Bartok the Magnificent - Nostalgia Critic

  • Published on Jul 18, 2018
  • Don Bluth has made some great films, but does Anastasia’s comic relief fall in that category? Critic looks at the odd little spin off that takes flight in Bartok the Magnificent.
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    Bartok the Magnificent, directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, is a 1999 direct-to-video spin-off and prequel to the 1997 film Anastasia, which features Hank Azaria as the voice of Bartok, Kelsey Grammer as the voice of Zozi, and Jennifer Tilly as Piloff.
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  • Channel Awesome
    Channel Awesome  7 months ago +392

    What's your favorite Don Bluth film?
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    • Nightmare Eclipse
      Nightmare Eclipse 5 days ago

      Channel Awesome honestly this one. It was always my favorite

    • Micky W
      Micky W 10 days ago

      Channel Awesome He should make Dragon’s Lair a movie.

    • Austin D
      Austin D 16 days ago

      an American Tale & fival goes west considering that's the only two Don Bluth movies i grew up watching

    • justa commentor
      justa commentor 17 days ago

      I grew up on this, thanks for giving it a good review.

  • Victoria Chansy
    Victoria Chansy 2 days ago

    «bartok the magnificent” blew my brain in childhood: is bartok at least 200 years old?

  • All Mouth
    All Mouth 3 days ago

    1:42, okay seriously, what's that music? also, what's with the dig on Kurt on 9:39? Kurt's awesome!

  • Nightmare Eclipse
    Nightmare Eclipse 5 days ago

    Why did cabbage make me laugh so hard

  • Nightmare Eclipse
    Nightmare Eclipse 5 days ago

    Pilof is a russian dessert

  • Riley Lockerby
    Riley Lockerby 5 days ago



  • Fire puppies
    Fire puppies 8 days ago

    He had to bring her rice?

  • Артёмка Ербаткин

    I'm Russian! Я из россии

  • Eris Everblight
    Eris Everblight 11 days ago

    I loved and still love this film :3

  • Dizzyizziot
    Dizzyizziot 11 days ago

    I actually saw this movie before ever watching Anastasia so when I was little I always thought “woah they featured Bartok in this?”

  • Andrew Larason
    Andrew Larason 15 days ago

    Kidnapped the Romanov
    That’s when I realized I crushed so hard on you

  • Jay Ryman
    Jay Ryman 18 days ago

    You know you're out there!

    And you're weird!

  • mkoch99
    mkoch99 19 days ago

    This has to be a prequel due to the fact there is still ruling royalty, meaning Bartok becomes Rasputin's minion some point after this.....I'm just gonna think that he was more forced to be his minion and not do it on his own cause I actually like this little guy.

  • Musou Prince
    Musou Prince 19 days ago

    I actually really liked the music in this movie, specifically "Possible Hero" that Zozie and Bartok sing. I just like the message it had.



  • Crevin Nicholas
    Crevin Nicholas 25 days ago

    There's always Smaug. He's a cool dragon.

  • OceanicEmpireMapping
    OceanicEmpireMapping 26 days ago

    7:18 or the first Dragonball villain.

  • Umbregamer
    Umbregamer 26 days ago

    What if this IS after Anastasia, and Bartok, and the girl bat just split up, that's plausible.
    Like a year or so afterwards, when Bartok is no longer upset about breaking up with her.

  • Attila Varga
    Attila Varga 27 days ago

    I would sh*t my pants if I meet with a talking white bat. He is really magnificent, that's for sure.

  • burmecian123
    burmecian123 27 days ago +1

    Don Bluth's Tequila Joseph Joestar.
    Vodka Kelsey Grammer.

  • Darkgun231
    Darkgun231 27 days ago +2

    I've noticed a trend in villainy, now that Doug mentions it: A lot of villains, animated or otherwise, have really, absurdly, pointed chins!

  • Cooldudebubba
    Cooldudebubba 28 days ago

    3:57 Home Alone Quote anyone? Nice reference.


