CATEGORIES Oscars, Awards

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This year, there were five movies up for Best Animated Feature: "The Croods," "Despicable Me 2," "Ernest and Celestine," "Frozen," and "The Wind Rises."

It was an eclectic mix of nominees ranging from the usual suspects like Disney and Dreamworks to a French-Belgian adaptation of children's books ("Ernest and Celestine") and the final film from acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki. Audiences of all ages could be entertained by the variety of fantastical stories, but only one film could collect the gold statue.

And the winner of the Oscar for Best Animated Feature is... "Frozen."

It's not a surprise that "Frozen" -- the musical adaptation of "The Snow Queen" -- racked up more acclaim. "Frozen" was not just the second highest-grossing film of 2013, but also the second highest grossing animated film ever. With a tentative Broadway adaptation being planned and the movie still doing big box office numbers (even into the approaching spring season!), "Frozen" is poised to live up to the lofty title of "instant classic."