Bartok the Magnificent

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  • G
  • 1999
  • 1 hr 8 min
  • 6.1  (2,607)

Bartok the Magnificent is a 1999 animated film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The movie is a spin-off of the 1997 animated musical Anastasia and it follows the adventures of Bartok, the albino bat who served as the sidekick of the villainous Rasputin in the previous film. The movie features a star-studded cast including the voices of Hank Azaria, Kelsey Grammer, Andrea Martin, and Catherine O'Hara.

The movie takes place in the distant past in the mythical land of Russia. Bartok, now separated from Rasputin, has been entertaining audiences with his singing and storytelling. However, his life is turned upside down when he is approached by Prince Ivan, who asks him to help save his kingdom from the evil witch Baba Yaga. Baba Yaga, who has been terrorizing the kingdom with her powerful magic, has kidnapped the young Prince and plans on using him as a sacrifice to enhance her powers.

Bartok, being a brave and selfless bat, decides to help Prince Ivan and sets off on a dangerous adventure to confront Baba Yaga and stop her evil plan. Along the way, Bartok meets a colorful cast of characters including a talking skull named Skull, a giant companion named Zozi, and a beautiful street performer named Zozi.

As Bartok and his new friends make their way to Baba Yaga's kingdom, they face various obstacles and challenges, including crossing a treacherous river, traversing a dangerous forest, and battling Baba's horde of minions. Throughout their journey, Bartok learns valuable lessons about bravery, friendship, and self-belief, and he discovers that he possesses great power within himself.

The animation in Bartok the Magnificent is stunning, featuring beautiful landscapes, detailed character designs, and expertly crafted action sequences. The film also boasts a memorable musical score featuring catchy songs and epic orchestration.

Hank Azaria gives an outstanding vocal performance as the titular character, perfectly capturing Bartok's wit, humor, and heart. Kelsey Grammer, known for his iconic role as Frasier Crane, delivers a menacing performance as the villainous Baba Yaga, imbuing the character with a sense of sinister charm. Andrea Martin and Catherine O'Hara also provide excellent voice work, adding depth and humor to their respective characters.

Overall, Bartok the Magnificent is a charming and thrilling animated adventure that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. With its lovable characters, epic story, and dazzling animation, the movie is a worthy addition to the legacy of Don Bluth and Gary Goldman's animated works.

Bartok the Magnificent is a 1999 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 8 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

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    6.1  (2,607)