BTS’ Jimin Did a Perfect Judy Hopps Voice-Over And Now ‘Zootopia’s Co-Director Wants To Work With Him
Bless Jimin and his perfect vocal cords. The BTS singer in a recent episode of Run BTS along with the rest of the band members tried out something other than singing. The episode had them go over some voice impressions. Pixar films seemed to be on the voice acting agenda as RM, V, Suga, Jungkook, Jimin, Jin and J-Hope took on some scenes from classics like The Lion King and Toy Story and Zootopia too. Jimin voiced Judy Hopps from the animated hit film Zootopia just to try it out. And it was expectedly all kinds of perfect!
Jimin voiced Judy Hopps with such conviction, fans took notice. A fan shared an adorable clip of the singer infusing the character’s dialogues with feelings and capturing every emotion on Twitter. Judy Hopps or Officer Judy Hopps is one of the cutest characters, a bunny who is a protagonists in Zootopia.
Hello @thejaredbush , here is clip of Global Artist PARK JIMIN from Korean Boy-Group @BTS_twt doing voice-over for Zootopia character Judy. He did voice-over in Korean language delivering exact weight Judy’s character holds. Hope you see this. Thank you 🙂pic.twitter.com/Umc0LKn32S
— JIMIN STAN (𝐀𝐥𝐲¹³) 🦢 지민 트윗입니다 (@BUSANBOY___TWT) July 21, 2020
Can’t get enough of how in character Jimin is here! It wasn’t long before the clip caught the attention of Jared Bush. Jared is the co-writer and co-director of Zootopia that released back in 2016 and he was just as pleased as ARMYs are about how great the Korean-language (and gender-bent) dubbing sounds. He was quick to Tweet a job offer and send it Jimin’s way. Here’s how it went.
I am super… impressed… with you… Jimin… your Judy… reads are… perfect. When can we… work together?! @bts_bighit @bts_twt (and thanks @BUSANBOY___TWT for the link!) https://t.co/DD9cBiw0zi pic.twitter.com/zqpmg1wGtZ
— Jared Bush (@thejaredbush) July 21, 2020
Tweeting with a finger-heart and a bunch of stuffed toys of characters from the film, the writer-director sent his regards to Jimin.
Jimin’s part in the dubbing session is a hot topic but that isn’t even the entirety of the video. Joining him, the Bangtan Boys did pretty well too. Check out the whole Zootopia scene dubbed by BTS members here:
We’re just surprised nobody thought of BTS members as voice actors for mainstream Pixar films yet. Voice actor Jimin specialising in voicing adorable bunnies sounds about right on the BTS singer’s resume, amirite?
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