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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

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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
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
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Critic Reviews for Anastasia

All Critics (51) | 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.

September 1, 2008

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

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

A gorgeous piece of work.

June 18, 2002 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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

February 14, 2001 | Full Review…

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

January 1, 2000

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

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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

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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

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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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