Jason Bateman’s Kids Are Wilde About ‘Zootopia’
“My daughter was excited about so much about this film,” Bateman tells Made in Hollywood. “It was such a bullseye for her.”
Given that these are “really the only films I get to see now with my kids,” Bateman says it’s a no-brainer that he’d want to be a part of “Zootopia,” which opens Friday.
“I’ve been dying to be a part of one of their films for a long time, and you want to wait your turn and you just hope and cross your fingers that your career goes in such a way that you get on their list,” he says. “It’s a really privileged thing to be invited to. … It’s really nice to be a part of one.”
‘Zootopia’ Soundtrack: Jason Bateman Says Shakira Song Is a Hit at Home
The soundtrack to the film is an added bonus for his daughter as well.
“Shakira will certainly be on a loop I imagine right when the movie gets released,” Bateman says. “I’m not sure, but that song is great. Sia [who co-wrote the song], I’m lucky enough to be friendly with back home and she knows my daughter, too.”
The soundtracks to other animated films have helped the daddy-daughter duo bond from the beginning of time.
“I remember the first [animated film] my 9-year-old and I really enjoyed together was ‘Princess and the Frog,’ ” Bateman said. “We listened to the soundtrack over and over and over and over again going to school during kindergarten and first grade – pre-K even. But obviously, you know, ‘Frozen’ is always on heavy rotation. You name it, I don’t think there are really we haven’t seen. It’s pretty amazing.” — Dahvi Shira
Watch Made in Hollywood’s full interview with Jason Bateman below: