Art of the Day #338: Jailhouse Rock

All Locked Up by yelnats
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Our last two glimpses of Mayor Leodore Lionheart and his rogue sheep assistant in Zootopia were while they were doing time in the old Graybar Hotel

In fact, the city jail played a much bigger part in the discarded ‘Shock Collar’ version of Zootopia than in the theatrical release. In that first iteration, Nick Wilde went to jail on a frame-up and later made an escape.

In remembrance of that, today’s Art of the Day collection is dedicated to the Zootopia and the Big House.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to show the original artists some love by clicking on the source links


This is a piece of concept art from the Zistopia version of the movie.  This was where Nick was supposedly going to end up and then make an escape.  (More on that later.)  Judy looks pretty worn out here, doesn’t she?

ZPD Jail by Matthias Lechner
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Very popular image with the Zootopia fanart crowd: Nick and Judy in prison jumpsuits.   For those wondering how this could have happened (folks always ask when they see one of these pics), I submit that their decision to enlist Mr. Big’s help in getting Duke Weaselton to talk was eventually uncovered. 

Prison Week: Commission by Quirky Middle Chils
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— Art Commission: Prison Escape — by Pokelai
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Here they are with Dawn Bellwether.

Three Inmates by lokpik-art
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The gang’s all here!

Prisoners of Zootopai by fuzzywuzzylittletail
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Don’t ask me why, but Judy and Lola Bunny in prison garb together seems to be another popular fanart theme.

Lola and Judy by Cybertuna
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The Animals, the animals….. by jerberjer
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Some images of Nick serving time in prison.

Conceptual Mood Piece by sprinkah
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Silence of the Lambs Crossover by MattesWorks
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The most popular Zootopia slammer pics are, or course, the ones featuring Dawn Bellwether.

That One Black Sheep by JayLee2014

That One Black Sheep by JaylLee2014
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Frustrated pomf by Mon311
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Bellwether gets buffed.

There she is by Mr-Shin

There She Is by Mr-Shin
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Of course, if you’re going to have a jail, you’re also going to get the occasional jailbreak!
(Interesting piece of trivia: the prison slang term for making an escape is ‘going rabbit.’)

Here’s another concept art piece from Shock Collar Zootopia: Nick preparing to make a run through Little Rodentia after breaking out of jail.

LR Nick Escape 01 by Matthias Lechner
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“There ain’t the joint what’s been built that can hold THIS sheep, see?”

Zootopia – Jail Life by sheep 7465
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Nick on the run again.

Zootopia Chase – Commision by Buzy Mouse by aqvilarostrvm
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That’s Robin Hood on the right; he seems a little more confident here than Nick, don’t he?

Jailbreak Disney Foxes by absentapproach
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Dr. Honeybadger (remember her?) preparing to go over the wall.

Runaway by 404bot
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Here she is in a more contemplative mood.  Looks like this honey badger’s been doing some hard time.

Honeybadge in Jail by flowerstomars
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This was the closest thing I could find to a pic of Mayor Swinton (the baddie from Shock Collar Zootopia)  in her prison guard role from the theatrical release,

My poor attempt at Zootopia's DMV / Security Guard by TOKDL

My poor attempt at Zootopia’s DMV/Security Guard by TOKD
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And finally, “Call ME a fake cop. will you?   Who’s laughing now, Slick?”

Fake Jail by Powerkat 47
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Until next time….