accidentally landing in Zootopia and having to team up with Nick and Judy to defend the city from Daleks.  It's pretty awesome, especially if you listen to it with headphones.  Excellent work!

Check out Episode 1: The Blowout after the break!

Story: More Than a Mutt

Art by: Sprinkah
[Rating K9][Drama][Family][Hurt/Comfort][Complete]

As the title suggests, this is a one-shot that will resonate on an emotional level to those who had to go through the hardships of bullying: the wounds inflicted, the harsh words that cut deep, and in the case of this story, having to endure the hurtful qualities of discrimination. Both Nick and Judy prove to be model parents as they attempt to comfort their son and alleviate his suffering by recounting how they met and explaining how they overcame prejudice. With fantastic characterizations and an ample amount of heart, this one-shot is an engaging read that supplies both guidance and solace. - DrummerMax64

Author: Cloperella
Description : Nick and Judy love their son James more than anything in the world. To them, he's a beautiful hybrid that represents the best example of peace between a diverse species of animals. Unfortunately, some Zootopians see a mixed species child as an abomination, and aren't afraid to show it. After the parents receive news that their son has been severely bullied once again, Nick and Judy will have to dig deep to pull their son out of despair.
More Than a Mutt
Also on fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: You are so much more than that...

Friday, July 28, 2017

Comic Dub: A Funny Joke (by The Zootopia Dubbing Channel)

Remember when Borba was known for comics other than I Will Surivive?  Pepperidge Farm ZNN remembers.  As does the Zootopia Dubbing Channel!

A great little comic, A Funny Joke was pretty popular for obvious reasons.  Well the ZDC is here to bring it an extra later of life- voice acting!  Starring MrFalloutDropout as Nick, CreativeMultitasker as Judy, and myself as Finnick, I sincerely hope this gets a laugh out of you!

Check it out after the break, and remember to subscribe to the ZDC for more comic dubs!

Story: Silent Enemy

Art by: Blueguynow
[Rating M16][Supernatural][Thriller][Crime]

Fans of Stephen King, Constantine, and The Dresden Files will find a home in this fic. Those put off by the idea of a Zootopia AU with magic in it, cast your doubts aside. The supernatural elements of this story are handled very well without bogging the narrative down in magical jargon, and the plot is tense enough that I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. - Mordecai

Author: vulpinewizard
Description : The citizens of Zootopia know that their world is one of logic and order. But when officers Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde discover that there is more to their world than anticipated, they will need help from an unexpected source if they are to defend the city from an enemy most mammals don't even believe exists. An homage to the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.
Silent Enemy

Additional Tags: Magic? In your Zootopia? It's more likely than you think.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Comic: Nirlock | A Spoor in Scarlet | Chapter 1: Rabbiting (by MonoFlax)

Imagine, for a moment, that the BBC Series "Sherlock" were re-imagined in Zootopia, starring an AU version of Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps.  Well, imagine no more, because Nirlock (Pronounced "neer-lock", as far as I can tell) does exactly that!

This incredibly GORGEOUS comic is the work of MonoFlax, who has been working on this with Wartox, Lgarniger, and TheWyvernsWeaver to bring us an absolutely fantastic amalgamation of these two worlds!  And if you're not a fan of the BBC show, don't worry- it's not just a remake of the show with some Zootopia skins added on to the characters.  As Monoflax states on Devinatart:
"What we want to do is imagine what  Nick and Judy would be like if they were to take on the roles of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson!"
So, it's essentially taking the "modern-day Sherlock" premise (and costumes) of the BBC show, mixing that together with Zootopia, and bringing us a brand new, original take on Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective stories!  This is just the first chapter of the first case, and I can't wait to see where this takes us.

Check it out for yourself on Deviantart, Tumblr, or after the break!

Jason Bateman gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Fancy by Catwings30
Well well, Mr. Wilde.  It seems you've managed to hustle your way onto the Walk of Fame!  Congratulations!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it's an award given to influential actors, directors, producers, etc. by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.  Their name is literally cemented among the stars that made movies and TV what they are today, and to be counted among them is a tremendously high honor!

Jason Bateman, the actor who played Nick Wilde along with many other popular characters (especially Michael Bluth on Arrested Development), is now a part of this prestigious tradition, and he most definitely deserves it!

For those of you interested in seeing the full award ceremony, you can find it on youtube, courtesy of Variety.  The actual ceremony begins at 46:17.  I know, weird time to start, but that's what happens when you don't edit down the boring parts of your livestream.

You can find a more in-depth article on this subject over on Oh My Disney.  Again, Congrautlations to Jason Bateman!

