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Anastasia

Original theatrical poster for Anastasia
Directed by Don Bluth
Gary Goldman
Produced by Don Bluth
Gary Goldman
Written by Susan Gauthier
Bruce Graham
Bob Tzudiker
Noni White
Eric Tuchman
Starring Meg Ryan
John Cusack
Kelsey Grammer
Christopher Lloyd
Music by David Newman
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) November 14, 1997
(US release)
Running time 94 min.
Country United States
Language English/Russian/French
Budget $50,000,000
Followed by Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Anastasia is an American Academy Award-nominated animated feature film produced and directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman at Fox Animation Studios, and was released on November 14, 1997 by Twentieth Century Fox. Don Bluths Anastasia. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Gary Goldman (born November 17, 1944 in Oakland, California) is American animator, director, and producer. ... Meg Ryan (born November 19, 1961) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies but has also worked in other film genres. ... This article is about the actor. ... Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a six-time Emmy and a two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor who is best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane, whom he played for nine years on Cheers... For other persons named Christopher Lloyd, see Christopher Lloyd (disambiguation). ... David Newman (b. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Bartok the Magnificent is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1997 film Anastasia, which features Hank Azaria as the voice of Bartok. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Gary Goldman (born November 17, 1944 in Oakland, California) is American animator, director, and producer. ... Fox Animation Studios was a short-lived traditional animation studio, a division of 20th Century Fox, headed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Related articles FOX Television Network Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Entertainment Group List of Hollywood movie studios List of movies Variant of current 20th Century Fox logo External links 20th Century Fox Movies official site Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their...


The idea for the film originates from Fox's 1956 live-action film version of Anastasia. Executives at Fox gave Bluth and Goldman the choice of creating an animated adaptation of either the 1956 film or the musical My Fair Lady. Anastasia is a 1956 film which tells the true story of a young, confused woman in France after the Russian Revolution who, backed by the Russian emigre community, attempts to pass herself off as Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova, the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... My Fair Lady is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, based on George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion. ...


The film was one of the most critically acclaimed since Disney's Beauty and the Beast for making historical topics appealing to families all over the world. It became famous for its score and songs such as "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December". For other uses, see Beauty and the Beast (disambiguation). ...

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Plot

The film opens in 1916, in Petrograd. Czar Nicholas II is throwing a grand ball in honour of the 300th year of Romanov family rule. His mother, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna (Angela Lansbury) gives her favorite granddaughter, 8-year-old Grand Duchess Anastasia (Kirsten Dunst), a music box and a necklace reading "Together in Paris" which serves as its key. The ball is interrupted by the arrival of the mad monk Grigori Rasputin (Christopher Lloyd), once trusted by the Russian Imperial Family but now loathed and feared by all. On his shoulder is his comical sidekick Bartok (Hank Azaria), an albino bat, and on his arm swings a green phial, a reliquary filled with pure evil that he received as a gift when he sold his soul to the darkness for more power. The czar angrily orders him to leave at once. Enraged by this perceived insult, Rasputin summons a curse that sparks the Russian Revolution. During the storming of the Winter Palace by the Bolshevik troops, Anastasia runs back to get her music box. Marie chases after her and locks themselves in a room. At this point they are separated from the rest of the royal family. Then the servant boy Dimitri rushes them out of the palace, though Anastasia drops her music box. As they are running across a frozen river, Rasputin attempts to catch Anastasia when the thin ice breaks under him and he supposedly drowns in the River Neva. As they are running up to the train station, Anastasia is unable to catch up with Marie and in the process, knocks her head on the ground, causing her to suffer from amnesia and becomes separated from her grandmother. Saint Petersburg  listen (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991... Nicholas II redirects here. ... Maria Feodorovna, born Princess Dagmar of Denmark (November 26, 1847–October 13, 1928) was Empress Consort of Russia. ... Angela Lansbury CBE (born October 16, 1925) is a four-time Tony-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, three-time Oscar-nominated, and eighteen-time Emmy-nominated English actress. ... Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia (Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, (Russian: (June 18 [O.S. June 5] 1901 — July 17, 1918), was the youngest daughter of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna. ... Kirsten[1] Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, known for her roles in Interview with the Vampire (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and Bring It On, as well as for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the... Rasputin redirects here. ... For other persons named Christopher Lloyd, see Christopher Lloyd (disambiguation). ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... Albinism is a genetic condition resulting in a lack of pigmentation in the eyes, skin and hair. ... A phial is a small cylindrical container usually used for the storage of medicines. ... For the band Reliquary, click here. ... For other uses, see Soul (disambiguation). ... Grigori Rasputin Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (Russian: ) (22 January [O.S. 10 January] 1869 – 29 December [O.S. 16 December] 1916) was a Russian mystic with an influence in the later days of Russias Romanov dynasty. ... The Russian Revolution of 1917 was a series of political and social upheavals in Russia, involving first the overthrow of the tsarist autocracy, and then the overthrow of the liberal and moderate-socialist Provisional Government, resulting in the establishment of Soviet power under the control of the Bolshevik party. ... For other uses, see Bolshevik (disambiguation). ... River Neva (Нева́) is a 74 km long Russian river flowing from the Lake Ladoga (Ладожское Озеро - Ladozhskoye Ozero) through the Carelian Isthmus (Карельский &#1055... For other uses, see Amnesia (disambiguation). ...


