The pop star joins Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin in the cast of the new film, studio bosses announced on Friday (14Aug15) at the D23 Expo, reports.

The film, slated for release in March, 2016, follows a bunny - voiced by Goodwin - who dreams of being a police officer. She teams up with a fast-talking con-artist fox, voiced by Bateman, to solve a mystery that will prove her crimefighting worth.

Shakira will voice Gazelle, who is the biggest pop star in Zootopia. The Hips Don't Lie hitmaker will also perform a new song for the movie, called Try Everything.