Art of the Day #608: Paying Tribute to Mr. Big (and His Voice-Guy)

Mr. Big Family by NothingLeft
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Awright Zootopia fans…c’mere, we got things to discuss.

Now, what’s happening over here is a perfectly legitimate Art of the Day collection, posted in celebration of Maurice La Marche gettin’ the Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcasting Production. 

You ain’t gotta problem with that, right?  Good, glad to hear it; gettin’ iced is VERY unpleasant.

Okay, now we got that squared away, you need to go check out the artwork downstairs. Enjoy…and don’t forget to show the original artists some love by clicking on the source links.

Otherwise…that’s a nice, little computer you got there; real shame if anything was to HAPPEN to it.


We open with some concept art of the Big Shrew.

Here’s earliest known concept pic of him.  As you can see, Mr. Big was more Little Caesar than Godfather in his first incarnation

Early Mr. Big by Cory Loftis by Cory Loftis
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Here’s a more updated version; kind of a ‘County Club’ look, and I admit, it doesn’t quite work for me.

My lil’ Frien’! by Cory Loftis
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And the Big Shrew in his final form.  Note the ladybug stickpin on his lapel.  We’re not sure about that grub in his other paw.  It’s either a pet or a snack; take your pick.

Mr. Big Concept pic (ring) C Loftis by Cory Loftis
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This one is actually a reproduction of a concept pic.  Apparently Mr. Big was a lot nastier in his initial concept than in the final version

Mister Big by joesanchez
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And now, lets move on to some fanart pics of the Godfather of Tundratown

Mr. Big Painting by sierrawgreene
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This probably the most well known rendition of Mr. Big…taken, of course, from The Godfather movie poster,

Mr. Big by Jenmalarai
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The many moods of the Big Shrew.

Mr Bigs – Zootopia by Wazaga
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Here’s a couple of 3D renderings of him.

Note the ruby ring on his toe; a nice touch.

The Ruby Rock’s Call by Rock’s Call from Wry, Rubicund Paws
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3D Mr. Big by Jr Flores Carrillo
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Mr. Big — a shrew of respect.

Mr Big by Sephiansem by Sephiansem
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That moment, right before he says the magic words…”Ice ’em!”

Zootopia – Ice em by Lambgoesbaaaaa
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“Wai-i-i-t a minute…this is not wool; it’s the fur of a…a skunk’s butt.  Why, that dirty, no-good, double-crossing, disrespectful…BRING ME THE HEAD OF NICHOLAS P. WILDE!”

Mr. Big’s New Wool Rug by Devin Quigley
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This one is notable for the image at bottom-right…taken from Marlon Brando’s final scene in The Godfather.

Mr, Big Sketches by mr-vvhite
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Now, let’s get into some pictures of Mr. Big as he appeared in the Zootopia+ episode, Godfather of the Bride.

Little Big Shrew by @gr0dy01
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Mr. Big’s Childhood by @KG4503
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Here he is after meeting Koslov for the first time.

Young Mr. Big and Polar Bear Cub by erodrigu259
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We’ve seen Mr. Big as both a kid and as an adult.  Now here he is as a teenager, circa 1950–making his bones on the streets of Zootopia.

Mr. Big as a Teenager by @boloidwastaken
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Wherever Mr. Big goes, there goes his ever-faithful bodyguard/enforcer, Koslov.

Happy Hour by 贝味仙
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This is one where we highly recommend that you click on the source-link.  It’s part of a set of Zootopia-themed Tarot cards. Check ’em out, they’re wonderful.

The Tower by @Masi_lululala
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Here’s Mr. Big with Koslov and his driver, Mr. Manchas.  In the Mafia hierarchy, being driver to a boss is actually a high-ranking position.

Zootopia-Mr. Big by kap
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But no one is closer to Mr. Big than his daughter Fru-Fru…the apple of his eye.

Zootopia Sketches by wowiealli
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“What do you mean ‘OUT?’ I aced that serve!”
“One more word out of you, and you’re going to ice it!”

Zootopia Pole Vault and Tennis by FairytalesArtist
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If anything untoward should ever happen to Mr. Big–God forbid–Fru would be the next in line to inherit his title.

And if you think HE’S ruthless…

Miss. Big by Jusu-Tengu
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Here he is in a little plot-twist comic

BIG Plans by @ThankU89121860
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Mr. Big never forgets a slight, but he also never forgets a favor.  Case in point, when Judy saved his daughter’s life.

Piano Concerto by @ThankU89121860
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Here’s an interesting little role-reversal pic.  This time Nick is the mob boss and Mr. Big is the supplicant, pleading for mercy.

Situation Swap by Thorn
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We wrap things up with the Big Shrew appearing in a series of crossover images.

The Godfather meets the Oyabun.

Welcome to Tundratown by 腐ってます
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I dunno, Mr. Big.  I wouldn’t trust that animal any further than I can throw the Climate Wall

Meancin Miniscule Mob by Heyhopperart
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Here’s two pics of Mr. Big as Jabba the Hutt

Mr. Big as Jabba the Hutt by KungFuFreak07
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Big the Hutt by crocutable
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Oh, come now…we couldn’t leave out The Brain.   He’s only the voice-over role for which Maurice La Marche is most well known–as well as the one for which he won his first Annie Award..

Are you pondering what I’m pondering?

The Brain And Mr. Big by SupaCrikeyDave
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And finally…it’s so HARD to get good help these days.

Mr. Big and his henchmare by Alasou
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Until next time…

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