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Anonymous said: Glad I came across this blog because now I need to rewatch Anastasia to appreciate all work put into the animation and backgrounds. Gosh, it's a beautiful film.

If that’s what you’ve taken away from this blog than I am so happy! :-D 

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flissforte18 said: hi i just wanted to ask you what type of dog is pooka? is pooka a she or he? thanks love you and of course your glorious blog

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I’m almost positive Pooka is referred to as a “he” a few times in the film. Dimitri calls him a mutt, but that might only be meant as an insult lol. 

I just checked my The Art of Anastasia book and Don Bluth never specifies what kind of dog Pooka is and, interestingly enough, never refers to Pooka as a specific gender (though he does describe the dog as a ‘guardian angel’ type). I’ll try to scan the page later. 

I’m glad you like the blog! Queue will be filled this weekend or the beginning of next week. 

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Anastasia’s Blue Dress Appreciation Post

Was there some sort of special animation for this movie because it has never looked quite like other animation.

It was almost entirely rotoscoped, if that’s what you mean? That means it was drawn on top of live action film, which is how they got the realistic subtleties. 

Whoa, that’s so cool. Wow.

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is rotoscoping done fantastically right.

Because all you really need to do is find some cheap animation produced by lesser-to-completely-unknown studios to see how horribly disturbing rotoscoping is when the artist cannot animate very well; if the frame rate is too slow? It looks jerky, choppy, and repulsively unnatural. It leaps right into the uncanny valley and sets up house there.

ahh i assume this is why they often included some lines on the face that are usually styled out in animation. it made anya and dmitri look weirdly old at times to have them pop up but was def more realistic. - See more at: http://miggylol.tumblr.com/#sthash.6P9ym29L.dpuf

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flissforte18 said: hi I'm sorry to bother you but I absolutely love your blog and also I had a question is Anastasia based off a book? because I saw online a picture of Anastasia's necklace with a book under it which seemed to be the same Anastasia from the moviebecause the book is always better than the movie and I would love to read the book

20th Century Fox did create children’s books based on the movie as merchandise. Unfortunately there’s no adult novel about Anya, Dimitri, and Vlad bumming through Europe with recovering retrograde amnesia and make outs. But there should be. 

The 1997 animated Anastasia film is loosely based off of a 1956 film by the same name, starring Ingrid Bergman and Yul Brynner. That earlier film, in turn, was based off the urban myth surrounding the real Anastasia Romanov. 

If you still want a fictionalized account of Anastasia’s life I remember as a kid I enjoyed Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess from the Royal Diaries series. 

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♚ Anastasia Week ♚
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♚ Anastasia Week ♚

Day Seven: Snow Day!

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