the year: 1997

the genre: cartoon

the plot: The daughter of last Russian czar, Anastasia, is found by two Russian men, Dimitri and Vladimir, who seek reward that her grandmother Marie promised to the ones who'll find her. But evil genius of czar family Rasputin still wants Romanovs family to be destroyed forever.

listen for: "Just wishing I could do the job for you, sir. I'd give her a HA! And a HI-YA! And then a OUU-WA! And I'd kick her, sir."

don't miss: Bartok. Hank Azaria is a genuis.

extra bonus points: if you can name two of the famous people who make a "cameo" during the song "Paris Holds the Key to Your Heart".

also listen for: "What? Hey - why are you circling me? What were you, a vulture in another life?"

did you know: Composer David Newman's father Alfred Newman wrote the score for 1956's Anastasia.


Erika said...

Sigmund Freud was one, right? I like this movie, but I fast forward through Rasputin where possible. I find him falling to pieces (literally) a little off-putting.

Laney said...

Bartok is very entertaining!

Millie Motts said...

Maurice Chevalier, Sigmund Freud, Charles Lindbergh, Josephine Baker, Claude Monet, Isadora Duncan, Auguste Rodin, and Gertrude Stein.

Erika said...

Wow! Gonna have to rewatch that song.

Scott said...

You'd think Marcelle Marceau would put in an appearance. What's Paris without a mime?

I've only seen this one in Russian (as it should be seen if you ask me), and Rasputin's voice is much deeper and gravellier and generally makes the character more disturbing than Christopher Lloyd.