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Disney Introduces The Cast of Zootopia

October 27, 2015

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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, which opens in theaters March 4th, 2016.

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.

Zootopia Character Nike WildeZootopia Character Nike WildeCourtesy of Disney

Joining Ginnifer Goodwin, who provides the voice of Zootopia’s first bunny officer Judy Hopps; Jason Bateman, who lends his voice to con-artist fox Nick Wilde; and Shakira, who voices international superstar Gazelle, are the following members of the Zootopia voice cast.

Zootopia Character Judy HoppsZootopia Character Judy HoppsCourtesy of Disney
  • Idris Elba 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.

Zootopia Character Chief BogoZootopia Character Chief BogoCourtesy of Disney
  • J.K. Simmons 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.”

Zootopia Character Mayor LionheartZootopia Character Mayor LionheartCourtesy of Disney
  • 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.

Zootopia Character Officer ClawhauserZootopia Character Officer ClawhauserCourtesy of Disney
  • 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.

Zootopia Character BellwetherZootopia Character BellwetherCourtesy of Disney
  • 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.   

Zootopia Character YaxZootopia Character YaxCourtesy of Disney
  • Octavia Spencer voices MRS. OTTERTON, a desperate otter who turns to Officer Judy Hopps for help in solving her husband’s mysterious disappearance.

Zootopia Character Mrs. OttertonZootopia Character Mrs. OttertonCourtesy of Disney
  • 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.

Zootopia Characters Bonnie and Stu HoppsZootopia Characters Bonnie and Stu HoppsCourtesy of Disney
  • 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.

Zootopia Character Duke WeaseltonZootopia Character Duke WeaseltonCourtesy of Disney
  • Tommy “Tiny” Lister voices FINNICK, a fennec fox with a big chip on his adorable shoulder.

Zootopia Character FinnickZootopia Character FinnickCourtesy of Disney
  • Raymond Persi  voices FLASH, the fastest sloth working at the DMV—the Department of Mammal Vehicles.

Zootopia Character FlashZootopia Character FlashCourtesy of Disney
  • 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.
  • John DiMaggio voices JERRY JUMBEAUX JR., the easily annoyed owner of Jumbeaux’s Café, his elephant ice cream parlor.

Zootopia Teaser Trailer