The daughter of the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II, Anastasia is found by two Russian con men, Dimitri and Vladimir, who seek the reward that her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Marie, promised to the ones who'll find her. But the evil mystic of the Tsar family, Rasputin, still wants the Romanov family to be destroyed forever. Written by
[the music box]
Grand Empress Marie gave the music box to young Anastasia so that she'll have something to remember her by before she returns home to Paris. Only the two knew the music from the music box as it is the "Once Upon a December" lullaby that Marie sings to Anya at bedtime. That music box, as well as Anya's memorization of its music, were to proof to Marie that Anya is her long-lost granddaughter, Anastasia. See more »
Throughout the film, people keep referring to "Princess Anastasia." Anastasia and her three sisters were never called princesses; the title was not used by Russian royalty, and the Russian commoners in particular would have referred to her as "the Grand Duchess Anastasia." See more »
Dowager Empress Marie:
There was a time, not very long ago, where we lived in an enchanted world of elegant palaces and grand parties. The year was 1916, and my son, Nicholas, was the czar of Imperial Russia.
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Clips of the characters shown are shown along with the names of their respective actors during the the beginning of the second part of the initial credits. See more »
I thought this movie (maybe a bit graphic for young children) was still charming. It was able to make me laugh and feel with the characters during the more heartfelt scenes. I thought the animation was beautiful, and the storyline was well-developed.
There weren't gaps in the plot, leaving the audience to suspend their disbelief and make up excuses as to what or why something occurred.
The music was not only memorable, but it had a range of style, including haunting melodies and catchy beats. And the singers weren't concerned with sounding like pop singers, taking the audience out of the movie, which I appreciated.
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