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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which follows African-American/Puerto Rican Brooklyn teen Miles Morales as Spider-Man, claimed the Golden Globe for best animated feature Sunday.
“Anyone can wear the mask; everyone is powerful and everyone is necessary, and that is the spirit of the movie,” said Peter Ramsey, who directed with Bob Persichetti and Rodney Rothman, backstage at the Golden Globes. “We all felt deeply that anyone can have this kind of experience and be this kind of hero. The story of Miles Morales was a way to crystallize all of those feelings into one character.”
“Our favorite part was finding a voice for Miles Morales, with Shameik Moore, and creating something that could stand up to Peter Parker and be unique and different and separate,” added Persichetti.
Since opening last month, Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Verse, created by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, has been widely praised both for its fresh story and visual style.
This is only the third time since the animated feature category was introduced in 2007 that it wasn’t awarded to a film from Disney or Pixar. The other exceptions were in 2014, when the award went to How to Train Your Dragon 2, and in 2011, when it was presented to The Adventures of Tintin.
This year, to win the category Spider-Verse had to fend off competition from Pixar’s Incredibles 2 and Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, as well as Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and GKIDS’ Mirai.
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