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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:31:09 GMT | By Francis Whittaker, Sarah Hecks and Tom Oakey
85th Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Best animated feature film of the year

Best animated feature film nominations (© Rex Features/
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  • "Brave" Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
  • "Frankenweenie" Tim Burton
  • "ParaNorman" Sam Fell and Chris Butler
  • "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" Peter Lord
  • "Wreck-It Ralph" Rich Moore

Tim Burton'€™s recent return to form Frankenweenie features in the Best Animated Feature category, and will be up against Pixar'™s Brave, Disney'™s Wreck-It Ralph, Aardman'™s swashbuckling The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists (released as The Pirates! Band of Misfits in North America and Australia) and stop motion comedy-horror ParaNorman.