History WesternAnimation / Anastasia

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.
6th Jul '17 10:37:57 AM alnair20aug93
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* ProductPlacement: Sophie takes Anastasia shopping at a Chanel store during the ShoppingMontage in Paris.

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* ProductPlacement: Sophie takes Anastasia shopping at a Chanel [[UsefulNotes/CocoChanel Chanel]] store during the ShoppingMontage in Paris.
26th Jun '17 8:18:17 AM Lancelot07
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* BigDamnReunion: Between Anastasia and her grandmother towards the end, courtesy of Dimitri.
23rd Jun '17 6:44:59 PM Jellybean12
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** The song "Rumor in St. Petersburg" has the line "since the revolution, our lives have been so gray" and shows workers in a factory, a possible reference to the rapid industrialization that occurred under the new regime. Though St. Petersburg, at that time, was called Leningrad.
22nd Jun '17 5:24:44 PM TrendingToon1
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* MatchCut: When Anastasia tries on her tiara and looks in the mirror, her reflection changes to her wearing her princess gown.


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* TriumphantReprise: "Journey To The Past" is reprised instrumentally in a celebratorial manner when Anastasia is dressing for her reunion ball upon regaining her memory as princess.
20th Jun '17 6:13:53 PM LadyYuki
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* EvilIsPetty: A being who was, by the forces of darkness, given the ability that establishes ''the Communist Revolution'', for god's sake, comes back into this world. What does he intend to do next? TakeOverTheWorld? [[OmnicidalManiac Destroy it?]] Nah. He is going to devote his entire existence to wrecking one girl's chance for happiness.
** Lampshaded by Bartok when he says, ''Get A Life!''

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* EvilIsPetty: A being who was, by the forces of darkness, given the ability that establishes ''the Communist Revolution'', for god's sake, comes back into this world. What does he intend to do next? TakeOverTheWorld? [[OmnicidalManiac Destroy it?]] Nah. He is going to devote his entire existence to wrecking one girl's chance for happiness.
** Lampshaded by
happiness. Bartok when he says, ''Get A Life!''even [[LampshadeHanging calls him out on this.]]



* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler:In the movie, Anya is reunited with her grandmother, but decides to stay out of the spotlight and marries Dimitri.]]

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* HappilyEverAfter: [[spoiler:In the movie, Anya is reunited with her grandmother, but decides to stay out of the spotlight and marries elopes with Dimitri.]]



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Pretty much everyone except for Dimitri, Vlad, Pooka, and Bartok ([[TalkingAnimal obviously...]]).

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Pretty much everyone except for Dimitri, Vlad, Pooka, and Bartok ([[TalkingAnimal obviously...]]).[[TalkingAnimal (obviously)]] Bartok.
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