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Long Ago and Far Away; Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, The

08/15/1991

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Series
Long Ago and Far Away
Program
Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, The
Program Number

301T

Series Description

Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

Derived from a Russian folk tale, this film is an ambitious effort in animation. A greedy Czar offers his daughter's hand to the first man who can bring him a flying ship. Pyotr, a kind-hearted peasant boy, sets out to find his two older brothers, who went in search of the miraculous gift. Stopping to rest, Pyotr shares his good with a mysterious old man and is rewarded for his kindness with a wondrous swan-shaped flying ship. On his journey to deliver the ship to the Czar, Pyotr is joined by a band of delightfully eccentric characters, each blessed with a peculiar talent In part 2, Pyotr and his new friends are imprisoned in the palace and must perform three "impossible" tasks or die. With the aid of their magical powers, the travelers outwit the czar, Pyotr weds the czar's daughter and they all live together happily in the palace.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Topics
Literature
Citation
Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, The,” 08/15/1991, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_033D5E7B5409499EB6F805EF717A4C9F.
MLA: “Long Ago and Far Away; Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, The.” 08/15/1991. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_033D5E7B5409499EB6F805EF717A4C9F>.
APA: Long Ago and Far Away; Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_033D5E7B5409499EB6F805EF717A4C9F
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