Toontown Species Election

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The Toontown Species Election was an event hosted by Alec Tinn to elect a new Toon species, which lasted from September 19, 2016, to July 28, 2017. The event was first announced at OMG!Con 2016. On September 1, 2017, deer and crocodiles officially arrived to Toontown.



Because ToonFest 2016 was postponed from its original start date, the nomination stage for the Toontown Species Election occurred on the same day to continue the ToonFest celebration.[1] Players could place a nomination on a species of their choice, and the top eight species would be chosen to compete in the first round of voting. Nominations ended on October 1, 2016.


The top eight species were announced as goat, crocodile, chicken, fox, parrot, chipmunk, cow, and deer. From December 17th to December 24th in 2016, blog posts introduced each of the top eight species along with their own portraits and a simple biography.[2]

First voting round

On March 1, 2017, the first round of voting commenced where players could select a first, second, and third choice of whichever species they wanted to vote.[3] Voting ended on March 11th.

Final voting round

On July 15, 2017, deer and crocodile were announced as the two last standing candidates where players could select either one of the two up until July 22nd.[4]


During the main event panel of ReplayFX 2017 on July 28, 2017, it was announced that both deer and crocodile won the Toontown Species Election. Despite deer being the true winner with 7,100+ votes compared to crocodile with 6,700+ votes[5], the Toontown Rewritten Team apparently decided beforehand that they would have both species. ReplayFX attendees had a chance to playtest both species and the Toontown Rewritten Team allowed community feedback in order to finalize both species before being released as part of the 2.0.0 update on September 1, 2017.