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So, we absolutely adore the not-Disney-but-totally-feels-Disney movie, Anastasia. The music, the love story, the historically inaccurate portrayal of a Russian mystic escaping purgatory to murder a very forgetful princess — it’s a masterpiece. However, there was this one little detail that has always boggled our minds: the true length of Anastasia’s hair.

No seriously. Look at it here, when she makes her first appearance. Doesn’t it seem like she has a pixie cut?

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But then, mid-song, Anastasia whips off her hat, revealing that she actually has a short ponytail.

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Anyone who’s sported a bob knows that it’s natural for little tufts to fall out of a ponytail. That would explain the pieces poking out from her hat that created the pixie-cut allusion. But the mystery continues.

When Anastasia is hanging out on the boat to Paris with Dimitri and Vladimir, she has a teeny pony one moment …

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And luscious princess hair the next! Girl, did you use clip-in extensions or something? Are you overdosing on biotin? How is this possible?

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It’s possible that orphan Anya followed a YouTube tutorial on how to wear super long hair as as a cute ‘lil updo, but what about those tufts? The ones that were peeking out from under her newsboy cap — where did they go?

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Anastasia gets all dolled up for the Russian Ballet and, ahem, no tufts.

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Her bangs are still there, but what of the tufts? Did Aunt Sophie lend her extra powerful hair spray?

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This has bothered some of us since 1997. How long is Anastasia’s hair?! For real!

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(Images via 20th Century Fox)