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9th May '17 1:05:23 AM Snicka
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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: The name of Hétszűnyű Kapanyányimonyók, AKA the Kapanyelű Facika, is usually translated as "Seven-Hearted Lobahobgoblin" in English versions of the tale. In actuality, his name is a combination of archaic Hungarian words that in essence mean "Huge Balls and Huge Dick". Thankfully, the movie focuses on the length on his beard (itself a masculine symbol) rather than any other bits, though the beard does become Fanyűvő's PhallicWeapon for a while in the film's second half.


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* GagPenis: The name of Hétszűnyű Kapanyányimonyók, AKA the Kapanyelű Facika, is usually translated as "Seven-Hearted Lobahobgoblin" in English versions of the tale. In actuality, his name is a combination of archaic Hungarian words that in essence mean "Huge Balls and Huge Dick". Thankfully, the movie focuses on the length on his beard (itself a masculine symbol) rather than any other bits, though the beard does become Fanyűvő's PhallicWeapon for a while in the film's second half.
5th May '17 10:41:29 AM Vrahno
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Marcell Jankovics's 1981 AnimatedAdaptation of steppe nomad legends and the work of Arany László (based on Hungarian folktales), featuring the eponymous [[CharacterTitle Fehérlófia (Son of the White Horse]]), or more accurately Fanyűvő (Treetearer or Treeshaker), the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin superpowered son of a white mare]].

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Marcell Jankovics's 1981 AnimatedAdaptation of steppe nomad legends and the work of Arany László Arany (based on Hungarian folktales), featuring the eponymous [[CharacterTitle Fehérlófia (Son of the White Horse]]), or more accurately Fanyűvő (Treetearer or Treeshaker), the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin superpowered son of a white mare]].



* HistoryRepeats: Was supposed to be the main message of the film, until the censors curtailed it.



* HistoryRepeats: Was supposed to be the main message of the film, until the censors curtailed it.



* LivingWeapon: The seven-headed dragon is a living 20th century war machine.

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* LivingWeapon: The seven-headed dragon is a living 20th century war machine.



* MinimalistCast
* {{Mooks}}: The smaller dragons that combine into a chain and a snake.



* SnakesAreSinister: The giant snake, original to this adaptation, that threatens the gryphon's chicks. In Arany's more famous version of the story, bad weather takes the place of the snake.

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* SnakesAreSinister: The giant snake, original to this adaptation, snake that threatens the gryphon's chicks. In It's a recurring but rare entity in the tales the movie takes inspiration from, for instance in Arany's more famous version of the story, bad weather takes the place of the snake.
1st May '17 2:28:13 PM Vrahno
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Upon its release, the film flopped at the box office, and beyond being turned off by its unconventional visuals, some viewers also slammed it for its unfaithfulness to the classic ''Fehérlófia'' folk fable. Though highly obscure abroad, the movie nonetheless received some amount of acclaim, being named the 49th best animated movie ever made at the 1984 Los Angeles Animation Olympics. More recently, thanks to the internet, it's also being discovered by animation enthusiasts the world over. Of Jankovics's three feature-length animated movies, this is the most widely known outside of his home country.

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Upon its release, the film flopped at the box office, and beyond being turned off by its unconventional visuals, some viewers also slammed it for its unfaithfulness to the classic ''Fehérlófia'' folk fable.fables. Though highly obscure abroad, the movie nonetheless received some amount of acclaim, being named the 49th best animated movie ever made at the 1984 Los Angeles Animation Olympics. More recently, thanks to the internet, it's also being discovered by animation enthusiasts the world over. Of Jankovics's three feature-length animated movies, this is the most widely known outside of his home country.



** In the original tale Fehérlófia's servants ''did'' betray him. In this adaptation, they aren't servants but brothers, and they try their best to lift Fehérlófia out of the Underworld.

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** In the original tale Arany's tale, Fehérlófia's servants ''did'' servants, including Fanyűvő, ''do'' betray him by leaving him stranded in the Underworld. In the film, [[CompositeCharacter Fanyűvő and Fehérlófia are one and the same]], automatically stripping him of his villainous role. But even in other versions of the fable where Fanyűvő is the protagonist, his partners clearly betray him. In this adaptation, they Their animated incarnations on the other hand aren't servants but brothers, and villains, they try their best to lift Fehérlófia Fehérlófia/Fanyűvő out of the Underworld.Underworld and only let him fall back because the rope isn't strong enough.



** The film tells us that Fehérlófia's mother is an ancient, dethroned goddess, the Snow Queen, and the Kapanyányimonyók is his father, the Rain King, in disguise. In the original tale, deities aren't explicitly referred to, the King is a human ruler, and Fehérlófia's only relative is his mother mare.

