Jason Bateman and “Once Upon a Time” star Ginnifer Goodwin will lend their voices to Disney’s animated comedy-adventure “Zootopia.”
Goodwin plays optimistic rabbit Judy Hopps, a newcomer to Zootopia’s police department, while Bateman voices Nick Wilde, the scamming fox she reluctantly teams up with to crack her first case.
The film is directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It-Ralph”), and written and co-directed by Jared Bush (“All of Us”).
“We knew that ‘Zootopia’ would only succeed if we found the perfect actors to play our main characters,” Howard said in a statement. “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.”
“Zootopia” opens March 4, 2016.
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