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Anastasia (1997)



Critic Consensus: Beautiful animation, an affable take on Russian history, and strong voice performances make Anastasia a winning first film from Fox animation studios.

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Timeless Tales: Anastasia offers a family friendly animated story about the daughter of the last Russian Czar. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Animation , Drama , Kids & Family
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20th Century Fox

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Meg Ryan
as Anastasia
John Cusack
as Dimitri
Kirsten Dunst
as Young Anastasia
Angela Lansbury
as Dowager Empress Marie
Liz Callaway
as Singing Voice of Anastasia
Andrea Martin
as Phlegmenkoff/Old Woman
Glenn Walker Harris Jr.
as Young Dimitri
Debra Mooney
as Actress
Arthur Malet
as Travelling Man/Major Domo
Charity James
as Anastasia Imposter
Lacey Chabert
as Singing Voice of Young Anastasia
Jim Cummings
as Singing Voice of Rasputin
Jonathan Dokuchitz
as Singing Voice of Dimitri
Hank Azaria
as Bartok
Kelsey Grammer
as Vladimir
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Critic Reviews for Anastasia

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (11)

An ambitious, serious but not particularly stimulating musical feature that unconvincingly attempts to graft warm and cuddly family-film motifs onto turbulent aspects of modern history and mythology.

Full Review… | September 1, 2008
Top Critic

Bluth has rediscovered the ingredients of quality mainstream animation...

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A gorgeous piece of work.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Any film that echoes the landscape of Doctor Zhivago is hard to dislike for too long.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Judging from their voices, about as close to Europe as most of these characters have ever gotten is probably Fresno.

January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

A promising launch for Fox's new animation studio, which has declared war on Disney.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Anastasia


Though the pacing may be off at times--and some moments may feel like Disney-rip-offs--Anastasia is a very well-done animated film, and may arguably be the most stunning film of its genre to grace the silver screen. It also contains one of the most beautiful songs ever written for film: "Journey to the Past," and manages to brilliantly blur the line between animation and real-life. With mostly strong dialogue, thrilling sequences, and a powerful, moving story, Anastasia is a triumph.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

Disney adapts yet another old story, this time from Russia. Like all of these movies, they're not entirely accurate, but still they're fun and well made. This is a good one too, I liked it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


I was embarrassed to admit that I found Dimitri hot (as a 20-year-old, mind you!), but then I realized that he was voiced by John Cusack. This somehow made it all okay.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

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