Top 9 Anastasia Movie Details

While searching the internet for Anastasia movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

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.

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, 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.

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.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Anastasia, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Anastasia and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.

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