*Summary: From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.
Cast & Characters. All of the characters are different, colorful and memorable. Of course the two leads are the best things ever but those who are “important” are for the film.
Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps. I love Ginnifer Goodwin, she’s so cute and her voice is always light so it matches right with the physicality and personality of her character: headstrong, stubborn, determined, over-achiever etc. Judy Hopps is a bunny who has big dreams of being a police officer in Zootopia, she wants to change the world. She becomes the first bunny officer and is determined to make her mark on the world. Goodwin voices Judy with such youth that I cannot imagine her being by another person. She also does emotion very well (I mean she should, she is Snow White in Once Upon a Time).
Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde. He is my favorite character as Nick is a fox, who is a street smart hustler, he had a hard experience that’s made him cynical and while he lives in this world, he’s not interested in living in it with anyone else as he knows how the world views him. He is the perfect foil to Judy’s optimism. Bateman’s voice is pretty prefect here, especially with how Nick is drawn, he can do cynical and sarcastic very well and it fits next to Goodwin’s light portrayal. But he does do excitement so well too “Ooooo it’s so fluffy! Lamb’s never let me get this close” lol.
The other characters. I didn’t want to sit here and go through everyone, as per usual so I’ll just mention them. Idris Elba as Chief Bogo was great, he was hilarious and with him using his real accent helped the intimidation factor and the condescending tones he used. Jenny Slate as Bellwether, her voice is amazing. I love raspy voices, especially in animation and with her being a lamb, it was such perfect casting as she’s kind of pitiful and with this gentle raspy voice it’s best it’s coming out of a lamb’s mouth. Nate Torrence as Clawhauser was adorable and a great “sidekick” type character. J. Johan Jameson as Mayor Lionheart was also great, his booming voice coming out of a slightly vain and rude lion was a great addition.