Jason Bateman on ‘Zootopia’ and How the Story Changed During Development

     March 3, 2016

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For the past few years, Disney Animation has been on a roll releasing films like Wreck-it-Ralph, Big Hero 6, Frozen, and Tangled. Their newest film, Zootopia, continues their great streak. If you haven’t seen any of the trailers, Zootopia is about a detective named Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) who has to partner up with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox named Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) to solve her first big case. Helmed by Byron Howard (Tangled) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph), the film is loaded with plenty of jokes for adults and Easter eggs, and it’s also a fantastic family film. I absolutely recommend checking it out this weekend when it opens in theaters. Zootopia also features the voices of Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don LakeAlan Tudyk, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti, and John DiMaggio. For more on the film, read Matt’s glowing review.

At the recent Disneyworld press junket for the film, I got to talk with Jason Bateman. He talked about the story changes during the development, what the film is about, how the film is a mystery mixed with a buddy cop comedy, and more. Check out what he had to say below.


Jason Bateman:

  • How the story changed during development.
  • Talks about what the film is about.
  • How the film is a mystery mixed with a buddy cop comedy.

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