Award-winning animators at the 2017 BAFTA Awards

14 Feb 2017

4 mins
Award-winning animators at the 2017 BAFTA Awards

Our young reporter Laura was on the red carpet for the 50th British Academy Film Awards, and got to chat to the biggest names from the world of animation, Kubo and the Two String director Travis Knight, to Moana directors Ron Clements, John Musker, and Osnat Shurer.

The big winner of this year's awards was feel-good musical La La Land, picking up five BAFTAs including Best Film, Director and Leading Actress for Emma Stone, while Tom Holland aka Spiderman won the EE Rising Star award. As he arrived, Laura caught up with director of this year's Best Animation, Kubo and The Two Strings, Travis Knight, on the red carpet to discuss why film and filmmaking means so much to him.

It reminds us we're all connected, art in its best form can elicit empathy and allows us to walk in someone else's shoes, to see the world through their eyes.

Kubo and the Two Strings director, Travis Knight on the importance of film

Film fan Laura from Belfast got to ask even more big names in animation including Chief Creative Officer of Pixar John Lasseter, and the directors of MoanaFinding Dory, and Zootropolis about why they believe film matters. Watch all of Laura's great interviews above, and find a full list of winners from this year's BAFTAs here.

The highlight of my evening was talking to Pixar's John Lasseter, and the people from Disney and Pixar because they're so enthusiastic about their craft, and it was great to experience that first hand.

Young reporter, Laura

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