    Why did they make Rasputin a villain in Anastasia even though he cured a disease that King Nicholas' son

  • Sun Praiser
    Sun Praiser Month ago

    Piss off Bitch!!! 😂🤣😂

  • Rexy Rex
    Rexy Rex Month ago +1

    i like the original movie i still think its really good but i definitely wanna check this movie out it looks pretty good

  • Vulture X
    Vulture X Month ago

    WTF is Bartok’s accent supposed to be? It sounds like a combination of Minnesotan and southern.

  • Dylan Lewis
    Dylan Lewis Month ago

    The house...

  • PhoutianPhill
    PhoutianPhill Month ago +1

    Hey Titan A.E. was a good movie.

  • Arsen Mingo
    Arsen Mingo Month ago

    This is a very famous folk character in Russian folk tales.

  • Arsen Mingo
    Arsen Mingo Month ago

    By the way, "baba" means an old lady and baba Yagá is spelled in Russian like "Баба Яга".

  • Arsen Mingo
    Arsen Mingo Month ago

    I'm Russian.

  • Arsen Mingo
    Arsen Mingo Month ago

    "Yagá" not "Yagá"))

  • Sir Paul Mills Of Alabama

    There may be mostly female dragons..... but us men have a male dragon. He is fire and death. He is Smaug!

  • DBLoCK_ThE_KeyBlade Master

    Why do all of Don Bluth's human male leads look exactly the same XD

  • Stop looking at my profile picture perv!!

    I wonder what a Don Bluth anime would be like... 🤔

  • Billy Rewko
    Billy Rewko Month ago

    The land before time

  • Jacob Day
    Jacob Day Month ago

    Pilaf? Um...
    *pulls up a picture of Emperor Pilaf from Dragon Ball*
    You mean this guy?

  • SirCoughsalot
    SirCoughsalot Month ago

    it really frustrates me when you mispronounce names that are pronounced for you in the move.

  • Dr. Kira
    Dr. Kira Month ago

    I think Don Bluth inspired Bethesda because the main plot device in the skyrim thieves guild questline is, guess what? A skeleton key! By the gods!

  • 1Thunderfire
    1Thunderfire Month ago

    I haven't seen this film but I feel like I should.

  • Aiden Kriens
    Aiden Kriens Month ago


  • Ryan McCarthy
    Ryan McCarthy Month ago

    Fun fact: Prince Ivan in this movie is actually Ivan Romanov (I've never heard of him either) a real life tsar from the 1600s. Which is weird because Anastasia happens in the early 1900s, meaning Bartok is over 300 years old.

  • Bee Well
    Bee Well Month ago



    Nah fam, don't worry. We've got Smaug.

  • Olivia Rosario
    Olivia Rosario Month ago

    Didn't know this existed. Cool.

  • Kay Haven
    Kay Haven 2 months ago

    I still enjoy the hell out of this movie.
    Also....doesn't the young prince look like Dimitri's and Anastasia's child?

  • Péter Szabó
    Péter Szabó 2 months ago

    It's all good and dandy, but can this Babayaga take out 3 guys with a pencil?

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    Anastasia has always been my favorite animated film. But I do love this one.

  • Laura B
    Laura B 2 months ago

    I love Bartok, and yet I stayed away from this movie because “AHHH SEQUEL NOO!!”. I should give it a watch! Thanks, Doug!

  • Juan Cina
    Juan Cina 2 months ago

    The time period looks way further in the past then the main movie. Are we sure Bartok isn't immortal?

  • Richard The Imaginator
    Richard The Imaginator 2 months ago

    THE SECRET OF NIMH AND ANASTASIA!!!! :-) They are my favorite Don Bluth movies

  • Dragzilla 66
    Dragzilla 66 2 months ago

    So then he works with an undead warlock afterwards! 😂 Cabbage.

  • Autism Robotrix
    Autism Robotrix 2 months ago +2

    11:40 yeah but who's weirder: the person who gets turned on by the sexy Dragon or the person who drew it?

  • Christopher Jordan
    Christopher Jordan 2 months ago

    4:23 me every time someone for the loud house fan base talks about an episode that I like nobody else likes or the other way around.

  • Simone Pardee
    Simone Pardee 2 months ago

    8:07 Uhh... 4chan?

