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'Brave' wins best animated feature film Oscar

Posted on Feb 25, 10:37AM | IANS

Los Angeles, Feb 25 : Directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman's "Brave" won the best animated feature film award at the 85th Annual Academy Awards here Sunday night.

The film's story is about a high-spirited Scottish princess Merida, who resists her mother's efforts to transform her into a more ladylike young woman.

Faced with an arranged marriage she doesn't want, Merida runs away into the forest, where she encounters a witch, who teaches her a dangerous spell.

The film pipped "Frankenweenie", "ParaNorman", "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and "Wreck-It Ralph", to win the prestigious trophy.

Director Andrews was "brave" enough to wear a kilt to the Oscar stage and collect the trophy.