CATEGORY: Animated Feature Film
SPEECH BY: Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer
Wow, thank you guys so much. Thank you, Academy, this is an incredible honor. About five years ago, almost six now, oh my god, we got this crazy idea to talk about humanity with talking animals in the hopes that when the film came out, it would make the world just a slightly better place.
And we are so grateful to the audiences all over the world who embraced this film with this story of tolerance being more powerful than fear of the other.
We want to thank Bob Iger, Alan Horn, Alan Bergman, John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Andrew Millstein for creating an amazing studio for us to work at. And every artist, technician and manager at Disney Animation who poured your heart and soul into this film, this award belongs to you.
Thank you, thank you very much.
And we wanted to also say a quick thank you, thanks Shephard, my husband.
My kids, Sadie and Seth.
And my parents, thank you.
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