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Very Bad Anastasia cartoons
« on: July 30, 2004, 09:42:20 PM »
The famous one was at least good and well done, despite its horrible historical inaccuracies.

But there are 2 more out there, I don't have the details other than "Anastasia" but I have seen them both. One is 'funny' bad, the other is 'bad' bad as in so bad it's not even funny.

The 'better' one is the one where they have a wounded Anastasia to the home of an elderly peasant couple. A boy and his father come to her aid, and somehow, out of nowhere, Pierre Gilliard! Well the old woman turns up mean. She tells her husband "Boris I do not like you, I never did, I leave you, I go join Bolsheviks!" which is funny when you see it. He says, "some men are born happy and free, and some become that way" and does a little dance! Then she goes over to the reds, and they treat her badly! But anyway, back to Anastasia. Gilliard and the boy and his father try hard to help her escape. They are pursued by bumbling Bolsheviks (at least they are called that in this one, they don't villainize poor Rasputin!) and make a mad rush for the "Austrian" border. Just as they get there, the old man jumps out of a train and helps them! Then they inform the Bolsheviks that they are now in "Austria" (not bordering Russia, I know, and even after the war the empire wouldn't either) and they have no power! So the mean, dangerous Bolsheviks basically go 'oh shucks' and turn back! It was ridiculous!

In the second one, it is cheesy beyond words. I will try to only hit on basic parts of the story where there was a story instead of below average songs and annoying talking bird characters who take up way too much time. Anastasia meets a soldier while helping in the hospital, and later, he is with the Whites and sees the family about to be killed. He beats a Bolshevik over the head and changes clothes with him! (old ploy!) But he gets in too late to save the family. You see bundles being loaded on the back of a truck. But Anastasia is moaning! So he takes her into the forest and nurses her back to health. They have a child, but she has lost her memory. At the end, they return to the murder house, and her memory returns. Oh, and this soldier's name is Alexander Tchaikovsky(sp) though no mention is made of anything else related to the Anna Anderson story. Oh, and Rasputin plays a very big evil part in this. They actually show him curing Alexei at one point, but later, he leads the revolution (complete with songs as he marches!) and declares himself Tsar, pushing a Nicholas statue off a pedestal and standing on it himself! Bad stuff!

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2004, 04:45:40 PM »
Actually No :)

Where did you find these cartoons, never seen or heard of it. What are the titles, so I can have a look in our local video/dvd-shop.

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2004, 05:12:22 PM »
I got the first one back when the 'real' Anastasia cartoon came out and there were copycats trying to capitalize, as there always are. My kids were younger back then (they're teenagers now) but I still have it. The second one I found only last year at Best Buy, it was a double feature with a lame off brand Pochahotas (again, the Disney one is unauthentic enough, and being from the Jamestown area it annoys me even more, but the off brand one is worse!) It was only 5 dollars and my teenage kids and I bought it for pure novelty and comedy value, knowing it would be bad. Sometimes video rental shops do carry these in the 'kids' or 'family' section, usually for only a buck a night, so look for them next time you happen to be in one. The only real title of either is just "Anastasia"

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2004, 11:19:49 PM »
That's just too funny!!

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2004, 08:43:05 PM »
LOL! Who writes those things?

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2004, 03:47:07 PM »
Here is one of the "bad" Anastasia's. Supposedly the family gets turned into instruments! And it has a happy ending. Hmm...   ::)  It is too funny.

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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6304609264/qid=1091738655/sr=1-11/ref=sr_1_11/103-7549765-9789455?v=glance&s=dvd

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2004, 04:15:47 PM »
Oh my, I've never heard of that one! Awful!

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2004, 03:33:08 PM »
Cartoons are now made  from the wildest subjects.

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2004, 09:03:29 PM »
"Here is one of the "bad" Anastasia's. Supposedly the family gets turned into instruments! And it has a happy ending. "

:D Ha, have heard of that one too! The family getting turned into instruments? lol I wonder who came up with that idea?

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2004, 05:13:10 PM »
If you look at the larger image of the video box, the accordian looks an awful lot like Cogsworth from "Beauty and the Beast."  That explains where they got the idea.

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2004, 10:46:01 PM »
I have the first one you mentioned.   Have to admit when the old man did that dance I had to crack up.
Never heard of the second one.   Also saw one about
Rasputin turning into a black bird and flying over the Standard and trying to sink it to become czar.   That one really was bad.

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2004, 10:54:53 PM »
Where did you buy those two movies and what are the names?  I'm tempted to buy them just for the sheer laughs...

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2004, 08:35:34 AM »
I would most definitely rent them, at least, like Lanie said for the pure entertainment--heck, who needs Comedy Central!! ;D :D ::)

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2004, 08:42:22 AM »
I bought these two movvies in HMV in Londen on Oxford street last week.  They had a few left of one of them but cannot remember which one.  They are both called Anastasia, one is it seems in the series 'Enchanted Tales' by Pegasus, of Eagle Rock Enterttainment and the other is by Anchor Bay Enttertainment, produced by Burbank Animation Studios Pty Ltd (thats the one with the peasant family).

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Re: very bad off brand Anastasia cartoons
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2005, 03:14:15 PM »
In defense to the "bad, bad" version of Anastasia... It is the most historically accurate cartoon version yet.  Here are some reasons why.

1.  It actually revolves around the royal family and Anastasia's relationships with her family rather than her escape, which no other cartoon has done before.

2.  It discusses Alexie's illness, even if it is not in great detail.  Also, it shows that Rasputin was invited into the palace to heal Alexie, even though they make him the antagonist.

3.  They actualy show how some of the girls (in this case just Tatiana with Anastasia as an onlooker) worked in a hospital.  The film uses this as an oppertunity (sp?) to give Anastasia a love interest, a soldier named Alexander Tchickovsky (this obviously taken from AA account of her escape).

4.  It shows the personalities of the sisters.  In one scene at the dinner table, Olga and Tatiana discuss flirting with the Tsar's officers.  When Annastasia teases them about it, Olga replies "We may watch the soldiers, but at least we don't EAT like them!"  I found this comical considering Anastasia had a weight problem all of her life.

5.  We see Anna giving food and money to peasents, which isn't a total fabrication, considering all of the GDs gave donations to charity which came out of their allowances.

6.  The cook's name is Pierre and is french... perhaps a reference to Pierre Gilliard?

7.  The Ipatiev House in the cartoon bears a resmblence to the real one.

8.  Finally, there is no sugar coating when it comes to the family's fate.  We hear the Bolshivic's plot to kill the family, we see the IF go into the cellar, and later we see the Bolvcs. placing the dead bodies into a cart later.

Yes, I know there are a lot of flaws and corniness in this film, but it really isn't that bad.