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
Upon receiving two Academy Award nominations at the 70th Annual Academy Awards in 1998, Anastasia (1997) become not only the first Don Bluth/Gary Goldman film, but also the very first non-Disney and non-Pixar animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award following An American Tail (1986). In fact, Anastasia received more Academy Award nominations, that year, than Disney's Hercules (1997). See more »
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 »
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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