Furry Oscars 2017: Zootopia and Jungle Book

Gazelle and Her Dancers, courtesy of Disney
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Having a furry movie up for an Oscar at all is noteworthy, but actually getting two wins is pretty amazing. This year, the Motion Picture Academy of America awarded the Oscar for Best Animated Feature to Zootopia, and Best Visual Effects to The Jungle Book.

That both movies are from Disney is hardly a surprise– the 1967 traditionally-animated Jungle Book (and more commonly its 1973 followup Robin Hood) are often cited as primal influences by furry artists and fans.

Other prominent furry features in 2016 included Universal Pictures’ Sing and The Secret Life of Pets, Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory, Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep, Dreamworks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3, and Studio Ghibli’s The Red Turtle.