Pixar's 'Brave' wins Oscar for best animated film

Pixar's 'Brave' wins Oscar for best animated film

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 18: Actor Kevin Nealon attends Film Independent's 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of Disney Pixar's "Brave" at the Dolby Theatre on June 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 24, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 6:36 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pixar's Scottish adventure "Brave" has won the Academy Award for best animated feature film.

The win extends Pixar's domination of the category, marking its seventh win since the award was first handed out in 2002. "Brave," Pixar's first film with a female protagonist, didn't garner the kind of critical or popular support that movies like "WALL-E" and "Up" did.

But "Brave" still managed to win over Walt Disney's arcade game fantasy "Wreck-It Ralph," which many expected to take the award. Either way was a victory for Disney, which bought Pixar in 2006.

The other nominees Sunday night were Tim Burton's Mary Shelley homage "Frankenweenie," the stop-motion ghost story "ParaNorman," and the stop-motion sea voyage "The Pirates! Band of Misfits."

The 85th Academy Awards are airing live from the Dolby Theatre.

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