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My husband has been missing for ten days. His name is Emmitt Otterton. He's a florist. We have two beautiful children. He would never just disappear.
Mrs. Otterton

Mr. Emmitt Otterton[2] is a North American river otter[1] and a minor character in Zootopia. He is a florist that resides within the Rainforest District with his wife, Mrs. Otterton, and their two children. Emmitt's disappearance becomes the driving force of the film.

Physical Appearance

Emmitt Otterton is a sleek, fully-grown river otter with slick brown fur. He has a long, thick tail common with otters, a round head and whiskered muzzle, and a rather large nose. Emmitt wears a green cable-knit sweater vest, with corduroy pants, and a paisley tie, as well as glasses. While under treatment, he wears a green hospital gown. He is considerable larger and bulkier than his wife, Mrs. Otterton.

Role in the Film

Otterton-shot

Emmitt realizes he has been shot with Night howler poison

Emmit Otterton is one of 14 missing mammals that have disappeared across Zootopia.

On his way to discuss an important matter with Mr. Big, he is shot by sniper Doug Ramses with a pellet containing night howler serum. It is implied that he knew he had been shot with the serum and what it was, and tried to warn his driver before succumbing to its effects and becoming "savage".

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Mrs. Otterton requests Judy's help in finding her husband

The search for the missing otter becomes the driving force of the film, as his wife's devotion and grieving compel Judy Hopps to take the case with Assistant Mayor Bellwether praising her, and Chief Bogo, to his chagrin, must allow it. He gives Officer Hopps 48 hours to find Emmitt Otterton. Looking at Emmitt's case file, Judy sees a photo of him with a pawpsicle, forcing her to consult Nick Wilde.

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Judy and Nick find Emmitt at Cliffside Asylum

According to Yax, he takes yoga lessons at the Mystic Springs Oasis, and was last seen "wearing a cable-knit sweater vest with a brand new pair of corduroy slacks, and a paisley tie worn in a tight Windsor knot". Emmitt's driver, Renato Manchas, explains to Judy and Nick that, when he was driving Emmitt to Mr. Big, the otter attacked him, and was yelling about the night howlers before he went savage and ran off.

Otter Hug

Emmitt, now cured, reunites with his wife

Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde eventually locate him and the other missing mammals, discovering that they have all gone savage and are being held at Cliffside Asylum by Mayor Lionheart. Following a police raid on the asylum, Otterton and the other savage mammals are taken into police custody and transfered to another hospital. However, they all remain in a savage state.

At the end of the film, Bellwether is arrested for the conspiracy, and Emmitt is finally able to be cured and, waking up in the hospital, reunites with his wife and later dances with her at Gazelle's concert.

Trivia

  • Mr. Otterton's full name is a reference to the Emmett Otter's Jug-Band Christmas TV special, according to Byron Howard.[3]
  • According to the police report where Judy looked for clues, Mr. Otterton is 2'4" (71 cm) in height.[1]
    • This is fairly short for an otter, as otters usually stand around 87–153 cm tall, with North American River Otters being around 100–153 cm tall.
  • His Missing Mammal case number is M-2702.
  • His driver's license number is 01-1957-1955.
  • According to The Official Zootopia Handbook, Emmitt first met Mrs. Otterton at a market in Sahara Square.
  • It is strongly implied Mr. Otterton was targeted not only because he is a predator, but also because he might have known the Night howlers were the reason for the predators going savage. Due to his occupation as a florist, it is highly likely that he is knowledgeable about the Night howlers.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Otterton are the only otters ever seen in the film, with the exception of a photo including their children.

Gallery

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References

v - e - dCharacters
Main Characters
Judy HoppsNick WildeChief Bogo
Supporting Characters
FinnickBenjamin ClawhauserRenato ManchasFru FruBonnie and Stu HoppsYax
Antagonists
Mr. BigKoslovRaymondKevinDawn BellwetherDoug RamsesDuke WeaseltonMr. Big's Mafia
Minor Characters
Bobby CatmullBucky Oryx-AntlersonDavid KoalabellDr. Madge Honey BadgerEmmitt OttertonFlash SlothmoreFrantic PigGazelleGarethGaryGideon GreyJaguarJerry Jumbeaux Jr.JesseLarryLeodore LionheartMajor FriedkinMrs. OttertonNews ReportersPeter MoosebridgeOfficer McHornOnçardo Boi CháPronk Oryx-AntlersonSharlaTravisWoolter
Incidental Characters
Barry DiCaprioDharma ArmadilloFrancine PenningtonJeremyMarvinMouse ForemanMrs. WildeMuzzled WolfOfficer DelgatoOfficer FangmeyerOfficer WolfordPig WardenPriscilla TripletoePop-PopRabbit GirlTiger Dancers
Unseen Characters
JudyJerry VoleOtterton KidsStephanie StalkinewTerry
Cut Characters
Bat EyewitnessGerbil JerksHoney BadgerHugoJack SavageJack Savage's BossKitty CowlickMayor SwintonMorrisMr. WildeOfficer BrieOfficer MabelRazorbacksWooly
Book Characters
AlexisAmosArmadillo GuestBeatrixBella HacklesBongoCarlaCarsonCheetah Delivery BoyColbyDandyDorothyDr. Frank CunninghamEarl HacklesElephant WaiterErnieGeorge LionelGoat GuestGoldie GnuHaroldHyena CustomerInezJaguar WardenJennyJulieLanaLion TeethfestLloydKameelaKristyMabelMannyMaudeMeganMel B.Miss BabbageMomof36Mr. and Mrs. EarsleyMrs. NibblesOfficer CharlesOld WolfPaulaPennyPeter OinkawitzPolar Bear JanitorPorcupine ProtesterRaulRoom4FoodSheep TouristsSheilaSingcor SwimSpencerSpiderSquirrel BabySquirrel MotherStone KoleStoutheart FamilySusieTiger Boy Tiger ConductorTonyVernVince MousawitzVioletWulfricDr. Zander Orshack
Game Characters
AliceAntonioBridgetChucklesCarlaClaraCleoColbyDetective OatesDinksDinoDonnaDribsEarlFinnick's Lady FriendFlowerGiaGlennHerbertHurrietJanineKateeKevinLanceLeonardLe RougeLouiseMarieMerleMitchMontyNeilNeroNoltePhernPhilPhyllisReubenRodneyTonyTwo-Ton TeddyVictorWilfredYolanda
Toy Characters
Law Breaking MouseSafety Squirrel

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