Ten years later, Russia is under Communist rule of the dictator Joseph Stalin. Marie, now residing in Paris, has offered a reward for anyone who can restore her granddaughter to her. Two Russian con men living in St. Petersburg, Dimitri (John Cusack), who was a kitchen servant when Anastasia was little, and Vladimir (Kelsey Grammer), a former aristocrat and member of the Imperial Court, decide to find a young girl to pass off as Anastasia and obtain the money. Meanwhile, a young woman named Anya (Meg Ryan), who owns the "Together in Paris" necklace, is heading towards St. Petersburg. She has no recollection of the first eight years of her life. She encounters Dimitri and Vladimir, who are struck by her resemblance to the young Grand Duchess and recruit her as their "fake" Anastasia. Dimitri and Vlad teach her everything she will need to know to portray Anastasia. During the journey to Paris, Anya and Dimitri realize a mutual attraction. Unknown to her, Dimitri also has Anastasia's music box in his suitcase. This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (Georgian: , Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jughashvili; Russian: , Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili) (December 18 [O.S. December 6] 1878[1] – March 5, 1953), better known by his adopted name, Joseph Stalin (alternatively transliterated Josef Stalin), was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Unions Central Committee from... This article is about the capital of France. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... This article is about the actor. ... Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a six-time Emmy and a two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor who is best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane, whom he played for nine years on Cheers... Meg Ryan (born November 19, 1961) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies but has also worked in other film genres. ...


Rasputin is not dead, but rather in limbo, unable to die because Anastasia is still alive. Bartok unwittingly brings him his magical reliquary after his supposed "death" ten years previously, thus restoring his old powers. He summons a legion of demons to kill Anya and complete his revenge. Two attempts are made on her life, but, both times, Dimitri manages to save her. Rasputin realizes that the only way to kill Anya is to do it in person. Anya, along with Dimitri and Vladimir, arrive in Paris, just as the former Dowager Empress declares that she will see no more girls claiming to be Anastasia. However, Sophie, the Dowager Empress' cousin, interviews Anya as a favor to her old flame Vladimir. Anya plays her part well, but when Sophie asks how she escaped the palace, Vlad and Dimitri become nervous, since they did not teach Anya an answer to that question. However, Anya dimly recalls a servant boy opening a secret door; she believes this memory to be nonsense, but Dimitri is shocked by what this signifies. He tells Vladimir that he was in fact the servant boy, meaning that Anya is the real Anastasia; however, he is sad that this is true, because "princesses don't marry kitchen boys." For the band Reliquary, click here. ... In the contexts of sociology and of popular culture, the concept of interpersonal relationships involves social associations, connections, or affiliations between two or more people. ...


