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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