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Idris Elba is doing voice-over work in Disney’s latest animation movie Zootopia, which is in theaters everywhere March 4th.

Idris gives life to Bogo, the Chief of Police in this all-animal world and a no-nonsense leader of the ZPD, who doesn’t take crap from anyone.

The Golden Globe Award-winning actor explains how he crafted the voice for his character.

“Zootopia is a comedy. I love putting on silly voices and with Bogo I didn’t have to put on a silly voice, but I really did have to give him some depth.”

In order to make Bogo, the production supervisors did a ton of research – not only to figure out how to make normally four-legged animals look natural walking on two legs, but to incorporate the real-life characteristics of these animals into their animated counterparts.

Bogo is a Cape buffalo, which just so happens to be one of the scariest, most deadly animals in Africa. They have a very bad temper and if you get close they will stare you down, as a way to intimidate their intruder. This is one of the traits producers were sure to include for Bogo, and you can see a bit of it when he’s caught checking out Gazelle, the hottest pop star in the Zootopian world.

Check out the clip above. Zootopia is in theaters March 4th.

Idris Elba Talks About Crafting The Voice Of Bogo In Disney’s “Zootopia”  was originally published on