Don Bluth (1997)

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History buffs will despair at the liberal use of fiction in this animated adventure that starts around the time of the Russian Revolution. Children, however, will be enchanted by the tale of Anastasia, the tsar's young daughter and the only one of his offspring to survive after the evil Rasputin puts a curse on the family. Ten years later, orphaned and without any recollection of her past, she is reunited with her grandmother and discovers her heritage - but Rasputin is lurking in the wings. Sweet stuff for the children, with Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Angela Lansbury and Christopher Lloyd providing the voices.


The lost princess from the executed Russian royal family returns to her St Petersburg home with no memory of her heritage. As she tries to retrace her hidden past, two conmen use her in a cunning money-making scheme, little realising the momentous events their duplicity is about to set in motion. Animated adventure, with the voices of Meg Ryan, John Cusack and Kelsey Grammer.

Cast & Crew

Anastasia Meg Ryan
Dimitri John Cusack
Vladimir Kelsey Grammer
Rasputin Christopher Lloyd
Bartok Hank Azaria
Sophie Bernadette Peters
Young Anastasia Kirsten Dunst
Dowager Empress Marie Angela Lansbury
Director Don Bluth
Director Gary Goldman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Children's