Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Campell's Twang Anchors Film Role

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Campell's Twang Anchors Film Role

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Seanna Cronin

APN entertainment editor

DAVID Campbell voices a national icon in Disney's upcoming animated film Zootopia.

The singer and TV presenter lends his Aussie twang to koala newsreader David Koalabell in a localised version of the family film set in a city of anthropomorphic animals.

Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin voice central characters Nick Wilde, a con artist fox, and Judy Hopps, a rookie bunny cop, who must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Q: You're no stranger to a recording studio, but how did you find your first major voice acting role?

A: Oh it was such fun. It all went really quickly. The hardest thing was having to sync up the words to the animation that is already there so they can draw my character around it. It's a very precise art form.

Q: How would you describe your character's personality?

A: Well I think as a koala he is pretty chilled most of the day, then he goes and reads the news, then probably sleeps for the rest of the day! …

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