'''''Lúdas Matyi''''' is an [[NarrativePoem epic poem]] written by the Hungarian poet Mihály Fazekas, based on a folk tale. The poem tells the story of a peasant boy, Matyi, trying to sell his geese at the country fair. The local lord Döbrögi claims the geese for himself, and when Matyi protests, the lord orders his soldiers to beat him up. Matyi swears {{revenge}}: he will beat up Döbrögi three times. By using various disguises, he succeeds.

The poem was adapted to film a few times, including an 1977 AnimatedAdaptation from Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio, directed by Hungarian cartoonist Attila Dargay. There is also a popular AudioAdaptation by György Schwajda.

!!The poem and the animated film provide examples of:

* AristocratsAreEvil: Döbrögi.
* BalefulPolymorph: Only in the animated film, the witch accidentally turns Döbrögi's second-in-command into [[BewitchedAmphibians frogs]]. [[MesACrowd One person into several frogs]], that is.
* BestServedCold: Döbrögi takes Matyi's geese and beats him up when he's a child. He returns a decade later to return the beating.
* BewitchedAmphibians: See BalefulPolymorph.
* EgomaniacHunter: In the animated film, Döbrögi is shown being one. He wants to shoot Matyi's goose too.
* FatBastard: Döbrögi.
* FeatherFingers: The goose can make some very human-like gestures with its wings in the animated film, including picking flowers, and plucking its own feathers.
* FolkHero: Lúdas Matyi himself.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Subverted, Döbrögi is an evil smoker with a pipe. This is in line with the setting though, since pipes were popular among Hungarian lords.
* IneptMage: In the animated film, a witch attempts to heal Döbrögi, but messes it up. After Döbrögi shouts BurnTheWitch, she escapes the castle on a FlyingBroomstick.
* KarmicTrickster: Matyi punishes Döbrögi for his greed by tricking him three times.
* MasterOfDisguise: Matyi.
* NonhumanSidekick: In the cartoon the goose escapes from Döbrögi and joins Matyi. In the radio play he is a TalkingAnimal called Galiba.
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: Music/FranzLiszt's Hungarian Rhasodies were used for the cartoon movie's soundtrack, most extensively Number 2.
* RhymesOnADime: The witch talks like this.
* WigDressAccent: Matyi disguises himself as an Italian architect and a German doctor this way.