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Zootopia took home the Golden Globe for best animated feature film on Sunday night.
“We wanted Zootopia to be a film for kids, but also for adults, that talked about diversity,” said director Byron Howard.
Backstage, after accepting the award, co-director Rich Moore echoed that sentiment: “[The film] is about bias and discrimination and racism and the damage that that does to our society and the damage that leading by fear does to society. It was a piece of entertainment first, but it had a strong core to it.”
Howard also spoke about the film’s reception and the social context it was released in. “As we were making the movie, the world around us started to explode,” said Howard. “It was something we hadn’t planned, but it made us all the more dedicated to making the movie.”
Added Moore: “Audiences also took away from it a great message of hope. Our main character in the end didn’t solve racism, but the conclusion she came to is that it is an inside job and it starts with the individual.”
Jimmy Fallon hosted the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 8.
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