Story Updates 27 July 2017 - The Translation of Electric Princess Bride

Hey everyone, it's Thursday today! The weekend is right around the corner, and what better way to spend the weekend than with rest, relaxation, and reading! Luckily, these fantastic authors have provided us with plenty of material to keep us occupied throughout the day. Throw your paws up in the air for updates from Zanrok and Cimar of Turalis Wildehopps, ADeadMissionary, CDNCrow, R.D.L. Fowler, and Gabriel LaVedier - it's reading time! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
The Zootopia Princess Bride by Zanrok, Cimar of Turalis WildeHopps
Electric Eldritch Eidolon by ADeadMissionary
Forty Glimpses by CDNCrow
Kitsunegari by R.D.L. Fowler
The Translation of Dawn Bellwether by Gabriel LaVedier

New chapters after the break!

Return to Zootopia's FINAL TRAILER just dropped!

Every other fandom seems to have a trailer to get hyped over after this week- DC showed the trailer for Justice League, Marvel showed off more of Thor: Ragnarok and the next Avengers movie, and general geekdom got a peek at the fantastic-looking Ready Player One.  But we're not going to be left out, no sir!  The Zootopia Fandom has something to get hyped for too!

After over a year of production, the biggest, most ambitious project this fandom has ever produced is coming to fruition- and now we have the final trailer for the Fan-made series/film, Return to Zootopia, by Browntable Entertainment!

Beginning October First, we'll start to see the first part of the series (in widescreen format).  Then, in 2018, we'll be able to watch the complete, unaltered, full-size MOVIE!

And I must say, as far as trailers go, this could rival some actual movie studios.  And if the humor we see with Judy's parents is anything to go by, we can expect some great things!

GET HYPED with the trailer, after the break!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Zootopia's Reign of Tumblr!

Judy Hopps wearing a Flower Crown by Princess Beauty Case
Tumblr is in interesting website.  I'm sure a lot of you have your own opinions on it, but there's no denying that it's a place for fandoms of all sorts.  To that end, in late 2014/early 2015, Tumblr began posting Fandometrics, which tracks the activity of different fandoms on the platform in various categories.  From games to celebrities, movies and TV, they list whatever had the top 20 most active fandoms every week.

As you can imagine, Zootopia has been on that list for a while, but it wasn't until I went back through and plugged the data into a spreadsheet that I learned just how MASSIVELY successful the Zootopia fandom has been on Tumblr.  So brace yourselves, because I'm pretty sure we set some records.

This last week, Zootopia wasn't on the list.  My best guess is that other lesser-known movie fans were super excited after previews at the San Diego Comic Con.  So now we have some definitive stats:

Zootopia has been in the top 20 most active fandoms since the first week of January, 2016!  That's 80 WEEKS.  Of that time, it spent 10 weeks in the #1 spot (likely would have been much more if it weren't for Captain America: Civil War which I don't think should count since it's just one part of a massive franchise but oh well).  Half of that time was in the Top 5, and a whopping 92% of that time, we were in the top 10!

I think some celebrations are in order!  No other single movie has been on this list for as long as Zootopia was, and I'm willing to bet that next week it'll be right back up in the top 20.  If you are interested in seeing the full spreadsheet tracking Zootopia's reign, you can find that right here.

This fandom continues to be absolutely amazing, and I keep looking forward to seeing what surprises it will bring us next!  Remember, as always...

Try Everything!

~Andy Lagopus

Story: Take A Stand: Star Of Ceartais

Art by Zl0tty and Funkology

[Rating T13][Adventure][Action][Romance][Drama][Crossover]


Fans of Garouge Faux/Crewefox's wildly popular Take A Stand will have a lot of fun with this sequel to that entertaining story! Strap in and get ready for another citywide crisis where the stakes are higher, the cast is bigger, and the excitement doesn't let up in the slightest. In addition, the new characters who enter the fray are engaging, and the chemistry between all of them, especially the new team of young heroes, feels genuine. Indeed, if you want to find out what happened in the years following the final events of Take A Stand, you'll definitely want to check this out! - DrummerMax64

Author: Garouge Faux/Crewefox
Description : Set 15 years after Take a Stand. When an earthquake and the resulting tsunami decimates Zootopia, poverty and crime rates skyrocket. Five young heroes rise from the ashes of this disaster, trained by the infamous MM gang to bring hope and justice back to Zootopia. One of these heroes is Robyn Wilde, the daughter of Nick & Judy. It's time for a new generation to Take A Stand!
Take A Stand: Star of Ceartais

Additional Tags: Get ready for Zootopia's version of the Avengers!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Comic: "You're mocking me, Aren't you?" (by ShoutingIsFun)

There are two ways you can imagine the voices in this comic.  First, you can imagine it with Nick and Judy as played by Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin.  This would totally be in-character for them, after all.

But then there's the fun way.  The way where you imagine it in the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.  Here, we'll even give you a demonstration.  (It just gets better and better the longer it goes, doesn't it?)

This comic has been floating around on imgur for a while, but finding the original source proved tricky.  But, with some determination and luck, we were finally able to find the artist behind it: ShoutingIsFun, aka Concrete Staircase!  Unfortunately we can't link to their tumblr, as it contains NSFW content, but still, we found it!

Check it out after the break!

