The year is only beginning, but I can already make a prediction about the Oscar next year in the animation category. Disney is gonna win again, and it doesn’t matter how good Kubo might be (even if Kubo is better), Zootopia will definitely win. That’s just how the Oscar works. But this time, it’s gonna deserve it totally. I have a feeling that Disney has been quietly sneaking up right behind Pixar in terms of substance in their cinematic storytelling, and Zootopia is their secret weapon to blow everyone’s mind of how good they could be. Disney is now the new Pixar, and if Pixar is not careful, they’re gonna be left behind, especially when LAIKA is so strong and consistent with their films every year.