80 Funny & Inspiring Zootopia Quotes

Are you looking for some Disney inspiration? Well, look no further than these Zootopia quotes, because in Zootopia, you can be anything!

Judy Hopps is a determined rabbit who achieves her dream of becoming a police officer. However, it isn’t quite what she expected, and when she promises to find a missing otter, Chief Bogo gives her 48 hours to solve the case.

Zootopia is a great movie, full of engaging characters and fantastic writing. So here’s a round-up of the best Zootopia quotes!

Judy Hopps Quotes

Judy is a bunny with dreams to change the world! Here are some of the best Judy Hopps quotes!

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  1. Judy Hopps: That’s two decades, so times 20 which is $1,460,000, I think. [chuckles] I mean, I am just a dumb bunny, but we are good at multiplying.
  2. Judy Hopps: It’s called a hustle sweetheart! Boom.
  3. Chief Bogo: Well, then writing 100 tickets a day should be easy.
    Judy Hopps: 100 tickets. I’m not gonna write 100 tickets. I’m gonna write 200 tickets. Before noon!
  4. Young Judy: Fear. Treachery. Bloodlust. Thousands of years ago, these were the forces that ruled our world. A world where prey were scared of predators. And predators had an uncontrollable, biological urge to maim and maul and [throws red confetti into the air] Ahh! Blood! Blood! Blood! [Throws more red confetti and squeezes ketchup into the air]. And death.
  5. Judy Hopps: Greasy walls. Rickety bed. Crazy neighbors. I love it!
  6. Judy Hopps: Hey! Hey! No one tells me what I can or can’t be! Especially not a jerk who never had the guts to try to be anything more than a popsicle hustler.
  7. Assistant Mayor Bellwether: Us little guys really need to stick together, right?
    Judy Hopps: Like glue.
  8. Judy Hopps: What I mean is, thousands of years ago, uh, predators survived through their aggressive hunting instincts. For whatever reason, they seem to be reverting back to their primitive, savage ways.
  9. Judy Hopps: I know you’ll never forgive me, and I don’t blame you. I wouldn’t forgive me either. I was ignorant and irresponsible and small-minded. But predators shouldn’t suffer because of my mistakes. I have to fix this. But I can’t do it without you. And…and after we’re done, you can hate me, and… and that’ll be fine, because I was a horrible friend, and I hurt you, and you… and you can walk away knowing that you were right all along. I really am just a dumb bunny.
  10. Nick Wilde: Sly bunny.
    Judy Hopps: Dumb fox.
    Nick Wilde: You know you love me.
    Judy Hopps: Do I know that? Yes. Yes, I do.

Fun Zootopia Fact: Kristen Bell provides the voice for Priscilla, the female sloth at the DMV. Her inclusion was inspired by her appearance on The Ellen Show, where they showed a clip of her reaction to meeting her favourite animal – a sloth!

Nick Wilde Quotes

Nick Wilde is a cunning fox full of quick wit and sarcastic comments! Here are some of our faves!

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  1. Nick Wilde: What do you call a three-humped camel?
    Flash: I don’t… know. What… do… you call…
    Judy Hopps: Three-humped camel.
    Flash: A… three-humped… camel?
    Nick Wilde: Pregnant! (laughs)
    Flash: Ha…ha…ha…ha
  2. Nick: It’s called a hustle sweetheart.
  3. Nick Wilde: You think when she goes to sleep, she counts herself?
  4. Nick: Never let them see that they got to you.
  5. Nick Wilde: Are you saying because he’s a sloth, he can’t be fast? I thought in Zootopia, anyone could be anything?
  6. Nick Wilde: Oh well, that is high praise. It’s rare that I find someone so non-patronising.
  7. Nick Wilde: Great! We’re dead. We’re dead. That’s it. I’m dead, you’re dead. Everybody’s dead!
  8. Nick Wilde: The kind that needs to be muzzled? The kind that makes you think you need to carry around fox repellent? Yeah, don’t think I didn’t notice that little item the first time we met. So let me ask you a question. Are you afraid of me? Do you think I might go nuts? Think I might go savage? You think that I might try to…[jumps forward] EAT YOU?! [Judy jumps back and her hand hovers over the Fox Repellent.] I knew it. Just when I thought somebody actually believed in me, huh? Probably best if you don’t have a predator as a partner.
  9. Nick Wilde: I know everybody. And I also know that somewhere there’s a toy store missing its stuffed animal so why don’t you get back to your box?
  10. Nick Wilde: Hey, listen. It would take a miracle to get this rust-bucket going. [Train car starts to move]. Well, hallelujah.
  11. Nick Wilde: First off you throw like a bunny. Second, you’re a very sore loser. See you later Office Fluff. So sad this is over. I wish I could’ve helped more.
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Chief Bogo Quotes

