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- “She's not a real cop! Our prayers have been answered!
- ―Stu and Bonnie Hopps
Bonnie and Stu Hopps are a rabbit couple in Zootopia. They are the parents of Judy Hopps, as well as 275 other children, and are members of the Hopps family. They live in the Hopps family home in Bunnyburrow.
- "Mrs. Hopps loves and supports her daughter, but is a hare nervous about Judy moving to Zootopia to become a big-city police officer. Stu Hopps is a carrot farmer from Bunnyburrow. Along with Mrs. Hopps, he is worried about Judy moving to Zootopia and the untrustworthy big-city mammals who live there—especially foxes."
Bonnie Hopps is a bit taller than her daughter, Judy. She has grey fur, has purple eyes like her daughter, and wears a pink, sleeveless dress.
Stu Hopps is a bit taller than Bonnie, but is also chubbier. He has brown fur, brown eyes, wears a white T-shirt, a cream-red-and-green plaid shirt, blue overalls, and a green hat with a carrot design.
Role in the Film
Bonnie and Stu are first seen at the beginning of the film, watching their young daughter Judy's play. They express concern when Judy reveals that she wants to be a police officer when she grows up. After the play, Bonnie and Stu do their best to convince Judy that she would be better off as a carrot farmer, but Judy wanders away after spotting Gideon Grey, the local bully.
15 years later, Stu and Bonnie watch Judy's graduation ceremony with a mixture of pride and concern. Then they see her off at the Bunnyburrow train station, but not before giving her a bottle of fox repellent.
Bonnie and Stu appear later that same day via Muzzletime. They greet Judy warmly, but then Stu notices that Judy is wearing a meter maid outfit. He and Bonnie celebrate loudly and Judy, annoyed, says goodbye and hangs up.
Near the end of the film, after Judy returns to Bunnyburrow after "breaking the city", Bonnie and Stu attempt to comfort her. They introduce her to a now grown Gideon Grey, and he and Judy reconcile. Bonnie and Stu also reveal that she had inspired them to do business with Gideon and Gideon has become one of the top pastry chefs in the Tri-Burrows. The rabbit couple then unknowingly tell Judy about flowers called "Night howlers", which happen to be the missing piece of the puzzle of Judy's case. After thanking them, Judy returns to the city.
- Stu: "Judy, ever wondered how your mom and me got to be so darn happy? Well, we gave up on our dreams and we settled. Right, Bon?"
Bonnie: "Oh yes, that's right, Stu. We settled hard."
- Bonnie: "It's great to have dreams."
Stu: "Yeah, just as long as you don't believe in them too much."
- Bonnie: "Oh, for goodness sake! She has no need for a fox taser, Stu."
Stu: "Oh, come on! When is there not a need for a fox taser?"
- Stu: "Oh, cripes. Here come the waterworks! (cries)"
Bonnie: "Oh, Stu, pull it together!"
- Stu: "Hey there, Jude. Jude the Dude. Remember that one? How we doing?"
- Bonnie: "You are not fine, your ears are droopy."
- Stu: "Because you're a trier, that's why."
Bonnie: "You've always been a trier."
- Stu: "Hey, kids! Don't you run through that Midnicampum holicithias!"
- Stu: "You catch any of that, Bon?"
Bonnie: "Not one bit."
- Bonnie shares her first name with her voice actress, Bonnie Hunt.
- Both Bonnie Hunt and Don Lake have appeared in various projects together before, as well being close friends.
- "Bonnie" is a play on the word "bunny", and "Stu" is a play on "bunny stew" or "carrot stew".
- According to Rich Moore on Twitter, Stu frequently mixes up his S and Z's, and used to sign his name as "Ztu".
- Unlike their daughter Judy, neither Bonnie nor Stu have black-tipped ears.
- According to The Official Zootopia Handbook, Bonnie and Stu's farm has won blue ribbons for their carrots for over 14 years.
- In earlier versions of the film, Stu wore glasses.
- Bonnie and Stu have 276 children.
- According to The Essential Guide, Stu and Bonnie like "board games with the kids" and dislike "wilted carrots and busy cities".
- Bonnie is Pop-Pop's youngest daughter.