Story Updates July 25 2017 - Zootopia: Instinct Needs the New Age

Happy Tuesday you beautiful mammals! We've got some great story updates for you as well as a big announcement. PullTogether finished Nick Needs a Family! WOOO!!! Throw your paws up in the air or use them to grab your laptop to read this and other updates from Bluelighthouse, Gabriel LaVedier, Radredknuxfan, and Upplet! Happy reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Zootopia: Firewatch by Bluelighthouse
The Translation of Dawn Bellwether by Gabriel LaVedier
The New Age by radredknuxfan
Nick Needs a Family by PullTogether
When Instinct Falls by upplet

New chapters after the break!

Surprise Blick! [Midnight Randomness Part Q]


You expected something else from ZNN today?
Too bad.  We have Blick.
Yes we've featured it before, but we never featured the fanart.


Enjoy!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Story: A Fox Sits by a Window

Art by: CynicalConplex
[Rating T13][Tragedy][Fantasy][Complete]

What started as probably the most important case in Nick and Judy's careers quickly turns into one of the most powerful endings in a story that I have read in a long time. Euphonemes expertly tells a gripping story in a short one-shot, and manages to give it plenty of impact to leave you thinking about it long after you're done. I recommend reading it twice to fully appreciate just how genius this short story is. - Ronald Latranae (Blenderguy15)

Author: Euphonemes
Description : Officer Judy Hopps is charged with wrapping up another big case, but things are not as they seem. With Nick Wilde in tow, the very busy bunny sets out to resolve a troubling matter. How will she handle the pressure of having to take down an old friend? And will she understand the cost that comes with her work? A short story with a very different kind of ending.
A Fox Sits by a Window
Also on fanfiction.net

Additional Tags: Your mind is not prepared...trust me

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Zootopia Theory: Fish in Zootopia Explained (by Wotso Videos)

Tundra Town by Odajima
Zootopia is a city by mammals, for mammals, and we see dozens and dozens of different varieties in the movie.  But there's one category of mammals that we just never see.

Where are all the aquatic mammals?  The whales, the manatees, the sea lions, the dolphins, the seals?  They're among the largest and most abundant variety of mammals in Zootopia, but... they're just not present in the film.  So where are they, Atlantis?

Wotso Videos has a very different explanation, drawing from evidence we see in the movie, about the distinct lack of aquatic life.

Check it out after the break.

The D23 Cosplay Compilation!

D23 is the ultimate expo for all things Disney.  So, it's no surprise that there were dozens and dozens of cosplayers in attendance.  What is, surprising, though, is just how many of these cosplayers were dressed as characters from Zootopia!  

According to our semi-official correspondent for the event, Cimar of Turalis / WildeHopps, there were 34 unique Nick cosplayers, 32 unique Judys, 4 Finnicks, 4 Bellwethers, and 2 Clawhausers, for a total of 76 unique Zootopia cosplays at D23!  That's a pretty significant amount for the Cosplay scene.  Take note Disney- Zootopia fans are here, and we're here to stay!

Thankfully, Cimar got pictures.  A few might be repeats of the same people, but he tried to get as many different cosplays as he could.  All photos were taken with permission, and those photos that do not show the face were done at the request of the cosplayer.  If you see yourself in one of these pictures, leave us a comment down below!

Check them out after the break!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Art of the Day #113: CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES, COME ON!

ズトピろぐ4 by ichi
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4 MILLION PAGEVIEWS!  Holy cow!  This is amazing!

We have some unique art on the way, like we have had for our previous million-view-milestones, but until then, let's celebrate!  We've got art of parties, cakes, fireworks... everything!  PARTY TIME!

Get your art after the break!

Story: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Animal World

Art by: Empressimperia
[Rating K9][Adventure][Mystery][Humor][Complete]

What an absolute blast to read. I'm a fan of the 1963 classic comedy, but this fanfic takes everything that's great about it and seamlessly incorporates it into the world of Zootopia, as well as altering it in places where it made sense. Everyone was in character, and the interactions between all of the treasure hunters felt both real and hilarious. This is exactly what Zootopia fanfiction is all about. - Mordecai

Author: Empressimperia
Description : In this mad tale inspired by the 1963 classic, eight commuters witness a fatal car crash in Sahara Square. When the ex-con's final words reveal the location of 6.5 million in stolen cash, ZPD duo Hopps and Wilde find themselves in a crazed cross country race to reach the treasure first, while Officer Clawhauser makes an unsettling new friend and Chief Bogo endures a living hell.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Animal World

Additional Tags: Never before has pantsing a geriatric rabbit been more funny.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Meet the ZNN Team! Part 6: What a Fantastic Fandom!

The face of a fox who is exhausted but incredibly proud at the same time
It's been 5 months since we hit 3 Million, and what an absolutely insane 5 months these have been.

We got an exclusive interview with Byron Howard. Gary Goldman brought a lawsuit against Zootopia and it got tossed out by the judge.  The St. Paul Police Department used Zootopia in their training.  We finished our Ultimate Thank-You Card Project and began our series of almost-animated interviews.  There have been huge comics, thousands of new pieces of fanart, and more stories than I can count!