  • Strange_ 0ne
    Strange_ 0ne 2 months ago

    Pause at 11:27

  • Esaa Tas
    Esaa Tas 2 months ago

    11:41 HE KNOWS

  • Dog Man
    Dog Man 2 months ago

    8:51 WILLY WONKA WILLY WONKA also ha!

  • USJapan
    USJapan 2 months ago

    Okay, for those who do not know (and manage to find this comment before any other with this info.) Catherine O'Hara played Ludmilla in this, but was also Sally and Shock in Noghtmare Before Christmas. If you do not remember, Lock, Shock and Barrel sang "Kidnap the Sandy Claws". So the joke "Kidnap the Romanov" is playing off this happy little coincidence.

  • Charles Pendragon
    Charles Pendragon 3 months ago

    and here I thought you were going to shit on what was one of my favorite childhood movies

  • Riley Lockerby
    Riley Lockerby 3 months ago

    **C A B B A G E**

  • Matt Way
    Matt Way 3 months ago

    In a cartoon, nobody ever changes their clothes. They always wear the same thing.

  • Curtic Carmichael
    Curtic Carmichael 3 months ago

    11:36 Don’t kink shame... them bro.

  • selenagomezkilldemi
    selenagomezkilldemi 3 months ago

    I love Bartok the magnificent and Anastasia 💗

  • Charlotte Aspden
    Charlotte Aspden 3 months ago

    I showed this to my mother because she bought when I was a kid ages ago and she laughed her head off! ❤

  • N0stalgic Retro
    N0stalgic Retro 3 months ago

    I remember I watched this movie when I was like 7-10 years old, and I liked it very much...
    It was interrupted by 30 minutes commercials every 45 minutes so I've missed about half of the movie, but I remember it was very dark, creative... amazing... (great angles, colours, lore...)
    Also if I remember right, Bartok was a secondery character in another movie, Anastasia or something, so I loved to see a full movie about my favourite character... (I guess xd), also there was some mysterious Mage, so it was even more amazing.
    If I remember, there were even more spinnoffs about Bartok but I didn't like them whatsoever.

    • N0stalgic Retro
      N0stalgic Retro 3 months ago

      Or maybe I have simply liked the previous movie with the Mage, I can't remember now XD

  • Johnny Agregaard
    Johnny Agregaard 3 months ago

    You're weird

  • blue studios
    blue studios 3 months ago

    I love that Jennifer Tilly is in this..... Don't know why but I just do

  • i dunno what im doing here.

    lemme show you magic! *destroys the world* now thats magic!

    ♤ got any? or got ♡?

  • PhoenixHealing
    PhoenixHealing 3 months ago

    At least she doesn't try to teach Bartok how to sit on a shovel ;-)

  • epicrapfan73
    epicrapfan73 3 months ago +3

    Nostalgia Critic needs to review The Princess And The Goblin!

  • Michal Pinkr
    Michal Pinkr 3 months ago

    Baba Jaga is good? What kind of western propaganda is this?

  • Natalie Moraes
    Natalie Moraes 3 months ago

    I hated this movie and I usually like a lot of terrible Disney movies and other non Disney.

  • Caleb Chaney
    Caleb Chaney 3 months ago

    I watched this as a kid and I never cared about Anastasia. I don't think I even knew Anastasia existed!

  • Xander Ross
    Xander Ross 3 months ago

    You like a shitty cabbage joke cause Don Bluth sucked your dick.

  • Captain Moz
    Captain Moz 3 months ago

    Piloff is adorable tbh.

  • Captain Moz
    Captain Moz 3 months ago

    That Nightmare before Christmas reference was great...

  • janina broch
    janina broch 3 months ago +2

    Thank god you are not review anastasia
    Anastasia 1/10( I hated this movie ever snice i was 4 year old )

    Bartok the magnificent 7.5/10

  • pop
    pop 3 months ago

    I Loved this movie growing up!

  • Titouan Pontet
    Titouan Pontet 3 months ago

    I flipin loved that movie when I was younger

  • Kerri Lamothe
    Kerri Lamothe 3 months ago +2

    Does the Baba Yaga remind anyone else of the woman who runs the orphanage Anya's from in Anastasia?

