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Disney unveils Zootopia voice cast

27 October 2015 5:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Twelve new character images have debuted from Disney’s Zootopia (a.k.a. Zootropolis in the UK), which introduces the cast of Disney’s 55th animated feature; check them out below…

See Also: First concept art from Disney’s Zootopia (a.k.a. Zootropolis)


· Idris Elba (Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation,” BBC’s “Luther”) provides the voice of Chief Bogo, head of the Zootropolis Police Department. A tough cape buffalo with 2,000 lbs of attitude, Bogo is reluctant to add Judy Hopps, Zootropolis’ first bunny cop, to his squad of hardened rhinos, elephants and hippos.

· J.K. Simmons (“Juno,” Oscar® winner for “Whiplash”) lends his voice to Mayor Leodore Lionheart, the noble leader of Zootropolis, who coined the city’s mantra that Judy Hopps lives by: “In Zootropolis, anyone can be anything.”

· Nate Torrence (HBO’s “Hello Ladies,” Fox’s “Weird Loners”) lends his voice to the Zootropolis Police Department’s most charming cheetah, »

- Gary Collinson

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Meet Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, Duke Weaselton And More From Zootopia

26 October 2015 7:44 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed the roster of voice talent tapped to help bring a voice, snort and a roar to the animal residents of the modern-day mammal metropolis of Zootopia, which opens in theaters March 4, 2016.

“We had so much fun casting this film,” said director Byron Howard. “‘Zootopia’ features such a large and diverse range of characters – one of our biggest casts ever for a Disney Animation film. We needed talented actors who could help bring these animals to life.”

Adds director Rich Moore, “Everyone in this incredible cast is bringing something special, something unexpected to their characters, which really takes our story to a whole new level.”

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Joining Ginnifer Goodwin, who provides the voice of Zootopia’s first bunny officer Judy Hopps; Jason Bateman, who lends his voice to con-artist fox Nick Wilde; and Shakira, who voices international superstar Gazelle, are the following members of the “Zootopia” voice cast. »

- Michelle McCue

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Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate Join ‘Zootopia’ Voice Cast

26 October 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Disney has unveiled the full voice cast of its upcoming animated movie “Zootopia.” Joining Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Shakira will be Oscar winners J.K. Simmons and Octavia Spencer, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Alan Tudyk, Nate Torrence, Tommy Chong, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti, John Dimaggio and Tommy “Tiny” Lister. The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together — a place where no matter what you are, from the. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Idris Elba, Jk Simmons, Octavia Spencer and Alan Tudyk to let out their animal side for Disney's Zootropolis

26 October 2015 11:31 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Disney has unveiled one of its biggest ever casts for Zootropolis.

Idris Elba, Jk Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate and Alan Tudyk are among those lending their voices to the upcoming animation.

Elba will play the head of the Zootropolis Police Department Chief Bogo, Simmons will be the "noble leader" Mayor Leodore Lionheart, Slate takes on the role of "sweet sheep" Assistant Mayor Bellwether, and Tudyk is a small-time weasel crook called Duke Weaselton.

They join the previously announced Jason Bateman, Shakira and Once Upon a Time's Ginnifer Goodwin.

Other cast members announced include Nate Torrence, Tommy Chong, Bonnie Hunt, Scandal's Katie Lowes and Futurama's John Dimaggio.

Zootropolis takes place in a world where humans never existed and centres on rookie Officer Judy Hopps (Goodwin) who partners with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Bateman) to solve a mystery.

It is directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, and produced by Clark Spencer. »

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"Now & Then" Celebrates 20th Anniversary -- See the Cast Today!

20 October 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

All for one and one for all!  Can you believe it's been 20 years since "Now & Then" hit theaters? We can still remember watching the coming-of-age flick like it was yesterday. "Now & Then" tells the story of four childhood friends: Chrissy (Rita Wilson/Ashleigh Aston Moore), Teeny (Melanie Griffith/Thora Birch), Samantha (Demi Moore/Gaby Hoffmann) and Roberta (Rosie O'Donnell/Christina Ricci). The flick was told via flashbacks, after the now-grown women reunited for the birth of one of their kids.  During the ladies homecoming, they recount what happened that fateful summer of 1970 -- when each of their lives forever changed. From dealing with parents to puberty, boys and "Crazy Pete," their friendship was the only thing that remained a constant. Needless to say, the core cast has continued to steal the big and small screens since appearing in the 1995 drama, and the movie solidified Devon Sawa's '90s heartthrob status. »

- tooFab Staff

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Interviews: Red-Carpet Opening Night at Chicago International Lgbtq Film Fest Reeling33

21 September 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – The Red Carpet was rolled out at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago on September 17th, 2015, as the 33rd “Reeling” Film Festival – the second oldest Lgbtq celebration in cinema history – had its Opening Night. The film that kicked off the fest was “Fourth Man Out,” beginning a week long showcase of Lgbtq films.

The film is a hilarious and sensitive comedy about modern attitudes and relationships, as a small town man reveals to his friends and family that he is gay on his 24th birthday. Walking the Red Carpet were featured performers Kate Flannery (“The Office”), Parker Young (TV’s “Arrow”) and Evan Todd. Also lending support was Van Hansis (“As the World Turns”), who is featured in the festival entry, “Kiss Me, Kill Me.”

Fourth Man Out’ Opened the ‘Reeling33’ Film Festival, September 17th, 2015

Photo credit: Jed Entertainment

The 2015 Chicago Lgbtq International Film Festival is in its 33rd year, »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Why Can’t Queen Latifah Keep a Daytime Talk Show?

18 March 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Queen Latifah turns 45 today, and she certainly has a lot to celebrate. She’s a beautiful, talented, and award-winning entertainer (two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Grammy, plus an Oscar nomination for her role in Chicago) with a wicked sense of humor. She’s getting some early awards buzz for her portrayal of Bessie Smith in the upcoming HBO film Bessie (due May 16), so her acting return is on the horizon. However, with Latifah’s second self-titled talk show getting canceled in November — the last episode aired March 6 — it seems like she can’t quite conquer the couch-and-coffee world. She has all the equipment, so what gives?

The Queen Latifah Show’s first run lasted a little more than two years (1999-2001), and its recent reboot barely scraped the 15-month mark. Now, it’s not like the show didn’t have promise: the September 2013 premiere was the highest rated talk »

- Christopher Rosa

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