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Ginnifer Goodwin Joins Jason Bateman in Disney Animation's 'Zootopia' (Exclusive)
Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin has joined Jason Bateman to voice star in Walt Disney Animation's Zootopia.
The project is being directed by Byron Howard (Tangled) and Rich Moore (Wreck-it Ralph) and co-directed by Jared Bush. It has a March 4, 2016, release date.
The script, by Bush, is set in a modern mammal metropolis comprised of neighborhoods such as ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown.
Goodwin will voice a bunny named Judy Hopps (get it?), a by-the-book meter maid with dreams of being a police officer. But being the first bunny on the force is not within reach, so when a mystery is discovered, Hopps forges an unlikely friendship with a fast-talking scam-artist fox (Bateman) to solve it. Together they will upend the predator-prey preconceptions that permeate this metropolis.
Goodwin is already a friend of the Disney kingdom. In addition to Once Upon a Time, which airs on Disney-owned ABC, she has also voiced one of the main characters in Disney's most recent installment of its popular Tinker Bell home entertainment franchise, Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Never Beast.
She is repped by WME, John Carrabino Management and Gendler & Kelly.