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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Beautiful, not factual depiction of missing Russian duchess.

Movie G 1997 94 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 7+

A bit violent and very un-historic, with pleasant songs

Quite a bit violent for a young children's film. This is definitely not a film that is historically accurate. In fact, quite the opposite, the liberties taken are wide and loose. It is definitely a fantastical story and the songs are catchy and the mascots are cute. The romance is predictable but not distracting. It's pleasant but violent, I would say appropriate for kids maybe 7 and up.
age 12+

Good but with strong horror scenes

Very beautiful music, scenes, story. But the Rasputin scenes are plain horror for a kid, even if just cartoon. So I think it's not for children of any age.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (48):

A sumptuous (if completely inaccurate) animated story about Anastasia, this movie will captivate kids and their families. The animators learned their craft at Disney, and it shows. Other than the mostly forgettable score, the production is first-class, with an appealing heroine, exciting action, glamorous settings, and a tender love story.

Anna is smart, brave, and loyal. She is also a rare leading lady who vanquishes the bad guy on her own. This film may prompt older kids to learn more about the real story of the Romanov family.

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