(reuters) – UPDATE 1-Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ wins Oscar for best animated film – February 26, 2017

[title ‘Zootopia’ wins Oscar for best animated film

Congratulations to the cast and crew of ‘Zootopia’ who wins Oscar for best animated film. The animated movie about a bunny named Judy Hopps and a slie fox did really well if this Reuters line is any indication: “The movie from Walt Disney Co’s Disney Animation Studios was one of year’s biggest box-office hits, selling more than $1 billion in tickets worldwide. The movie tackels social issues that are applicable today.
“The social commentary of “Zootopia” arrived in theaters as the United States grappled with issues of racism, sexism and inequality during the 2016 presidential campaign” (reuters, 2017).
“The filmmakers started developing “Zootopia” about five years ago with “this crazy idea of talking about humanity with talking animals, in hopes when the film came out it would make the world just a slightly better place,” co-director Byron Howard said as he accepted the award.
Co-director Rich Moore said “he was grateful to audiences around the world “that embraced this story of tolerance being more powerful than fear of the other.

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