Opinion: How to handle the Zootopia fans
Yes, we know, we all saw the box office figures. Zootopia is a big hit, and seems to be the establishing mass-media beachhead for "furry fandom". But please, please spare a moment to think about how best to interact with people arriving into the world of anthropomorphic-fiction. Consider this conversation you may well have in the near future ...
"Hey, is that Zootopia fan art? I loved that movie."
"No, it's actually my fursona."
"Oh, like a Zootopia OC, yeah I have one of those."
"No, No, this is from before Zootopia, from the furry fandom."
"Oh. No, I'm not into that stuff."
Stop right there ... Now, this is where you do not rant.
Hold it in. I know you have a whole spiel ready to go. I know you have your list of eighty favourite webcomics to push them towards. I know you have that stack of Kyell Gold books to throw at them. I know you want to get them measured up for their first fursuit. I know you want to help them sign up for fuzzybutt.muck.fur ... But just stop. Stop right there. Just let them like Zootopia.
Remember when you were at school, and the teacher tried real hard to get you to understand how vitally important Shakespeare was? Did getting all the plays dumped on your head and quizzes on similes and metaphors do much to make you a Shakespeare fan? Did it convert you to a life long appreciator of the Bard? Probably not.
If you really must, ask them what kind of things that are similar to Zootopia that they do like. Then suggest a small number of similar things that you think they might like. Don't dump a whole load of stuff on them. Don't decide they are "secretly a furry fan and in denial". Just let them enjoy this film they liked, and allow them to discover other things they might like to, on their own terms.
Remember, not everyone who likes Star Trek is a science fiction fan, not everyone who supports their local sports team is an sports-fanatic, not everyone who likes a good meal is a foodie. And that's okay. Let them enjoy the parts of the fandom they enjoy even if they're not a part of it.