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“A gorgeous piece of work, the epic adventure Anastasia has heart, fun and good tunes.” – Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
This enchanting animated fantasy retells the story of Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas, beginning with her childhood in 1916 Russia. After the sorcerer Rasputin places a curse on the Romanovs, little Anastasia is separated from her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Maria. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia emerges as a young woman called Anya. With no clear memory of her youth, Anya encounters entrepreneurs who seek an Anastasia look-alike in hopes of collecting a reward in Paris from the aged Dowager Empress. Despite demonic interference from Rasputin, the three travel to Paris where another problem awaits: the Dowager Empress is now skeptical of the parade of impostors. Filled with music, magic and adventure, Anastasia is a modern-day animated classic from the creators of An American Tail and The Land Before Time. (Dir. by Don Bluth & Gary Goldman, 1997, USA, 94 mins., Rated G)