While the historical and factual qualities of Anastasia may be open to question (and possibly ridicule), it does stand that the movie is a splendid piece of animation work that initially boded well for the Fox Animation Studios operation -- which unfortunately closed its doors after the ill-fated release of Titan A.E. in 2000. Fox has handled the DVD release well. The disc includes Dolby Surround and Dolby 5.1 English soundtracks, as well as French and Spanish Dolby Surround tracks, a pair of sing-along videos, trailers for Anastasia and Bartok the Magnificent, a short promotional featurette, and a longer promotional featurette hosted by Aaliyah. The featurettes are mainly interesting in terms of enticing the viewer with small revelations about the larger part computers are playing in traditional animation. The sing-along videos are cute, and will likely get a bit of a workout from the younger set. The disc is equipped with an animated, anamorphic main menu, while the others are static. The movie itself is available in both pan-and-scan and widescreen formats. Curiously, the pan-and-scan version is itself a mildly widescreen transfer, with an aspect ratio of approximately 1.48:1, which results in narrow black bars on standard televisions. The widescreen transfer is letterboxed at 2.35:1, but is unfortunately non-anamorphic. Overall picture quality is very good and does justice to the subtle color variations, as well as some of the more impressive and showy coloring effects that can be achieved by computer. The source print seems to have been pristine. The audio is a study in variations, with the English Dolby Surround track surprisingly mushy and lacking in separation and dynamics -- the music suffers particularly badly in this regard. The Dolby 5.1 track, on the other hand, is dynamic, crystal clear, has a nice solid bass, excellent separation, and allows the music to surge grandly whenever it needs to. The French and Spanish Dolby Surround tracks are marginally better than the English, though the Spanish track has the music flattened. Both have good voice replacements and okay dubbing, and it is quite interesting to hear the songs in languages other than English. Overall, a good disc for a decent film.