The film's story is about a high-spirited Scottish princess Merida, who resists her mother's efforts to transform her into a more ladylike young woman.


Faced with an arranged marriage she doesn't want, Merida runs away into the forest, where she encounters a witch, who teaches her a dangerous spell.

The film pipped "Frankenweenie", "ParaNorman", "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and "Wreck-It Ralph", to win the prestigious trophy.

Director Andrews was "brave" enough to wear a kilt to the Oscar stage and collect the trophy.