Wow.  As far as I'm aware no community has ever formed like this around a single movie.  It's absolutely amazing.

Through it all, there's been enough drama to fill an entire season on broadway, but this magnificent community of ours still stands strong!  Bravo to all of you!  We will not fade into obscurity, but will sail the great ship WildeHopps (or whatever alternative ship you may prefer) across the world!

Since our last "Meet the Team" post, we've had a lot of changes among the ZNN staff.  Friends have come and gone, bats have disappeared into the night, and real life has caught up to a lot of us.  But we're still here, we're still going, and we're not going anywhere as long as this community continues to make amazing things!

Join us after the break as we officially introduce the newest members of the team, with art by the magnificent Quriky-Middle-Child and Sendrax!


Story Updates July 20 2017 - Zootopia: Forty Constants That Followed Different Tails

It's Thursday, which means the end of the week is near! And what better way to give us that boost to make it throgh the final stretch than to read some updated stories? We have chapters from Kittah4, Ayziks, CDNCrow, Tarienn, and PullTogether, so there is plenty of new content to read and keep us entertained! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Different Tails by Kittah4
Zootopia - In the Days That Followed by Ayziks
Forty Glimpses by CDNCrow
Constants by tarienn
Nick Needs a Family by PullTogether

New chapters after the break!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Light Everything- Ellie Goulding meets Gazelle! (By Mashin' Jams)

Another day, another awesome mashup from Mashin Jams!  Seriously mashin', I want to know how you do it.  I've said it before- you play the song "Try Everything" like it's its own instrument, which is really quite fantastic!

Check it out after the break!

Story: Love's Tales

Art by: Momichihaku-Ichisan
[Rating T13][Humor][Romance][Fluff][Drama]

A wonderfully entertaining and captivating love story that will cater to all of your WildeHopps sensibilities. Starting out with the basic premise of these two realizing how enamored they are with the other, this work expands into something that is far greater in scope and much more consequential for the city as a whole. Not only that, but this story's usage of an unconventional narrative style makes the prose, dialogue, and inner thoughts of the characters feel refreshing and organic. Fueled by MinscLovesBoo's zany yet indisputably hysterical sense of humor, Love's Tales will have you in stitches and leave you curious to find out what will happen next. - DrummerMax64

Author: MinscLovesBoo
Description : Set after the movie, this collection of stories attempts to answer many questions. Does a bear poop in the woods? What happens if a bunny kisses a fox? If a tree falls in the forest when no one is around does it make a sound? If Hopps and Wilde changed the world when they were friends what would it do if they were more? Can a butterfly flapping its wings cause a cyclone on the other side of the world? And, most importantly, what if all of those seemingly random coincidences in the movie weren't all coincidences? Or random?
Love's Tales

Additional Tags: Love runs deeper than you think.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Comic: Warm Bodies (by FeverWildeHopps and AndYourTeeth)

Imagine, for a moment, that Nick is a Zombie.

What?  We've seen stranger AU's on this site.

Those of you familiar with the movie "Warm Bodies", which is an unusual retelling of Romeo and Juliet with zombies, will recognize this scene.  Just switch out Julie with Judy (a pretty obvious fit) and you have the undead N who's fallen head over heels for her.  It's strange, it's bizarre, and it's completely adorable.  I love it!

Big thanks to FeverWildeHopps and AndYourTeeth for this comic!  The combination of FeverWildeHopps' designs and AndYourTeeth's colors is fantastic, and we hope to see more collaborations between artists in the future!

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

Watch the D23 Panel, Anim(al)ation: Animating Zootopia!

Remember one of the earliest Art of the Day posts we did on ZNN?  With Robin Hood?  Apparently the official Disney animators had a similar idea, and even animated Nick in the famous green getup at one point!

At D23, Renato Dos Anjos, head animator of Zootopia, and Kira Lehtomaki, lead animator for Judy Hopps, gave a panel on how they went about animating all the animals found in Zootopia- Especially how they animated their motion and kept it animal-like.  Plus, we get to see the original video footage of John Lasseter eating the tiny cake, (which they used to model Nick's actions in the movie), and Judy going full-on startled rabbit.  It's great!

HUGE thanks to Cimar of Turalis / Wildehopps, who acted as ZNN's semi-official correspondant throughout the D23 event!  He got us a lot of things for post-D23 articles, so expect some cool stuff from him over the next couple of days!

Check it out after the break!

Story Updates July 18 2017 - The Translation of Roses and Bellwether is Cool

The week is just getting started, my fellow mammals, and to help us trudge through the bores of work and life, these fantastic authors have graciously provided us with supple amounts of entertainment by giving us updates to their amazing stories! We've got chapters from IronicSnap, CDNCrow, Gabriel LaVedier, D3ath_0ps, and R.D.L. Fowler, so there is plenty to choose from to help you get through your day! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Roses are Red and Violence is Cool by IronicSnap
Forty Glimpses by CDNCrow
The Translation of Dawn Bellwether by Gabriel LaVedier
The Fall by D3ath_0ps
Kitsunegari by R.D.L. Fowler

New chapters after the break!

