The Secret of Anastasia
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Based on Don Bluth's Anastasia, based on Anastasia starring Ingrid Bergman, itself based on a play by Guy Bolton and Marcelle Maurette, which was in turn inspired by Anna Anderson the Anastasia imposter
Disney counterpart Beauty and the Beast
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Does a rip-off of a Disney rip-off still count as a Disney rip-off? Who cares? Let's talk about this movie.

Thought Rasputin's treatment was bad in the other three movies was bad? Well this movie was so offensive to history, Rasputin didn't even bother showing up. What makes this the worst Anastasia movie? To put it bluntly, they turned Nicolas II into a tuba! This is like the rapping dog all over again!

Plot Summary

Disney Formula
Hero/Heroine Anastasia
Main Character Goal To reunite with her remaining family
Deceased Parent(s)
Love Interest Vladimir Ichonovitch
Sidekick(s) Accordion and Cello
Parent or Mentor Tuba and Harp
Villain Cheka
Villain's Sidekick A bird
Catalyst Cheka sends his armies after Anastasia
Journey Begins Anastasia and the instruments jump-cut onto a train
Meet Cute Anastasia finds Vladimir in a random box
Harrowing Scene The ticket guy comes looking for passengers in the cargo area. Anastasia and Vladimir have to jump off to avoid being seen, but Anastasia won't leave without her instruments.
Romantic Moment Vladimir teaches Anastasia how to act like Anastasia
Preclimax Anastasia gets kidnapped by revolutionaries
Climax Prince Paul turns out to be Cheka, there's a fight between him and Vladimir, and they both fall out a window. Vladimir dies, but the instruments bring him back by revealing who they really are.
Happy Ending It just sort of stops without resolving anything
Opening Number
"I Want" Song In the Sun
Sidekick Song
Villain Song Prince Charmless
Romance Song A Princess After All
Award Bait Song You'll Be With Me In My Heart