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Koslov[2] is a minor character featured in Disney's 2016 animated feature film Zootopia. He is Mr. Big's most trusted henchman, and a member of his Tundratown Mafia.

Background

As mentioned above, Koslov is the brooding head crony of Mr. Big's mafia organization. He is often tasked with transporting the shrew to different locations. He doesn't speak, and rarely emotes, but has a soft spot for Mr. Big's deceased grandmother.

Interestingly, Koslov's role as Mr. Big's assistant is not his sole profession; outside of the mob, he owns a local tailor shop specializing in suits for "refined mammals" called Koslov's.

Development

In early drafts, Koslov was known as Boris Koslov.[3] As opposed to Mr. Big, Koslov was going to be the antagonist encountered in Tundratown, having a larger role as a Russian gangster and the owner of a restaurant called Koslov's Palace. He was also planned to have a son named Morris.[4]

Despite his power, Koslov was not above the law. Like all predators, he was forced to wear an electric collar as a means to keep his will under the authority of prey citizens. This tied into a pivotal point in the story involving Koslov throwing a "Taming Party", where Morris turns 5, now eligible to be given an electric collar of his own. To Morris and the other children, this was a sign of maturity and the first step into adulthood; for Koslov, he regretted the day ever coming to pass, and such regret was validated when Morris, due to his joyous excitement, was shocked for the first time. A remorseful Koslov could only hug his son in response. The scene was meant to emphasize the cruelty predators faced in the original, dystopian draft of the story.[5]

In a deleted scene, it is shown that Koslov was also a loan shark who finances Nick Wilde's "Wild Times" theme park—he was visited out of desperation, following the numerous rejections from other, professional bankers.

Appareances

Zootopia

After being captured by some of Mr. Big's henchmen, Raymond and Kevin, Nick Wilde (who Big holds a personal grudge against) and Judy Hopps are taken to the crime lord's lair. When Koslov appears, Judy believes him to be "Mr. Big", but after taking a seat at his desk, Koslov reveals Big to be an arctic shrew. He then stands in silence as a confrontation between Mr. Big and his visitors ensues (he is evidently sentimental at the mention of Mr. Big's deceased grandmother), and notably watches in a gruff physical pose as the latter pair are ordered to be iced. He later retains his calm demeanor once it is revealed that Judy saved the life of Big's daughter, Fru Fru, the day prior.

Koslov later appears standing behind the desk when Mr. Big and his polar bear henchmen interrogate Duke Weaselton for information about the night howlers.

During the end credits, Koslov is seen enjoying the music of Gazelle's concert with a stoic expression, while Mr. Big and Fru Fru dance together in his palms.

Zootopia+

In the fourth episode The Godfather of the Bride, during his daughter’s wedding, Mr. Big recounts his experience in Fru Fru how he succeeded in his life and rose through the ranks of society. He also recounts in his story how he surrounded himself with polar bears as bodyguards, including Koslov: The latter, as a cub, with his peers, was unable to adapt themselves to the warm climate that Zootopia could reserve to polar bears. The little bear is offered an ice cream by a nice shrew, the young Mr. Big, to cool down. Soon, Koslov and Big join forces to advance deliveries and sales of Gram-mama's bakery. One day, a mobster Rhinoceros and his gang come and cause trouble at the bakery. They seize Gram-mama money, destroy Mr. Big’s bike, and scare away the customers. Koslov tries to get him to leave, but gets seized by the Rhinoceros while the latter bullies him. Mr. Big stands against the Rhino to protect the bear, and with the unexpected help of other citizens, they manage to neutralize the tough guy by freezing him in a block of ice. Later, Big becomes an important and respected figure in all Zootopia. Koslov also becomes his main henchman. The bear is useful for transporting other rodents, then help them settle in the new city that Big founded with the other zootopian citizens, the Little Rodentia. With the help of Big, Koslov provides ice to his peers (suggesting that afterward they will found together Thundraville, in which Mr. Big and his men will establish their headquarters).

Gallery

Concept art

Promotional material

Screenshots

Zootopia

Zootopia+

Merchandise and miscellaneous

Trivia

  • On some promotional material, Koslov's name was incorrectly written as Kevin. This is most notable in the Mr. Big & Koslov Figure Set. Rich Moore, however, later provided a clear answer regarding of which polar bear is identified as Koslov, Raymond, and Kevin respectively, fixing the confusion.[6]
  • Koslov is shown to be Christian, as he is seen doing the sign of the cross in prayer during the film.
  • In some promotional materials, Koslov's sweater is colored blue. This is because blue was the color of his suit in the earlier versions of the story, before ultimately being changed to black.

References

  1. The Official Zootopia Handbook
  2. Byron Howard via Twitter
  3. Imagining Zootopia, extended scene. Documentary, 2016
  4. The Art of Zootopia, pages 16-17
  5. Imagining Zootopia. Documentary, 2016
  6. Rich Moore about the polar bears via Twitter
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Films and Television: Zootopia (video/soundtrack) • Zootopia+Zootopia 2

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Christmas: Disney Winter Magic CavalcadeMickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Characters
Judy HoppsNick WildeFinnickChief BogoBenjamin ClawhauserMayor LionheartDawn BellwetherYaxFlashMr. BigKoslovFru FruEmmitt OttertonMrs. OttertonDuke WeaseltonBonnie and Stu HoppsRenato ManchasGazellePeter MoosebridgeFabienne GrowleyJerry Jumbeaux Jr.Gideon GreyNangiDougWoolter and JesseDr. BadgerPriscillaBucky and Pronk Oryx-AntlersonZootopia Police OfficersSwintonQuildaStephanie StalkinewDharma ArmadilloPop-PopCottonGerbil JerksGary and LarryGram-mamaLemmingsTiger Dancers

Deleted: Jack SavageMr. WildeOfficer MabelRazorbacksBat Eyewitness
Zootopia+: Molly HoppsTimmy HoppsBriancaChristineMandyCharismaTru TruRhino BossDJ Stripes, Kitty Claws, and Sir WhiskersSamGerald

Locations
ZootopiaSahara SquareSavanna CentralTundratownBunnyburrowLittle RodentiaRainforest DistrictMystic Springs OasisZootopia Police DepartmentDepartment of Mammal VehiclesJumbeaux's CaféZootopia Police AcademyGrand Pangolin ArmsCliffside AsylumWild TimesLemming Brothers Bank
Songs
Try EverythingBig Time
Objects
PawpsicleJumbo-popNight howlersCarrot Pen
See Also
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