G | | Animation, Adventure, Drama
The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.
This movie marks the second animated film for Angela Lansbury and Bernadette Peters in 1997, following Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997). Interestingly enough, this movie had its world premiere in New York City, New York on November 14, 1997, three days after the home video debut of Beauty and the Beast: The ... ...
Dowager Empress Marie:
There was a time, not very long ago, where we lived in an enchanted world of elegant palaces and grand parties. The year was 1916, and my son, Nicholas, was the czar of Imperial Russia.
At the opera house in Paris, the Russian ballet company perform a ballet version of "Cinderella" to music by Sergei Prokofiev. While several ballet versions of "Cinderella" had been staged up to this point, Prokofiev's score (now the standard score for ballet versions of the fairy tale) was actually written in the early 1940s and first performed in 1945, around 20 years after the film is set.
Clips of the characters shown are shown along with the names of their respective actors during the the beginning of the second part of the initial credits.
English, Russian, French
£645,939 (UK) (3 April 1998)
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