Top 50 Zootopia Movie Details

While searching the internet for Zootopia movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

While Officer Hops is frantically bouncing around the city ticketing cars, she never crosses the street illegally and looks both ways before crossing.

In "Zootopia", during the chase scene in Little Rodentia, a board advertising "Thigmo-Taxis" is seen. Thigmotaxis is a biological term referring to an animal's tendency to use physical contact to navigate, and has been extensively studied in rodents.
In "Zootopia", during the chase scene in Little Rodentia, a board advertising "Thigmo-Taxis" is seen. Thigmotaxis is a biological term referring to an animal's tendency to use physical contact to navigate, and has been extensively studied in rodents.

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Zootopia details are suitable for kids.

  1. There's an ad on the fence, depicting a big bunny family, with the caption "Could it be the time to get yourself... FIXED?", clearly persuading to take contraceptive measures.

  2. A pig resembling the scrapped villain "Mayor Swinton" makes a brief appearance during the DMV scene. In early movie drafts she held the role of both Lionheart and Bellwether

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - In the cartoon, there is a scene where viewers can see a map with photos on it. In the photo on the right part of the map, there is a sad wolf that sits in the park and eats a sandwich. This is a parody of a popular photo of Keanu Reeves.
    In the cartoon, there is a scene where viewers can see a map with photos on it. In the photo on the right part of the map, there is a sad wolf that sits in the park and eats a sandwich. This is a parody of a popular photo of Keanu Reeves.
  • 1 - When Nick Wilde filled out the police officer form, he checked Yes for the "Have you committed a felony" question, crossed it out, then checked No.
    When Nick Wilde filled out the police officer form, he checked Yes for the "Have you committed a felony" question, crossed it out, then checked No.
  • 1 - When Hops and Nick visit Weaselton, he mentions that he has movies that aren't even out yet. You can then see Meowna (Moana) on the table, which was released several months after Zooptopia.
    When Hops and Nick visit Weaselton, he mentions that he has movies that aren't even out yet. You can then see Meowna (Moana) on the table, which was released several months after Zooptopia.
  • Duke Weaselton is selling bootleg movies of current and upcoming Disney movies.

  • 1 - The first case Judy Hopps takes on is the search for missing citizen Emmitt Otterton. This character's name is a reference to Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, a children's book adapted by Jim Henson into a 1977 HBO special of the same name.
    The first case Judy Hopps takes on is the search for missing citizen Emmitt Otterton. This character's name is a reference to Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, a children's book adapted by Jim Henson into a 1977 HBO special of the same name.
  • 1 - Despite being referred to as a weasel, Weaselton actually has more in common with a Stoat. The dead giveaway is his long, black-tipped tail. Weasel tails are shorter, and lack the tip.
    Despite being referred to as a weasel, Weaselton actually has more in common with a Stoat. The dead giveaway is his long, black-tipped tail. Weasel tails are shorter, and lack the tip.
  • 1 - Judy Hopps mispronounces Duke Weasolton's name wrong, similar as to how the Duke of Weselton was pronounced in Frozen (2013), only this time, it's mispronounced the other way round. They even share similar names.
    Judy Hopps mispronounces Duke Weasolton's name wrong, similar as to how the Duke of Weselton was pronounced in Frozen (2013), only this time, it's mispronounced the other way round. They even share similar names.
  • 1 - Judy's parents made her a 'care package for the big city' the bag is a bunny with the handles as ears
    Judy's parents made her a 'care package for the big city' the bag is a bunny with the handles as ears
  • The network on Judy's phone is PB&J (Peanut Butter and Jelly), a take on AT&T.

  • When it is discovered that Doug the Sheep is concocting a serum that turns predators wild, his assistants who bring him coffee are named Walt and Jesse.

Hidden Details

There are wolves but no dogs. This is because there were no humans to domesticate and breed them.

Nick counts 10 hours on each of his 4 fingers, Judy notices this incorrect counting and shakes her head, but doesn't say anything

Nick Wilde purposely sets up his pawpsicle stand in front of the Lemming Brothers Bank. Lemmings are popularly known for their tendency to blindly follow one another. Nick knows this and cleverly uses it to his advantage in order to gain the most profit from his scheme.

1 - You can see the interiors of every single room behind the glass of a skyscraper which is on screen for less than 2 seconds.
You can see the interiors of every single room behind the glass of a skyscraper which is on screen for less than 2 seconds.
1 - Nicholas Wilde (the Fox) ticks 'Yes' initially, strikes it and changes it to 'No' in his ZPD Employment Application when asked if he has past criminal records.
Nicholas Wilde (the Fox) ticks 'Yes' initially, strikes it and changes it to 'No' in his ZPD Employment Application when asked if he has past criminal records.
1 - The post-it note on the desk in Assistant Mayor Bellweather's office has the name and number for Doug on it. Doug is the hitman. The truth was there!
The post-it note on the desk in Assistant Mayor Bellweather's office has the name and number for Doug on it. Doug is the hitman. The truth was there!
1 - When Chief Bogo assigns covert missions to the police group, a wolf can be seen disguising himself as a sheep doing a reference to the phrase "Wolf in sheep's clothing"
When Chief Bogo assigns covert missions to the police group, a wolf can be seen disguising himself as a sheep doing a reference to the phrase "Wolf in sheep's clothing"

