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Anastasia Details

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The first feature from the 20th Century-Fox animation unit in Phoenix, Arizona, this is the ninth film produced and directed by the Don Bluth/Gary Goldman duo (Gary Goldman) and the first animated feature to be made in CinemaScope since Disney's Gary Goldman (1959). This $50 million animated fantasy retells the story of Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas, beginning with her childhood in 1916 Russia. After Rasputin's curse on the Romanovs, little Anastasia is separated from her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Maria. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia emerges as a young woman called Anya. With no clear memory of her youth, Anya encounters entrepreneurs who seek an Anastasia look-alike in hopes of collecting a reward in Paris from the aged Dowager Empress. Despite demonic interference from Rasputin, the three travel to Paris where another problem awaits: the Dowager Empress is now skeptical of the parade of imposters. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:November 14, 1997

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lynn Ahrens Best Original Song 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lynn Ahrens Best Song 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lynn Ahrens Best Musical or Comedy Score 1997 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences David Newman Best Musical or Comedy Score 1997 Nominee

Cast

Meg Ryan
as Anastasia
John Cusack
as Dimitri
Kelsey Grammer
as Vladimir
Christopher Lloyd
as Rasputin
Hank Azaria
as Bartok
Bernadette Peters
as Sophie
Kirsten Dunst
as Young Anastasia
Angela Lansbury
as Empress Dowager Marie Fedorovna
Liz Callaway
as Anastasia [singing]
Lacey Chabert
as Young Anastasia [singing]
Jim Cummings
as Rasputin [singing]
Jonathan Dokuchitz
as Dimitri [singing]

Crew

Don Bluth
Director
Gary Goldman
Director
Gary Goldman
Producer
Don Bluth
Producer
Noni White
Screenwriter
Marcelle Maurette
Play Author
Susan Gauthier
Screenwriter
Guy Bolton
Play Author
Bruce Graham
Screenwriter
Bob Tzudiker
Screenwriter
Eric Tuchman
Screenwriter
Lynn Ahrens
Songwriter
David Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Fiona Trayler
Editor
Maureen Donley
Executive Producer
Brian Chavanne
Casting
Sandro Cleuzo
Animation Director
Richard L. Anderson
Supervising Sound Editor
Paul Newberry
Animation Director
Fernando Moro
Animation Director
Troy Saliba
Animation Director
Len Simon
Animation Director
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