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  4 months ago +379

    What's your favorite Don Bluth film?
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    • שחר א.
      שחר א. 10 days ago

      That one with the fantasy creators.

    • StephaniethePenguin
      StephaniethePenguin 2 months ago +1

      +Connor Plisga That's my favorite too. :)

    • Ben Fulmer
      Ben Fulmer 3 months ago

      I don't have a favorite Don Bluth film, but it might interest you that the wrong names are under the wrong writers in the intro. 0:27

    • Dream Delirium
      Dream Delirium 3 months ago

      "All Dogs Go To Heaven" was my nostalgia...and now to ruin everyone's childhood:
      Go look up what happened to the little girl who did the voice of Anne-Marie. (She was also the voice of Ducky in "The Land Before Time").
      Unusually...relevant. :(

  • Dragzilla 66
    Dragzilla 66 21 hour ago

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

  • Autism Robotrix
    Autism Robotrix 3 days ago +1

    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 7 days 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 8 days ago

    8:07 Uhh... 4chan?

  • Strange_ 0ne
    Strange_ 0ne 9 days ago

    Pause at 11:27

  • Esaa Tas
    Esaa Tas 11 days ago

    11:41 HE KNOWS

  • Oompa Loompa
    Oompa Loompa 12 days ago

    8:51 WILLY WONKA WILLY WONKA also ha!

  • USJapan
    USJapan 13 days 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 17 days ago

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

  • Riley Lockerby
    Riley Lockerby 18 days ago

    **C A B B A G E**

  • Matt Way
    Matt Way 21 day ago

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

  • Curtic Carmichael
    Curtic Carmichael 21 day ago

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

  • Dorks & Dice
    Dorks & Dice 21 day ago

    12:11 can someone list all the dragons in this scene???

  • selenagomezkilldemi
    selenagomezkilldemi 22 days ago

    I love Bartok the magnificent and Anastasia 💗

  • Charlotte Aspden
    Charlotte Aspden 22 days 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 23 days 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 23 days ago

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

  • Johnny Agregaard
    Johnny Agregaard 25 days ago

    You're weird

  • Sky Hayes
    Sky Hayes 28 days ago

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

  • im just a bendy
    im just a bendy 28 days ago

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

    ♤ got any? or got ♡?

  • PhoenixHealing
    PhoenixHealing 29 days ago

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

  • epicrapfan73
    epicrapfan73 29 days ago +2

    Nostalgia Critic needs to review The Princess And The Goblin!

  • Michal Pinkr
    Michal Pinkr Month ago

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

  • Natalie Moraes
    Natalie Moraes Month ago

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

  • Caleb Chaney
    Caleb Chaney Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Captain Moz
    Captain Moz Month ago

    Piloff is adorable tbh.

  • Captain Moz
    Captain Moz Month ago

    That Nightmare before Christmas reference was great...

  • janina broch
    janina broch Month ago +1

    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 Month ago

    I Loved this movie growing up!

  • Titouan Pontet
    Titouan Pontet Month ago

    I flipin loved that movie when I was younger

  • Kerri Lamothe
    Kerri Lamothe Month ago

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

  • tanner Cooldud
    tanner Cooldud Month ago

    Is the person who voices sideshow bob voice the bear

  • Bailey Ray
    Bailey Ray Month 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 Month ago +1

    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 Month ago

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

  • mario posada
    mario posada Month ago

    Review titan ae already you pussy 😂😌

  • Nicky J
    Nicky J Month ago +1


  • marion lewis
    marion lewis Month ago

    Review hansle Gretel and stand man

  • Michael Myers
    Michael Myers Month ago +4

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

    • Michael Myers
      Michael Myers Month 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 Month ago

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

  • Alisa Johns
    Alisa Johns Month ago


  • Joshua Reese
    Joshua Reese Month ago

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

  • Jay Tender
    Jay Tender Month ago

    I have this movie on VHS. Who else does?

