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25 Reasons "Anastasia" Is The Best Animated Film Ever

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1. Firstly, the music is lush, gorgeous perfection, and you have to click play before you read the rest of this post.

2. The cast. Look at this cast.

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Movie stars? Check. TV icons? Check. Broadway legends? OH HELL YES.

3. Anastasia is wonderfully sassy and rough around the edges.

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20th Century Fox / jaymhensley.tumblr.com

20th Century Fox / jaymhensley.tumblr.com

 

4. And she makes it clear early on that she doesn’t need “saving.”

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5. But she’s also into flowy dresses and twirling, proving a woman can be strong and still like traditionally feminine things.

 

6. And as down-to-earth as she is, she is also an unabashed dreamer.

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20th Century Fox / glorianas.tumblr.com

20th Century Fox / glorianas.tumblr.com

 

7. And she has some baller costume changes.

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20th Century Fox / missazula.tk

20th Century Fox / missazula.tk

 

8. Anya and Dimitri’s love is actually perfect.

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9. They rag on each other all the time and make terrific banter.

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10. But they’re also there for each other when it matters the most.

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20th Century Fox / anastasiasjourney.tumblr.com

 

11. There are also some lovable secondary characters, like Vlad and Sophie.

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20th Century Fox / perfectlyanimated.tumblr.com

20th Century Fox / perfectlyanimated.tumblr.com

 

(psssst: get it, grrrrrl)

12. Bartok is also the cutest minion of ALL TIME.

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13. And this random puppy is just an added bundle of joy.

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14. And there’s this woman, who is an icon in her own right.

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15. Rasputin is as terrifying as villains come.

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20th Century Fox / meganhilty.tumblr.com

20th Century Fox / meganhilty.tumblr.com

 

And he was equally as spooky in real life.

16. And this movie does not shy away from getting freaky and delightfully absurd at times.

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20th Century Fox / endlessanimation.tumblr.com

 

What is even happening here??

17. But it’s also SO PRETTY. Look at that background!

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18. And it’s not afraid to dole out the sparkles.

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19. Or the mid-’90s CGI.

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20th Century Fox / endlessanimation.tumblr.com

20th Century Fox / endlessanimation.tumblr.com

 

20. The Paris scene is nothing short of magic.

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20th Century Fox / anastasiasjourney.tumblr.com

20th Century Fox / anastasiasjourney.tumblr.com

 

21. As is the St. Petersburg one.

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20th Century Fox / anastasiasjourney.tumblr.com

20th Century Fox / anastasiasjourney.tumblr.com

 

22. And the film, while admittedly being pretty inaccurate, does lightly touch upon one of the most tragic and fascinating moments in Russian history.

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The 1917 revolution forever changed the course of Russian history and marked the beginning of the Soviet Union.

23. For a kid’s movie, it deals with the deeper and sadder topic of losing a family and trying to feel complete again.

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20th Century Fox / endlessanimation.tumblr.com

20th Century Fox / endlessanimation.tumblr.com

 

24. And it suddenly makes you appreciate the family you do have and the people who care about you.

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20th Century Fox / scamanders.tumblr.com

 

25. But, in the end, it’s all about the extraordinary depths of the human heart and how anyone can become family to us if we let them in.

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(And it’s perfect.)

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