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`Guardians,’ `Ralph,’ ‘Brave’ lead Annie Awards

- Associated Press - Monday, December 3, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Rise of the Guardians," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Brave" and "Frankenweenie" are among the nominees for best animated feature at the 40th annual Annie Awards.

Other best-picture nominees announced Monday are "ParaNorman," "Hotel Transylvania," "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and "The Rabbi's Cat."

The Annie Awards recognize animated productions in 30 categories.

"Rise of the Guardians," "Brave" and "Wreck-It Ralph" each have 10 bids. "Hotel Transylvania" and "ParaNorman" earned eight nods apiece. "Frankenweenie" has six; "The Pirates!" has five and "The Rabbi's Cat" has two.

The awards will be presented Feb. 2 at UCLA's Royce Hall.

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