Monday, July 17, 2017

POLL RESULTS: Which obscure Zootopia characters do you want to know more about?

Zootopia- Family Photo by Shadeink
We asked you which, out of all the minor characters that interact with Nick and Judy but barely get any lines, you wanted to see more of- be it in fanfiction, comics, or any sort of media.  And you answered BIG TIME.

With over 300 responses to our poll from two weeks ago, the fandom has definitely spoken.  Read on after the break to see who the top ten most popular characters who were only in the spotlight momentarily are!

(hint: The first one should be obvious from the cover picture)

Story: While We're Young

Art by: Ziegelzeig
[Rating K9][Friendship][Slice of Life][Pretty Darn Cute]

Light on violence and heavy on fluff, While We're Young will tug at your heartstrings. Nick and Judy work just as well together as kits as they do as adults with quality banter and kid-friendly shenanigans. The gang is all here, and together, Nick, Judy, Gideon, Clawhauser, and more will team up to make the struggles of their lives more bearable. What if Judy was there when Nick was muzzled by the Junior Ranger Scouts? What if Nick could stick up for Judy when Gideon bullied her? If you've ever pondered these questions, While We're Young is right up your alley. - Mordecai

Author: Dizzie HamHam Writer
Description : An AU story of Nick and Judy meeting each other as kids. Judy Hopps, a little bunny from the small town of Bunnyburrow and Nick Wilde, a little fox from the huge city of Zootopia. As Judy prepares for her play for the Talent Show, Nick's family plans their first trip outside of the city. So what happens when that trip is at the town of Bunnyburrow?
While We're Young

Additional Tags: Why are Nick, Judy, Clawhauser, and Finnick all the same age? Shush, it's cute.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Story: A World All Her Own

Art by: chumpyuno
[Rating T13][Drama][Sci-Fi][Humor][Complete]

The "human in Zootopia" subgenre has a bit of a bad rep to be sure, to the point that ZNN is especially cautious about featuring them. But there are exceptions to the norm and this brilliant story is one of them. This isn't merely wish fulfillment, but a thorough examination of how each of these two worlds see the other, with plenty of laughs and tears along the way. Definitely check it out if you want to see this kind of thing done right! - Berserker88

Author: Toga
Description : A research team stumbles upon the find of a lifetime.
A World All Her Own

Additional Tags: It's really more like "Zootopia in human" anyway

SURPRISE PANEL AT D23! Anim(al)ation: Animating Zootopia

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For those of you going to D23 and were disappointed to see there wasn't anything specifically Zootopia related... Disney pulled a fast one on us!  According to the official D23 Expo 2017 App (which you can find on the app store or google play), there is now a new panel that apparently wasn't scheduled last night. for some reason we didn't learn about until just now.

Anim(al)ation: Animating Zootopia, is a one-hour panel hosted by the Head of Animation on Zootopia, Renato dos Anjos, and the main animation supervisor for Judy Hopps, Kira Lehtomaki.
The official description states:
"Zootopia" head of animation Renato dos Anjos and animation supervisor for the character Judy Hopps, Kira Lehtomaki, share behind-the-scenes content, animation tests, and research footage highlighting the work that went into bringing the characters of "Zootopia" to life.
Afterwards, they will be signing exclusive artwork, so be sure to stick around for that as well!

At this time, the app still has not confirmed a location, The panel will take place at the Walt Disney Animation Studios booth in Hall C, and it is scheduled from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM pacific time.  Talk about last second!  If you're at D23, you'd better get over there fast!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Prepare yourselves, D23 is almost here!

"It All Started with a Mouse" by Nik159
It's the moooost wonderful tiiiime, of the yeaaaar!  And I'm not talking about Christmas!

Starting tomorrow, July 14th, and going through sunday, Disney will be hosting its annual Expo, known as D23 (referencing when the company was first founded in 1923) at the Anaheim Convention Center in California!  There will be all sorts of major events taking place, from a showcase of Disney and Pixar's upcoming films (such as Coco and Wreck-it-Ralph 2) presented by John Lasseter, to announcements about Disney Parks and Resorts, to a panel on Ducktales, old and new!  It's the most Disney-filled weekend anyone could possibly get.  (see the full event schedule here)

Sadly, ZNN is unable to attend this year, but never fret!  We may not be there in person, but we will be there in spirit!  We will still be covering any major news that comes out of the convention.  We have no clue what to expect, but if Disney is ever going to announce anything big related to Zootopia, this would be the place they'd do it!

Also, there are meetups being planned specifically for Zootopia fans to hang out together during the expo.  So far, two were planned over on reddit, but if anyone is planning any others, send us an email and we'll add them to this list so people can know where to go.

