Top 9 Anastasia Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Anastasia facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Anastasia film message.

Vlad actually keeps track of how many times Anya and Dmitri roast each other.
Vlad actually keeps track of how many times Anya and Dmitri roast each other.

The drawing that Anastasia gives her grandmother, who pulls it out later in the movie when they're reunited, is based on a drawing the real-life Grand Duchess Anastasia drew for her grandmother, Empress Maria Feodorovna before the latter returned to Paris.

Anastasia Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The final battle in Anastasia (1997) takes place on the Pont Alexandre 3, a bridge in Paris named after Anastasia's grandfather, Tsar Alexander 3.
    The final battle in Anastasia (1997) takes place on the Pont Alexandre 3, a bridge in Paris named after Anastasia's grandfather, Tsar Alexander 3.

Anastasia Hidden Details

1 - The dog in the family portrait is the same breed and color as Pooka, the dog she finds on her journey to find out who she really is.
The dog in the family portrait is the same breed and color as Pooka, the dog she finds on her journey to find out who she really is.

Only Anastasia, and the Dog Have Shadows During Her Memory/Singing Scene, Since the Dog and Her are Alive, and Everyone Else are Spirits.

The final fight with Rasputin takes place on the Pont Alexandre 3, named for Anastisia's grandfather Tsar Alexander 3. Anastasia's father, Tsar Nicholas 2, laid the foundation stone. It makes the final battle that much more symbolic.

- Once upon a December - Detail and (potential) mistake. Detail - When Anastasia is on the dance floor, she is the only one to have a reflection. Mistake - The yellow dress gets reflected on the floor, even though it shouldn't as this is all in her head.

1 - I don't know why, but in Anastasia (1997) there seems to be extra light shining on Anya's face, especially on the eyes. This happens in quite a few key scenes, and only happens to her. Anyone else know why?
I don't know why, but in Anastasia (1997) there seems to be extra light shining on Anya's face, especially on the eyes. This happens in quite a few key scenes, and only happens to her. Anyone else know why?
Anastasia poster
Anastasia poster

Anastasia Plot

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Anastasia. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Director Don Bluth
Stars Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd
IMDB score 7.2