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.