Chief Bogo is the no-nonsense chief of police who isn’t thrilled to have a bunny on his team. Here are some of his best Zootopia quotes!

  1. Chief Bogo: Life isn’t some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and all your insipid dreams magically come true. So let it go.
  2. Chief Bongo: Shut your tiny mouth now!
  3. Judy Hopps: I’m not…I’m not a hero. I came here to make the world a better place but I think I broke it.
    Chief Bogo: Don’t give yourself so much credit, Hopps. The world has always been broken, that’s why we need good cops. Like you.
  4. Chief Bongo: Firstly we need to acknowledge the elephant in the room. Francine. Happy birthday.
  5. Judy Hopps: Sir, I know what I saw. He almost killed us!
    Chief Bongo: Or, maybe any aggressive predator looks savage to you rabbits.
  6. Chief Bongo: Didn’t forget. Just don’t care.
  7. Chief Bongo: This isn’t the Stone Age, Hopps, animals don’t go savage.
  8. Chief Bogo: All right. All right, enough! Shut it! We have some new recruits with us this morning, including our first fox. Who cares?
    Nick Wilde: Ha! You should have your own line of inspirational greeting cards, sir.
    Chief Bogo: Shut your mouth Wilde!
  9. Chief Bogo: Hopps, Wilde. Parking duty. Dismissed. Just kidding!

Fun Zootopia Fact: Members of the Zootopia team went to Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Orlando, to start researching animals! They then travelled to Kenya to study animals in the wild.

Funny Zootopia Quotes

Zootopia is a really entertaining movie packed full of witty one-liners and funny quotes!

  1. Stu Hopps: Judy, you ever wonder how your mom and me got to be so darn happy?
    Young Judy: Nope.
    Stu Hopps: Well, we gave up on our dreams, and we settled. Right, Bon?
    Bonnie Hopps: Oh, yes. That’s right, Stu, we settled hard.
    Stu Hopps: See that’s the beauty of complacency, Jude. If you don’t try anything new, you’ll never fail.
  2. Hippo girl: [After her mom gets a parking ticket] My mommy says she wishes you were dead!
  3. Yax: Yeah, some mammals say the naturalist life is weird, but you know what I say is weird? Clothes on animals!
  4. Duke Weaselton: I stole them Night Howlers so I could sell ‘em. They offered me what I couldn’t refuse. Money.
  5. Judy Hopps: Tomorrow’s another day.
    Kudu: Yeah, but it might be worse!
  6. Mr Big: I trusted you, Nicky. I welcomed you into my home. We broke bread together. Gram-mama made you a cannoli. And how did you repay my generosity? With a rug. Made from the butt of a skunk. A skunk-butt rug. You disrespected me. You disrespected my Gram-mama, who I buried in that skunk butt rug.
  7. Gideon Grey: Come and get ’em! But watch out, because I’m a fox! And like you said in your dumb little stage play, us predators used to eat prey and that killer instinct is still in our dunnah!
    Travis: Uh, I’m pretty much sure it’s pronounced DNA.
    Gideon Grey: Don’t tell me what I know, Travis!
  8. Judy Hopps: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
    Stu Hopps: And also bears. We have bears to fear, too. Say nothing of lions and wolves.
    Bonnie Hopps: Wolves?
    Stu Hopps: Weasels!
    Bonnie Hopps: You play cribbage with a weasel.
    Stu Hopps: Yeah and he cheats like there’s no tomorrow.
  9. Judy Hopps: Ohh! You are naked!
    Yax: Huh? Oh, for sure, we’re a naturalist club.
    Nick Wilde: Yeah. In Zootopia, anyone can be anything. These guys, they be naked.
  10. Nick Wilde: Way to work that diaper big guy. Hey, no kiss bye-bye for daddy?
    Finnick: You kiss me tomorrow, I’ll bite your face off. Ciao.
  11. Clawhauser: [out of breath] I’m sorry sir. I tried to stop her. She is super-slippery. I gotta go sit down.
  12. Assistant Mayor Bellwether: Oh, mutton chops!
  13. Clawhauser: Are you familiar with Gazelle, greatest singer of our lifetime, angel with horns?
  14. Judy Hopps: I’m fine.
    Bonnie Hopps: You are not fine. Your ears are droopy.
  15. Nick Wilde: Raymond! And is that Kevin? Long time, no see. And speaking of “no see” how about you forget you saw me, huh? For old time’s sake. [Raymond and Kevin grab Judy and Nick]. That’s a no.
  16. Judy Hopps: What did you do that made Mr Big so mad at you?
    Nick Wilde: I, uh, I may have sold him a very expensive wool rug that was made from the fur of a skunk…’s butt.
    Judy Hopps: Oh sweet cheese and crackers.
  17. Nick Wilde: I may have to rescind that victory toot-toot.
  18. Nick Wilde: Never let them see that they get to you.
    Judy Hopps: So…things do get to you?
    Nick Wilde: No, I mean, not any more but I was small and emotionally unbalanced like you once.
  19. Judy Hopps: Pawpsicle…
    Clawhauser: The murder weapon…

