The Zootopia fandom has been around for quite a while. After all, four years is enough time to meet someone, fall in love, get married, and have a baby.
And that’s exactly what happened.
A while ago, we covered the wedding of Musica and Ciderstripes, a couple who have been a part of the Zootopia fandom since the beginning. They were introduced to each other by a member of the ZNN team, got to know one another on a Zootopia Discord server, worked with each other on a Zootopia fanfic, and eventually got married. Now, two years later, they’ve been blessed with a beautiful baby boy, Patrick.
Born on January 25th, 2020 at 5:27 PM, Patrick is officially the first person ever born who would not exist if it weren’t for Zootopia. He’s happy, healthy, and absolutely adorable. We meant to cover the news earlier, but considering today is St. Patrick’s Day… well, it seemed as appropriate a time as any to introduce him to the world.
At his parent’s request, we have included a certain mashup, with this quote.
“This mashup perfectly describes the feelings I’m having as a new parent. The start of something new and wonderful. The revelation that there is a life dependent on me and that with every mistake we have to get back up and keep trying to make things better for him. Not giving up, making his world a better place, the abundance of love in our hearts for him, everything that he will grow to be, it’s just the beginning of our family’s new life. Patrick’s life would have been completely different, if his life would have existed at all, without Zootopia. Now Disney is not only responsible for our wedding, but also for this new love in our life.”
If anyone at WDAS is reading this, Musica and Ciderstripes are eternally thankful for the work y’all do, and for the part it played in the beginning of their family. You all do fantastic work that can have an impact larger than you ever know- including the beginnings of a new generation. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!