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Bartok the Magnificent (1999)

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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
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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)
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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}

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The lovable hero from Anastasia is back!


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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bartok le magnifique See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Animation Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The witch Baba Yaga is an actual witch in eastern European/Russian folklore. She is said to have iron teeth, and uses a mortar and pestle as her mode of transportation. According to legend, she would steal children and kill them, and use her victims' bones to build her house and fence, the latter onto which she would mount children's skulls and use them like lanterns. Her house stood on chicken legs, and would only kneel on her command. She also had a cat that she often mistreated, that had been known to help some people escape her clutches, or outwit her. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[singing]
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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Featured in Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 4 (2012) See more »

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Entertaining for the young and possibly the old
29 September 2007 | by MightyzebraSee all my reviews

This film, about a circus bat in Russia, off to save the prince from the "evil" Baba Yaga, will no doubt have a great appeal on children. It is sure to entertain them and they will be likely to sing and dance along with it as soon as they know the words of the songs.

As an older person, such as a grown-up or teenager, this film may fall flat on its face. It is quite babyish and the animation - including the backgrounds, could possibly do with a little bit more work. However, this film is likely to entertain the older anyway. The songs are very charming and so is the plot. The characters are also very lovable. One thing that can be said happily, is that they use a very English actor to voice - not a baddie - but a goodie, a thing which many American films do not have (including "The Lion King")! The other voices are good too.

So, enjoy "Bartok The Magnificent", who is the specifically, terrifically magnificent!


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