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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 is the second Rabbit Ears story narrated by Robin Williams, the first being Rabbit Ears: Pecos Bill (1988). See more »

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Narrator: And what would you have me do on one foot? Pirouette? Besides, if I were to untie my other foot I would move too fast for anyone to see me. Why, I would trip over the equator in one stride.
Narrator: That's pretty quick.
Narrator: If you think that's quick, you should have seen me before the old arthritis set in.
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Twenty four thumbs up!!
22 July 2005 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie was viewed by a group of ESL elementary students (ages 9-12). We liked the flying ship because it was a magical thing. It was a good example of a folktale because it stokes the imagination. It also gives many details about how they travel. It was a little bit difficult to understand Robin Williams at times, but he did a good job overall with the story. The students thought it was boring at times because the pictures did not move too much. We also thought that it was interesting because we like to learn about folktales from other countries. The students' favorite part is when the fool kisses the princess. Overall, we enjoyed the magic and the music very much.


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