Zootopia has snagged Shakira to provide the voice of Gazelle. Disney revealed the casting at the 2015 D23 Expo, with Shakira breaking the news through a pre-recorded video. Shakira joins a voice cast that includes Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin as rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps and Jason Bateman as a con-artist fox named Nick Wilde. Byron Howard (Tangled) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph) are directing the animated film.
Goodwin was on hand at D23 with the directors and producer Clark Spencer to show off new scenes as well as preview “Try Everything” by Sia and Stargate, sung by Shakira.
Zootopia will open in theaters on March 4, 2016.
The Plot: “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 optimistic 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.”
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