  • tanner Cooldud
    tanner Cooldud 3 months ago

    Is the person who voices sideshow bob voice the bear

  • Bailey Ray
    Bailey Ray 3 months ago

    They mention in the film that the ring belongs to the Romanov family, so it's theorized that Prince Ivan is Anastasia and Demitri's son. Where are they? No clue. But that's why Ivan is designed to appear similar to Demitri

  • Movie Maniac
    Movie Maniac 3 months ago +2

    Wow, the part where you sang "she kidnapped the Romanov!", is really clever! Spoilers to those who don't get it: Catherine O'Hara voiced Ludmilla in this, and she also voiced Lock in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" who sang "Kidnap the Sandy Claws". Edit: I meant to say 'Shock', not 'Lock'. My mistake.

  • Movie Maniac
    Movie Maniac 3 months ago

    I wonder if Doug knows that Oble is voiced by French Stewart?

  • mario posada
    mario posada 4 months ago

    Review titan ae already you pussy 😂😌

  • Nicky J
    Nicky J 4 months ago +2


  • marion lewis
    marion lewis 4 months ago

    Review hansle Gretel and stand man

  • Michael Myers
    Michael Myers 4 months ago +5

    I think ludmilla's transformation scene is the reason why im married to an argonian in skyrim😕

    • Michael Myers
      Michael Myers 4 months ago

      Monsterhunter 66 Her name is shavee she is in windhelm by the docks you have to talk to her about a missing amulet once you retrieve it you'll be able to marry her

    • MonsterHunter 66
      MonsterHunter 66 4 months ago

      Michael Myers which argonian is it and where do I find her?

  • Alisa Johns
    Alisa Johns 4 months ago


  • virus 97
    virus 97 4 months ago

    I always thought they should make this into the series like The Land Before Time or something

  • Jay Tender
    Jay Tender 4 months ago

    I have this movie on VHS. Who else does?

  • The Nostalgia Network
    The Nostalgia Network 4 months ago

    I mean, Don Bluth worked with Disney for a long ass time, a lot of the early animal animations you see are Bluths work in Disney so... does Don Bluth rip off Disney or does Disney rip off one of their best animators they’ve ever had when they decided to lay him off?

  • marcwolfleach
    marcwolfleach 4 months ago +2

    Who is the top and bottom female dragons on the left

    • David J Thomson
      David J Thomson 3 months ago

      The one on the top left is from Disney's "Enchanted"

  • marcwolfleach
    marcwolfleach 4 months ago +1

    Who is the top and bottom female dragons on the left

  • chibiktsn3
    chibiktsn3 4 months ago +1

    I remember when this came out and watching it often. It's a fun and creative movie, and entertained me as a kid.

  • kennyx221
    kennyx221 4 months ago +2

    I am the one who got turned on by the dragon song part.

    • MonsterHunter 66
      MonsterHunter 66 3 months ago

      Mr Critical being attracted to Furries an Scalies is a lot more normal than other things in today's day and age.

    • Mr Critical
      Mr Critical 3 months ago +1

      It just leaves me questioning my sexuality and what drugs Don was taking for him to think “give the dragon lady big bouncing breasts” probably the same drugs he took when deciding to make a chicken stripper in Rock-A-Doodle

    • MonsterHunter 66
      MonsterHunter 66 4 months ago

      kennyx221 you're not alone. I was too.

  • Serious Spike Sam
    Serious Spike Sam 4 months ago

    Raa-raa-Rasputin... weirdly enough I remember watching Anastasia multiple as a child... even when the death scene scared the hell out of me.
    Oh well... more dragons and breast expansions for the folks I guess.

  • Mallard Duck/JRH
    Mallard Duck/JRH 4 months ago

    I think that the prince is the son of Dimitri and Anastasia, I mean seriously look at him

  • StephaniethePenguin
    StephaniethePenguin 4 months ago

    Mrs Teavee: Loompa Land? There's no such place!
    NC: Piss off bitch.
    XD XD XD