Awesome Art: Seeing as this is the only sequel to his films Don Bluth has actually been involved with, it's no surprised that the Author's Saving Throw is the animation. In particular, Dragon!Ludmilla is really cool!
Dancing Bear: Ignoring the presence of Zozi, the film originally carried itself on the fact that it starred a minor, comedic bit player from the then-hit Anastasia as the main character. Today, it is mainly remembered today because it is the only sequel to a Don Bluth film that was directed by Don himself.
Ear Worm: Baba Yaga's jazzy song number "Someones In My House Tonight".
Evil Is Sexy: Some people find Ludmilla hot, even in her dragon form.
Humor Dissonance: Viewers may disagree with Prince Ivan and Vol on just how funny Bartok is.
Jerkass Woobie: Baba Yaga is antisocial and grouchy towards Bartok, but given she has a bad reputation among Russia for no good reason and got framed for kidnapping Prince Ivan, it makes sense she'd be irritable. Bartok ends up bringing out the best in her when he does something no one else has—showing compassion towards her.
The giant skull preceding Baba Yaga's house. The combo of the low-grade CGI and voice work by Tim Curry don't help.
Ludmilla's dragon form is hardly scary, but the preceding transformation is quite unsettling to watch, because it happens so gradually and happens in such a bizarre fashion.
Nightmare Retardant: Dragon Ludmilla. Her transformation is definitely unsettling and grotesque, but the final result, a giant fat pinkish-purple dragon with pajama button-like bumps on her belly, is not very imposing.
Protection from Editors: Despite the nature of the film, Fox was reportedly 100% hands-off with the production and let Bluth and Goldman do whatever they wanted so long as it was completed for $40 million in fourteen months. While by no means considered a masterpiece, this is largely why most fans of his find it one of his better post-80s films.
The Scrappy: Bartok was considered humorous in Anastasia because he played the minor role of a sarcastic sidekick to the bad guy. Here, he's plopped into the major role of a hero with little of his previous traits, which makes him more bland and irritating than in his debut.
Some people don't like Piloff.
Sequelitis: The film isn't considered bad and has pretty good animation, especially considering it's a direct to video release, but few consider it to be anywhere as good as Anastasia. It's generally just seen as an average spinoff.
So Okay, It's Average: The general consensus of the film—it's considered far better than the other sequels to Don Bluth films (this one being directed by Bluth himself certainly helped) but it's still considered a rather average kid flick, and not up to par with Don's best work.