Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed the roster of voice talent tapped to help bring a voice, snort and a roar to the animal residents of the modern-day mammal metropolis of Zootopia. The animated adventure opens in theaters March 4, 2016. About choosing the cast, said director Byron Howard had this to say.

"We had so much fun casting this film. Zootopia features such a large and diverse range of characters, one of our biggest casts ever for a Disney Animation film. We needed talented actors who could help bring these animals to life."

Adds director Rich Moore.

"Everyone in this incredible cast is bringing something special, something unexpected to their characters, which really takes our story to a whole new level."

Joining Ginnifer Goodwin, who provides the voice of Zootopia's first bunny officer Judy Hopps, is joined by Jason Bateman, who lends his voice to con-artist fox Nick Wilde and Shakira, who voices international superstar Gazelle. The rest of the ensemble voice cast is made up of an amazing roster of talent that is lead by  Idris Elba, who provides the voice of Chief Bogo, head of the Zootopia Police Department. A tough cape buffalo with 2,000 lbs of attitude, Bogo is reluctant to add Judy Hopps, Zootopia's first bunny cop, to his squad of hardened rhinos, elephants and hippos.

Also joining the mix is {PEnffoqrBzRxqu, who lends his voice to Mayor Leodore Lionheart, the noble leader of Zootopia, who coined the city's mantra that Judy Hopps lives by: "In Zootopia, anyone can be anything." Nate Torrence lends his voice to the Zootopia Police Department's most charming cheetah, Benjamin Clawhauser. Clawhauser loves two things: pop star Gazelle and donuts. From his reception desk, he greets everyone with a warm smile and a helpful paw, covered in sprinkles.

Jenny Slate provides the voice of Assistant Mayor Bellwether, a sweet sheep with a little voice and a lot of wool, who constantly  finds herself under foot of the larger-than-life Mayor Lionheart.Tommy Chong lends his iconic voice to Yax the Yak, the most enlightened, laid-back bovine in Zootopia. When Judy Hopps is on a case, Yax is full of revealing insights. And Octavia Spencer voices Mrs. Otterson, a desperate otter who turns to Officer Judy Hopps for help in solving her husband's mysterious disappearance.

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Bonnie Hunt provides the voice of Bonnie Hopps, mother of Judy, and her 275 brothers and sisters. Mrs. Hopps loves and supports her daughter, but is a hare nervous about Judy moving to Zootopia to become a big-city police officer. Don Lake voices Judy's father, Stu Hopps, a carrot farmer from Bunnyburrow. Along with Mrs. Hopps, he is worried about Judy moving to Zootopia and the untrustworthy big-city mammals who live there, especially foxes.

Alan Tudyk returns to Disney Animation's recording studio for his fourth feature in a row as the voice of Duke Weaselton, a small-time weasel crook with a big-time weasel mouth, who tries to give Judy the slip during a police chase. Tommy Listervoices Finnick, a fennec fox with a big chip on his adorable shoulder. Raymond S. Persi voices Flash, the fastest sloth working at the DMV, the Department of Mammal Vehicles.Katie Lowes lends her voice to Dr. Madge Honey Badger, who heads up all of City Hall's most pressing medical cases.Jesse Corti is the voice of the jaguar Manchas, a highly regarded chauffeur who works for the biggest-and shadiest-limo company in town. And rounding out the voice cast is John DiMaggio, who voices Jerry Jumbeaux Jr., the easily annoyed owner of Jumbeaux's Café, his elephant ice cream parlor.

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 rookie 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 is a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and produced by Clark Spencer opens in theaters on March 4, 2016. Check out all the fun and exciting animal characters of Zootopia!

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