Sophie arranges for Anya to encounter Marie at the Russian ballet. Anya overhears that Dimitri was only using her in a con to get Marie's money, and storms off in anger. Desperate, Dimitri kidnaps the Dowager Empress. He shows the music box to the Empress and begs her to talk to Anastasia. She reluctantly agrees, and they soon discover the truth; Anya recognizes her grandmother, and that she truly is the long lost Grand Duchess Anastasia and the last of the Romanovs. Dimitri declines the reward money, and, much to her surprise, Marie recognizes him as the servant boy who saved them. But because Dimitri does not tell Anya that he refused the money, she holds the belief that he is nothing more than a heartless con man. He leaves, determined not to interfere with Anya's destiny as a princess. Marie finally tells Anya that Dimitri refused the money. Realizing her error, Anya goes to search for Dimitri, but when Pooka is led by Rasputin, Anya runs after him and she is trapped in a complex garden labyrinth. After terrorizing her, Rasputin finally then reveals himself to Anya and tries to kill her on the Alexander Bridge over an icy Seine. Dimitri returns to save Anya. In the ensuing fight, Anya manages to destroy Rasputin's reliquary by crushing it under her shoe. With the reliquary destroyed, Rasputin disintegrates into dust, his soul banished to Hell as part of the pact he made with the darkness. Dimitri and Anya reconcile and elope, sending a farewell letter to Marie and Sophie. The film ends with Anya and Dimitri finally sharing a kiss together. Russian ballet is a method of ballet technique that originated in Russia. ... This article is about the mazelike structure from Greek mythology. ... Pont Alexandre III in Paris, the eiffel tower can be seen in the background Pont Alexandre III, the Grand Palais can be seen in the background Pont Alexandre III is an arch bridge that spans the Seine, connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower Quarter... This article is about the river in France. ... To elope, most literally, merely means to run away. ...


Cast

Voice Cast

Actor Role(s)
Meg Ryan Anastasia/Anya
John Cusack Dimitri
Kelsey Grammer Vladimir (sings his own role)
Christopher Lloyd Rasputin
Hank Azaria Bartok
Bernadette Peters Sophie (also sings her own role)
Kirsten Dunst Young Anastasia
Angela Lansbury Dowager Empress Marie Fyodorovna

Singing Voice Cast Meg Ryan (born November 19, 1961) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies but has also worked in other film genres. ... Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia (Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, (Russian: (June 18 [O.S. June 5] 1901 — July 17, 1918), was the youngest daughter of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna. ... This article is about the actor. ... Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a six-time Emmy and a two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor who is best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane, whom he played for nine years on Cheers... For other persons named Christopher Lloyd, see Christopher Lloyd (disambiguation). ... Hank Albert Azaria (born April 25, 1964 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, United States) is an American actor, director, comedian and voice artist. ... Bernadette Peters (born February 28, 1948) is an American actress and singer. ... Kirsten[1] Caroline Dunst (born April 30, 1982) is an American actress, known for her roles in Interview with the Vampire (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and Bring It On, as well as for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in the... Angela Lansbury CBE (born October 16, 1925) is a four-time Tony-winning, six-time Golden Globe-winning, three-time Oscar-nominated, and eighteen-time Emmy-nominated English actress. ... Princess Marie Sophie Frederikke Dagmar (November 26, 1847 – October 13, 1928) was born as the second daughter of Louise of Hesse and Christian IX of Denmark. ...

Singer Role
Liz Callaway Anastasia (Anya)
Jonathan Dokuchitz Dimitri
Lacey Chabert Young Anastasia
Jim Cummings Rasputin (speaking sometimes according to the captions)

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Release and Reception

The film opened in New York City on November 14, 1997 and across the world from November 21, 1997 (US release) to September 5, 1998 (Japanese release). It debuted and peaked at number two at the North American box office and grossed over US$58,403,000 dollars; the worldwide gross totalled $139,801,000, making it Don Bluth's most successful film to date. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... USD redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


As a musical in the vein of Disney animated features, the film is notable for being one of Bluth's most critically acclaimed works, and for being one of the few animated features produced in the 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio. (The film is officially credited as using CinemaScope per Bluth's wishes, but the format is actually a regular anamorphic film and did not use CinemaScope optics, which had been retired for 30 years by the release of Anastasia. [citation needed]) This is a list of theatrical animated feature films produced and/or released by Walt Disney Productions/The Walt Disney Company: // Official canon (Walt Disney Animated Classics) The following is a list of the forty-eight feature films part of the Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) canon, also known as... A Fox logo used to promote the CinemaScope process. ...


Anastasia was nominated for two Academy Awards in the categories of "Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score" and "Best Music, Original Song" for "Journey to the Past". At the awards ceremony, "Journey to the Past" was performed by R&B singer Aaliyah, who recorded the pop single version of the song. Another song which gained recognition is the ballad "Once Upon a December"; its pop single version was recorded and produced by Deana Carter. Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Original Music Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... The Academy Award for Best Song is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers. ... For other uses, see Rhythm and blues (disambiguation). ... For Aaliyahs self-titled album, see Aaliyah (album). ... Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... Deana Kay Carter (born January 4, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.) is an American country music singer-songwriter who broke through in 1997 with the release of debut single Strawberry Wine, which reached Number One on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. ...


