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About The Product
Anastasia (1997) is an animated musical-fantasy movie directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The movie features voice overs by actors Meg Ryan, Kirsten Dunst and John Cusack. Anastasia is based on a true story about Anastasia Nikolaevna, the Grand Duchess of Russia. This film by Gary Goldman and Don Bluth sees the life of an orphaned girl named Anya, who's trying to find a trace of her assassinated family.
The emperor of Russia, Tsar Nicholas II (Rick Jones), hosts a celebration ball at the Catherine Palace. The Tsar's mother, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna (Angela Lansbury), gifts her youngest granddaughter, eight years-old Anastasia(Kirsten Dunst and Meg Ryan), a music box and a necklace as a parting gift. The ball is interrupted by a sorcerer named Grigori Rasputin (Christopher Lloyd), who was once banished for treason. Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, which brings forth the Russian Revolution. The palace is sieged, everyone is killed except Marie and Anastasia, who escape the palace through a secret passageway in Anastasia's room, with the help of a servant boy named Dimitri (John Cusack). While trying to aboard a moving train, Marie climbs successfully but Anastasia falls and hurts her head.
Ten years after this, Marie has made a public announcement to reward 10 million rubles to whoever brings her granddaughter home safely. Dimitri, who is now a con man, is looking for somebody who looks like Anastasia to present to Marie and collect the reward money. Anastasia who is currently using the name ??Anya' and had previously lost her memory, is now trying to seek out her family in Paris. She encounters Dimitri and Vladimir, who are looking to claim their reward by taking Anya to Marie. Rasputin's albino bat minion, Bartok, who was nearby, notices a sudden revival in Rasputin's dormant reliquary by Anastasia's presence.
Anastasia (1997) was released by 20th Century Fox in DVD format. It is rated U and has a runtime of 94 minutes.