Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin to Star in Disney’s Zootopia


Walt Disney Animation Studios recently announced that Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a TimeWalk the Line) and Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Horrible Bosses) are set to provide their voices for the upcoming Disney animated film Zootopia.

In the animal city of Zootopia, a fast-talking fox (Batemen) who’s trying to make it big goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Zootopia’s top cop, a self-righteous rabbit (Goodwin), is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they’re forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends.

The director of the film, Byron Howard, commented: “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.”

The film is scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2016.