  • Saturday, 2 PM - tables near the food court inside the Hilton Anaheim hotel
  • Sunday, 8 PM - Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney.

Again, if you're planning another meetup and we don't have it listed here, send us an email and we'll update this list.

If you would like to go to D23 and haven't bought a ticket yet, it's not too late!  They still have general admission tickets available over on D23.com!  And if you do go, remember, as always...

Have a magical day!  ...wait, that's not my line

~Andy Lagopus

Story Updates July 13 2017 - Something Stands with the Lamb

How are you awesome mammals doing this Thursday? Bored? Well, not anymore with this list of amazing story updates! Give a big thanks to Omnitrix 12, mindightopheliac, Cloperella, George J. Valtom, and upplet for providing us with new chapters to their fantastic stories to help us fight off the boredom! Grab your sword and shield and charge into battle! Or in other words, grab your phone and laptop and happy reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Something Stinks by Omnitrix 12
Safe Paws by midnightopheliac
Love Stands With Pride by Cloperella
Silenced by the Lamb by George J. Valtom
When Instinct Falls by upplet

New chapters after the break!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Story: A Spring in Your Step

Art by: TheWinterBunny
[Rating K9][Humor][Friendship][Fluff]

Get ready for a load of flirty banter and playful moments between our inseparable pair in this direct sequel to Dancing Lunar Wolves' story "Five Slices of Grief." Aiming to get away from the city for a bit so that the fox can begin recuperating from his injury, Nick and Judy engage in a delightful trip to the Burrows where anything can happen while they're at the Hopps farm. Wonderfully written and with a touch of spiritedness, this sprightly fic is a delight to read, and it will have your hearts bursting at the seams with glee. And who knows, perhaps something else besides spring is in the air. - DrummerMax64

Author: Dancing Lunar Wolves
Description : Spring is the season of growth, renewal, and new life. The time to bloom and 'Springing Forth'. But what happens when Nick Wilde is introduced to the concept on his sick days with Judy Hopps at her hometown? How will they survive the week? Well, Nick will want to relax and enjoy his vacation. And Judy? Well, Springtime in Bunnyburrow is both a time to heal, and a time to dance.
A Spring in Your Step
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Additional Tags: Refreshing like a spring breeze.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Oh M. Goodness, someone made a real ZPD cruiser!

That's right!  The ZPD has had its jurisdiction extended!  Now there's a chance you might see them patrolling around your neighborhood, keeping the streets clean of any criminal mammals.

This awesome creation was made by Robert Biscardi, who hopes to be able to bring it to show at charity car shows.  How cool is that?!

Check out more pictures of the car after the break, and thanks again to Robert for submitting this to us!  If you have anything cool like this you'd like to show off, send us an email at submit@zootopianewsnetwork.com, and we'll gladly feature it on the site!

Story Updates July 11 2017 - Different Masks We Need

Guess what, all you wonderful mammals? It's Tuesday! Which means I get to share with you some great story updates from some of your favorite authors! We got SovietMD, ADeadMissionary, Jacato, Kittah4, and PullTogether in this list, so be sure to go check out their stories! Sit back and enjoy or dive right in - either way, happy reading everyone! - Ronald Latrinae

Updated Stories:
The Masks We Wear by SovietMD
Electric Eldritch Eidolon by ADeadMissionary
The Fallen Chronicles by Jacato
Different Tails by Kittah4
Nick Needs a Family by PullTogether

New chapters after the break!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Theft in the Fandom- an Editorial by Andy Lagopus

Artist: Nick Southam
The mission of ZNN is to promote, grow, and support the Zootopia fandom and all creative people who share our love of Zootopia; to highlight creative works from across the internet and foster creativity within our readers; to encourage friendship and trust within the community; to provide a positive, optimistic environment for all Zootopia fans around the world to enjoy.
~The ZNN Mission Statement 

In the time since Zootopia first debuted, we have seen an outpouring of inspiration unlike anything Disney was anticipating.  As a fandom, we have created massive comics, beautiful pieces of art, compelling stories, engaging videos, and so much more!  ZNN was born out of my personal love for this fandom and all of the marvelous works that people around the world produce, and soon the ZNN team was full of others who shared this love.  Our goal is to be the whole fandom's "hype-man", so to speak: we take the best the fandom has to offer and give it a stage and a spotlight in which it, and its creator(s), can shine.

Unfortunately, we have recently been reminded of a sad truth- where fandoms flourish, theft thrives.

Read on after the break.

Story: Fall

Art by: Panzery25
[Rating M16][Crime][Adventure]

Centered around the what-ifs of a full-out gang war in Zootopia, Fall highlights characters both familiar and new. Nick and Judy work to keep the city from bloody conflict as the city's gangs claw tooth and nail in an excellently-crafted bid for supremacy. Is Mr. Big guilt free? Can the members of the ZPD be trusted? This story will leave you guessing as to what will happen next. - Mordecai

Author: Eragon05
Description : It all begin with two murder cases, but quickly escalated into an all out gang war between the two most powerful crime families in Zootopia. Nick and Judy have only been partners on the force for six months and yet they must now team up with friends and enemies both new and old if they are to save their city.
Fall

Additional Tags: Gangs of New York, this time with anthros! ...Sort of

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Art of the Day #112: Adventure is Out There!

