- “Oh no. No, I didn't see Chuckles doing anything bad. Ever. No, he seemed like a real swell fella.”
- ―Neil, Jail Break!
Neil is a large panda with white fur and black markings and ears. He wears a navy blue police uniform that includes a black tie. He almost always wears a friendly and pleasant expression.
Role in the Game
Chief Bogo informs Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde that someone helped Chuckles escape from prison and he ransacked the ZPD. They search Clawhauser's desk and find a dirty key and a pamphlet for Sequoia Towers. Nick suggests that they talk to Neil, the jailer's assistant.Hurriet in the lab just to be sure. Later, Clawhauser tells them that it is indeed a jail key. Judy and Nick go to question Neil, and Nick asks Neil if he is good at his job, especially at letting Chuckles escape. Neil says he just stepped out for some chocolate and he wasn't gone long. He calls that a bonehead move and laments that he didn't get the promotion. Neil also says that Chuckles made a ruckus when he escaped and the ZPD briefing room is roughed up. Neil calls himself a bonehead. Judy comforts him, saying Nick will do it, and asks if anyone else was around last night. Neil says that Herbert the janitor was and thinks they should see if he's a witness. Later, Clawhauser tells them two things about the pamphlet. The culprit has a "keen interest in real estate" and there are strands of black and white fur on it.
At the briefing room, by the city map, Judy and Nick find blue threads and security footage that is blurry. They got the security footage which is from the night of the escape and send it to the lab for enhancement. The lab also analyzes the threads, and Clawhauser tells them that the threads are blue. Judy deduces the culprit wears blue clothing. Clawhauser alerts them that the security footage was mysteriously erased, much to their shock. Nick says that his fox sense tells him that this was an inside job.
At the briefing room, Judy and Nick find a torn piece of signed paper. They pieced it together, but it is hard to read through the burnt marks, so they send it to the lab. Clawhauser tells them that the note is a threat, saying, "Dear citizens of Zootopia, a certain habitat was overlooked in the city planning, an oversight which shall be remedied, in ways both extravagant and wet. Hahahahahaha." Judy knows that the joke will be on them if the author makes his plan a reality and suggests they question Phil, Chuckles' lawyer.
After talking to Phil about the note from Chuckles, Nick suggests they ask Herbert if he noticed any burned paper or maniacal laughter. They go to him and Judy asks Herbert if he smelled any burned paper the night of Chuckles' escape. Herbert says he didn't because it saves time, doing more work. Judy takes a chocolate wrapper from Herbert and has the lab analyze it. Clawhauser tells them that the wrapper has tasty chocolate in it and that it came from the ZPD holiday gift basket. Judy now realizes that the culprit works at the ZPD and thanks Clawhauser for cracking the case.
- Neil is currently the only panda to be seen in Zootopia: Crime Files to date.
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