Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Adds Pop Star Shakira as a Singing Gazelle Named Gazelle
During today’s animated presentation at D23 (according to journalists on Twitter, it’s been going on for approximately 100 hours), the studio revealed new details on the musical Moana (with a surprise appearance from Dwayne Johnson), announced their “definitive” Jack and the Beanstalk movie Gigantic, and presented an extended look at Zootopia. The studio also unveiled a new look at one of the film’s characters, to be voiced by pop star Shakira.
Shakira will voice Gazelle, a gazelle (obviously) who also happens to be the biggest pop star in Zootopia (the place and the movie, apparently). The artist will sing the original song “Try Everything,” written by Sia and songwriting duo Stargate. Although Sia has established a pretty awesome career of her own, she’s also well-known for writing songs for other artists, including Rihanna and Britney Spears.
Here’s your first official look at Gazelle the gazelle:
Here’s the official plot for Zootopia:
In the animal city of Zootopia, a fast-talking fox who’s trying to make it big goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Zootopia’s top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they’re forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends.
Jason Bateman voices Nick Wilde opposite Ginnifer Goodwin’s Judy Hopps. Zootopia was directed by Byron Howard (Tangled) and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph), and hits theaters on March 4, 2016.