Oscars 2013: 'Brave' wins Best Animated Feature for Disney and Pixar

"Brave," a heroic tale from Disney and Pixar, won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 85th Academy Awards. It couldn't have gone to a more deserving movie.This may not have been the most competitive year for the award, but "Brave" was never the automatic choice. The film's competition -- "Frankenweenie," "Paranorman," "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and "Wreck-It Ralph" -- were all solid choices, and no animated feature was an obvious pick in 2012. Still, it's hard to argue with yet another ode to family and humanity from Pixar.Co-directors and writers Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, both rather wonderfully dressed in Scottish clothing, accepted the award. Their acceptance speech was not terribly memorable, except for a notable moment in which their Andrews' daughter Maeve was mentioned. It seems that the teenage girl (sitting in the audience) was an inspiration in creating Merida, the rebellious girl hero of "Brave."The story of "Brave" focuses...



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