Inspirational Quotes From Zootopia

Judy is a pretty inspirational rabbit who never gives up on her dreams and fully believes in Zootopia’s motto: anyone can be anything! Here are some Zootopia quotes to inspire you!

  1. Stu Hopps: There’s never been a bunny cop. Bunnies don’t do that.
    Bonnie Hopps: Never.
    Stu Hopps: Never.
    Young Judy: Oh. Then I guess I’ll have to be the first one. Because I am gonna make the world a better place.
    Bonnie Hopps: It’s great to have dreams.
    Stu Hopps: Yeah just as long as you don’t believe in them too much.
  2. Judy Hopps: Small steps create big successes.
  3. Gideon Grey: A bunny cop! That is the most stupidest thing I ever heard.
    Young Judy: It might seem impossible to small minds. I’m looking at you Gideon Grey. But just 211 miles away stands the great city of Zootopia where our ancestors first joined together in peace and declared anyone can be anything.
  4. Young Judy: Well he was right about one thing, I don’t know when to quit.
  5. Judy Hopps: And you, little guy, you want to be an elephant when you grow up? You be an elephant. Because this is Zootopia. Anyone can be anything.
  6. Gazelle: Nobody learns without getting it wrong. (Lyrics from Try Again).
  7. Gazelle: I won’t give up, no, I won’t give in till I reach the end and then I’ll start again. No, I won’t leave, I wanna try everything. I wanna try even though I could fail. (lyrics from Try Again).
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Zootopia Quotes About Discrimination

A central theme in Zootopia is prejudice and the movie depicts the negative effect it has on the different animal species. Here are some Zootopia quotes about discrimination.

