J.K. Simmons, Tommy Chong among top-billed voice actors joining Disney’s ZOOTOPIA!
Since its announcement, we’ve known that Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman will star in Disney’s upcoming animation Zootopia as bunny Judy Hopps and fox Nick Wilde. At the D23 Expo, fans were treated to the news that pop star Shakira will voice in-world pop star Gazelle. Now, getting the full zoo of voice actors on board for the project! There’s even a very amusing Frozen reference in the bunch!
J.K. Simmons will voice Mayor Leodore Lionheart, a typical politician who is “so full of himself and blustery”, according to co-director Bryon Howard.
Tommy Chong will voice Yax the Yak, a trippy, zen emotional counselor at a holistic retreat.
Tommy Lister will voice Finnick, a fennec fox who is small in stature but has a booming, intimidating voice.
Jenny Slate will play the mayor’s assistant a sweet sheep with “crazy, kinetic energy” named Bellwether.
In a hilarious twist, Alan Tudyk will voice petty criminal Duke Weaselton, a play on his character in Frozen: The Duke of Weselton. According the Bryon Howard, Tudyk “loved the meta-nature of the joke”.
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Zootopia hops onto theaters on March 4, 2016.