6.2/10
2,035
16 user 4 critic

Bartok the Magnificent (1999)

Trailer
0:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
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

Directors:

Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Writer:

Jay Lacopo
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Annie Golden
Thumbelina (1994)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Jodi Benson, Gary Imhoff, Gino Conforti
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An evil witch banishes a flower loving troll named Stanley, to New York City, where he befriends two young children.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Cloris Leachman, Charles Nelson Reilly
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An adventurous girl, a young blind hermit, and a goofy two-headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster.

Director: Frederik Du Chau
Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Andrea Corr
Anastasia (1997)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Stars: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd
Rock-A-Doodle (1991)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In order to defeat the Grand Duke of Owls, a young boy transformed into a cat teams up with a group of barnyard animals to find a rooster who can raise the sun.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Glen Campbell, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

Director: Richard Rich
Stars: Miranda Richardson, Martin Vidnovic, Christiane Noll
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In the historic melting pot of 19th century New York City, Fievel and the Mousekewitz family are struggling to make their American dream come true. But when a mysterious treasure map leads ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Latham
Stars: Thomas Dekker, Dom DeLuise, Pat Musick
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.

Director: Charles Grosvenor
Stars: Michael Crawford, Ben Vereen, Ellen Blain
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A power hungry sorcerer transforms a princess into a swan by day in this tale of everlasting love.

Director: Richard Rich
Stars: Jack Palance, Howard McGillin, Michelle Nicastro
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Director: Mark Dindal
Stars: Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Natalie Cole
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of rats, with whom she has a deeper link than she ever suspected.

Director: Don Bluth
Stars: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Hank Azaria ... Bartok (voice)
Kelsey Grammer ... Zozi (voice)
Andrea Martin ... Baba Yaga (voice)
Catherine O'Hara ... Ludmilla (voice)
Tim Curry ... The Skull (voice)
Jennifer Tilly ... Piloff (voice)
Phillip Van Dyke ... Ivan (voice)
Diedrich Bader ... Vol (voice)
Liz Callaway ... Ensemble cast
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kelly Marie Berger Kelly Marie Berger ... Little Girl (voice)
Ted Brunetti Ted Brunetti ... Actor
Zach Charles ... Little Boy (voice) (as Zachary Charles)
Danny Mann Danny Mann ... Head Cossack (voice)
John Schiappa John Schiappa ... (singing voice)
Glenn Shadix ... Townspeople (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The lovable hero from Anastasia is back!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bartok le magnifique See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Animation Studios See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first Don Bluth sequel/spin off to actually have Don Bluth as director. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Piloff: Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #22.9 (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Finally, A Direct-To-Video Sequel That Does The Predecessor Justice.
13 July 2004 | by rapt0r_claw-1See all my reviews

In this follow-up to ANASTASIA, the title character (and most of the others) are gone, so I can only suppose that BARTOK THE MAGNIFICENT portrays the future of the Romanoff family (Prince Ivan looks like he could be Dimitri's grandson or something). Bartok, after the demise of Rasputin, now works in his own two-man circus act that reinacts his fictitious heroic deeds. After Prince Ivan is kidnapped by the evil witch Baba Yaga, the gullible people of Moscow force Bartok (whom they totally believe to be the real McCoy) and his supposedly dead bear friend, Zozi, to rescue him from the evil witch.

When I first saw this on the shelf, I was dismayed. I was horrified that they were going to ruin ANASTASIA. Thankfully, my fears were dispelled as soon as I heard and saw the opening sequence telling the tale of Baba Yaga. The animation is smooth, flowing, and the lip-synching actually works. The voice of Kelsey Grammer for Zozi fits like Mickey's glove; you can tell Zozi is Frasier. The use of CGI in certain places, normally backgrounds and inanimate objects, is a good touch. The story isn't quite as poignant as ANASTASIA: this time 'round, Bluth and co. have opted for a comedy in the form of BARTOK THE MAGNIFICENT. If you liked ANASTASIA, certainly watch BARTOK THE MAGNIFICENT, if you didn't like ANASTASIA, watch it anyway! It will be worthwhile.


13 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed