Bartok the Magnificent
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Bartok the Magnificent is a 1999 direct-to-video spin-off in which he lovable bat Bartok goes on his own adventure and meets a pink snake, a dapper bear, Prince Ivan Romanov, and evil witch Baba Yaga trying to rule all of Russia. It is the prequel to the 1997 film Anastasia.
- Directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. Produced by Don Bluth, Gary Goldman and Hank Azaria. Written by Jay Lacopo.
- Bartok: ♪ Bartok, the magnificent, ♪
- ♪ the specifically terrifically magnificent! ♪
- ♪ A mammal so inflammable he saved the day, thanks to B-A-R-T-O-K! ♪
- Head Cossack: Are you Bartok the Magnificent?
- Bartok: Uh, no. No, I'm not. I never have been. Although I hear he's quite gifted. A real talent.
- Head Cossack: Silence!
- Bartok: Alright, I'll just be quiet then. That's no problem for me to be quiet. I'll just shush it up.
- Head Cossack: [points to Bartok's flag with his sword] What is that?
- Bartok: [flies up to the flag and hides the letter "A" with red paint and replaces with an "E"] It's Bertok. Bertok the Magnificent. Uh, it's really quite different. I take my show in a whole nother direction.
- Head Cossack: You are coming with us.
- Bartok: Oh no, fellas, I really have a thing-- [The cossacks point at Bartok with their swords] Okay then, that'll be fun.
- Hank Azaria as Bartok
- Kelsey Grammer as Zozi
- Catherine O'Hara as Ludmilla
- Frank Welker as Dragon Ludmilla (uncredited)
- Andrea Martin as Baba Yaga
- Tim Curry as The Skull, the entrance/guard to Baba Yaga's hut.
- Jennifer Tilly as Piloff, Baba Yaga's pet
- French Stewart as Oble
- Phillip Van Dyke as Prince Ivan Romanov
- Diedrich Bader as Vol, Ivan's friend and the Captain of the Guard.
- Glenn Shadix as Townspeople
- Danny Mann as Head Cossack
A young Grigori Rasputin makes a silent appearance among the crowd at the Romanov castle.