History WesternAnimation / BartokTheMagnificent

30th Jun '16 6:36:28 PM NWolfman
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* DomesticOnlyCartoon: A rare example of a direct-to-video sequel being produced in-house at the studio that created the original. And ''[[AwesomeArt boy]]'' [[AwesomeArt can you tell]]!

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* DomesticOnlyCartoon: A rare example of a direct-to-video sequel being produced in-house at the studio that created the original. And ''[[AwesomeArt boy]]'' [[AwesomeArt can you tell]]!Supposedly, the project was meant to keep the staff preoccupied before they had to start work on ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE''.
16th Jun '16 9:43:15 AM smalltime
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The GagBoobs mentioned above.
28th Feb '16 7:16:13 PM KnownUnknown
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** A lot of Bartok's early showsmanship skills come back to him in important ways later. A good direct example being when he accidentally starts juggling hot coals and ends up distracting Oble the Metalworker, which he later intentionally uses to distract dragon Ludmilla.
28th Feb '16 7:13:52 PM KnownUnknown
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28th Feb '16 7:12:18 PM KnownUnknown
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** Bartok himself, who is constantly making nervous but snarky asides.
--> (after Baba Yaga gives him the FetchQuest) '''Bartok:''' "Quick question - totally hypothetical of course - what if I can't?"
--> '''Baba Yaga:''' "You can or you can't, but if you can't you will die and Moscow will never see its prince again."
--> '''Bartok:''' "Sounds like a real win-win."



* FauxAffablyEvil: Ludmilla fashions herself as polite and graceful, but barely hides the fact that she's an extremely unpleasant person.



* NiceHat: Oble the Metalworker has one, which Bartok ends up having to steal.



* OneWingedAngel: During Ludmilla's VillainSong. She downs a potion Baba Yaga gave to Bartok (it was supposed to turn him into a heroic creature capable of saving the day) and turns into "the real Ludmilla" - a none-too-intimidating [[LoopholeAbuse purple dragon]].

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* OneWingedAngel: Played with. During Ludmilla's VillainSong. She VillainSong she downs a potion Baba Yaga gave to Bartok (it was supposed to turn him into a heroic creature capable of saving the day) and turns into "the real Ludmilla" - a none-too-intimidating [[LoopholeAbuse a giant purple dragon]].dragon]]. However, she had no idea this was going to happen, wasn't even aware it was taking place, and apparently had no control over herself once it finished - so stopping her ends up less like fighting the BigBad as a monster and more getting rid of a dangerous animal.
8th Jan '16 5:01:42 AM smalltime
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* OhCrap: Ludmilla has this reaction when Bartok tells her Prince Ivan is in the tower. Up until then she thought he was dead.
28th Nov '15 5:34:45 AM PurrElise
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''Bartok the Magnificent'' is a 1999 direct-to-video Semi-prequel to Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''. This film is interesting for a couple of reasons:

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''Bartok '''''Bartok the Magnificent'' Magnificent''''' is a 1999 direct-to-video Semi-prequel to Creator/DonBluth's ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''. This film is interesting for a couple of reasons:
20th Nov '15 12:53:06 PM Mario500
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# On the Creator/DonBluth trope page, we mentioned that because he does not own the rights to the films he directed. Bluth had absolutely nothing to do with any of the sequels to [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail any of]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime his movies]]... except this one. This is the only sequel he directed. (If you're wondering, if it isn't "better" than most sequels spawned off Bluth films, then at least it is [[DerangedAnimation one hell of a lot weirder]].)

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# On the Creator/DonBluth trope page, we mentioned that because he does not own the rights to the films he directed. Bluth had absolutely nothing to do with any of the sequels to [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail any of]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime his movies]]... except this one. This is the only sequel he directed. (If you're wondering, if it isn't "better" than most sequels spawned off Bluth films, then at least it is [[DerangedAnimation one hell of a lot weirder]].)
3rd Nov '15 5:52:40 PM Seraphine
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# On the Creator/DonBluth trope page, we mentioned that because he does not own the rights to the films he directed. Bluth had absolutely nothing to do with any of the sequels to [[AnAmericanTail any of]] [[TheLandBeforeTime his movies]]... except this one. This is the only sequel he directed. (If you're wondering, if it isn't "better" than most sequels spawned off Bluth films, then at least it is [[DerangedAnimation one hell of a lot weirder]].)

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# On the Creator/DonBluth trope page, we mentioned that because he does not own the rights to the films he directed. Bluth had absolutely nothing to do with any of the sequels to [[AnAmericanTail [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail any of]] [[TheLandBeforeTime [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime his movies]]... except this one. This is the only sequel he directed. (If you're wondering, if it isn't "better" than most sequels spawned off Bluth films, then at least it is [[DerangedAnimation one hell of a lot weirder]].)



In this movie, Bartok is a traveling entertainer and a conman traveling Russia with a bear named Zozi, pretending to be a great hero and adventurer. His facade as a hero backfires when Tsarviech Ivan Romanov disappears, kidnapped by the mysterious [[Literature/BabaYaga Baba Yaga]]. Ludimilla, Ivan's advisor hires Bartok to get him back, and the bat finds he can't say no. So the pair set off, and Bartok might become a hero yet.

Has nothing to do with the composer BelaBartok.

