Special Art of the Day #283: Paging Dr. Honeybadger

Madge_Honeybadger by Monoflax
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Madge Honeybadger, aka Dr. Madge Honeybadger, aka just plain Honey.

Here was another character from the ‘shock collar’ version of Zootopia that underwent a profound metamorphosis from her initial conception to the final version we saw of her on the film.

In her first version, Honey was sometime associate of Nick and Finnick; a quirky survivalist with a deep-seated aversion to sheep.

By the time she made it onto the silver screen, she had evolved into Mayor Leodore Lionheart’s not-entirely-willing partner and medical expert.

Here then we present a collection of Zootopia fanart, depicting Dr. Honeybadger’s progress from aggressive eccentric to passive subordinate.

Enjoy…and don’t forget to show the original artists some love by clicking on the source links. (Maybe Honey-badger don’t care, but they do.)

Get your art after the break!


In her first incarnation, Honey lived in an underground bunker stocked with survival gear. etc.  (Note the golf clubs directly behind her.)

Honey in her Bunker by nicolaswildes
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And early concept pic of Honey inside her bunker.
(Not the neatest pin on the bulletin-board, is she?)

Honey’s Bunker by MatthiasLlechner
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Honey’s survival tools.
Most of this stuff is supposed to be anti-sheep weaponry; ironic, considering that a sheep turned out to be the villain in the final film


Anti-Sheep Weapons by MatthiasLlechner
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Honey explains how much she hate, hate, HATES sheep

No Sheep by hazardgirl-art-blog
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I really like the way Monoflax draws Honey, totally badass

Madge Honeybadger by monoflax
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Crazy…HER?  Aww, c’mon…

Crazy Honey by @ben_scribbles
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As the character of Honey evolved, she became less and less paramilitary, and more and more punk.

Honey felling down by Saine
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Honey01 by phallybro
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No…but he’s starting to WISH he was.

You’re not dead! by @ben_scribbles
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Honey hangin’ with Finnick

Honey and Finnick hanging out or something. by foxefuel
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Note the studded shock collar, a nice touch

Honey2 by foxefuel
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A somewhat more slender version of Honey

Honey Don’t Care by red-velvet-panda
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♪”Well I’m not the world’s most physical guy
But when she squeezed me tight…
…she nearly broke my spine.”♫

From ‘Lola’ by The Kinks

HoneyThrash by Zeigelzieg
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This is actually a very clever piece of artwork.
Notice that Honey has three trank darts sticking out of her (and a fourth about to hit,) and she’s till running full tilt.
That’s not so far-fetched as you might think; REAL honey badgers have a natural immunity to poison.
I’ve seen vids of them shaking it off after being bitten by cobras and puff adders


Honey Badger by Saine
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Honey as an EMT

Honey as a paramedic by red-velvet-panda
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And as a bus driver (Ralph Kramden, eat your heart out.)

Honey by GlacierK
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Now we get into some pics of Honey as she appeared in the film, as Doctor Madge Honeybadger

Honey in scrubs

Madge is a QT by MonoHors3
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Dr. Madge – Zootopia by Kibathedemonicwolf
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An awesome 3D model of Dr. Madge Honeybadger, complete with stethoscope.

Madge – Papiermache Fid by 404bot
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Honey as a prime-time TV Doc.

Madge M.D. by 404bot
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Ya know, I don’t think we ever saw her smile in the movie

Dr. Madge Honey Badger (Disney) by Yoshiknightt2
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“Well Doc, how do I stand?”

“That’s what puzzles me.”

Um…that wasn’t a Donut by kresblain
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Honey in the slam.  (Yep, she was busted along with Mayor Lionheart, if you recall.)

Honeybadge in Jail by flowerstomars
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And preparing to make a break for it

Runaway by 404bot
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Until next time…