Animated science-fiction comedy The Mitchells vs. the Machines claimed the top prize at the 49th Annie Awards on Sunday (March 13), beating Disney’s entry Encanto.
The Sony Pictures film follows Katie Mitchell, a young girl with a passion for filming, as her chaotic family is tasked with saving planet Earth from a robot uprising.
The film scooped the top award for Best Animated Feature, along with three awards for Outstanding Achievements for Animated Effects, Character Design and Directing.
Accepting the top award on behalf of the film, the production crew reflected on the main character’s personal story and her impact on the future of animation.
It proved you could portray a queer main character in an animated movie that plays to kids and adults alike and they proved that all of the things that everybody tells you are impossible, just are not, they said in a video message.
Walt Disney’s animated comedy Encanto claimed the prizes for Outstanding Achievement for Music and Character Animation at the award ceremony, which was held virtually.
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