Disney-Pixar film Brave nominated for best animation at the Oscars

The Disney-Pixar film Brave has been nominated for best animation at the Oscars.

The film, set in Scotland, is up for best animation against Frankenweenie, ParaNorman, Wreck-It Ralph and The Pirates! Band of Misfits (known in the UK as Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists).

The nominations were announced on Thursday and ahead of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles next month.

It comes the day after the movie was nominated for best animation at the Baftas.

The film is set in a mythical medieval Scots kingdom and stars household names such as Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson and Julie Walters.

It topped the US box office when it opened, taking an estimated £42.3m at the box office and was the 13th consecutive Pixar film to open at number one.

Alex Salmond said: "This nomination is fitting recognition for Brave, and caps a great year for a great film - coming on the back of yesterday's Bafta nomination for best animation. Brave has been a terrific showcase for Scotland and has given this country the unprecedented opportunity to be promoted across the world, being marketed in some 72 countries."

You can see the full list of the Oscar nominations on our film pages.

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