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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the original story, the Fool's brothers are never heard from again, and we never find out if they met some gruesome end or simply faded into obscurity. In the Cosgrove Hall stop-motion adaptation, the two squander their money on gambling and fancy food and drink; the story ends with them alive, but humbled, when their simple but kindly brother (now a wealthy prince) saves them from debt.



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* CloudCuckooLander: The titular fool



* AnIcePerson: One of the Fool's companions is a farmer with a bundle of straw that makes things colder, rather than hotter, when burned.



* KindheartedSimpleton: The titular fool is naive and child-like, but a good and friendly person.
* OldBeggarTest: The Fool gets his flying ship with the help of a mysterious beggar.



* SupernaturalAid: how the Fool gets his flying ship.




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* SupernaturalAid: how the Fool gets his flying ship.







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* AbusiveParents: The fool's parents are verbally abusive to the fool, not being supportive of him when he wanted to go out and build a flying ship. They also only gave him scraps of food for his journey instead of the lovely meal they gave to his two brothers.


The story has also been translated into a StopMotion animated feature film produced by Creator/CosgroveHall's for Creator/TheCannonGroup and the ''Creator/RabbitEarsProductions'' version narrated by ''Creator/RobinWilliams''.

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The story has also been translated into a StopMotion animated feature film produced by Creator/CosgroveHall's Creator/CosgroveHall for Creator/TheCannonGroup and the ''Creator/RabbitEarsProductions'' version narrated by ''Creator/RobinWilliams''.


The story has also been translated into two animated shorts which included ''Cosgrove Hall's'' StopMotion version of the classic Russian folktale and the ''Creator/RabbitEarsProductions'' version narrated by ''Creator/RobinWilliams''.

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The story has also been translated into two animated shorts which included ''Cosgrove Hall's'' a StopMotion version of the classic Russian folktale animated feature film produced by Creator/CosgroveHall's for Creator/TheCannonGroup and the ''Creator/RabbitEarsProductions'' version narrated by ''Creator/RobinWilliams''.


!! Rabbit Ears' version of "The Fool and the Flying Ship" contains the following examples:

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The Puffer is salmon pink while the Eater is light green.
* AnimalMotifs: The Fool’s companions represent several animals that match their abilities and appearances such as the Runner representing an antelope with his speed and having horns embedded in his head and the Sharpshooter is representing an eagle with his sharp sight and bird-like feet.
* BlackComedy
-->'''Sharpshooter: Well, you see, there's an ant in Ethiopia with a terrible cough. I should like to put him out of his misery.
-->The Fool: But his wife's loud snoring is keeping him ill.
-->Sharpshooter: Yes of course, she's the one I'm aiming for!'''
* DerangedAnimation: Due to its art style, courtesy of ''Creator/HenrikDrescher'', the story could be considered this, especially since the animation moved a bit more than was often shown in other ''Creator/RabbitEarsProductions'' stories.
* GagNose: The Fool's nose is similar to Pinocchio's.
* HappilyMarried: Hilariously averted as the Princess doesn’t seem to enjoy the idea about being married to the Fool.
-->'''Oh, and as for the princess - well, maybe she got used to it."'''
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to the original Russian folktale. For instance, there was a scene in the original folktale where the Fool and the man who carries the straw have to stay in the royal bath house while the room was heated up to a high degree. This scene was cut out in the Rabbit Ears' version. Also, in the original version, there was a man who carried sticks that could turn into an army of soldiers. Instead, in the Rabbit Ears' version, there was a man who had incredible strength and used that strength to pull the land apart and bring in an army of [[spoiler:penguins]].
* TheNarrator: Creator/RobinWilliams.
* SurrealHumor: The whole joke about how a flea is sick because of his wife’s snoring and the Sharpshooter shooting at a flea’s buckled shoes to wake up the Runner are among some of the surreal humor in this story.