Judy Hopps is literally moving out of the darkness and into the light after coming to terms with her own flaws

1 - Most computers shown have a touchpad instead of a mouse. Animals with hooves wouldn't be able to use a mouse and presumably if they had a mouse type device it wouldn't be called that.
Most computers shown have a touchpad instead of a mouse. Animals with hooves wouldn't be able to use a mouse and presumably if they had a mouse type device it wouldn't be called that.
1 - The wolf, arm locked by the Polar Bears Kevin and Ramon, can be seen in the Police Department.
The wolf, arm locked by the Polar Bears Kevin and Ramon, can be seen in the Police Department.
1 - Duke Weaselton is selling knock-off DVD's. One of which is Meowana. A hidden Easter egg for Disneys next big movie release, Moana.
Duke Weaselton is selling knock-off DVD's. One of which is Meowana. A hidden Easter egg for Disneys next big movie release, Moana.
1 - The natural history museum has tiny stairs for smaller animals
The natural history museum has tiny stairs for smaller animals
1 - FaceTime is renamed "MuzzleTime"
FaceTime is renamed "MuzzleTime"
1 - The first parking ticket given by Judy has the cars information printed.
The first parking ticket given by Judy has the cars information printed.
1 - " DMV doesn't stand for "Department of Motor Vehicles," but instead "Department of Mammal Vehicles."
" DMV doesn't stand for "Department of Motor Vehicles," but instead "Department of Mammal Vehicles."
1 - The wolf that goes under cover with the other cops puts on a sheep costume. Yeah, that's pretty funny.
The wolf that goes under cover with the other cops puts on a sheep costume. Yeah, that's pretty funny.
1 - Each animal is accounted for when holding a camera. Each of them holds their camera differently to account for their size and hand type
Each animal is accounted for when holding a camera. Each of them holds their camera differently to account for their size and hand type
1 - Stu Hopps, a carrot farmer, is dressed like a carrot. Orange shirt, green hat.
Stu Hopps, a carrot farmer, is dressed like a carrot. Orange shirt, green hat.
1 - Mr Hopps, warns Judy to fear Bears, Lions, Wolves, and Weasels in Zootopia City. She encounters all of them as bad guys.
Mr Hopps, warns Judy to fear Bears, Lions, Wolves, and Weasels in Zootopia City. She encounters all of them as bad guys.

Cellphone technology goes from large flip phones when Judy is young to smartphones when she grows up

1 - When Chief Bogo hands out undercover assignments a wolf dresses up as a sheep.
When Chief Bogo hands out undercover assignments a wolf dresses up as a sheep.
1 - The organ sound for the opening play is created on a "Catsio" keyboard.
The organ sound for the opening play is created on a "Catsio" keyboard.
1 - Judy manages to get on the other side of a locked fence before Nick, even though he was first to start climbing over it. Left unmentioned is the hole Judy made burrowing under the fence.
Judy manages to get on the other side of a locked fence before Nick, even though he was first to start climbing over it. Left unmentioned is the hole Judy made burrowing under the fence.
1 - Judy sells carrots for z1.20 but you can also get them for z0.99 in the mixed vegetables bin
Judy sells carrots for z1.20 but you can also get them for z0.99 in the mixed vegetables bin
1 - DMV stands for Department of Mammal Vehicles.
DMV stands for Department of Mammal Vehicles.
1 - The "drug" cook receives a latte from "Woolter and Jesse", who are the two main characters in Breaking Bad, a show about meth dealers.
The "drug" cook receives a latte from "Woolter and Jesse", who are the two main characters in Breaking Bad, a show about meth dealers.

Judy Hopps places her "iPhone" in a sandwich bag before being flushed down the toilet

1 - The sloths coffee cup reads "You want it when?"
The sloths coffee cup reads "You want it when?"

The weasel says he has movies that haven't even come out yet, this includes Frozen 2 which comes out November 22nd 2019

When Nick (Fox) is explaining to Judy (Rabbit Cop) about how when her dreams die she will end up living in a box under a bridge. Near the end of the movie when Judy is apologizing to Nick and he is down on life, he's found living under a bridge.

When Gary the Timber Wolf smells Nick, it's because Nick was downwind of him.

1 - Judy Hopps is actually holding her pen like a microphone while secretly recording Nick Wilde
Judy Hopps is actually holding her pen like a microphone while secretly recording Nick Wilde
1 - Flash has a mug that reads, "You want it WHEN?"
Flash has a mug that reads, "You want it WHEN?"
1 - Nick initially checked Yes, crossed it out, and checked No to the question "Have you ever been Arrested"
Nick initially checked Yes, crossed it out, and checked No to the question "Have you ever been Arrested"

Mr Big's daughter says to him "no icing anyone at my wedding", to which he replies "I have to, baby. Daddy has to". Later at the wedding, guests are served with cakes that have almost no icing.

Zootopia poster
Zootopia poster

Zootopia Plot: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Zootopia, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Zootopia and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery
Director Byron Howard
Main Actors Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate
IMDB score 8.0