The Colombian singer voices an animated animal called Gazelle, in the new movie due for release on 4th March 2016!
However, when Shakira was first introduced to her animal alter ego, she noticed that creators had made her “too slim” and as she wanted Gazelle to be a strong role model for children, she said to make the animal bigger!!
“I love that she is opinionated and she cares about her people. She feels she has a social responsibility. I feel like her and I have a common denominator. When the directors told me about her I said ‘That is me’, but she was too slim so I asked them to give her more curves and put more meat on the bones. She needs bigger hips so she has them now.” said the singer!
Shakira also said that she has “things in common” with Gazelle from the colour of eyes and hair to her dress sense. She added that she relates to Gazelle’s sense of “social responsibility”, awareness that she “has an impact on the people who follow her and listen to her”.
After the splendid success of Disney’s Oscar nominated Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur, the studio is all set to kick-start 2016 with an unusual and exciting new animation in the shape of ZOOTOPIA releasing on 4th March 2016!!
The quirky animation boasts of stellar voices such as International superstar Shakira, Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba and more!
Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, 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 biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.