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 (An American Tail) and the first animated feature to be made in CinemaScope since Disney's Sleeping Beauty (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
This is an amazing movie for the all family. Excellent technology disc Blu-ray. Bestbuy is my favorite technological store. I hope never disappear from ours neighborhoods. I always bought my technological's items in Bestbuy. I missed the 3D high quality from the shelf. Thank you Bestbuy. Please could you read my concerns to comeback 3D movies
Some may call me crazy, but I grew up with Disney Classics and the Disney Renaissance era. And I know them all by heart. And I enjoyed watching " Anastasia" as much as Disney Princess movies. It has a beautiful Princess, Anya. Who falls for a commoner "Prince" she once met but both don't realize they know each-other until later. Rasputin the villain is just as vile and malicious as any Disney Villain. The songs are catchy and she even has this cute little dog. Don Bluth was a Disney Animator and In my personal opinion his movies are often unsung classics. " Anastasia" , " Thumbelina" , " All Dogs Go to Heaven" and even some " Land Before Time" . My brother and I enjoyed those as much as any Disney movie. Yes Disney is the King, but Don Bluth is the Prince not too far behind in the world of animation Royalty. I actually miss the days of classic animation. Plus when you get older its a telling of a Princess who may have been the only survivor of her entire family.
I love love this film and while I was a bit unsure at first in which format and/or presentation to get this movie in (if you do a search, it's available in DVD, blu-ray, DVD + blu-ray and in other places listed to be DVD + blu-ray + digital copy), but I'm glad I made the purchase! Got it at the right time with a great price, and although it's not listed in the item title, it DOES include a digital copy as suggested in the item picture. Overall, really happy with my purchase and would recommend!
This has always been one of my favorite movies. I saw it many times on VHS, so I decided to try the Bluray for great clarity. What I got was the great movie that I've always loved, but wide-screen so that it became a new and wondrous experience to see more on the left and right (VHS is formatted to fit a normal old-style TV screen). The wide-screen is awesome, as well as the audio clarity, but the extreme video clarity makes certain scenes a bit too jumpy. This was especially the case in the scene where Anya first comes into the old palace and the dancers come out of the windows. In the VHS, this is very smooth and elegant even though the dancers suddenly appear out of the windows. In this Bluray, the dancers practically explode from the windows and the smoothness is lost. So I dropped one star simply because the digital experience for this film is not quite as good as the VHS experience. But since finding a working VHS player is nearly impossible and digital is the way things are now, it is well worth it to get this movie just to be able to watch it at all, and the wide-screen is a definite plus.