zootopia, disney, idris elba, chief bogoNot much intel had been revealed before about Disney's "Zootopia," the animation studio's next big flick, due out in the spring. But now, we finally know just who will be starring in the film's voice cast, and the list is filled with big names.

USA Today has unveiled both the movie's main characters and the actors behind them, and they include Oscar winners (Octavia Spencer and J.K. Simmons), action stars (Idris Elba), comics (Tommy Chong and Jenny Slate), and seasoned voice actors (Alan Tudyk and Bonnie Hunt) alike. Here's a rundown of who's who in the ensemble:
  • Idris Elba plays Chief Bogo (pictured above), a no-nonsense cape buffalo in charge of the Zootopia Police Department.
  • Octavia Spencer plays Mrs. Otterton, an otter whose search for her missing husband sparks the film's plot.
  • J.K. Simmons plays Mayor Leodore Lionheart, a noble lion who leads the city of Zootopia.
  • Tommy Chong plays Yax the Yak, described as "the most enlightened, laid-back bovine in Zootopia."
  • Nate Torrance plays Benjamin Clawhauser, a cheetah and pop star-loving member of the Zootopia Police Department.
  • Jenny Slate plays Assistant Mayor Bellwether, a sheep known for her sweetness.
  • Alan Tudyk plays Duke Weaselton, a weasel known for small-time crimes and running his mouth.
  • Raymond Persi plays Flash, a sloth who works at Zootopia's DMV (a.k.a. Department of Mammal Vehicles).
  • Ginnifer Goodwin plays Judy Hopps, a rabbit who's training to become a member of the Zooptopia Police Department.
  • Bonnie Hunt plays Bonnie Hopps, Judy's mother.
  • Don Lake plays Stu Hopps, Judy's father and a carrot farmer from nearby Bunnyburrow.
  • Jason Bateman plays Nick Wilde, a charming fox working with Judy to solve Zooptopia's biggest crime.

Sounds like a promising group. For more photos of the characters, check out USA Today.

"Zootopia" is due in theaters on March 4.

[via: USA Today]

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