As is usual with all Disney/Pixar movies, the release of Zootopia was also the opening of the Easter Egg hunting season, fueled by director Byron Howard's promise that there's an incredible amount of references hidden in the film —including countless puns because the guy designing the signs in the city was "an uncontrollable pun master."
But who would have expected there would be over a hundred? From other Disney movies to live-action features to children's books, you'd need to watch Zootopia at least a dozen times and maybe bring in some binoculars for your eyes to catch sight of this many nods to pop culture classics.
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Thankfully, YouTube channel Flicks And The City did a roundup of everything they recognized, so you can watch their incredibly detailed video, or read on for 10 of the best references.
We already spotted a few Frozen hints, from Hans having opened a pastry shop in Little Rodentia to Chief Bogo telling Judy to "let it go," as well as these adorable elephants in Tundratown dressed as Anna and Elsa.
Kristen Bell, who voices Anna in Frozen, was also Priscilla the sloth, which is a double inside joke considering she's really crazy about sloths. And of course, Zootopia's weasel, Duke Weaselton, and Frozen's Duke of Weselton were voiced by the same actor, Alan Tudyk.
Finally, Floatzen 2 is the title of one of Duke Weaselton's bootleg DVDs, and "Let It Goat" appears on Judy's iPod playlist.
2. 'Robin Hood'
Do you remember the 1973 animated Robin Hood? It's safe to say that Nick bears a resemblance to the lead fox, plus Zootopia's Lionheart's name also happens to be the nickname of King Richard, who's the king in Robin Hood.
Like all bunnies, Judy Hopps thumps her foot — but it also gives us a tiny flashback to Bambi and his appropriately named friend, Thumper. Bambi also makes an appearance in the shape of the fake museum deer ripped apart by Nick when he pretends to go savage.
4. 'The Godfather'
Unlike some of the other Easter Eggs, the reference to Coppola's Godfather spans an entire scene, where our two heroes meet the feared Mr. Big. Not only are his voice, tuxedo and chair similar to Marlon Brando's, Judy and Nick happen to interrupt his daughter's wedding and Nick also kisses Mr. Big's hand. Later, when Duke Weaselton says "they made me an offer I couldn't refuse," it's an obvious twist on the iconic line "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."
5. 'Breaking Bad'
The fact that the two sheep in yellow jumpsuits helping their boss, Doug, cook up a nighthowler serum are named Woolter and Jesse is no coincidence. As co-director Rich Moore explained to Entertainment Weekly:
"It was just one of those things where, when we would talk about them finding the nighthowler flowers being distilled into a serum, we would just kind of add to the end of it, 'Like Breaking Bad'. We'd say, 'A lab…like Breaking Bad' or 'Blue flowers, like Breaking Bad.' And little by little, it just became like Breaking Bad."
That's just a great set-up for renaming the show Breaking Baa.
On top of that, they installed their lab in an abandoned subway carriage, which reminds us of Walter's RV. The blue color of the nighthowler serum is similar to Breaking Bad's blue meth, but it might also be a hint to Batman Begins's fear gas, which Scarecrow produces using a blue flower.
Similar to Nick's design being inspired by Robin Hood, Mrs. Otterton clearly looks like she's the animal version of Tangled's heroine Rapunzel, from the color of the eyes to the eyebrows to the shape of the nose.
The elephant ice cream shop scene not only gives us a fennec fox dressed up as the cutest baby elephant there ever was (who didn't melt during that scene? WHO?), it's also a nod to the Disney classic Dumbo. That's right, the owner of the shop is called Jerry Jumbo Jr., and Dumbo's real name was Jumbo Jr.
Judy channels her inner Tarzan with some skilled liana-swinging in the Rainforest District. Does that make Nick Jane?
9. 'Big Hero 6'
Hans isn't the only one who got to open a business in Zootopia; we also get a glimpse of Aunt Cass's Lucky Cat Café from Big Hero 6, just before Judy saves Mr. Big's daughter from getting smashed by a giant donut (also note that the daughter's shopping bags are from Targoat).
There are several Mickeys hidden throughout the movie, mostly in the city decor, but one of the sneakiest ones has got to be the Mickey shape among Clawhauser's spots, which is barely visible in the movie as we mostly get to see his left side.