|Broken by iPoke
“Oh, you bunnies, you’re so emotional.”
That, of course, was Nick Wilde’s line from one of the two biggest tear-jerker scenes in Zootopia. (The other was the flashback to his ‘initiation’ into the Junior Ranger-Scouts.)
Walt Disney Animation has always known a thing or two about how to pull off a heart-wrencher. Take, for example, the scene of Little Bambi, crying for his mother, or Cinderella’s wicked step-sisters, trashing her first ball gown, (the one the mice put together, not the one created later by her Fairy Godmother.) Then there was Lady, kicking The Tramp to the curb after learning of his reputation as a canine Lothario. And who among us was able to keep a dry eye, watching Widow Tweed drive away from the game preserve, after saying goodbye to Tod for the last time? (The Fox and the Hound.)
And so for this week’s Art of the Day collection, we present another gallery of melancholy moments from the Zootopia universe. Enjoy…and don’t forget to show the original artists some love by clicking on the source-links.
Cue the music, Nina.
We begin with some images of Judy Hopps, caught in a tearful place.
Concept art from the ‘Tame-Collar’ version of the film.
|Red Lights and Rain by Matthias Lechner
We like the contrast here; a sad Judy, set against a bright and cheerful background.
|Sad Judy by @KikiPupper
Another heart-rending scene from the film–the one where Judy almost gave up her badge, (and the scene later on, where she actually DID.)
|Give me Your Badge! by Adry53
It’s one of the most well known tropes in Hollywood, (and one of the most overused, in our opinion,); for Instant sadness–just add rain.
|Just cry… by BloodyMare13
♪ You’re gone…as suddenly…as you came to me…” ♪
|A Song For You by Ziegelzeig
No idea who that young fox is…
|Shared Sorrow by Ziegelzeig
When you’re really hurting, you’ll take comfort anywhere you can find it.
|Somber Advice by ziegelzeig
Moving on, we present some sad-moment fanart pieces, with Nick Wilde as the subject.
As we mentioned in the beginning, this is the scene that, for most people, was Zootopia’s biggest heartbreaker.
|Why? by Swift_Fox
…and the aftermath couldn’t have been much better.
|Broken Dreams by pandapaco
And that’s not all it takes to make a young fox cry. (Remember the first time your favorite toy got busted?)
|It’s broken! by fredvegerano
The other saddest scene in Zootopia, (although in the movie, it wasn’t raining.)
|Shock Collar by TheMeepLord
But even in its most heart-wrenching moments, the theatrical version of Zootopia, couldn’t touch what was planned for the original, Tame-Collar version.
(More about that below.)
Love the butterfly resting on Nick’s paw; it just makes this pic.
|I’m Not Just a Predator by CharlotteRay
|RT17 by ぷき
|Stupid Rain by FeverWildeHopps
Next up, a gallery sad pieces, featuring Nick and Judy together.
Sticking to the rainy backdrop…
|Zootopia 7 by Latex
Luckily for our favorite fox and bunny, they can always rely on each other at moments like these.
Sometimes, Judy’s there for him…
|I’ll Make It Better by koichi-yabuki
|I’ll Stand By You by ぷき
|You hurt me by Ziegelzeig
|Breakdown by ziegelzeig
…and sometimes, Nick is there for her.
|Eternal Thoughts by Ziegelzeig
|Fuzzz by CalicoPikachu
|Nunca Me Sueltes by arzmx-art
….And sometimes, they’re just there for each other.
|Crying Together by @monmokamoko
We finish up with a series of pics, showing some the other Zootopia cast members in a sad state of affairs.
Relaxable’s use of light and shadow in this pic is nothing short of awesome
|Broken by RelaxableArt
Even young Gideon Grey had his sorrowful moments.
|Sad Gideon Grey by @YevonScribbles
And so does Gazelle.
|In Zootopia Gazelle is crying for the Lord by JMantheAngel
Here’s a couple featuring Dawn Bellwether.
|I didn’t Ask to be born by Disneycow82
I really like this one. Even though you know Bellwether is the villain , you can’t help feeling a little sympathy for her.
(The letter reads, “Hey Mom, it’s been a while…”)
|Surprise Letter by @ittybittykt
Chief Bogo always tries to keep his emotions in check.
|21 guns by iPoke
But sometimes, that’s a lot easier said than done.
|Unexpected (Zootopia Story) 12 by Neytirix
Is Finnick really that sad…or is this all just part of his ‘Little Toot-Toot’ act?
|Sad Finnick by ﾓｰﾃｨｺ
The saddest scene in Zootopia that we didn’t see .
|Zootopia Collar Version – It Hurts by CaseyLJones
“What’s wrong? Did someone die? Did someone get hurt? Did Nick and Judy get fired?”
“No, they’re just reading some sad stories.”
|Nick and Judy Reading Sad Books by Redtriangle
Until next time…
As the deuteragonist of a lesser, but still amazing film said, “Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life’s problems.”