In most releases (including the North American one), he appears as the default male news anchor character. However, certain countries have released different animals exclusively.
Role in the film
Peter Moosebridge, along with his snow leopard co-anchor, only makes two brief appearances in the film. First, the two are seen reporting the bad news in Zootopia—labeling it as a "city gripped by fear"—where a caribou was critically injured from a mauling by a savage polar bear, and a protest against a peace rally organized by Gazelle.
He and his co-anchor appear one final time when they report Bellwether's arrest for conspiring the predatory attacks on Zootopia, Lionheart's denial of his knowledge of Bellwether's plot and claim of his actions of the illegal imprisonment of the savage animals to be "done for the right reasons", and an antidote to Night howlers proving effective in rehabilitating the infected predators.
In different countries/regions, Moosebridge is replaced by different newscasters, depending on the country you live in.
In the Brazilian version, a jaguar named Boi Chá, voiced by Brazilian journalist Ricardo Boechat who anchors Jornal da Band on Rede Bandeirantes.
JapanMichael Tanuyama (マイケル・狸山) replaces Moosebridge in the Japanese version. Additionally, he has a green leaf on his hat. He is voiced by Japanese comedian and choreographer Kazumasa Kōra who goes under the stage name Imoaraizakakakarichō.
Australia and New ZealandDavid Campbell.
ChinaIn the Chinese version of the film, instead of a moose the newscaster is replaced with a panda, but still voiced by Peter Mansbridge.
- Peter Moosebridge is a reference to the Canadian news anchor, Peter Mansbridge, who voices him. Specifically, he was designed to be a Canadian moose to reference Mansbridge's nationality.
- In the version screened in the UK and Ireland, BBC sport reporter Vassos Alexander voiced the character; the moose was renamed Moosos Alexander accordingly. However this version did not end up in the UK home release of the film, though "Zootopia" is still replaced with "Zootropolis".