Pixar's "Brave," which tells the tale of a spirited Scottish princess who accidentally unleashes an ancient curse on her kingdom and then has to undo the damage, won the Academy Award for animated feature film on Sunday.
Co-directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman accepted the award, which marked the first Oscar win for both filmmakers. (Andrews was previously nominated for animated short for 2005's "One Man Band.")
A computer-animated 3-D adventure, "Brave" features the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters.
The film bested the black-and-white Frankenstein homage "Frankenweenie," the zombie comedy "ParaNorman," the high-seas romp "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and the video game escapade "Wreck-It Ralph."
The win continues Pixar's excellent track record at the Academy Awards. The company has now won five of the past six Oscars for animated feature.
The 85th Academy Awards are being held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday night, in a televised ceremony hosted by Seth MacFarlane.
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