- “The gerbil jerks were trust-fund gerbils that had nothing better to do than harass Nick. We were getting laughs with these guys, but when the story turned to Judy’s point of view, they didn’t fit.”
- ―Rich Moore
The Gerbil jerks are two male gerbils that were cut from Zootopia.
The gerbil jerks were going to be minor antagonists in the film who liked to irritate Nick Wilde by running over his tail in their car, causing his tame collar to shock him. However, they were cut after Judy Hopps replaced Nick as the protagonist.
Cameo in the Film
- The gerbil jerks' character models were later recycled into the Lemmings.