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Bartok the Magnificent (1999)

The lovable bat Bartok goes on his own adventure and meets a pink snake, a dapper bear, a prince, and a evil witch trying to rule all of Russia

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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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Kelly Marie Berger ...
Little Girl (voice)
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Little Boy (voice) (as Zachary Charles)
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Head Cossack (voice)
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Osle (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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The lovable hero from Anastasia is back!


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Andrea Martin, Hank Azaria, and Kelsey Grammer are the only actors to be in both this film and Anastasia (1997). Of these Azaria is the only one to reprise his original role as both Martin and Grammer play different characters than they did in Anastasia (1997). See more »

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The key on Ludmilla's arm disappears. See more »

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Piloff: Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Best Animated Feature I've Seen In A Long Time!
12 March 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching Bartok and I must say I was thoroughly impressed. This movie had all the ingredients for a superb animated feature that so many cartoons these days lack.

The cast was excellent and the whole story was downright hilarious. Hank Azaria as Bartok is a wonderful, loveable and a funny little character people can't help but love. I myself chuckled everytime he opened his mouth. Kelsey Grammer also turns in a great voice performance as Zozi the big bear. The voiceovers are something else to comment on. Very seldom these days do I see cartoons taking time to match up the words of the character with the proper lip movement, but Bartok the Magnificent pulled it off wonderfully.

I can't say enough about this fantastic movie that hasn't gotten enough recognition. I recommend it to people of all ages. There is enough content and humour throughout to entertain adults and the fluent and colourful animation will be awe-inspiring to kids, no matter what their interests are.


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