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Bartok the Magnificent

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Bartok the Magnificent

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
performer:
Hank Azaria, Tim Curry, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Tilly
director:
Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, ActionAdventure, Animation

We gave it a C

Fox’s inauspicious follow-up to its 1997 cartoon musical ”Anastasia” is a sodden straight-to-tape prequel. With its derivative Disney sheen, the movie is a quasi-mythic adventure about two itinerant performers — Azaria’s scrappy bat and Grammer’s haughty bear — who endeavor to rescue a kidnapped Russian prince. I envision the kiddies nodding off during the drably gothic stretches between lively song-and-dance numbers… Reel Goodies (0:51) …the most fantastic of which finds the Machiavellian villain transforming into a fat dragon. The Last Detail Jennifer Tilly, who gives voice to a pink Seussian squiggle, was last heard as the ”Bride of Chucky” and also squeaks up the big screen next month in ”Stuart Little.” C

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