Singing sensation and superstar Shakira who all is set to star in Disney’s much awaited ‘Zootopia’ as a slink gazelle, reportedly asked the studio to make character “curvier” and have bigger hips! 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! The singer said,
“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.”
Shakira also said that she has “things in common” with Gazelle from the color 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!