Art of the Day #636: The Sweetheart of Zootopia – Little Cotton Hopps

Cotton and Iceball by @QalcoveArt
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Gooood Morning Zootopia! And welcome to this week’s ZNN Art of the Day collection.

Today’s gallery is dedicated to someone we’ve been wanting to feature for a long time, Judy’s favorite niece, Little Cotton Hopps.

She only appeared in the movie for few seconds, and had no spoken lines.  Nonetheless, she’s been a fan favorite ever since she made her debut.  Everybody loves Little Cotton–and we hope to see more of her in the sequel.

And now, as it’s never wise to keep an adorable little bunny-girl waiting, let’s scroll on down and check out the rest of the artwork. Enjoy….and don’t forget to show the original artists some love by clicking on the source-links.


Probably no artist has done more with Cotton Hopps than our perennial favorite, Qalcove.

And as you can see from the following illustrations, she’s a bunny of many moods.

Little Cotton can be angry…or cheeky…

Angry Cotton and cheeky Cotton! by @QalcoveArt
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Pouty Cotton by @QalcoveArt
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HEY! ….Have a good day. by @QalcoveArt
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Springtime Cotton Ball by @QalcoveArt
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(Note: This is Qal’s latest pic of her..)

Mater of Manipulation by @QalcoveArt
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…Or just, plain adorable.

Caroling🎄Buns ft. Bonnie, Cotton and Judy by @QalcoveArt
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This image, and the pics above and below, are part of a Christmas-caroling series that Qal created a couple of years back.

Caroling🎄Buns ft. Bonnie, Cotton and Judy by @QalcoveArt
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That moment when you realize, you don’t know how to read yet.

Caroling🎄Buns ft. Bonnie, Cotton and Judy by @QalcoveArt
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At times like this, it’s easy to understand why Cotton is Judy’s favorite niece.

Hey Judy, can I ask you a question? by @QalcoveArt
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Bathtime sketch

Bunny Bath Time by QalcoveArt
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Here’s a couple of Cotton Hopps pics that Qalcove created for our Zinktober challenge.

Note the logo on Judy’s cup and Cotton’s sweater.

Day 1 – Air Qal by @QalcoveArt
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Hmmm, take a look at the expression on Nick and Judy’s faces here.  What do you suppose Cotton is saying to them?

Day 6 – Light Qal by @QalcoveArt
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There’s the Iceball plush again.  Ice is the creation of another of our favorite artists, Ribbontini

Uncle Nick by QalcoveArt
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No doubt you’ve noticed the ‘Uncle Nick’ captions by now,  It’s the title of a comic that Qalcove is working on.

Little Cotton by @QalcoveArt
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Putting Nick and Little Cotton together is also a popular notion within the Zootopia Fanfiction community…present company included.

Nick and Little Cotton by @QalcoveArt
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Kids say the darndest things…

Bedtime for Cotton by @QalcoveArt
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The next thing she asks is, “Can I have a cookie?”

20+ Questions by @QalcoveArt
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But if Nick thinks HE has it rough with her…

Cotton Meets Finnick by @QalcoveArt
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Another ZNN favorite that likes to draw Little Cotton is Cake TrifleZ, (aka MsituBeatZ and PeshyPeach)

Nick, Judy, and Little Cotton by @CakeTriflez
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Here’s some of her artwork featuring Cotton Hopps in feral form, together with feral NIck.

Nick and Cotton Sketch by @PeashyPeach
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Feral Nick and Cotton Color by @PeashyPeach
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This could almost be the sequel to Pic #14

Tired out fox with his two bunnies by @CakeTriflez
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And now, for something completely different–Cotton Hopps, age 17

Cotton and the Girls by Credens-Vita
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Here’s one by Bublecop, showing Cotton with Iceball again

The cotton ara by @bublecop
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AU pic of Nick and Cotton  by IttyBittyKitty

Trad Art Trad Wife by @ittybittykt
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Caricature by Snoutywolf

Lil’ Cotton drawing by @snoutywolf
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Uncle Nick pic by Kino the Fox

Cotton Hopps and Uncle Nick by KinotheFox
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How’s about a couple more holiday-themed pics?

By TakatmaOrange  This one is awesome.

Trick-or treating with little Cotton by @takatmaorange
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By TheGorySaint

Happy Easter by @TheGorySaint
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Summertime pic from Raspberries

Uncle Nick Took Us To The Beach by RaspberriesWH
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And finally…

“It’s called a hustle, Slick!”

C’mon Nick, Cotton can hook you up. Don’t resist. by @CakeTriflez
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Until next time…


  1. She did have one line in the film, calling out “Bye, Judy! I love you!” as Judy’s train pulled out from Bunnyburrow.

  2. That one of grown Cotton reminds me of a fake I read a while ago, I don’t exactly remember the name, but it was one where the Hopps burrow was destroyed, and Nick had to watch after three young children until Judy found him. If someone knows the name of this fic, or think they may know, please help me out, but that’s what that one reminds me of

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