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What to know: A magnificent film, very funny and lively.
Recommended age 5-12
67 minutes
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Bartok the Magnificent is a fantastic story! It's set in Russia and the hero in this film is a little white bat named Bartok. I really enjoy this film. It is very cute and the animation is very fun and reminds me of all the cartoon films I experienced when I was younger. The sound track is great because it sticks to the typical classic style of older animation and when the characters sing, it's very funny and lively. My favorite character is Bartok's companion Zozi the bear because he is so intelligent , poetic and proper which pairs nicely with Bartok's chaotic schemes of saving Prince Ivan. This movie should be viewed by ages 4 and up because toddlers may become frightened or startled in some scenes. Over all, I give this film 4 out of 5 stars because Bartok is truly Magnificent! Reviewed by Raven Devanney, age 14, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic
Originally released in 1999. Screening throughout March, 2013, on HDNet Movies - kidScene. Story line is logical and consistent. Bartok keeps the scariest places from being taken too seriously. Teaches the moral that looks can be deceiving. Contains adult language and humor, female stereotypes and a wicked queen who mistreats slaves.
Bartok, an albino cat, is the only one that can save Russia from terrorizing evil Witch, Baba Yaga.
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