Walt Disney Animation Studios announced that Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman will lend their voices to “Zootopia,” an animated feature set in a modern mammal metropolis.
Goodwin will voice an optimistic bunny named Judy Hopps who’s new to Zootopia’s police department. Jason Bateman will voice the scamming fox, Nick Wilde, who Judy reluctantly teams up with to crack her first case. “We knew that ‘Zootopia’ would only succeed if we found the perfect actors to play our main characters,” said director Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt). “This rabbit- and fox-duo are in practically every scene in the film together. After meeting Ginnifer, we knew she embodied Hopps, the ultimate pure-of-heart, idealist bunny. You fall in love with her character instantly. And for Nick Wilde, our cynical con-artist fox, we only ever had one actor in mind, the incomparable Jason Bateman. Jason has a way of saying the most hilarious sarcastic things while always staying completely charming. We feel so fortunate to be working with both of them.”
The film opens nationwide March 4, 2016.