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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anastasia (voice)
... Dimitri (voice)
... Vladimir (voice)
... Rasputin (voice)
... Bartok (voice)
... Sophie (voice)
... Young Anastasia (voice)
... The Dowager Empress Marie (voice)
Rick Jones ... Czar Nicholas / Servant / Revolutionary Soldier / Ticket Agent (voice)
... Phlegmenkoff / Old Woman (voice)
... Young Dimitri (voice)
... Actress (voice)
... Travelling Man / Major Domo (voice)
Charity James ... Anastasia Impostor (voice)
... 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

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Discover the Adventure Behind the Greatest Mystery of Our Time


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Release Date:

21 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Music Box  »

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

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(Technicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This movie marks the second animated film for Angela Lansbury and Bernadette Peters in 1997, following Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997). Interestingly enough, this movie had its world premiere in New York City, New York on November 14, 1997, three days after the home video debut of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997). See more »

Goofs

Marie never went to Paris after the Russian Revolution. She fled via the Crimean Peninsula to London, and ultimately returned to her native Denmark. 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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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 »

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Soundtracks

At the Beginning
Composed by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Performed by Richard Marx and Donna Lewis
Produced by Trevor Horn for Horn Productions
Arranged by Richard Marx
Donna Lewis appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
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Wonderful movie, amazing music :D
27 November 2005 | by See all my reviews

Anastatsia is without doubt one of the best animated movies ever made, for several reasons. It's an amazing story, filled with adventure, romance, smart dialog and wonderful music. The story is set in Russia and other parts of Europe, both in the wonderful palaces of the Czar family and the french countryside. It tells the story of the lost princess Anastasia, and uses the rumors that she as the only one of the Romanov family survived the massacre during the Russian revolution. Anya, a girl with no memory of her past, meets with two men of questionable professions that promise to take her to Paris, if she's willing to try to convince the Dowager Emperess that she might be Anastasia... Unfortunately, the evil sorcerer Rasputin (the man who killed the Romanov family) also knows that Anya is alive, and swears to kill her, whatever the cost... So Anya is taken on a magical adventurous ride through Europe, to find her family.

One of the best things about the movie is the characters. They seem so real, like real persons, not platonic, "a beautiful damsel in distress", "a handsome hero" end of story... The music is wonderful, better than in many Disney movies, and the story very good.

The only things I don't like about the film, is the things that's dangerous about making movies about real historical events. The Romanov Family weren't the innocents victims they're painted out to be, and the fact that the story is based on that... But I've only started to think about this now when I'm older, so... Anyone who likes a good movie, rent or buy Anastasia. It's worth it.

I should recommend the Swedish version, if someone here was to see it. Helen Sjöholm is the singer of Anya's role, and she is one of the best singers in Sweden...


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