Walt Disney Animation Studios welcomes Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman to Zootopia, Disney's 2016 animated feature set in a modern mammal metropolis. Ginnifer Goodwin will lend her voice to an optimistic bunny named Judy Hopps who's new to Zootopia's police department. Jason Bateman voices the scamming fox, Nick Wilde, who Judy reluctantly teams up with to crack her first case. Said director Byron Howard:
"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, which opens nationwide March 4, 2016, shows a modern mammal metropolis in 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.