Today in breaking princess news: Anastasia, the star of the beloved 1997 animated film Anastasia, which was based on the legend of Anastasia Romanov, is finally a Disney princess.
As Entertainment Weekly notes, Disney's over-$52 billion takeover of 20th Century Fox means that Anastasia and a number of other Fox characters will soon fall under the Disney brand. In Anastasia's case, this means she technically just became a Disney princess.
Anastasia tells the fictionalized story of the Tsar Nicholas II of Russia's daughter who was the only family member rumored to have survived the Romanov's execution. It was originally produced by Fox Animation Studios, excluding our heroine from the Disney princess club. But now, in true fairytale fashion, Anastasia joins the ranks of Cinderella, Ariel, Tiana, Belle, and Snow White.
Anastasia fans were quick to point out the news on Twitter, and the internet promptly lost it:
Me: The Disney buyout of 21st Century Fox is a chilling image of giant media corporations slowly fusing together into an omnipotent hydra of capitalism.— Matt Kersey (@katmersey) December 14, 2017
Also me: Anastasia is a Disney Princess now!!! ??????? pic.twitter.com/ZJSDn8qtMU
Disney bough 21st Century Fox and all people are talking about is superheros. and all i can think about is that ANASTASIA IS A DISNEY PRINCESS NOW!!!!! pic.twitter.com/RmEpIvktmZ— Laryssa (@LaryssaAires) December 14, 2017
The tea has always been that Anastasia is the supreme princess. Now that Disney owns Fox, every other Disney princess has been put on notice. ???????? pic.twitter.com/1Yc8KaoJcK— Quwn ? (@Q_Corleone) December 14, 2017
So all those years correcting people that Anastasia is not a Disney Princess was all for nothing, wasn't it?— Michael Ruocco (@AGuyWhoDraws) December 15, 2017
disney buying 21st century fox means that anastasia.... is now... a disney princess? pic.twitter.com/u70BXJzbC5— ?? (@aprikii) December 15, 2017
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