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Gulliver's Travels (1939)

Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the ... See full summary »

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Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier and general fussbudget, Gabby. A life-threatening situation develops when the bumbling trio of Blefiscu spies, Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, manage to steal Gulliver's pistol. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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The Amazing Characters in Jonathan Swift's Immortal Fantasy Come To Life ! See more »


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22 December 1939 (USA)  »

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As Viagens de Gulliver  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Apparently the copyright on this film was not renewed and it thereby fell into public domain. As a result, countless VHS and DVD dealers added it to their inventories, usually offering vastly inferior copies because they do not have access to the original negative or surviving archival prints. See more »

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[first lines]
Gabby: [singing] All's well, what's a rainy day? / Never mind that cloud, behind that cloud you'll find a golden ray.
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(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Excellent animation for it's time.
11 September 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I thought that it was well done. The script closely parallel the book. This animation and love ballad must be critiqued in the context of it's time. Filmed in Techi-color and just the second full-length animated feature, it rivalled many of the light musicals on the silverscreen in the 1930's.

If you have not seen it, judge for yourself.


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