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Vancouver animators among Oscar winners as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse wins best animation

A team of talented animators from Vancouver were among the list of Oscar winners at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Majority of team making movie, which showcases a distinct visual style, based in Vancouver

A scene from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The film won the Oscar for best animated feature on Feb. 24. (Sony Pictures Animation via The Associated Press)

A team of talented animators from Vancouver were among the list of Oscar winners at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Sony Pictures Animations' Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won the award for best animated feature at the award ceremony at the Dolby Theatre.

The movie was created by teams of animators from around the world — the biggest of which was based at Sony Imageworks' Vancouver headquarters.

The movie beat out major box-office hits including Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks The Internet, critically acclaimed director Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs, and Mirai, a film by veteran Japanese animator Mamoru Hosoda.

The animators used an art style that's not typical of other superhero movies. Senior animator Nick Kondo previously told CBC News much of the inspiration came from Japanese animation.

The film has won at nearly every awards show it has been nominated for, including a win for best animated feature at the 76th Golden Globe Awards in January.

Find out more about how Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was made:

The making of 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'

4 years ago
Duration 2:34
Key animators on the film 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse take CBC News inside their Vancouver headquarters for a look at how the Oscar-nominated movie was made.

with files from Matthew Low, On The Coast, Max Haberstroh, Ethan Sawyer and Alex Migdal


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