Zootopia has won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The Disney film, a buddy comedy between a rabbit police officer and a fox con artist set in a city full of anthropomorphic animals, was the frontrunner at Hollywood’s biggest night, having won the Golden Globe, Annie, and Critics’ Choice awards previously.
“Thank you Academy, this is an incredible honour. About five years ago, almost six now, we got this crazy idea about humanity with talking animals, in the hopes that when the film came out, it would make the world just a slightly better place,” Byron Howard, co-director on Zootopia, said in his acceptance speech.
“And we are so grateful to the audiences over the world who embraced this film, with this story of tolerance being more powerful than fear of the other,” co-director Rich Moore added.