Due to its success, Fox Home Entertainment created a direct-to-video spin-off movie called Bartok the Magnificent (1999), featuring Rasputin's albino bat crony. It also starred Kelsey Grammer, who voiced Vladimir in Anastasia; in Bartok the Magnificent he voiced Zozi the Bear. Bartok the Magnificent is a direct-to-video sequel to the 1997 film Anastasia, which features Hank Azaria as the voice of Bartok. ... Allen Kelsey Grammer (born February 21, 1955 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a six-time Emmy and a two-time Golden Globe-winning American actor who is best known for his two-decade portrayal of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane, whom he played for nine years on Cheers...


Fictionalization of historic events

As a fairy-tale style adaptation of the legend of the Russian grand duchess Anastasia, the film imagines that Anastasia, daughter of Nicholas II of Russia, escapes the Imperial Palace during the October Revolution and survives the execution of the Imperial family. The film took several liberties with the details of historical events, and some Orthodox Christians were offended due to the historical Anastasia's sainthood, which was declared formally the following year. Some of the differences with actual history include: Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Nicholas II redirects here. ... For other uses, see October Revolution (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Coptic Orthodox Pope · Roman Catholic Pope Archbishop of Canterbury · Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      Faith...

  • Though the body of two members of the Russian Imperial Family, including one of the daughters, have not been found, there is no evidence that any family members, including Anastasia, survived, although there have been many claims to survival. The most famous of these was Anna Anderson, whose story inspired the original 1956 Anastasia film on which this film is based, although this film doesn't actually deal with Anderson directly.
  • In the film, Rasputin curses the Royal Family, bringing about the Russian Revolution. The real leaders of the Revolution (first Alexander Kerensky, then Vladimir Lenin) are not portrayed. Grigori Rasputin was a religious mystic, who washed infrequently and was often drunk. Nevertheless, he gained the trust of the Czarina Alexandra when he seemed to alleviate the symptoms of hemophilia from which her son Alexei suffered. All the evidence points to Rasputin's support of the royal family, though (as many have argued) with the intent being to gain power for himself. However, in a letter written just before his death, he predicted the Russian Revolution and his assassination, based not on any mystical powers, but on simple observation of political facts.
  • The storming of the Winter Palace during the October Revolution of 1917 was not directed against the Czar but against the Provisional Government of Alexander Kerensky. The Czar had been deposed during the February Revolution of the same year.
  • Judging by his letters and those of the Czarina, Rasputin was always careful to be polite and even affectionate to the members of the royal family, although by other accounts he spoke disparagingly of them to others and made lewd remarks about the Grand Duchesses. In any event, the family was deeply saddened by his death. By the account of one of the assassins at Yekaterinburg, the Empress and the Grand Duchesses were wearing little pins with an iconic portrait of Rasputin at the time of their death, showing they believed he would be a saint.
  • Rasputin's death was a result of being frozen in ice; this allegedly followed an overdose of poison, several knife and gun wounds, and being thrown several stories onto the ice. A group of nobles plotted to kill him due to his growing influence over the Czar and, particularly, the Czarina. It is entirely likely Rasputin's film death was shown intentionally as drowning was the least violent of the above mentioned methods of death and the studio was attempting to downplay the violence in order to be as family-oriented as such film would allow. Also, the film shows Rasputin as trying to capture the Empress Dowager and Anastasia near the frozen river Neva, but the ice is too thin to support his weight.
  • The palace depicted in the movie is the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo (Nicholas II and his family actually lived in the neighboring Alexander Palace). The staircase which Anastasia originally enters through is almost exactly like the actual grand staircase of the Catherine Palace.
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, 1926
  • In the film, Anastasia is only a young child (the film states she is eight) at the time of the Revolution, when in fact, she was four months shy of 16 years old. Anastasia was born on June 18, 1901.
  • At the times the story takes place, Saint Petersburg was known as Petrograd or Leningrad, not Saint Petersburg, as it is called in the movie.
  • At the beginning of the film - 1916, the hanging ornament marked "300" in the ball room implies it is the celebration of the Romanov tercentenary, when the tercentenary was in 1913.

