|Art by… Andy Lagopus???|
Holy Cow! You are all absolutely amazing, you know that? We’ve gone from 0 to 100,000 pageviews in only 43 days. That is astounding! I never in a thousand years could have predicted this would happen. Thank you all so, so much.
So, I decided to make a piece of art to celebrate the occasion. That’s right, you’re looking at Andy J. Lagopus, the Arctic Fox in charge of Zootopia News Network! …and I created a fursona, didn’t I?
Oh well, no going back now.
Let’s take a moment to look back at the beginnings of ZNN after the break. Because wow, it has changed quite a bit in the short time it’s been up.
If you don’t feel like getting nostalgic for stuff that was just about a month ago, let me just end by saying this.
You’re all fantastic. Zootopia is a great movie, but you guys, the fans… you’re the ones that gave me a reason to even make this site. Your art, your stories, your comics, your music- ZNN relies entirely on you guys, and you guys have been phenomenal. I can’t thank you enough.
So, until next time, always remember…
-Andy J. Lagopus
[Look back at ZNN’s Early Days after the break]
|Welcome to ZNN!|
Starting everything off, we have this post, which laid down some basic ground rules of what ZNN is and is not, and how you guys can contribute to it! I’ve made a few modifications and adjustments as reality has required, but it’s mostly remained the same.
|Aviators – Impossible|
After that, the first piece of fan-made content we featured was the beautiful “Impossible” by Aviators. Still one of the best pieces of original music from the fandom, in my opinion.
And then we followed it up with the very first comic we featured: Married, by Angelus19!
|Buy Everything – Zootopia Parody by ACRacebest|
|Art of the Day #1|
|GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!|
|Art of the Day #2- Free Shipping!|
|World of Warcraft references Zootopia in April Fool’s Day Patch Notes!|
World of Warcraft actually did this, which was pretty neat.
And a couple of posts later, I ended April Fool’s Day with a little “animation”, which was the most popular post on the site for several weeks, much to my amusement.
|It’s The Hustle, Sweetheart!|
If you missed that and are curious as to what on Earth that animation is, I’ll just post it below for your viewing pleasure.