First Bonds AU by Caliosidhe
Source [1]
From the tallest giraffe to the smallest mouse, all mammals throughout Zootopia's history have at one point or another felt a yearning for adventure. So, consider this art of the day post to be the thematic opposite of our sci-fi showcase: today's all about High Adventure!

After all, be they in Feudal Japan, Ancient Egypt, or a world of magic and mystery... our favorite fox and bunny are always prepared for what awaits. Especially on the high seas, should they find themselves there. They even brought their own ship!

Get your art after the break!

(P.S. Sorry this has been a very slow week from ZNN. We've had a lot of setbacks, including some pretty nasty sickness, but we'll try harder next week, I promise.)

Friday, July 7, 2017

Story: The Strongest Bonds

Art By: Quirky Middle-Child
[Rating T13][Mystery][Romance][Humor][Suspense][Complete]

A terrific mix of romantic fluff, intense thrills and stimulating police work, all revolving around a new case that Nick and Judy are entangled in that will test their resolve and love for one another. Blenderguy15 does an exceptional job of making the chemistry between them feel authentic and endearing, their interactions being one of the main highlights of this story. In addition, the villain they have to contend with is a fierce, dastardly foe whose goal is to wreak havoc on the city by proving that prey and predator cannot coexist together peacefully. It's up to our duo to prove them wrong in this awesome tale that will leave you delighted in the sweet moments, anxious in the more menacing ones, and eager to check out the sequel! ~ DrummerMax64

Author: Blenderguy15
Description : No one thought it could happen: a bunny and a fox tying the knot together. No one thought that someone would try to continue Bellwether's work, either. Now, two years after the Night Howler Case, newlyweds Nick and Judy are posed against a new threat that's willing to do whatever it takes to tear them and the city apart.
The Strongest Bonds
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Additional Tags: What would it take to sever them?

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sunderance [Chapters 11 and 12] (by Kulkum and TheWyvernsWeaver)


Today we bring you a new installment of the awesome comic / fanfition Sunderance by Kulkum and TheWyvernsWeaver.

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 July 6 2017 - Embrace Forty Glimpses on the Run

Happy Thursday to all you wonderful mammals out there! It's not July the 4th anymore, but we can still celebrate because we have more story update posts for you to enjoy! Starfang's Secrets, Johnsoneer, CDNCrow, radredknuxfan, and Gabriel LaVedier all have chapters for you to pick from and enjoy, so grab yourself a comfy seat, maybe sip on a nice, cool beverage, and dive right in! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Embrace It by Starfang's Secrets
Fox on the Run by Johnsoneer
Forty Glimpses by CDNCrow
The (Not-so) Great Outdoors by radredknuxfan
The Translation of Dawn Bellwether by Gabriel LaVedier

New chapters after the break!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Comic: Couldn't Reach (by Sprinkah)

#ShortPeopleProblems, am I right?

It feels like it's been a bit since we've featured a comic that was pure fluff, so let's get back to some of that.  After all, this fandom is on a strict diet of fluff and feels.  Doctor's orders.  What doctor?  Who cares, they're prescribing fluff and feels.

This sweet piece of adorable goodness comes to us from Sprinkah, who we featured in our last ZNN Spotlight.  You can find that here if you want to learn a bit more about this phenomenal artist!

Check out the comic over on Sprinkah's Tumblr, or after the break!

Story: Love Stands With Pride

Art by: TheWinterBunny
[Rating K9][Romance][Drama][Hurt/Comfort]

A powerful, moving story in which Nick and Judy attempt to overcome a new kind of adversity that crops up in Zootopia following the unexpected results of a controversial election: the potential ban of interspecies marriages. Cloperella provides an excellent and realistic depiction of the turbulent political and social atmosphere in the city, complete with protests, riots, and a new, bigoted mayor taking office. Not only that, but the romance between the duo is amazing, with several heartwarming moments that beautifully exhibit the tremendous love these two have for one another. Gripping, dramatic, and at times astonishing, this fic shows just how much our fox and rabbit are willing to sacrifice and how much disdain they're ready to face from the rest of the city, all to secure justice for mammals who are just like them. - DrummerMax64

Author: Cloperella
Description : In the wake of an election with a surprising outcome, a new mayor takes office for the city of Zootopia. Among his many campaign promises against predators and international connections, the biggest threat to Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps as well as other mammals is his resolve to keep the right of marriage from couples of differing species. Judy knows the risks of making a stand for one's beliefs, but she's not going to hide anymore. In the remaining months before the marriage act is passed, Nick and Judy will make the most important decisions of their lives, and inspire the citizens of Zootopia to stand strong in the face of bigotry and intolerance.
Love Stands With Pride
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Additional Tags: All in the name of love.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Comic: WildeHopps Civil War AU [PART 7] (By ProgressOfTomorrow)

And now, on a day we celebrate American History, we continue a story we began almost a year ago: the saga of WildeHopps, set in the era of the American Civil War.