Bluth and Goldman, who did extensive historical research on the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia and the Russian Revolution for the film, never intended for their film to be scrupulously analyzed for historical accuracy; their film is based upon the legend of Anastasia having survived the slaughter of the family. A disclaimer can be found at the end of the credits for the film. It reads as follows: Anastasia Manahan, usually known as Anna Anderson [1] (c. ... Anastasia is a 1956 film which tells the true story of a young, confused woman in France after the Russian Revolution who, backed by the Russian emigre community, attempts to pass herself off as Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova, the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. ... The Russian Revolution of 1917 was a series of political and social upheavals in Russia, involving first the overthrow of the tsarist autocracy, and then the overthrow of the liberal and moderate-socialist Provisional Government, resulting in the establishment of Soviet power under the control of the Bolshevik party. ... Alexander Kerensky This article is about the Russian politician. ... Lenin redirects here. ... Rasputin redirects here. ... Alexandra and her daughters, Olga, Tatiana, Anastasia, and Maria, 1913 Princess Alix of Hesse and by Rhine (German: ) or Saint Alexandra, 6 June 1872 – 17 July 1918, under the title Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna (Russian: ), was Empress consort of the Russian Empire and the wife of Nicholas II of Russia, the... Haemophilia or hemophilia is the name of any of several hereditary genetic illnesses that impair the bodys ability to control bleeding. ... 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"While some of the characters and events depicted in this film were inspired by well-known historical figures and events, the portrayal of such characters and the depiction of such events are fictional. All other characters and incidents portrayed and names used were created for the purpose of fictitious dramatization and any similarity to the names, characters, and history of actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and unintentional."

Coincidentally, this now-standard disclaimer was created in the aftermath of a scandal and lawsuit brought by Prince Felix Yusupov -- the man who is most often credited with the murder of Rasputin -- in 1932, against MGM for their film Rasputin and the Empress, which took enormous artistic liberties with the available facts. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ...


The film is based on the play from the 1950s by Marcelle Maurette adapted by Guy Bolton and turned into the film Anastasia (1956) which was based on the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia surfacing as "Anna Anderson". the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... Guy Bolton (November 23, 1884 - September 6, 1979) was a writer of Broadway musical comedies who frequently collaborated with P. G. Wodehouse and Jerome Kern among others. ... Anastasia is a 1956 film which tells the true story of a young, confused woman in France after the Russian Revolution who, backed by the Russian emigre community, attempts to pass herself off as Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova, the daughter of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. ... Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna (1901-1918) Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia (Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, in Russian: Великая Княжна Анастасия Николаевна ) (June 18, 1901 – July 17, 1918) was the youngest daughter of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia and Empress Alexandra. ... Anastasia Manahan, usually known as Anna Anderson [1] (c. ...


Dimitri was probably inspired by Gleb Botkin and Pooka, Anya's fictional dog, as the real Anastasia's spaniel, Jimmy. Gleb Evgenievich Botkin, (1900 - December 1969), was the son of Dr. Eugene Botkin, the court physician who was murdered at Ekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks with Tsar Nicholas II and his family on July 17, 1918. ...