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** The film tells us that Fehérlófia's mother is an ancient, dethroned goddess, the Snow Queen, and the Kapanyányimonyók is his father, the Rain King, in disguise. In Arany's telling of the original tale, deities aren't explicitly referred to, the King is a human ruler, and Fehérlófia's only relative is his mother mare.mare. Looking at it from another angle, the film's characters are closer to the depictions seen in other variations of the tale, primarily the one called ''Fanyűvő, Vasgyúró, Hegyhengergető'' -- however in this version, Fanyűvő's mother is a human woman instead of a horse.



* EvilSoundsDeep: The dragons

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* EvilSoundsDeep: The dragonsdragons.
* GodCouple: The Rain King and Snow Queen.
* GreenAesop: Shoved in during the end credits, of all places, though not expressed beyond the visuals.



* GreenAesop: Shoved in during the end credits, of all places, though not expressed beyond the visuals.
* LightIsGood:Almost all non-evil are drawn in bright colors.

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* GreenAesop: Shoved in during the end credits, of all places, though not expressed beyond the visuals.
* LightIsGood:Almost
LightIsGood: Almost all non-evil are drawn in bright colors. colors.
* LivingWeapon: The seven-headed dragon is a living 20th century war machine.



* NewTechnologyIsEvil: The three dragons symbolize technological progress, with the most powerful one representing urbanized modernity in general. Of course Hungary's censorship at the time didn't think too kindly of such a message, so the dragon was made into a computerized city, diverting the censors' attention from the criticism of metropolitan life to computerization.

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* NewTechnologyIsEvil: The three dragons symbolize technological progress, advancement, with the most powerful one representing urbanized modernity in general. Of course Hungary's censorship at the time didn't think too kindly of such a message, so the dragon was made into a computerized city, diverting the censors' attention from the criticism of metropolitan life to computerization.



* [[{{Patronymic}} Patronymic:]] Even though it sounds like one, the white horse is actually his mother, but you wouldn't tell that from the name alone. So... inverted?

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* [[{{Patronymic}} Patronymic:]] OurGryphonsAreDifferent: Mr. Griffin looks like some cosmic entity, his head being a moon and his features being the shadows on the moon.
* {{Patronymic}}:
Even though it sounds like one, the white horse is actually his mother, but you wouldn't tell that from the name alone. So... inverted?



* PragmaticAdaptation: Originally meant to combine numerous old folk tales, Hungary's communist censors rejected this proposal and forced Jankovics to focus on adapting only one or two myths. While the movie shares its basic plot and several characters with the ''Fehérlófia'' story, it is so different overall that some deem it an InNameOnly adaptation at best.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Originally Unavoidable, given the inconsistent nature of the original folk stories. At first, the movie was meant to combine numerous even more old folk tales, but Hungary's communist censors rejected this proposal and forced Jankovics to focus on adapting only one or two myths. While Some people deem the movie shares film an InNameOnly adaptation at best, referring to its basic plot and several characters with liberal interpretation of Arany's tale. In reality, the film is an amalgamation of ''Fehérlófia'' story, and other stories about the same characters. In particular, it's more faithful to the story ''Fanyűvő, Vasgyúró, Hegyhengergető'' than the tale it is so different overall that some deem it an InNameOnly adaptation at best.was named after.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: Fehérlófia kills Vasgyúró in the original story, and Kőmorzsoló and Fanyűvő simply die of fright upon being informed about this. In this film, Fehérlófia ''is'' Fanyűvő, and he spares his two brothers' lives.

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* SnakesAreSinister: The giant snake, original to this adaptation, that threatens the gryphon's chicks. In Arany's more famous version of the story, bad weather takes the place of the snake.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Fehérlófia kills Vasgyúró in Arany's retelling of the original story, and Kőmorzsoló and Fanyűvő simply die of fright upon being informed about this. In this film, Fehérlófia ''is'' Fanyűvő, and he spares his two brothers' lives.
1st May '17 9:22:40 AM Vrahno
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Based on steppe nomad legends, and the work of Arany László (based on Hungarian folktales), the eponymous [[CharacterTitle Fehérlófia (Son of the White Horse]]), or more accurately Fanyűvő (Treetearer) is the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin superpowered son of a white mare]].

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Based on Marcell Jankovics's 1981 AnimatedAdaptation of steppe nomad legends, legends and the work of Arany László (based on Hungarian folktales), featuring the eponymous [[CharacterTitle Fehérlófia (Son of the White Horse]]), or more accurately Fanyűvő (Treetearer) is (Treetearer or Treeshaker), the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin superpowered son of a white mare]].



