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Anastasia (1997)

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The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Writers:

Susan Gauthier (screenplay), Bruce Graham (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meg Ryan ... Anastasia (voice)
John Cusack ... Dimitri (voice)
Kelsey Grammer ... Vladimir (voice)
Christopher Lloyd ... Rasputin (voice)
Hank Azaria ... Bartok (voice)
Bernadette Peters ... Sophie (voice)
Kirsten Dunst ... Young Anastasia (voice)
Angela Lansbury ... The Dowager Empress Marie (voice)
Rick Jones Rick Jones ... Czar Nicholas / Servant / Revolutionary Soldier / Ticket Agent (voice)
Andrea Martin ... Phlegmenkoff / Old Woman (voice)
Glenn Walker Harris Jr. ... Young Dimitri (voice)
Debra Mooney ... Actress (voice)
Arthur Malet ... Travelling Man / Major Domo (voice)
Charity James ... Anastasia Impostor (voice)
Liz Callaway ... Anastasia (singing voice)
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Discover the Adventure Behind the Greatest Mystery of Our Time


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | French

Release Date:

21 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Music Box See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$120,541, 16 November 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$58,406,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$139,804,348
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (as dts) (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Digital (as Dolby Digital) (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (as Sony Dynamic Digital Sound) (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Hank Azaria, Andrea Martin and Kelsey Grammer would later went to do Bartok the Magnificent 2 years later, only Azaria reprises his role as Bartok the bat. Whereas Andrea and Kelsey play 2 different characters. See more »

Goofs

The Empress's original name was Dagmar, but she took the name Maria (Marie) Feodorovna when she married Alexander III. She was daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark and sister of King Frederik VIII of Denmark and Queen Alexandra of England. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on HBO and related channels contains extra credits for the Spanish-language version of the film. The song over those credits, a Spanish version of "Journey to the Past," was on the film's soundtrack album. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You're the Worst: The Intransigence of Love (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Once Upon a December
Composed by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Deana Carter
Produced by Michael Omartian
Associate Producer: Deana Carter
Deana Carter appears courtesy of Capitol Nashville
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User Reviews

Finally a movie to rival Disney!
2 February 2000 | by action-6See all my reviews

Anastasia is one of the best cartoon-movies of recent years. It is based on the legend of Anastasia, the daughter of Tsar Nikolai 2., and tells us what happens to Anastasia later. In 1917 the Romanov family is not allowed to rule Russia anymore, and the evil Rasputin arrests the family. However, Anastasia and her grandmother escapes, but little Anastasia loses her grandmother at the the trainstation. Later she wants to be reunited with her family, but sadly she has forgotten who she really is!? The story is excellent(despite of not being a 100% historically correct), the animation is some of the best that I`ve ever seen in a cartoon-movie, and the soundtrack is mostly stunning. A worthy alternative to Disney`s classics, and far better than most of Disney`s newer movies. 9,5/10


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