Episode 17: Anastasia

Join us on a journey to the past as we watch the animated film Anastasia for this week's Viewing Party! We learn that Fox princess movies are much more gruesome than Disney, dive into some theological talk about redemption, and question why Meg Ryan and John Cusack were never in a live action movie together in the 90s. We also learn the true story of the Romanovs from our first call in guest, Robb!

Meet special guest Robb!

History buff and friend of the show Robb is currently producing multiple podcasts of his own, which will be launching soon. You can follow him on Twitter at @RobbThomas and Instagram at @therealrobb.

Show Notes

IMDb: Anastasia (1997)
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Rated: G

Amanda’s Picture Show a Go Go
Episode 0: The Little Mermaid
Spelling names backwards, like Redael (leader) and Nevaeh (heaven)
Melchior Horizon (new band name??)
"People on Street!" - Under Pressure by Queen  
Why wasn’t there a movie with Meg Ryan and John Cusack in the 90s??
Honeymoon wardrobe: trousseau
Phone a Friend: Robb Thomas
Execution of the Romanov family / Nicholas II
Church where the remains of the Romanov family resides

Song about Rasputin:

People Magazine’s 100 Sexiest Men - Dimitri (possibly not real??)

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Titanic
  • Hamilton
  • Glee
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Anastasia (broadway)
  • The Great Comet (broadway)
  • Cats (broadway)
  • Amadeus
  • Moulin Rouge
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Spring Awakening
  • Mary Poppins
  • Annie
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Swan Princess
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • Oblivion
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Hamilton
  • Bobby’s World
  • Pocahontas
  • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
  • Finding Nemo
  • Must Love Dogs
  • You’ve Got Mail