Today Disney announced two stars who will be lending their voices to the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios film, Zootopia. Ginnifer Goodwin (best known for her role as Snow White on ABC’s Once Upon a Time) will play Judy Hopps — a bunny with a tendency to look on the brightside. Playing opposite Goodwin will be Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Identity Thief) portraying a scheming fox by the name of Nick Wilde. The film will follow Judy as she joins the Zootopia police department and reluctantly partners with Nick to crack her first case.
In a press release, Director Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt) said, “We knew that Zootopia would only succeed if we found the perfect actors to play our main characters. 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 will be hit theatres March 4, 2016.