History WesternAnimation / Anastasia

12th Nov '17 7:52:55 PM HarmoniousLarva
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dimitri is a snarky con-artist who is perfectly willing to manipulate a young orphan in order to scam an old lady out of her money... but also risks his life numerous times to protect Anya, is increasingly uneasy about the con and when it comes down to it he does the right thing.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dimitri is a snarky con-artist who is perfectly willing to manipulate a young orphan in order to scam an old lady out of her money... but also risks his life numerous times to protect Anya, is increasingly uneasy about the con and when it comes down to it he does the right thing. Bartok comes across as this too. He teamed up with Rasputin and helped him out a bit with his evil deeds but he he’s not all that bad of a bat. He got away from Rasputin in the end so he wouldn’t have to hurt anybody.
6th Nov '17 4:22:18 AM Clamanath
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** "Journey to the Past", nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards.

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** "Journey "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDbvjqRuMTA Journey to the Past", Past]]" by {{Music/Aaliyah}}, nominated for Best Original Song at the Academy Awards.
26th Oct '17 11:04:06 AM Random888
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* LostInTranslation: A section of the "Paris Holds the Key" song is built on the pun of "can" (the verb) and "can-can" (the dance). English is practically the only language in which this works, so the pun is lost in practically every foreign dub.
5th Oct '17 8:38:08 AM NWolfman
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* AnimationBump: In addition to having significantly better funding than his previous indie features, this was also Don Bluth's first film to use digital ink and paint, making this one of his slicker-looking films.
20th Sep '17 3:41:35 AM Tommoraptor
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In real-life, it's not known just ''how'' immoral Rasputin really was, though it seems that at his worst he was simply a sexually-repressed opportunist as opposed to the power-hungry demonic wizard that he's portrayed as here.
20th Sep '17 3:37:58 AM Tommoraptor
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In real-life, it's not known just ''how'' immoral Rasputin really was, though it seems that at his worst he was simply a sexually-repressed opportunist as opposed to the power-hungry demonic wizard that he's portrayed as here.
22nd Jul '17 11:24:56 PM Stevebob
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* TragicDream: Downplayed. Anya’s dream and driving motivation for most of the film is to be reunited with her family, whom she cannot remember. [[spoiler: Although she does regain her memories, finds her grandmother and gets with Dimitri]], technically, she is never reunited with her whole family, because [[TearJerker most of them were killed in the Revolution]].
22nd Jul '17 6:49:08 PM Angeldeb82
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->''And bring me home...''

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->''And ->''Courage, see me through;''
->''Heart, I'm trusting you''
->''To
bring me home...''



In 1916, Nicholas II, Czar of Russia, and his family, the Romanovs, were very happy until they were cursed by the evil [[UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin]] and their people revolted against them [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection for some mystical reason]], aided by demons. All of the Romanovs apparently died in the attack except the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna Romanova, the Czar's mother. A young kitchen boy helped Marie and one of the Czar's daughters, the eight-year-old Anastasia, escape. However, she and Marie got separated when Anastasia fell from a train and, presumably, died.

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In 1916, Nicholas II, Czar of Russia, and his family, the Romanovs, were very happy until they were cursed by the evil [[UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk Rasputin]] UsefulNotes/{{Rasputin|TheMadMonk}} and their people revolted against them [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection for some mystical reason]], aided by demons. All of the Romanovs apparently died in the attack except the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna Romanova, the Czar's mother. A young kitchen boy helped Marie and one of the Czar's daughters, the eight-year-old Anastasia, escape. However, she and Marie got separated when Anastasia fell from a train and, presumably, died.
15th Jul '17 6:10:01 PM Hekateras
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The Romanovs have a very small role in this film. All we see is Nicholas telling Rasputin to leave his party, and given how ObviouslyEvil he looks, Nick looks good in comparison. In reality they were hardly ideal rulers, leaning toward oppression of ethnic minorities among other things. The story also starts in 1916, but their mismanagement of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI is not even mentioned. They've historically gotten a pass simply because the Soviets were so much worse, or possibly because EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The Romanovs have a very small role in this film. All we see is Nicholas telling Rasputin to leave his party, and given how ObviouslyEvil he looks, Nick looks good in comparison. In reality they were hardly ideal rulers, leaning toward oppression of ethnic minorities among other things. infamously bloody rulers and criticised for it both nationally and internationally. The story also starts in 1916, but their mismanagement of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI is not even mentioned. They've historically gotten a pass simply because mentioned, nor are such massacres as "Bloody Sunday". All this is omitted to focus on the Soviets were so much worse, or glamour of royalty and Anastasia's journey back to it instead, possibly because EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses.
7th Jul '17 7:17:07 AM fruitstripegum
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* GameChanger: Dimitri schools Anya with every fact regarding the lost Princess Anastasia that he can think of. When Sophie asks something he ''hadn't'' thought to tell Anya about, he thinks the con is blown - until Anya describes, vaguely but correctly, how it was she managed to escape the riots at the palace. This is something that only Grand Duchess Marie, Dimitri, and Anastasia herself could possibly have known about. Only then does Dimitri realize that, rather than a lookalike, he's found the real Anastasia.


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* GameChanger: Dimitri schools Anya with every fact regarding the lost Princess Anastasia that he can think of. When Sophie asks something he ''hadn't'' thought to tell Anya about, he thinks the con is blown - until Anya describes, vaguely but correctly, how it was she managed to escape the riots at the palace. This is something that only Grand Duchess Marie, Dimitri, and Anastasia herself could possibly have known about. Only then does Dimitri realize that, rather than a lookalike, he's found the real Anastasia.
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