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Bartok the Magnificent (1999)

Video  -  Animation | Family  -  16 November 1999 (USA)
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Russia is being terrorized by an evil witch known as Baba Yaga; the only one who is not afraid of her is Bartok the Magnificent. Bartok, an albino bat, has just arrived in Moscow and is ... See full summary »

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Bartok (voice)
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Zozi (voice)
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Baba Yaga (voice)
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Ludmilla (voice)
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The Skull (voice)
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Piloff (voice)
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Ivan (voice)
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Vol (voice)
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Russia is being terrorized by an evil witch known as Baba Yaga; the only one who is not afraid of her is Bartok the Magnificent. Bartok, an albino bat, has just arrived in Moscow and is impressing everyone with his performances, including Prince Ivan Romanov. However, one person is not impressed; Ludmilla finds Bartok annoying and naive. After Bartok's show, a violent bear suddenly attacks. Bartok must save everyone by stunning the bear with dust and then knocks him over and traps him in a wagon. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Andrea Martin, Hank Azaria, & Kelsey Grammer were the only actors who have previously done voice work for "Anastaia". Hank Azaria was the only one to have reprised his original role while the others portrayed different characters. See more »

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When Ludmilla is human, she has five fingers but when she turns into a dragon she only has four. See more »

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Bartok: Bartok, the magnificent, the specifically terrifically magnificent! A mammal so inflammable he saved the day, thanks to B-A-R-T-O-K!
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Ugh.
18 February 2002 | by (Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

I liked Anastasia. It wasn't the best animated movie ever, but it was nice. And Bartok was my favourite character, so.... .... I was all the more disappointed with this movie. The idea of giving him his own story to star in is great. But please, please, give the movie a story! This one mixes an old Russian fairy tale about a witch (in the original she lives in a house with 4 chicken legs, so the house can walk around, I believe) with a PC-game-alike plot:

1) Go on quest. Get item 2) return from quest. bring item to whoever requested it. 3) get sent on another quest to get another item.... 4) repeat until you feel sick

First quest: find the kidnapped prince. Then the witch sends him on 3 or 4 quests of her own before being willing to help him. Etc. etc.

Add in some poor songs, some really really obvious morals, and you've got one of the worst direct-to-video sequels ever devised for a major animated feature. Only Lion King 2 comes off worse, from those that I've seen so far...


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