  1. Stu Hopps: And foxes are the worst.
    Bonnie Hopps: Actually, your father does have a point there. It’s in their biology. Remember what happened with Gideon Grey?
    Judy Hopps: When I was nine. Gideon Grey was a jerk who happens to be a fox. I know plenty of bunnies who are jerks.
  2. Clawhauser: O-M-Goodness! They really did hire a bunny! What! I gotta tell you, you are even cuter than I thought you’d be!
    Judy Hopps: Oh ah. You probably didn’t know but a bunny can call another bunny “cute” but when other animals do it, it’s a little…
    Clawhauser: [Gasps] I am so sorry! Me, Benjamin Clawhauser, the guy everyone thinks is just a flabby donut-loving cop, stereotyping you.
  3. Judy Hopps: Sir, I’m not just some token bunny.
  4. Judy Hopps: It just, you know, it burns me up to see folks with such backward attitudes toward foxes. I just wanna say you’re a great dad and just a real articulate fella.
  5. Nick Wilde: If the world’s only gonna see a fox as shifty and untrustworthy, there’s no point in trying to be anything else.
  6. Judy Hopps: Clawhauser? What are you doing?
    Clawhauser: [Packing his things into a box] Um…They thought it would be better if a predator such as myself wasn’t the first face that you see when you walked into the ZPD.
    Judy Hopps: What?
    Clawhauser: They’re gonna move me to records. It’s downstairs. It’s by the boiler.
  7. Nick Wilde: “Clearly there’s a biological component”? “These predators may be reverting back to their primitive savage ways”? Are you serious?
    Judy Hopps: I just stated the facts of the case. I mean, it’s not like a bunny could go savage.
    Nick Wilde: Right. But a fox could, huh?
    Judy Hopps: Nick, stop it! You’re not like them.
    Nick Wilde: Oh, there’s a them now?!
    Judy Hopps: Ugh, you know what I mean! You’re not that kind of predator.
  8. Nick Wilde: If the world’s only going to see a fox as shifty and untrustworthy, there’s no point in trying to be anything else.

Fun Zootopia Fact: A lot of thought was put into the animal’s fur, from the way it looked to how it moved. An animated mouse in Zootopia has 400,000 hairs, while a giraffe has 9.2 million!

More Zootopia Quotes

There are so many good Zootopia quotes, so here are some more!

  1. Mr. Big: We may be evolved, but deep down, we’re still animals.
  2. Jax: Told you Nangi has a mind like a steel trap. Oh, I wish I had a memory like an elephant.
  3. Gazelle: Zootopia is a unique place. It’s a crazy, beautiful, diverse city, where we celebrate our differences. This is not the Zootopia I know. The Zootopia I know is better than this. We don’t just blindly assign blame. We don’t know why these attacks keep happening. But it is irresponsible to label all predators as savages. We cannot let fear divide us. Please, give me back the Zootopia I love.
  4. Assistant Mayor Bellwether: We’re on the same team, Judy! Underestimated, underappreciated. Aren’t you sick of it? Predators. They may be strong and loud, but prey outnumber predators ten to one. Think of it. 90% of the population, united against a common enemy. We’ll be unstoppable!
  5. Duke Weaselton: Hey, if it isn’t Flopsy the Copsy.
  6. Gideon Grey: Hey Judy. I’d just like to say I’m sorry for the way I behaved in my youth. I had a lot of self-doubt and it manifested itself in the form of unchecked rage and aggression. I was a major jerk.
  7. Young Judy: “Back then, the world was divided in two– vicious predator or meek prey. But over time, we evolved. And moved beyond our primitive savage ways. Now, predator and prey live in harmony. And every young mammal has multitudinous opportunities!
    Sharla: Yeah, I don’t have to cower in a herd anymore. Instead, I can be an astronaut!
    Jaguar: I don’t have to be a lonely hunter anymore. Today I can hunt for tax exemptions; I’m going to be an actuary!
    Young Judy: And I can make the world a better place. I am going to be…a police officer!
  8. Judy Hopps: It’s called a hustle, sweetheart.
    Finnick: She hustled you. She hustled you good! You a cop now, Nick. You gonna need one of these [Sticks him with a sticker]. Have fun working with the fuzz!
  9. Duke Weaselton: Just watch it. Doug is the opposite of friendly. He’s unfriendly.
  10. Mayor Lionheart: Smellweather!
    Assistant Mayor Bellwether: Agh. That’s a fun little name he likes to use. I called him Lion-fart once. He did not care for that, let me tell you. It was not a good day for me.
  11. Clawhauser: Aww that poor little bunny’s gonna get eaten alive.
  12. Mr Big: My child. We may be evolved, but deep down, we are still animals.
  13. Judy Hopps: So that’s it? Prey fears predator and you stay in power?
    Bellwether: Yeah, pretty much.
    Judy Hopps: It won’t work!
    Bellwether: Fear always works.
  14. Mayor Lionheart: Did I falsely imprison those animals? Well, yes. Yes, I did. It was a classic “doing the wrong thing for the right reason” kind of a deal.
  15. Stu Hopps: Or, uh, heck, you know, if you wanna talk about making the world a better place, no better way to do it than becoming a carrot farmer.
  16. Judy Hopps: What is your problem? Does seeing me fail somehow make you feel better about your own sad, miserable life?
    Nick Wilde: It does. 100%.
Judy Hopps Quotes

The Cast of Zootopia

Judy Hopps

Judy Hopps is an ambitious bunny who’s always dreamed about becoming a police officer and making the world a better place.

