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Background information
Feature films Anastasia
Bartok the Magnificent
Television programs
Video games Anastasia Adventures with Pooka and Bartok
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Hank Azaria
Performance model
Inspiration Iago
Lucky Jack
Winnie The Pooh
Uncle Albert
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality kind, sarcastic
Appearance albino bat
Occupation Rasputin's henchman (formerly),
Affiliations Neutral, later good
Goal To help Rasputin kill Anastasia (formerly)
Home Moscow, Russia
Allies Grigori Rasputin (formerly), Lazingo (formerly), Zozi, Baba Yaga, Pillof, Anastasia (character), Dmitri, Marie Feodorovna, Vladimir, Pooka, Sophie, The Skull, Oble, Prince Ivan, Vol
Enemies Baba Yaga (formerly), Ludmila, Grigori Rasputin, Lazingo, Oble
Likes girl bats, dancing, singing
Dislikes scary stuff, Rasputin getting angry, stress
Powers and abilities flight
Weapons his fists
Fate He reforms, meets a girl bat and gets kissed by her.
Quote "You know, you really should watch your blood pressure. My nephew Izzy just keeled over mid-mango. Stress, it's a killer, sir. And he was a fruit bat. No meat. No blood even."

Bartok is an albino bat and Rasptin's former henchman in Anastasia. He is also the titular protagonist of Bartok the Magnificent.



Bartok was the comic of Anastasia and is known to be sarcastic yet kind. Bartok was Rasputin's committed henchman, but 10 years after the execution of the Romanovs in Anastasia has left Bartok skeptical about being Rasputin's henchman and is constantly trying to convince Rasputin to "get a life" and to stop being stressed. Bartok is actually kind, fun-loving and innocent, but like Bucky Barnes from Captain America; The Winter Soldier, both Bartok and Bucky were forced from being kind and innocent to be evil and full of mistakes and guiltiness by their master.

Bartok the MagnificentEdit

Bartok is kind yet a little skeptical in Bartok the Magnificent and sometimes needs guidance from Zozi, but he usually follows his heart.    

Role in FilmEdit


Bartok was Rasputin's committed henchman at the beginning of Anastasia. He quickly called to Rasputin that Anastasia had escaped in the beginning of Anastasia. 10 years later, he finds the reliquary (which reunites him with his master) and is skeptical about being evil and tries to guide Rasputin away from killing Anastasia. During the battle on the bridge, he refuses to help Rasputin, warning that it will only end in tears. He ended the movie by pulling down the screen after being kissed by a female bat. 

Bartok the MagnificentEdit

Bartok was the main protagonist in Bartok the Magnificent. He performed magic acts all over Russia and has arrived in Moscow, impressing passersby and the Tsarevich Ivan Romanov. A bear attacks right after Bartok's show, and Bartok traps him in the wagon. Everyone is impressed with Bartok and Bartok is rewarded with gold coins, and a royal ring from Prince Ivan, much to Ludmilla's dismay. 

Later, Bartok counts the money he receives and the bear wakes up and frightens him. The bear is actually named Zozi and is Bartok's business partner. Zozi agrees with Ludmilla, Prince Ivan's advisor, that the ring should be given back. Bartok refuses. 

In Moscow, Ivan is supposedly kidnapped by Baba Yaga, an evil witch who is terrorizing all of Russia. Ludmilla finds an iron tooth and tells the people of what has happened. The citizens think it was Baba Yaga and Ludmilla asks who is brave enough to save Ivan. Two children nominate Bartok, who is on the way to St. Petersburg with Zozi.

Cossacks come after Bartok and Zozi and they become worried because they think Ludmilla wants Prince Ivan's ring back. Bartok denies that he is Bartok but he is brought to the people, who plea him to help rescue Prince Ivan from Baba Yaga in the Iron Forest. Bartok reluctantly agrees, and they head to the Iron Forest.

They head over to the Iron Forest and discover that they must answer a riddle given by a huge skull. Zozi answers effortlessly and allows only Bartok to enter. Baba Yaga says in order for Bartok to discover where Prince Ivan is, he must collect three objects and return them to Baba Yaga without Zozi's help or they'll both die.

Bartok successfully finds the two objects but there is still one more object to be found. Baba Yaga reveals that it is from Bartok himself. Bartok offers everything he has but Baba Yaga refuses them and laughs. Bartok gets frustrated and upsets Baba Yaga. Bartok apologizes and begins to cry, and Baba Yaga collects his tears. She makes a magic potion and reveals that Prince Ivan never left Moscow and is trapped in the tower, showing that she did not kidnap Ivan. When Bartok drinks the magic potion, what he is in his heart will show ten times on the outside.

Bartok and Zozi return to Moscow and lead Ludmilla and Vol up to the tower. It is revealed that Ludmilla ordered Vol to pretend to be Baba Yaga and "get him out of the way", meaning to kill Ivan while Vol thought that she wanted him locked up. Ludmilla locks Bartok and Vol up and steals Bartok's magic potion when he was just about to drink it. Ludmilla leaves them trapped, with water filling up the tower.

Ludmilla believes that her beauty will become ten times as she drinks the potion, singing "The Real Ludmilla Comes Out". The magic potion actually turns her into a huge dragon. Ludmilla, as a dragon, then rampages around Moscow, setting houses on fire. 

Meanwhile, Zozi saves Bartok, Vol, and Prince Ivan. Bartok then fights Ludmilla and tricks her into climbing the tower, which becomes unstable and falls, killing Ludmilla and flooding the town, which puts out the flames. Zozi then reveals that Bartok is a real hero because he not only successfully fought Ludmilla, he also showed Baba Yaga compassion.

Bartok then returns Ivan's ring. Baba Yaga appears just then, writing, "Bartok, the Magnificent" in the sky. Bartok and Pillof, who was one of Bartok's quests to give to Baba Yaga, hug Baba Yaga farewell and Baba Yaga and Pillof  leave.



  • Bartok is Don Bluth's favorite character to draw in Anastasia
  • His voice is provided by Hank Azaria, who is best known for his voice work on The Simpsons.