|Pictured above: Nick Wilde planning and writing the ultimate mystery/drama/romance/action/adventure/comedy fanfic
A harmless movie is released by Disney. It’s very good, and receives high praise from critics and audiences. But what follows is a mystery that still confounds scientists the world over.
Ordinary people, who would typically enjoy a movie while they watched it and speak positively about it afterwards, began to behave strangely. They would suddenly be writing out stories detailing the adventures of a cartoon fox and rabbit. They began spending hours meticulously drawing them either with physical tools or on digital art programs. They composed music dedicated to the movie.
People who had never considered joining a fandom suddenly found themselves engulfed in one. And those who had been in fandoms previously had an uncontrollable urge to do more, more than they had ever done before.
The Consumers became… Creators.
So now I ask, for science: Has Zootopia inspired you to create your own original content? If so, how?
By “Original Content”, I mean any fan-made creations related to Zootopia. Fanfiction and Fan Art are common examples, but there are also musicians, comic artists, video editors, and so forth. I know a guy who made an intricate maze based on Nick as a Junior Ranger Scout. Another calculated the density and weight of a Jumbo Pop. There are theories on how something in the movie came to exist within the world presented to us.
Check out the poll over to the right, and let us know what Zootopia has inspired you to do. The poll will close at midnight on July 3rd. Feel free to choose as many answers as you need to.