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The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship (1991)

Based on a Russian folk tale. A proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. The youngest son of a simple ... See full summary »

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Francis Vose

Writer:

John Hambley (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Robin Bailey Robin Bailey ... (voice)
Maurice Denham ... (voice)
Jimmy Hibbert Jimmy Hibbert ... Crown Prince of Anatolia / Boris / Pyotr (voice)
Martin Jarvis ... Sharp Shooter / Lightening (voice)
Edward Kelsey Edward Kelsey ... (voice)
Miriam Margolyes ... Mother / Mrs Woodcutter (voice)
Alan Rothwell ... (voice)
David Suchet ... Narrator (voice)
Barbara Wilshere ... (voice)
John Woodvine ... The Chamberlain / Father (voice)
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Based on a Russian folk tale. A proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. The youngest son of a simple peasant shows up to claim her, and the dumbfounded Tsar quickly has second thoughts, setting several 'impossible" tasks for 'The Fool of the World' and his remarkable friends. Written by Jerry Andrews <jezandrews@attcanada.net>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1991 (Netherlands) See more »

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Cosgrove Hall Films See more »
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Stereo

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Color
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Wonderful production
10 February 2012 | by bjbixler-1See all my reviews

I reviewed this film many years ago when it came out on videocassette for School Library Journal. As the other reviewer stated, the animation was extraordinary for 1990; the entire production was beautiful including the sets, the puppets' clothing, the voice-over acting; the narration by David Suchet, etc. Based on a Russian folktale, the production stays true to Russian culture of a by-gone era. Young peasant boy Pyotr receives aid from magical beings and people in order to fly a magic ship to the Czar's palace. There he hopes to win the hand of the princess by accomplishing three impossible tasks. I still own the videocassette as this is still one of the best animated films I have ever seen.


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