New Look At Disney's Zootropolis
Meet Nicke Wilde and Judy Hopps
We know that Disney Feature Animation’s next film will be Zootopia, which is set to go by the altered name Zootropolis over here. Now, via USA Today, we’re getting a clearer look at the two main characters, voiced by Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin.
Zootropolis, co-directed by Tangled's Byron Howard and Wreck-It Ralph's Rich Moore, is set in a world where anthropomorphic animals inhabit a modern mammalian metropolis that boasts neighbourhoods such as swanky Sahara Square and frosty Tundratown. Judy (Goodwin) is a small-town rabbit from Bunny Burrows who arrives in the big city to do some good as a cop – though usually ends up with traffic duty. When she meets sly scam artist fox Nick Wilde (Bateman), the vibe is immediately hate-hate. But that changes when they need each other’s help.
"He's a crafty, sarcastic schemer, and that I've been doing in parts since I was 12," Bateman tells the paper about his character. "I foolishly said, 'What kind of voice do you guys want me to do?' And they just looked at me like I was an idiot and said, 'Just do what you do. Just talk.'”
As for Judy, she’s driven and dedicated but you shouldn’t call her cute. "People have said that to her all her life. She's a little sensitive about that. She gets hoppity emotionally," Goodwin says. "People mistake kindness for naiveté or stupidity, and she is a good girl through and through. But she's not a dumb bunny."
Zootropolis will be out in the US on March 4 next year before landing here on March 25. We’d wager you’ll see at least a teaser trailer before the week is out.