A teenage girl living in the ruins of the Romanov's palace finds herself running from the Secret Police with her four magic instruments, who are all she has left of her family, whom she ...
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A teenage girl living in the ruins of the Romanov's palace finds herself running from the Secret Police with her four magic instruments, who are all she has left of her family, whom she can't remember. In a baggage car on a freight train, the young girl, Anastasia, finds the former General of the Tzar's army, Vladimir Ichonovitch, stowing away in a suitcase. Ichonovitch assumes from the beginning that Anastasia is out to prove that she's the heir to the Romanov throne, and that she wants the fortune. Anastasia, of course, knows nothing of this, but gets sucked into the con with Ichonovitch, who teaches her family history and dresses her up.Written by
I'm a HUGE Disney/Animation lover and grew up watching and owning many epic titles as well as ones not so known, such as this version of the timeless tale of 'Anastasia'. However, it's lack of popularity definitely does not take away from how good it actually was.
I recently found it lying around in my cartoon pile and decided to watch it after all these years. It even had the soundtrack come with it, sadly, I don't know where the CD went. I was watching and regained the love I felt for it when I was a kid, it was much better, in my opinion than the Disney version. It had a better story line, more appealing to children and the songs were better. It may only be a personal preference, but I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good story with a little humor. This is one of the few movies that made me cry, the ending was quite tear-worthy in my book.
The only negative thing I find about this movie is the animation quality, it is in fact, quite bad, but I never noticed this until now, so, it must not be bad enough. I own another movie from the same company (The other one is MUCH better) and would be the first to say, this company needs more recognition, so they can get higher budgets and get less terrifying animation. Haha, all in all, this is a must watch for all kids and they'll grow up to love it, like I did.
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