After the death of his mother, Fanyűvő sets out to find his similarly superpowered brothers, Kőmorzsoló (Stonecrumbler) and Vasgyúró (Ironkneader). It is up to them to overthrow the dragons' rule and bring balance back to the world.

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After the death of his mother, Fanyűvő sets out to find his similarly superpowered brothers, Kőmorzsoló (Stonecrumbler) and Vasgyúró (Ironkneader). (Ironkneader or Ironrubber). It is up to them to overthrow the dragons' rule and bring balance back to the world.world.

The film is mainly notable for its [[DerangedAnimation highly experimental and artistic visuals]], extreme color palette, unique character designs and flowing animation, as well as its surreal and trippy atmosphere. Objects, characters and backgrounds shift and contort into one another, and all is held together by a heavy dose of Eurasian folk iconography and an [[WorldOfSymbolism overload of symbolism]].

Upon its release, the film flopped at the box office, and beyond being turned off by its unconventional visuals, some viewers also slammed it for its unfaithfulness to the classic ''Fehérlófia'' folk fable. Though highly obscure abroad, the movie nonetheless received some amount of acclaim, being named the 49th best animated movie ever made at the 1984 Los Angeles Animation Olympics. More recently, thanks to the internet, it's also being discovered by animation enthusiasts the world over. Of Jankovics's three feature-length animated movies, this is the most widely known outside of his home country.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Inversion. In the original tale (meaning Arany's), Hétszőnyű Kapanyányimonyók is the villain. Here, he's [[TheHero The Hero's]] father in disguise. Also, in the original tale Fanyűvő's brothers ''did'' betray him.
* BittersweetEnding: On one hand, the dragons have been killed, balance restored, love found. On the other, the closing words could be taken to mean this is a never-ending cycle.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: the princesses
* ButtMonkey:Ppoor Kőmorzsoló…
* ChromaticArrangement: Yellow for Fanyűvő, blueish-green for Vasgyúró, red for Kőmorzsoló. Also holds for the the princesses.
* CompositeCharacter: In some versions of the original folk tale (including László Arany's), Fehérlófia and Fanyűvő are separate characters.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Inversion. AdaptationalHeroism:
**
In the original tale (meaning Arany's), Hétszőnyű Hétszűnyű Kapanyányimonyók is the a villain. Here, he's [[TheHero The Hero's]] father in disguise. Also, in disguise.
** In
the original tale Fanyűvő's brothers Fehérlófia's servants ''did'' betray him.
him. In this adaptation, they aren't servants but brothers, and they try their best to lift Fehérlófia out of the Underworld.
* AdaptationalModesty: Inverted with the Fall Princess, who proudly displays her boobs and her bush. The original tales don't go into detail.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: The name of Hétszűnyű Kapanyányimonyók, AKA the Kapanyelű Facika, is usually translated as "Seven-Hearted Lobahobgoblin" in English versions of the tale. In actuality, his name is a combination of archaic Hungarian words that in essence mean "Huge Balls and Huge Dick". Thankfully, the movie focuses on the length on his beard (itself a masculine symbol) rather than any other bits, though the beard does become Fanyűvő's PhallicWeapon for a while in the film's second half.
* BittersweetEnding: On one hand, the dragons have been killed, balance restored, love found. On the other, the closing words could be taken to mean this is a never-ending cycle.
cycle. Another sad vision is shown during the credits: the world may become a polluted, metropolitan hellscape, or in the director's own words, ''America''.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: the princesses
The princesses.
* ButtMonkey:Ppoor Kőmorzsoló…
ButtMonkey: Poor Kőmorzsoló.
* ChromaticArrangement: Yellow for Fanyűvő, blueish-green for Vasgyúró, red for Kőmorzsoló. Also holds for the the princesses.
* CompositeCharacter: CompositeCharacter:
**
In some most versions of the original folk tale (including László Arany's), Fehérlófia and Fanyűvő are separate characters.characters.
** The film tells us that Fehérlófia's mother is an ancient, dethroned goddess, the Snow Queen, and the Kapanyányimonyók is his father, the Rain King, in disguise. In the original tale, deities aren't explicitly referred to, the King is a human ruler, and Fehérlófia's only relative is his mother mare.



* HistoryRepeats: Was supposed to be the main message of the film, until the censors curtailed it.
* GreenAesop: Shoved in during the end credits, of all places, though not expressed beyond the visuals.



* NervousWreck: Princess no.2. But considering who her husband is…
* NoNameGiven: Only the hero and his brothers get nominal importance.

