USA Today revealed what the two main characters of Disney's next animated Feature - Zootopia - will look like in the finished film. We got a taste of the characters before, with a few concept arts, but this is the real deal.
The fox, Nick Wilde, will be voiced by Jason Bateman. Rich Moore, who is co-directing the film says the actor's voice fits because he could bring a 'funny yet heartfelt side' to Wilde. Here's what Bateman had to say about his character: 'He's a crafty, sarcastic schemer, and that I've been doing in parts since I was 12'.
The other character in the picture is rookie cop Judy Hopps. She is described as a kind bunny by Ginnifer Goodwin who lends her voice to the character. 'People mistake kindness for naivete or stupidity, and she is a good girl through and through. But she's not a dumb bunny', says the actress.
You can go to the USA Today post to learn more about the two characters and the city of Zootopia. Here's the latest synopsis of the film:
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia, a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph, The Simpsons) and co-directed by Jared Bush (Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.The film will be released on the 25th March in the UK.