  • The Nostalgia Network

    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 Month ago +2

    Who is the top and bottom female dragons on the left

    • David J Thomson
      David J Thomson 29 days ago

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

  • marcwolfleach
    marcwolfleach Month ago +1

    Who is the top and bottom female dragons on the left

  • chibiktsn3
    chibiktsn3 2 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 2 months ago +2

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

    • MonsterHunter 66
      MonsterHunter 66 20 days 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 21 day 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 Month ago

      kennyx221 you're not alone. I was too.

  • Serious Spike Sam
    Serious Spike Sam 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • StephaniethePenguin
    StephaniethePenguin 2 months ago

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

  • nerdy noctowl!
    nerdy noctowl! 2 months ago +1

    11:40 bowsete.

  • E.O.W.
    E.O.W. 2 months ago

    i remember as a kid watching this movie a lot and liking it more than anastasia

  • cvc
    cvc 2 months ago

    MOTHERCUCKIJ G BARTOK!!! Staring everyone's discount Commissoner Gordon, Gary Goldman.

  • Elliott Wolfe
    Elliott Wolfe 2 months ago

    So is the prince still in that pit or

  • Michael Welsh
    Michael Welsh 2 months ago

    Also, kinda weird how NC and Nostalgia Chick both blasted Anastasia for being an expensive Disney knockoff and Disneyfying a real life tragedy when most other critics liked the film, and it was actually a huge hit in Russia of all places.

  • mollymation7
    mollymation7 2 months ago

    Holy crap! I watched this as a kid and recently showed it to my own figuring It wasn’t as good as I remember, but I honestly enjoyed it! The backstory about the production company explained a lot.

  • PoorMarvoloSawyer
    PoorMarvoloSawyer 2 months ago

    It's a prequel, dude, duh.

  • Lyrictheac
    Lyrictheac 2 months ago

    This movie scared the shit out of me as a kid, but so did Anastasia.

  • Allan Tampubolon
    Allan Tampubolon 2 months ago

    6:50 screw you, I like the "bwaa, waa" part.

  • fuzzydragon
    fuzzydragon 2 months ago

    Don Blooth movies have a proud tradition of creating new fetishes.

  • Gandaleon
    Gandaleon 2 months ago

    Also, it's not monarchist propaganda, so that's a nice touch for an Anastasia spin off.

  • Strength of the Wild
    Strength of the Wild 2 months ago

    Sure there's a lot of female dragons in movies...
    ...but WE have Draco and friggin Smaug, bitches!

  • SilverStream Bettas
    SilverStream Bettas 3 months ago

    I just watched this movie for the first time and thought the EXACT same thing with the transformation cut scene lmao

  • WrinkleinTime42
    WrinkleinTime42 3 months ago

    Anastasia was one of my favourite movies ever. But Bartok the Magnificent was so much more fun!!!

  • 8523wsxc
    8523wsxc 3 months ago

    Anastasia isn't a Disney film.

  • Coca Cola
    Coca Cola 3 months ago


  • 999568 3ui2t4t
    999568 3ui2t4t 3 months ago

    Is this movie even canon? I mean, in comparison to Anastasia, this movie feels surreal. The animation of the clouds, which are unrealistically abstract in comparison to Anastasia as well as the other abstract settings, the fact that it is a more fantasy based setting, the existence of Baba Yaga (a myth) and a talking bear? Is this canon? If it’s a spinoff and not in the same universe, then how is it real? Is it non canon, not real, a dream? A ‘spin-off’ doesn’t make sense if it is in a different universe but same character. So is it real?

  • Snapshot the Mad Hatter

    OMG this video came out on my birthday and TheXvid just recommended it today to me 2 months later... I feel stupid... (༎ຶོᗝ༎ຶོ)

  • nmgh marquis
    nmgh marquis 3 months ago


  • Adiaha Alexander
    Adiaha Alexander 3 months ago

    "Which I seriously doubt, you're a bear!!" I love the way he said that lol

  • Formoka
    Formoka 3 months ago

    I love this film. The story. The voice acting. The music. It's so good!

  • Jacob Servino
    Jacob Servino 3 months ago

    @3:14 ...say what?

