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19 Ways "Anastasia" Is The Greatest Animated Film Ever

Sorry, Disney princesses, but there's no one like Anastasia.

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1. Let's begin with the soundtrack. Correction. THE INCREDIBLE SOUNDTRACK.

"Journey To The Past," "Once Upon A December," "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)." All the songs in the soundtrack go straight to your heart, one way or another.
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"Journey To The Past," "Once Upon A December," "Paris Holds the Key (To Your Heart)." All the songs in the soundtrack go straight to your heart, one way or another.

2. The Lion King has nothing on this one when it comes to tragic moments.

There is no scene more devastating than this one.
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There is no scene more devastating than this one.

3. And, of course, every time you see the music box you feel a rush of nostalgia.

*"Once Upon a December" plays* *Breaks out in uncontrollable sobs*
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*"Once Upon a December" plays* *Breaks out in uncontrollable sobs*

4. And who can forget about the part where she dances with ghosts?

Hogwarts? Pff, Anastasia did it in 1997.
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Hogwarts? Pff, Anastasia did it in 1997.

5. And who would think that an animated film would raise your interest in Russian history?

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6. Even though it was a children's movie, it had several scenes that were not for kids.

Like when we traveled to the Underworld where Rasputin spends all eternity. Casual.
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Like when we traveled to the Underworld where Rasputin spends all eternity. Casual.

7. Oh, and that Rasputin guy? He was genuinely scary.

The Disney villains are incredible, but Rasputin was truly terrifying. Especially the demons in that flask of his.
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The Disney villains are incredible, but Rasputin was truly terrifying. Especially the demons in that flask of his.

8. And he had the best mean sidekick in history: Bartok!

He was fun, cute, and you knew that deep down he wasn't mean, so you ended up loving him.
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He was fun, cute, and you knew that deep down he wasn't mean, so you ended up loving him.

9. He even got his own movie.

I mean, almost no one watched it, but getting your own movie is a sure sign that you did things right.
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I mean, almost no one watched it, but getting your own movie is a sure sign that you did things right.

10. Despite the dark bits, it also has its fun side.

Like the whole shopping montage in París. #ShoppingGoals
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Like the whole shopping montage in París. #ShoppingGoals

11. And speaking of incredible characters, what about Anastasia's grandmother?

She literally was like all the best grandmas in the world rolled up in one. The one who spoils you, the one who doesn't give you permission for something, the one who takes care of you, but also lets you have your way.
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She literally was like all the best grandmas in the world rolled up in one. The one who spoils you, the one who doesn't give you permission for something, the one who takes care of you, but also lets you have your way.

12. Oh, and let's not forget Dimitri.

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Stupid, sexy Dimitri with those perfect eyebrows. <3

13. It taught us that love does not distinguish between social classes.

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AWWWWWWWWW.

14. But the best character by far is Anastasia.

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15. She's fun, elegant, intelligent, and very independent.

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16. She obviously looks like royalty in her princess look.

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Don't deny it, you dreamed of having a dress like that.

17. But she also had the boho chic look down like a super model.

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18. But the most important thing is that in an era in which all princesses were assumed to be damsels in distress, Anastasia showed that she didn't need rescuing from anyone.

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19. So much so that she defeated Rasputin and saved Dimitri all by herself.

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Time to watch Anastasia again.

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This post was translated from Spanish.

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