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Pixar's "Brave" Brings Home Oscar

27th Oscar for Studio

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    Pixar, famous for blending technology and movie making, brought home Oscar gold yet again, scoring a best animated feature film award for "Brave." NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman reports from Pixar headquarters in Emeryville. (Published Monday, Feb 25, 2013)

    Pixar, famous for blending technology and movie making, brought home Oscar gold yet again, scoring a best animated feature film award for "Brave."

    It's the Emeryville's studio's 27th Oscar; not bad when you consider that even in a big year, it cranks out one feature film. It has dominated the animated feature category lately, winning five of the last six awards.

    Like Merida, the red-haired heroine of 'Brave," Pixar has been successfully aiming at hardware for years.

    Unlike Merida, though, the studio hasn't yet made it through to the biggest prize, a best picture Oscar.

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    Still, Pixar has had a great run run. The company tells NBC Bay Area employees plan to celebrate when the directors get back home, complete with Scottish kilts, befitting a movie set in Scotland.

    It was an especially strong year for Pixar's parent company, Disney,  when it comes to animation. In addition to "Brave," two other Disney offerings, "Wreck-It-Ralph" and "Frankenweenie" were also up for the animation Oscar.

    No fashion, no stumbles, no famous speeches; For Pixar, it's just constant domination of its category. And lots and lots of golden statues.

    Watch Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman on Brave.

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    Scott can be tracked on Twitter: @scottbudman