Disney has unveiled the full voice cast of its upcoming animated movie “Zootopia.” Joining Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Shakira will be Oscar winners J.K. Simmons and Octavia Spencer, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Alan Tudyk, Nate Torrence, Tommy Chong, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti, John DiMaggio and Tommy “Tiny” Lister.
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 (Goodwin) 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 (Bateman), to solve the mystery.
Here are all of the other characters in “Zootopia” and whose voice will help bring them to life:
Shakira – Gazelle, an international superstar famous throughout Zootopia.
Idris Elba – 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.
J.K. Simmons – 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.”
Nate Torrence – Benjamin Clawhauser, the Zootopia Police Department’s most charming cheetah. Clawhauser loves two things — pop star Gazelle and donuts. From his reception desk, he greets everyone with a warm smile and a helpful paw, which is always covered in sprinkles.
Jenny Slate – 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.
Tommy Chong – Yax the Yak, the most enlightened, laid-back bovine in Zootopia. When Judy Hopps is on a case, Yax is full of revealing insights.
Octavia Spencer – Mrs. Otterton, a desperate otter who turns to Officer Judy Hopps for help in solving her husband’s mysterious disappearance.
Bonnie Hunt – 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 – Stu Hopps, Judy’s father who’s 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.
Alan Tudyk – Duke Weaselton, a small-time weasel crook with a big-time weasel mouth, who tries to give Judy the slip during a police chase.
Tommy “Tiny” Lister – Finnick, a fennec fox with a big chip on his adorable shoulder.
Raymond Persi – Flash, the fastest sloth working at the DMV — the Department of Mammal Vehicles.
Katie Lowes – Dr. Madge Honey Badger, who heads up all of City Hall’s most pressing medical cases.
Jesse Corti – Manchas, a jaguar and highly-regarded chauffeur who works for the biggest — and shadiest — limo company in town.
John DiMaggio – Jerry Jumbeaux Jr., the easily annoyed owner of Jumbeaux’s Café, his elephant ice cream parlor.
Byron Howard and Rich Moore co-directed “Zootopia,” which Disney will release on March 4, 2016.