David Campbell on voicing a koala and the dog-eat-dog world of Zootopia

Campbell's character in Zootopia.

Disney's Zootopia.will be released in local cinemas on March 17.

The film is directed by the men who made Tangled and Wreck-It-Ralph, and from the studio whose Frozen was a monster hit. Expect it to be big.

Local performer David Campbell, who made his name as Johnny O'Keefe in the musical Shout! and is currently on mornings with Sonia Kruger on Channel Nine, was enlisted by the filmmaking team to inject some ocker into the menagerie of voices and creeds that populate the film.

"I was working with Disney on a few other things, including their Concert Under the Stars, and they asked me. I hope it was my ears and journalistic abilities that got me over the line", said Campbell.

He plays a newsreader named David Koalabell - so named after an online poll conducted through Disney's Au/Nz Facebook page..

Campbell calls the recording process "really interesting.
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David Campbell's character in Disney's Zootopia revealed

David Campbell.s character in Disney's upcoming Zootopia has been named .David Koalabell. by Australian fans.

Australians voted on a name in a competition run through the Disney Au/Nz Facebook page..

A localised version of the film will hit cinema screens this March, in which the koala is a newsreader for the Zootopia News Network (Znn).

Alongside his panther co-anchor, the koala covers the breaking news of an unfolding mystery in Zootopia that threatens the safety of the city.

Campbell will feature only in the Australian and New Zealand release of the film.

The part of the newsreader will be played by local talent in other markets - the only difference between the Australian and Us versions.

Campbell, the former Johnny O'Keefe, current co-host of Today Extra for Nine and presenter for the weekend afternoon show on Nova Entertainment.s Smooth FM Network, said: .I.m a huge Disney fan,
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