When we last left off, Nick had gotten into an argument with Judy, but when he went to search for her in the pouring rain, the lightning and thunder sent him into a PTSD-induced flashback of his time on the front lines.

Poor Nick...

This brilliant work (which is expected of this series at this point) comes to us from the highly talented ProgressOfTomorrow! She has done a phenomenal job taking a bizarre and unusual AU and making it come to life, and I am certainly looking forward to the rest of it!

For those of you just joining this series, you can find the rest of the comic here:
Be sure to support ProgressOfTomorrow over on her Tumblr, where you can read the entire comic so far, and check out Part 7 after the break!

Story Updates July 4 2017 - Zootopia: Silenced by the Eidolon

Happy 4th of July all you wonderful mammals! To celebrate this holiday, we've got some amazing story updates gathered and listed for your reading pleasure! With selections from ADeadMissionary, Bluelighthouse, George J. Valtom, Tarienn, and R.D.L. Fowler, there's no way that your 4th celebration can be boring! So get out there, grab hold of your sparklers, munch on a burger or two, and get to reading! - Ronald Latranae

Updated Stories:
Electric Eldritch Eidolon by ADeadMissionary
Zootopia: Firewatch by Bluelighthouse
Silenced by the Lamb by George J. Valtom
Contrasts by Tarienn
Kitsunegari by R.D.L. Fowler

New chapters after the break!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Poll: Which Obscure Zootopia Characters do you want to know more about?

Source: Tragobear
It's been a while since we've had a good poll, hasn't it?

In a recent quiz by Oh My Disney, we were challenged to see which obscure character we most relate with.  This opened our eyes to the extensive collection of obscure characters that Zootopia has- the ones who get a second or two in the spotlight by virtue of briefly interacting with the main characters, but who never get a name, and rarely get so much as a line of dialogue.  They're more prominent than Extras, but smaller than side characters, and I think they deserve a bit more attention than they were given.

So today, let's take a second and appreciate all the mammals whose lives were directly affected, in some small way, by Nick and Judy's actions throughout the film.  We've gone through the film and found about 40 of them, so let's put it to a vote!  Who do you want to learn more about?  Who will tell their story?

We will be running this poll for the next two weeks, (until Monday, July 17th, at Midnight Pacific time).  At that point, we will see which mammals were the top ten most popular, and then we'll set about the process of deciding on names for them!*

This poll won't be on the side bar (unless one of our Code Monkeys can figure out a way to do that) but rather, you can find it for yourself by following this link here, or by checking out the full illustrated list after the break!

*Feel free to leave any suggestions for names down in the comments section- that'll help later on

Story: Safe Paws

Art by: TheWinterBunny
[Rating M16][Romance][Hurt/Comfort][Friendship]

There's nothing quite like a comforting WildeHopps romance story to indulge in and warm your heart, and this one's no exception. A bona fide fluff-fest of epic proportions, this work explores Nick and Judy's deepening relationship, one forged through trust and compassion, as they come to understand each other better in the days following Bellwether's arrest. The banter and rapport they share in this fic is exquisite, and midnightopheliac brilliantly combines moments of merriment with moments of solace to create one heck of a slow burn that takes its time to gradually develop the profound love between these two. A phenomenal - and unbelievably sweet - story that's a must-read for all WildeHopps fans out there! - DrummerMax64

Author: midnightopheliac
Description : Judy learns more about Nick's past and a secret that's holding him back. Judy doesn't know when to quit and takes matters into her own paws. When Judy leaves for the police academy both of them are faced with feelings for one another they never thought they'd have. In unchartered waters, can they turn their friendship into something more?
Safe Paws
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Additional Tags: Don't worry, I've got you.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Water Under the Burrows, Chapter 5: The Best in Me

Last time, on Water Under the Burrows, Bonnie got some comfort from her love.  Now it's time for Judy to get some of the same.  Even if it starts with a question that completely catches Judy off-guard.  

Gotta hand it to MisterMead, he knows how to convey emotions like very few can.  Check out the rest of "Water Under the Burrows" here:

And read up on Chapter 5: The Best in Me over on Tumblr, or after the break!

Zootopia, but in 7 Different Genres!

Zootopia was a comedy, a drama, a crime thriller, an action movie, and (if you ship wildehopps) the beginning of a romance.  So it's only reasonable that the trailers reflect that, right?

Well, I'm glad they didn't originally, because that would have spoiled so much, but thanks to the magic of Editing is Everything, we get to see a taste of what could have been!  After all, how you edit a trailer can tell a story just as much as the actual movie itself does.

Check out this fun video after the break!