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Rabbit Ears: The Fool and the Flying Ship (1991)

| Short, Comedy, Family | Video
The Tsar of Russia proclaims that whoever builds a flying ship will marry his daughter, the princess. But, when a wacky,country fool and his five strange, superhuman friends arrive at the ... See full summary »

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The Tsar of Russia proclaims that whoever builds a flying ship will marry his daughter, the princess. But, when a wacky,country fool and his five strange, superhuman friends arrive at the palace of the Tsar, the Tsar quickly sets impossible tasks for the "moujiks" before the fool could marry his daughter. Written by Dragonsonic4@hotmail.com

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This story has many elements similar to The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) such as both lead characters, the Fool and the Baron, being accompanied by several super humans. Also, both movies featured Robin Williams, Robin Williams is the narrator of "The Fool and the Flying Ship" and he also plays the King of the Moon in Munchausen. Finally, both movies mention the King of the Moon, even though "The Fool and the Flying Ship" mentions the Prince of the Moon. See more »

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Narrator: Moujiks. Right. What's a moujik?
Narrator: Peasants, your majesty.
Narrator: Pheasants?
Narrator: No! Peasants.
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A wacky retelling of the Russian Folktale
19 June 2004 | by DragonsonicSee all my reviews

Funny, interesting, and imaginative are the qualities of

this movie!!! This version of the Russian Folktale is extremely funny as it is also very touching. Robin Williams does a great job of making the characters extremely creative.

Henrik Drescher's illustrations are so full of life and bizarreness that it gives the movie an edgy but exciting and touching mood on the story. The story is an instant classic to the children as well as the adults.

The adults will laugh at some of the humor this movie has while the children will enjoy the drawings and the light-humored tone of this story. This is a story that will remain in the hearts of everyone who sees this new version of the famous Russian Folktale.


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