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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
Don Bluth: [emigrating protagonist] Czar Nichols II and his family were forced to evacuate from the palace when it was under siege by Communist revolutionaries at the beginning of the Russian Revolution in 1917. Ten years later, the now-grown up Anastasia decides to leave Russia and accompany Dimitri and Vlad to Paris, France in hopes of finding her long-lost family, or a new life, there. See more »
Upon discovering Anya is really Anastasia, Vlad mentions they have found the 'heir to the Russian throne'. There was no Russian throne after Anastasia's father Nicholas II had abdicated, and the chances of the very unpopular monarchy being reinstated, especially considering the Communists were in power at that time, were practically zero. In addition, Anastasia could only rule if every other male Romanov, however distantly related to her father, were dead. 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 »
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 »
The last time I saw this, I thought there were maybe too many songs in it that distracted the feel from the movie. But now that I've seen it again, it's clear that the songs are well written, along with the storyline.
This is not based on a true story, only loosely on a few rumors that the real Anastasia survived the killing of her family. The heroine Anya is like a Disney princess who is desperate to find out who she is and where she belongs, after suffering from amnesia following the separation of her family. The villain is the brilliant Rasputin, back from the dead, intent on extracting revenge on the Romanovs, thus starting the Russian Revolution. Dimitri and Vladimir at first are looking to find the ideal Anastasia look alike in order to get the riches from her real mother in Paris.
A lot of Bluth's films revolve around a journey and a couple involving some history on Russia. I really enjoyed the songs that played over the end credits, "At the Beginning" and "Journey To The Past" sung in her own way by Aaliyah, the beautiful angelic voiced R&B singer who left way too soon.
Brilliantly animated for its time and enjoyable for adults, Anastasia remains a classic family film.
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