Disney’s Zootopia has won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film, beating out fellow Disney nominee Moana.
Starring Ginnifer Goodwin as a bunny named Officer Judy Hopps and Jason Bateman as sly con-artist fox named Nick Wilde, the film followed the unlikely duo as they uncover a metropolitan conspiracy.
Accepting the award, co-director Byron Howard said the Zootopia team wanted to make a film about “embracing diversity even when there are people who want to divide us using fear.”
“On top of all that,” he added, “we still managed to fit in a joke about a sloth working at the DMV.”
The PG-rated feature received glowing critical reviews and earned more than $1 billion worldwide, joining Disney’s animated juggernaut Frozen in box office success.
Co-directors Howard and Rich Moore talked with EW in June and expressed hope for a possible sequel or TV spin-off. “We cut a lot out during the making of the film,” said Howard. “We introduced districts that we talked about that couldn’t fit in, other characters that we eliminated from the movie. There’s a vast potential for this world, so I’d love to see something more come from it.”
Zootopia beat out Disney’s Moana, Kubo and the Two Strings, Illumination’s Sing, and French-Swiss feature My Life as a Zucchini for the honor.
See the full list of Golden Globe winners here.