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‘Frozen,’ ‘Mr. Hublot’ Win Animation Oscars

Disney Animation’s Frozen wins the Oscar for best animated feature at the 86th Academy Awards; Mr. Hublot, directed by Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares, wins the award for best animated short.

Blockbuster musical Frozen has won the Oscar for best animated feature film at tonight's ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The Disney film, created by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho, picked up the prestigious prize at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.

Frozen, voiced by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, beat fellow nominees The Wind Rises, Ernest and Celestine, The Croods and Despicable Me 2. The win is the first in the category for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Frozen tells the story of Anna, a feisty princess who sets off on a journey to find her sister Elsa, who has accidently plunged their kingdom into a permanent winter.

The film -- also nominated for best original song for “Let It Go” -- has smashed box office records around the globe, taking in $388.7 million to date domestically and $611.5 million internationally for a worldwide total of over $1 billion. 

UPDATED: "Let It Go" has won the Oscar for best original song.

-- Read 'Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee Talk 'Frozen' on ANIMATIONWorld -- 

Mr. Hublot took home the Oscar for best animated short, with directors Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares accepting the Academy Award. The film beat out fellow nominees Feral , Get a Horse!, Possessions and Room on the Broom.

About an eccentric character whose orderly world is turned upside down with the arrival of a robotic pet, Mr. Hublot chronicles the sweet and funny relationship between a man and his dog in a steampunk world.

-- Read 'Laurent Witz Shares the Mechanics of ‘Mr. Hublot’ on ANIMATIONWorld -- 

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.