2nd Oscar for Lansdowne Native Byron Howard With Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Win


Lansdowne native Byron Howard received his second Oscar win Sunday when “Encanto” won best animated feature, writes Alicia Vitarelli for 6abc.com.

“Encanto” was one of three Walt Disney Animation Studios Films up for the award this year.

Howard’s been a doodler and a cartoon fan going back to his younger years at Ardmore Elementary School in Lansdowne.

“I had one of those flip movie things like Snoopy…and you kind of go frame by frame. And I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. Someone drew every single one of those frames of animation,” Howard said.

Now he’s had a 30-year animation career.

“If I could talk to my 10-year-old self, I’d say, ‘Get ready for a fun ride. We have the best job in the world because we carry these films all the way from the very, very first blank page, the very first inkling of an idea to seeing moments like this,'” Howard said.

“Encanto” is the fourth Walt Disney Animation Studio film he’s directed.

Previous hits included “Tangled” and “Bolt,” his first Oscar nomination.

He won an Oscar in 2017 for “Zootopia,” which took Best Animated Feature Film that year.

Read more at 6abc.com about Byron Howard and “Encanto.”

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