6.2/10
1,917
16 user 4 critic

Bartok the Magnificent (1999)

Trailer
0:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (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:

,

Writer:

Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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 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
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
Banjo the Woodpile Cat (TV Short 1979)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Banjo is a curious and rebellious kitten who is always getting into trouble. When he decides to jump off a roof of a chicken coup to see if he can land on his feet, he is ordered to "fetch ... See full summary »

Director: Don Bluth
Stars: Scatman Crothers, Beah Richards, Sparky Marcus
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
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 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 | 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
The Small One (1978)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young Judean boy tries to sell his beloved old donkey to someone who would care for him as much as he does.

Director: Don Bluth
Stars: Sean Marshall, William Woodson, Olan Soule
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
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Bartok (voice)
...
Zozi (voice)
...
Baba Yaga (voice)
...
Ludmilla (voice)
...
The Skull (voice)
...
Piloff (voice)
...
Ivan (voice)
...
Vol (voice)
...
Ensemble cast
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kelly Marie Berger ...
Little Girl (voice)
Ted Brunetti ...
Actor
...
Little Boy (voice) (as Zachary Charles)
Danny Mann ...
Head Cossack (voice)
John Schiappa ...
(singing voice)
...
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:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bartok le magnifique  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Piloff: Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

What in the name of all that is unholy...
22 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Bartok gets his own spin-off? Bartok!? That little white bat from Anastasia. Out of all Don Bluth films and characters, this one was the one that simply had to have a movie of his own?

I mean... it's Bartok. What more is there to say?

We could have had another Land Before Time movie. (Oh wait, we had... Several. And they all "inhaled".) Another The Secret of NIMH. (Had that one as well, actually. It "inhaled" even more.) Another American Tail. (That one was actually pretty good...) Another... The Pebble and the Penguin? (We don't have one of those. Thank Cthulhu!)

You know, the more I think about this, the less awful in principle it actually sounds.

So, long insane rambling aside, is the film any good?

It's not... awful. What I mean, it's not good either, don't get me wrong. No miracles were performed here. The skies didn't part, the trumpets didn't sound, no babies were born with white-feathered wings sticking out of their teeny tiny shoulder blades. But it is better than it has any right to be. It's colourful, looks pretty damn great given the no doubt small budget, and the characters are... non-offensive.

That being said, it's boring. Beyond boring. And given that it has talking bears, Baba Yaga, mythical quests, kings, queens, dragons and all that usual jazz, that's something of an achievement. Movie has to try to be this boring. For example, you'd think that stealing a crown from a huge, flaming fire giant smith would be at least a little bit exciting. Right? It's not. One of the dullest action scenes I've seen in my life. It's sort of amazing.

So, summa summarum, the film has its upsides, but it's still not something I'd recommend to anyone. But, if it was on TV and a little kid needed his daily fix of that sweet, sweet pixelated voodoo, I probably wouldn't change the channel.


0 of 0 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