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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

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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)
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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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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 »

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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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[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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Referenced in Jambareeqi Reviews: Anastasia (2015) See more »

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Bartok originally seen in Anastasia goes on a quest against his natural inclinations to save the Russian Prince.
21 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

As an earlier commentator noted, "Bartok the Magnificent" is a prequel to "Anastasia". I guess animated bats live for a REALLY long time. But if you are going to quibble about dates then just what will you say about the existence of talking bears, musical witches and a huge animated riddle asking skull—just go with it. For all the sequential fuzziness, I find this film a real joy.

The voice talents of Kelsey Grammar as the Russian Dancing (and classical theater loving) bear Zozi is wonderful as are also Tim Curry's, as the Huge Talking Skul and Jennifer Tilly's role as Piloff. I have no idea what Piloff is, She looks life a living fur boa some women might wear around their necks. Whatever she is, Tilly's voice makes her seems gentle and funny (and a little ditsy but in an attractive kind of way) while also being impervious to whatever Bartok does to get her off the bolder (and a strange looking bolder it is too—looks more like a construction girder) as demanded by Baba Yaga. Indestructible gentle femininity is a good thing. Of course Bartok (voiced by Hank Azaria) is himself a hoot. Also Kelsey Grammar's voice in song is as full of life and warm as is his speaking voice. I love to listen to him even when he's the bad guy as in "Toy Story 2" as Stinky Pete. This film is one of the straight to video ones which should have been given a shot as a theatrical run. Both the video and the DVD comes with the songs separate with sing along lyrics--nice touch.


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