Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox for over $52 billion made headlines this week as a major and far-reaching merger — but Twitter is much more concerned with the fate of a certain long-lost Romanov on a journey to her past.
For well over a decade I have been listing Mulan as my favorite Disney princess, but no more. Now that Disney has acquired Fox Animation Studios (a division of 20th Century Fox) I can finally, finally welcome the quick-witted, self-sufficient clapback queen Anya to the Disney queendom.
Everyone heard the same rumor (in St. Petersberg) and now has the same question: is Anastasia officially Disney royalty?
Wait wait wait…I’m just realizing this means Anastasia might become a Disney princess. #heartdontfailmenow
— Jordan Fisher (@Jordan_Fisher) December 14, 2017
Longtime fans of the film are relaxing into the notion that they no longer need to shout: “Anastasia isn’t a Disney Princess! That movie’s 20th Century Fox!” whenever someone suggests otherwise. Others are focusing on the possibility that as a Disney acquisition, the Princess Anastasia could become a full-fledged, live-action, con-artist-loving, train-jumping, Rasputin-defeating feature film star.
RIP "Me Being Able to be a Snob and say 'Anastasia isn't a Disney, it's a Fox movie," 1997-2017. pic.twitter.com/QdNqjHcVHM
— Keith Maultbay (@KeithMaultbay) December 14, 2017
Excuse me, I have to scrub every angry rant I’ve ever written about Anastasia not being a Disney princess from the internet. #DisneyFoxDeal
— Audrey (@ahhaginger) December 14, 2017
now that anastasia is a disney princess they better make a live action it's what she deserves
— ً (@karlavanelys) December 14, 2017
Welcome to the rankings, your majesty.