Browsing through Alan Tudyk's IMDb page, I noticed he voiced a character in Frozen, the Duke of Weselton. Slightly higher on the list is his vocal appearance in Zootopia, as Duke Weaselton.

I'm guessing this is not a coincidence. Is there an official source that confirms the naming of his Zootopia character is related to his Frozen character?

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    seems like an easter egg.
    – A J
    Commented Dec 16, 2016 at 14:45
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    Definite Easter egg. In both his character's name is constantly mispronounced, leading him to issue a correction as his last line of dialogue. Commented Dec 16, 2016 at 20:33
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    Zootopia has a lot of little Easter Eggs! At one point, they find a street vendor selling DVDs and the Fox comments that "these movies haven't even been released yet!" One of them was named "Meowana". Disney just released Moana last month! Commented Dec 17, 2016 at 3:29

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Alan Tudyk confirms this

In a red carpet interview for Zootopia he addresses this directly.

Well, I have convinced Disney that I should be in everyone of their animated movies after Wreck-It Ralph and I've been doing a fairly good job of that, yeah. So in Frozen I was the Duke of Weselton and so in this movie I'm Duke Weaselton, because in Frozen I was always saying, everybody called him the Duke of Weselton, "he's Wesel from Weselton", and so the Duke Weselton, he's way up here so he's actually the Duke of Weselton, so he actually exists now.

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