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!! Rabbit Ears' version of "The Fool and the Flying Ship" contains the following examples:

* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The Puffer is salmon pink while the Eater is light green.
* AnimalMotifs: The Fool’s companions represent several animals that match their abilities and appearances such as the Runner representing an antelope with his speed and having horns embedded in his head and the Sharpshooter is representing an eagle with his sharp sight and bird-like feet.
* BlackComedy
-->'''Sharpshooter: Well, you see, there's an ant in Ethiopia with a terrible cough. I should like to put him out of his misery.
-->The Fool: But his wife's loud snoring is keeping him ill.
-->Sharpshooter: Yes of course, she's the one I'm aiming for!'''
* DerangedAnimation: Due to its art style, courtesy of ''Creator/HenrikDrescher'', the story could be considered this, especially since the animation moved a bit more than was often shown in other ''Creator/RabbitEarsProductions'' stories.
* GagNose: The Fool's nose is similar to Pinocchio's.
* HappilyMarried: Hilariously averted as the Princess doesn’t seem to enjoy the idea about being married to the Fool.
-->'''Oh, and as for the princess - well, maybe she got used to it."'''
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to the original Russian folktale. For instance, there was a scene in the original folktale where the Fool and the man who carries the straw have to stay in the royal bath house while the room was heated up to a high degree. This scene was cut out in the Rabbit Ears' version. Also, in the original version, there was a man who carried sticks that could turn into an army of soldiers. Instead, in the Rabbit Ears' version, there was a man who had incredible strength and used that strength to pull the land apart and bring in an army of [[spoiler:penguins]].
* TheNarrator: Creator/RobinWilliams.
* SurrealHumor: The whole joke about how a flea is sick because of his wife’s snoring and the Sharpshooter shooting at a flea’s buckled shoes to wake up the Runner are among some of the surreal humor in this story.





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* SuperheroSpeciationSuperheroSpeciation: Each of the Fool's passengers has an amazing ability all their own, which solves every "impossible" job the Tsar can think of to give him.

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* AnimatedAdaptation: Has two animated adaptations which included ''Cosgrove Hall's'' StopMotion animated version and Creator/RabbitEarsProductions version narrated by Creator/RobinWilliams.


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* BlackComedy
-->'''Sharpshooter: Well, you see, there's an ant in Ethiopia with a terrible cough. I should like to put him out of his misery.
-->The Fool: But his wife's loud snoring is keeping him ill.
-->Sharpshooter: Yes of course, she's the one I'm aiming for!'''


The story has also been translated into two animated shorts which included ''Cosgrove Hall's'' version of the classic Russian folktale and the ''Creator/RabbitEarsProductions'' version narrated by ''Creator/RobinWilliams''.

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The story has also been translated into two animated shorts which included ''Cosgrove Hall's'' StopMotion version of the classic Russian folktale and the ''Creator/RabbitEarsProductions'' version narrated by ''Creator/RobinWilliams''.

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* PowerLimiter: The Runner, who has to tie one of his legs up or he'd move so fast he'd travel to the ends of the Earth in an instant.


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* PlotTailoredToThePartyPlotTailoredToTheParty: Each of the Tsar's impossible tasks turns out to be perfectly tailored to the supernatural powers of one of the travelers the Fool picked up on the way in.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: The Sharpshooter, who wakes up the Runner by grazing him with a bullet from some several hundred miles away.


The story has also been translated into two animated shorts which included ''Cosgrove Hall's'' version of the classic Russian folktale and the {{Rabbit Ears Productions}}' version narrated by {{Robin Williams}}.

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The story has also been translated into two animated shorts which included ''Cosgrove Hall's'' version of the classic Russian folktale and the {{Rabbit Ears Productions}}' ''Creator/RabbitEarsProductions'' version narrated by {{Robin Williams}}.
''Creator/RobinWilliams''.



* RagtagBunchofMisfits: Let's see, there is the titular character who is known as the fool of the world and his companions which includes a man who can see across the world, a man who can eat tons of bread, a man who can run fast around the world and a man who can create an army out of wooden sticks.

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* RagtagBunchofMisfits: RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Let's see, there is the titular character who is known as the fool of the world and his companions which includes a man who can see across the world, a man who can eat tons of bread, a man who can run fast around the world and a man who can create an army out of wooden sticks.



* DerangedAnimation: Due to its art style, courtesy of {{Henrik Drescher}}, the story could be considered this, especially since the animation moved a bit more than was often shown in other {{Rabbit Ears Productions}}' stories.

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* DerangedAnimation: Due to its art style, courtesy of {{Henrik Drescher}}, ''Creator/HenrikDrescher'', the story could be considered this, especially since the animation moved a bit more than was often shown in other {{Rabbit Ears Productions}}' ''Creator/RabbitEarsProductions'' stories.

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