Disney has announced that Ginnifer Goodwin (Once Upon a Time) and Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses 2, Arrested Development) have signed on the voice cast for its upcoming “mammal metropolis” toon Zootopia (March 4, 2016). Goodwin will voice an optimistic bunny named Judy HOpps who’s new to the Zootopia police department, while Bateman plays the scamming fox, Nick Wilde, who Judy reluctantly teams up with the crack her first case.
“We knew that Zootopia would only succeed if we found the perfect actors to play our main characters,” said director Byron Howard (Tangled, Bolt). “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.”