Trivia

  • It has been noted that Anastasia and her grandmother are the only members of the Romanov family who are prominently featured in the film. The Dowager Empress in the film spoke fondly of Alexandra, although in reality the two disliked each other. However, it is also possible that the Dowager Empress, who outlived Nicholas II by ten years, was despondent over the murder of both of her son and his bride together, and may have remembered Alexandra more fondly. Anastasia's sisters Olga Nikolaevna, Tatiana Nikolaevna, Maria Nikolaevna, and Alexei Nikolaevich, her brother, makes their cameos in the musical number "Once Upon A December" when they are seen dancing around as Anya sings in her imagery, in the family portrait that displays the last Romanovs on the wall in the abdanoned palace, and in her dream, jumping around on a warm summer day, inviting Anya in for fun and swimming in a pond.
  • The musical number Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart) includes cameos by various historical figures from the time, including Maurice Chevalier, Sigmund Freud, Charles Lindbergh, Josephine Baker, Claude Monet, Isadora Duncan, Auguste Rodin, and Gertude Stein.
  • As with many Don Bluth films, the characters carry some of their voice actors' physical and personality traits. It was stated in The Art of Anastasia that one half of Anya's face is made to look like Meg Ryan and the other half like Audrey Hepburn.
  • The Parisian bridge on which the confrontation between Rasputin, Dimitri, and Anya occurs is the Alexander III bridge, named after the real Anastasia Romanov's grandfather on the occasion of his state visit to France in the 1870s.
  • When Anya goes to Sophie's house in Paris, some of the photographs in the background are actual photos of different members of the Imperial family.
  • Rasputin is depicted as a Lich.
  • The gown Anastasia wears to the coronation ball is based on an actual dress that the sisters wore for a photograph.
  • The only Russian spoken in this film was the phrase "До Свидания" (Da svidaniya), which means good bye, was spoken by both Anastasia and Rasputin.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (Olga Nikolaevna Romanova) (in Russian Великая Княжна Ольга Николаевна; November 15 [O.S. November 3] 1895 – July 17, 1918) was the eldest daughter of the last autocratic ruler of the Russian Empire, Emperor Nicholas II, and of Empress Alexandra of Russia. ... Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaievna of Russia (Tatiana Nikolaievna Romanova) (In Russian Великая Княжна Татьяна Николаевна), (May 29 (O.S.)/June 10 (N.S.), 1897 - July 17, 1918), was the second daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last autocratic ruler of Russia, and of Tsarina Alexandra. ... For the daughter of Nicholas I of Russia, see Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna. ... Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov (Russian: ), full title: Heir, Tsarevich and Grand Duke (Russian: ) (12 August [O.S. 30 July] 1904 — July 17, 1918), of the House of Romanov, was Tsarevich - the heir apparent - of Russia, being the youngest child and the only son of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and... French singer Maurice Chevalier with stars of Hellzapoppin at Expo 67, in Montreal, Quebec. ... Sigmund Freud (IPA: ), born Sigismund Schlomo Freud (May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939), was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology. ... Charles Augustus Lindbergh (4 February 1902 – 26 August 1974), known as Lucky Lindy and The Lone Eagle, was an American pilot famous for the first solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic, from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Paris in 1927 in the Spirit of St. ... This page is for the American entertainer. ... Claude Monet also known as Oscar-Claude Monet or Claude Oscar Monet (November 14, 1840 – December 5, 1926)[1] was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movements philosophy of expressing ones perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein... Isadora Duncan Isadora Duncan (May 27, 1877 – September 14, 1927) was an American dancer. ... Auguste Rodin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American writer and catalyst in the development of modern art and literature, who spent most of her life in France. ... Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 - 20 January 1993) was an Academy Award and Tony Award winning Anglo-Dutch actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian. ... Pont Alexandre III in Paris, the eiffel tower can be seen in the background Pont Alexandre III, the Grand Palais can be seen in the background Pont Alexandre III is an arch bridge that spans the Seine, connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower Quarter... Grigori Rasputin Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (Russian: ) (22 January [O.S. 10 January] 1869 – 29 December [O.S. 16 December] 1916) was a Russian mystic with an influence in the later days of Russias Romanov dynasty. ... This article is about the undead creature. ...

External links

  • Anastasia at Box Office Mojo
  • Official Website of Anastasia (1997 film)
  • Fansite for the animated movie Anastasia (1997)

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Anastasia (1997 film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4306 words)
Anastasia and Marie run for a train, but while Marie is able to climb on, Anastasia loses her grip on her grandmother's hand and falls to the platform, hitting her head.
As a fairy-tale style adaptation of the legend of the Russian grand duchess Anastasia, the film imagines that Anastasia, daughter of Nicholas II of Russia, escapes the Imperial Palace during the October Revolution and survives the slaughter of the Imperial family.
The film is based on the play from the 1950s by Marcelle Maurette adapted by Guy Bolton and turned into the film Anastasia (1956) which was based on the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia surfacing as "Anna Anderson".
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia: Information from Answers.com (2569 words)
History has always assumed that Anastasia was murdered along with her father and the rest of her family during the early morning hours of July 17, 1918 in a sub-basement room in the Ipatiev House (also referred to as 'The House of Special Purpose'), where they were being sequestered during their imprisonment in Yekaterinburg.
The film tells the story of a woman from an asylum who appears in Paris in 1928 and is captured by several Russian emigrés who feed her information so that they can fool Anastasia's grandmother into thinking Anderson actually is her granddaughter in order to obtain a Tsarist fortune.
The most recent film is 1997's Anastasia, a musical version of the story of Anastasia's escape from Russia and her subsequent quest for recognition that took even greater liberties with historical fact than the 1956 film of the same name.
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