‘Zootopia’ Wins Best Animated Feature at the 2017 Oscars
Disney had double the chances of walking away with the Best Animated Feature Oscar tonight with both Moana and Zootopia up for the prize. As many predicted, the animated allegory about race relations in America took home the award.
Zootopia, from directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore, follows the story of a young rabbit Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) who joins the police force in the titular big city to learn about the hostile relations between predators and prey. The film smartly weaves in commentary on police brutality and prejudice with light-hearted family-friendly comedy. Jason Bateman, Jenny Slate, Idris Elba, Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer, and J.K. Simmons also voice characters in the film.