Brave: wins Oscar for best animated feature


Brave has followed its success at the Baftas and Golden Globes by winning an Oscar for best animated feature film.

Commenting on the film which is set in the Scottish Highlands, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, said: “To win the Oscar for best animated film is a massive achievement. It is absolutely fantastic to see Merida and the gang continue to fly the flag for Scotland in Hollywood. I am certain that winning the top prize in the movie business will now mean it is seen and enjoyed by even more people right across the world”

Brave, which tells the story of headstrong Highland princess Merida, is set in a pre-historic Scottish kingdom where magic holds sway in the forests. It topped the US box office on its release in June, taking in an estimated £42.27m on its opening weekend.

Its Oscar success comes after it was named best animated feature film awards at the Baftas and the Golden Globes.

A host of Scottish talent provides the voices for the Disney-Pixar production, including Kelly Macdonald, Robbie Coltrane, Billy Connolly and Craig Ferguson.

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