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In this movie, Bartok is a traveling entertainer and a conman traveling Russia with a bear named Zozi, pretending to be a great hero and adventurer. His facade as a hero backfires when Tsarviech Ivan Romanov disappears, kidnapped by the mysterious [[Literature/BabaYaga Baba Yaga]]. Ludimilla, Literature/BabaYaga. Ludmilla, Ivan's advisor hires Bartok to get him back, and the bat finds he can't say no. So the pair set off, and Bartok might become a hero yet.

Has nothing to do with the composer BelaBartok.
Music/BelaBartok.



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* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Zozi. Of corse, he's played by the guy who also did [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Sideshow Bob]].

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* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: Zozi. Of corse, course, he's played by the guy who also did [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Sideshow Bob]].



-->"More than just the peasants are [[DoubleEntendre revolting!]]"
-->"Hide, run away or go on a vacation!"
-->(''while about to be killed and presumably thinking of the idea of [[AxeCrazy Ludmilla]] being queen'') "Gee [[LesserOfTwoEvils the future]] looks great!"

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-->"More than just the peasants are [[DoubleEntendre revolting!]]"
-->"Hide,
revolting!]]"\\
"Hide,
run away or go on a vacation!"
-->(''while
vacation!"\\
(''while
about to be killed and presumably thinking of the idea of [[AxeCrazy Ludmilla]] being queen'') "Gee [[LesserOfTwoEvils the future]] looks great!"



* GagNose: Baba Yaga has the largest nose of all charcaters.
* GenreShift: ''Anatasia'' was a historical fantasy with some romantic elements (albeit its ties to history are very, very loose) while this movie is a straight-up magical fantasy with comedic elements.

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* GagNose: Baba Yaga has the largest nose of all charcaters.characters.
* GenreShift: ''Anatasia'' ''Anastasia'' was a historical fantasy with some romantic elements (albeit its ties to history are very, very loose) while this movie is a straight-up magical fantasy with comedic elements.



* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Sort of happens to Ludmilla at the end. Baba Yagas potion makes anyone who drinks it "ten times the person" they are inside. Ludmilla drinks it thinking it will turn her into what she thinks she is: beautiful, sweet and graceful as a flower, but since inside she's rotten and villainous she instead turns into a monstrous dragon. Her manner of speaking noticeably becomes much less sweet and controlled -- and more manic and aggressive - over the course of her VillainSong, but she doesn't even realize anything's changing until she gets a look at herself in the mirror. Up until that point she was still talking about how she's going to be the golden ruler to the people of Russia - by the time Bartok gets to the city she's a rampaging beast setting everything on fire, and she doesn't talk at all or act like anything but a feral monster for the rest of her appearances. Since she's the villain anyway it's less noticeable - and it's more of a "''mind is a plaything of the body which is a plaything of the inner self''" type deal - but it's definitely an example.

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* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Sort of happens to Ludmilla at the end. Baba Yagas Yaga's potion makes anyone who drinks it "ten times the person" they are inside. Ludmilla drinks it thinking it will turn her into what she thinks she is: beautiful, sweet and graceful as a flower, but since inside she's rotten and villainous she instead turns into a monstrous dragon. Her manner of speaking noticeably becomes much less sweet and controlled -- and more manic and aggressive - over the course of her VillainSong, but she doesn't even realize anything's changing until she gets a look at herself in the mirror. Up until that point she was still talking about how she's going to be the golden ruler to the people of Russia - by the time Bartok gets to the city she's a rampaging beast setting everything on fire, and she doesn't talk at all or act like anything but a feral monster for the rest of her appearances. Since she's the villain anyway it's less noticeable - and it's more of a "''mind is a plaything of the body which is a plaything of the inner self''" type deal - but it's definitely an example.



-->'''Bartok''': "Wait a minute. You mean, the whole time I was doing all that stuff for me?"
-->'''Baba Yaga''': "Mm-hmm. Now, leave me and save the prince."

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-->'''Bartok''': "Wait -->'''Bartok:''' Wait a minute. You mean, the whole time I was doing all that stuff for me?"
-->'''Baba Yaga''': "Mm-hmm.
me?\\
'''Baba Yaga:''' Mm-hmm.
Now, leave me and save the prince."



-->'''Bartok''' (seeing the tower of Ivan's castle): "Whoa, whoa. The tower...Uh, you never took him, did ya?"
-->'''Baba Yaga''': "I never said I did."

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-->'''Bartok''' (seeing -->'''Bartok:''' (''seeing the tower of Ivan's castle): "Whoa, castle'') Whoa, whoa. The tower...Uh, you never took him, did ya?"
-->'''Baba Yaga''': "I
ya?\\
'''Baba Yaga:''' I
never said I did."
23rd Oct '15 1:55:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* SuperSerum[=/=]PsychoSerum: Baba Yaga's potion, which turns whoever uses it into their inner self, can be either depending on who drinks it. If taken by a repressed hero like Bartok, it would have supposedly made him into a heroic superbat. However, when taken by Ludmilla - a repressed murderous sadist - it instead turns her into a violent fire-breathing dragon. This noticeably surprises her, but [[GenreSavvy not Bartok or the audience]].

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* SuperSerum[=/=]PsychoSerum: Baba Yaga's potion, which turns whoever uses it into their inner self, can be either depending on who drinks it. If taken by a repressed hero like Bartok, it would have supposedly made him into a heroic superbat. However, when taken by Ludmilla - a repressed murderous sadist - it instead turns her into a violent fire-breathing dragon. This noticeably surprises her, but [[GenreSavvy not Bartok or the audience]].audience.
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