Judy’s determination lands her a spot at the Zootopia Police Department, where her resourcefulness and courage lead her on a journey to hunt for the missing otter, Emmitt Otterton.

Bonnie Hopps & Stu Hopps

Bonnie and Stu are Judy’s overprotective parents. They’ve raised 276 bunny children while running their carrot farm and are apprehensive about their daughter’s passion for becoming a police officer.

Nick Wilde

Nick Wilde is a streetwise con artist with plenty of charm and charisma. He has more of a negative outlook on Zootopia, but when Judy hustles him into helping her find Emmitt Otterton, we get a glimpse of his vulnerable and caring side.

Chief Bogo

Chief Bogo is the cape buffalo in charge of the Zootopia Police Department. He has a no-nonsense approach to leadership and isn’t thrilled when a bunny is put on his team.

Chief Bogo initially underestimates Judy. He places her on traffic duty and later gives her 48 hours to solve the missing otter case, expecting her to fail.

Fun Fact: Chief Bogo was named after the Swahili word for buffalo, “mbogo”.

Officer Clawhauser

Benjamin Clawhauser is the radio dispatcher and secretary at the Zootopia Police Department. His two big loves in life are doughnuts and pop icon Gazelle.

Officer Clawhauser is a bubbly and friendly cheetah who is easily distracted, especially by the Dancing with Gazelle app!

Clawhauser is one of many Disney cats that made it onto our Disney cats list!


Pop star Gazelle is voiced by Shakira and she provides the vocals for the main soundtrack, Try Everything. Gazelle believes in equality and acceptance and has appeared on the cover of Vanity Fur.

Mayor Lionheart & Assistant Mayor Bellwether

Leodore Lionheart and Dawn Bellwether are the prey and predator duo in charge of Zootopia. Lionheart passed the Mammal Inclusion Initiative to ensure equality among prey and predator, but he treats Bellwether poorly, calling her Smellwether and treating her like a “glorified secretary”.


What is Zootopia’s motto?

The city of Zootopia’s motto is ‘anyone can be anything’. The slogan is referenced throughout the movie, and a young Judy explains, “the great city of Zootopia where our ancestors first joined together in peace and declared anyone can be anything”.

What is the main message of Zootopia?

Byron Howard said the main message in Zootopia is “it’s that you define you. The world has opinions of who you are, but you ultimately define yourself, not the world”.

Zootopia also has a message about prejudice and stereotyping. Judy is often underestimated and overlooked as a “dumb bunny”, especially in her job as a police officer.

Zootopia looks at discrimination through the lens of prey versus predator. Only 10% of the Zootopia population are predators, and the film explores the idea of preconceptions and the assumption that the drive to attack is based on an animal’s DNA (or dunnah!).

What does Judy say at the end of Zootopia?

At the end of Zootopia Judy Hopps gives a speech at the Zootopia Police Academy. This is the full speech:

“When I was a kid, I thought Zootopia was this perfect place where everyone got along and anyone could be anything. Turns out, real life’s a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations. We all make mistakes. Which means, hey, glass half full, we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what kind of animal you are, from the biggest elephant to our first fox, I implore you…try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us”.

Why is Zootopia called Zootropolis?

Zootopia was released as Zootropolis in the UK, and other European, Middle Eastern, and North African countries. An official spokesperson stated, “In the UK we decided to change the US title (Zootopia) to Zootropolis to merely allow the film to have a unique title that works for UK audiences”. However, people have speculated it was possibly due to trademark issues.

Will there be a Zootopia 2?

Yes! Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed a Zooptopia sequel in February 2023!

I hope you liked these Zootopia quotes! What is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!

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