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* LuddWasRight: The evil dragons represent technological progress.
* NervousWreck: Princess no.2. The Spring Princess, who is the representation of woman hysteria. But considering who her husband is…
is...
* NewTechnologyIsEvil: The three dragons symbolize technological progress, with the most powerful one representing urbanized modernity in general. Of course Hungary's censorship at the time didn't think too kindly of such a message, so the dragon was made into a computerized city, diverting the censors' attention from the criticism of metropolitan life to computerization.
* NoNameGiven: Only the hero and his brothers get nominal importance. importance, however the credits give designations for most other characters, save for the dragons.



* PragmaticAdaptation

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* PragmaticAdaptationPhallicWeapon: Fanyűvő's sword, not subtle in the least. Also leads to a number of {{visual innuendo}}s.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Originally meant to combine numerous old folk tales, Hungary's communist censors rejected this proposal and forced Jankovics to focus on adapting only one or two myths. While the movie shares its basic plot and several characters with the ''Fehérlófia'' story, it is so different overall that some deem it an InNameOnly adaptation at best.



* RuleOfThree: Three brothers, three princesses, three dragons…
* ScreamingWarrior: Vasgyúró seems to be this.

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* RuleOfThree: Three brothers, three princesses, three dragons…
dragons...
* ScreamingWarrior: Vasgyúró seems to be this.



* SecretTestOfCharacter: That business with Hétszőnyű Kapanyányimonyók asking for porridge could have been this… except he still wants to beat Fanyűvő when he tells him not to eat all of it. But then again, Fanyűvő did find the entrance to the Underworld as a result.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Princess no.1 is somewhat underdressed.

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: That business with Hétszőnyű Hétszűnyű Kapanyányimonyók asking for porridge could have been this… except he still wants to beat Fanyűvő when he tells him not to eat all of it. But then again, Fanyűvő did find the entrance to the Underworld as a result.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Fehérlófia kills Vasgyúró in the original story, and Kőmorzsoló and Fanyűvő simply die of fright upon being informed about this. In this film, Fehérlófia ''is'' Fanyűvő, and he spares his two brothers' lives.
* StaticCharacter: In theory, everyone. The director purposely wanted to avoid character development, arguing that folk story heroes are constant heroes with unchangeable roles in their tales. However, Fehérlófia does receive some development at the very and, when he spares his brothers instead of resorting to his usual violent tactics.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: The Fall Princess no.1 is somewhat underdressed.extraordinarily underdressed in her Underworld home, and even her regal outfit leaves her breasts bare.


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* WorldOfSymbolism
27th Feb '15 11:09:36 PM CRE040295
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Some of the scenes are pretty trippy, to say the least.
25th Jun '14 11:46:40 AM rexpensive
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* LadyInRed: Princess no.1
* LightIsGood:Aalmost all non-evil are drawn in bright colors.

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* LadyInRed: Princess no.1
* LightIsGood:Aalmost
LightIsGood:Almost all non-evil are drawn in bright colors.
21st Jun '14 2:07:54 AM MaxChaplin
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Inversion. In the original tale (meaning Arany's), Hétszőnyű Kapanyányimonyók is the villain. Here, he's [[TheHero The Hero's]] father in disguise. Also, in the original tale his brothers ''did'' betray Fanyűvő.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Inversion. In the original tale (meaning Arany's), Hétszőnyű Kapanyányimonyók is the villain. Here, he's [[TheHero The Hero's]] father in disguise. Also, in the original tale his Fanyűvő's brothers ''did'' betray Fanyűvő.him.



* NewMediaAreEvil: The third dragon seems to be made out of some sort of weird computer screens.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: No kidding. The first dragon is a three-headed caveman, the second is a HumongousMecha made of WorldWarII war machines, and the third is a pixel monster.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: No kidding. The first dragon is a three-headed caveman, the second is a HumongousMecha made of WorldWarII war machines, and the third is a pixel monster.fluid metropolis.
27th Mar '14 11:55:06 AM Snicka
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: No kidding. The first dragon is a three-headed caveman, the second is a WarMachine, and the third is a pixel monster.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: No kidding. The first dragon is a three-headed caveman, the second is a WarMachine, HumongousMecha made of WorldWarII war machines, and the third is a pixel monster.
27th Mar '14 11:53:41 AM Snicka
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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: No kidding.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: No kidding. The first dragon is a three-headed caveman, the second is a WarMachine, and the third is a pixel monster.
27th Mar '14 11:50:50 AM Snicka
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* DragonsPreferPrincesses: All three dragons keep a princess captive.
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