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Flash Zootopia
Flash
Background information
Feature films Zootopia
Zootopia 2
Television programs
Video games Disney Crossy Road
Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ
(avatar companion)
Zootopia: Crime Files
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Darrin Butters
Voice Raymond S. Persi
Performance model
Designer Shiyoon Kim
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Flash Slothmore[1]
Other names Flash, Flash Hundred Yard Dash
Personality Social, soft-spoken, professional, deliberate, charming, friendly, outgoing, easygoing, affable, gentle
Appearance Three toed sloth, rough dark gray fur (which is intermingled with light gray fur), amber-brown eyes, long heavy and sharp claws, perpetually droopy eyelids, light green short-sleeved dress shirt, a silk tie with dark blue, orange and yellow stripes with a gold tie pin, khaki dress pants, light blue cloth belt with dark blue border stripes
Birthday
Occupation DMV Worker
Affiliations
Goal
Home Rainforest District, Zootopia
Relatives
Pets
Allies Nick Wilde, Judy Hopps, Priscilla
Minions
Enemies
Likes Priscilla, Jokes, street racing, molasses, watching trees grow, coffee
Dislikes
Powers and abilities
Weapons
Fate
Quote "Nice...to...see you...too."


"Are you saying that because he's a sloth he can't be fast?"
Nick Wilde to Judy Hopps

Flash is the so-called fastest sloth working in the DMV (Department of Mammal Vehicles), a major character in Disney's 2016 animated feature film Zootopia and a minor character in Zootopia 2.

Background

Official Bio

"Flash is the fastest sloth working at the DMV—the Department of Mammal Vehicles."

Personality

Given that he is a sloth, Flash moves, talks, and responds slowly.

Appearances

Zootopia

When Judy Hopps needs to run a plate to find the missing Emmitt Otterton, she blackmails Nick Wilde to do so as she's unable to complete the task herself, on account of being new to the city. To annoy and waste her time, Nick takes her to Flash, and sadistically prolongs the meeting by telling a joke, which Flash takes a while to react to.

At the end of the film, it is revealed that Flash also has a liking for street racing, driving a fast and fancy sports car, before he is finally caught by Judy and Nick, the latter now the former's partner.

During the end credits, he and Priscilla are seen dancing in a slow manner at Gazelle's concert.

Other appearances

In promotion for the film, a puppet version of Flash appeared in a video where he visited the El Capitan theater to watch Zootopia. The puppet was both voiced and controlled by Persi.[2]

An emoticon version of Flash appeared in the Zootopia entry of the As Told by Emoji short series. His first scene was a joking reference to the occasionally long loading times of smart phones. He also appears after the credits, prolonging the arrival of the "The End" banner.

Video games

Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ

A chibi version of Flash is featured as an avatar/"hugging" companion for avatars, serving as an arm accessory.

Gallery

Wiki
The Disney Wiki and Disney Fan Fiction Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Flash.

Trivia

  • Flash's hair cut is based on the hairstyle of co-director Byron Howard.[3]
  • It takes Flash an hour to tie his tie.[4]
  • Flash uses a touch-screen computer because a sloth would never be fast enough to be able to double-click with a mouse.
  • Flash and Nick went to high school together and were both members of the track team.[5] It was there that Flash got his nickname due to his love of drag racing.
    • Ironically, Flash's license plate is "FST NML" ("fast animal" minus the vowels).
  • In a Korean trailer, Flash drives a race car because he cannot get off the subway.
  • Flash owns a white coffee mug that says "You Want It When?".
  • At one point in the film's development, Flash and Priscilla were a married couple.[6]
  • According to the Zootopia: The Essential Guide, one of Flash's hobbies is watching trees grow.
  • Flash suddenly turning into a speed freak isn't an out-of-character moment. In real life, three-toed sloths, presumably what Flash supposed to be, can actually be fast if angry or excited, meaning Flash is quicker once he raced in his car. Even if that's not the case, Flash is riding a race car, which is meant to be fast, and once Flash ride it, he has problems reacting to slow down his car.

References

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