  • A.D.S.F
    A.D.S.F 3 months ago

    لا أحد في العلية لا أحد فوق الكرسي .. مع ذلك انا متأكدة ان في منزلي زوار

  • Nomannice
    Nomannice 3 months ago

    I loved Bartok when I was little!

  • Shark fan of the sea
    Shark fan of the sea 3 months ago +1

    That dragon transformation isn’t my proudest boner. DON’T JUDGE ME

  • Gregory The Gamer
    Gregory The Gamer 3 months ago

    11:42 Don't worry, I have higher standards than that. I do.

  • Kurama Asura Mode
    Kurama Asura Mode 3 months ago +1

    On the female dragons part, what's the name of the blue one in the top left corner?

    • Axterix13
      Axterix13 3 months ago

      She's the (evil) queen from Enchanted. Narissa.

  • Speems
    Speems 3 months ago

    "Tentacle candyland" wow, a 2-in-1 deal?

  • misteria247
    misteria247 3 months ago

    This video just made me remember a bunch of forgotten memories of Don Bluth movies that I saw as a young child, this one included. Thanks for making me have a giddy nostalgic field trip!!

  • Angus MacKnight
    Angus MacKnight 3 months ago

    3:57 Wait....ONLY 15 people in the palace? How tight a budget was the monarchy on? Or was it a small palace?

  • Revyaura
    Revyaura 3 months ago +1

    I....only recognize Saphira, Maleficent, and The Dragon from Shrek at 12:11. who are the other 3?

  • y'all be crazy
    y'all be crazy 3 months ago +1

    This movie terrified the ever loving fuck out of me as a young kid . Especially that fucking skeleton,the opening song and the way its animated just ........I dunno man .

  • Dan Eyal
    Dan Eyal 3 months ago

    12:16- Drago from Bakugan, Smaug from The Hobbit, Deathwing from Warcraft, Shendu from Jackie Chan Adventures, Toothless from HTTYD, Malchior from Teen Titans...Yeah, I don't think that the scales are more tipped towards one gender on this subject, Doug...

  • Michael Myers
    Michael Myers 3 months ago

    For some reason i thought this would be a video about Goku's dad 😂

  • Enzo Nuñez
    Enzo Nuñez 3 months ago

    12:08 Faltan Tohru, Lucoa, Kanna y Elma?

  • Ben Doverson
    Ben Doverson 3 months ago

    the queen reminds me of Cersei

  • Mike Reed
    Mike Reed 3 months ago

    Do Anastasia...I dare ya

  • Чивапчича
    Чивапчича 3 months ago

    Ra-ra-rasputin lover of the russian queen(sorry)
    P.S. lol, Baba yAga xD Generally speaking correctly is Baba yagA

  • Michael Bradley-Robbins

    While there is an abundance of female animated dragons, the greatest animated dragon is arguably Draco from Dragonheart. What we males lack in quantity we make up for in quality.

  • Sophie
    Sophie 3 months ago

    I use to have the Bartok teddy bear as a child.

  • Sonic D
    Sonic D 3 months ago

    F Don Bluth

    PRETZEL KING 3 months ago +2

    This movie reminds me of a smell from very long ago and other senses I can't pin down

  • stav srefis
    stav srefis 3 months ago

    Pilof is slow cooked rice and lamb

  • Denis Pepic
    Denis Pepic 3 months ago

    baba yaga is a russian version of the wicked witch of thr west

  • Lionclaw9869
    Lionclaw9869 3 months ago

    11:36're not wrong. And yes I am. XD

  • Spencer French
    Spencer French 3 months ago +1

    I like Don Bluth's Anastasia

  • MusicofLukeErickson
    MusicofLukeErickson 3 months ago

    Riddle me this: do you have Prince Albert in a can?

  • Sam DeMonic
    Sam DeMonic 3 months ago

    The film for me was better in Spanish, dunno why

  • Jackal Jackie
    Jackal Jackie 3 months ago

    Weirdly enough, Baba Yaga's depiction is surprisingly accurate. She (or they, as there were sometimes many Baba Yagas in one fairytale) is supposed to be this very old witch who was either nasty or just a nice old magical woman depending on the story. She's supposed to have a leg of bone tho.