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Director:
Writers:
Jonathan Swift (based on immortal tale)
Edmond Seward (story)
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Release Date:
22 December 1939 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The Amazing Characters in Jonathan Swift's Immortal Fantasy Come To Life ! See more »
Plot:
Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
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User Reviews:
WONDERFUL!!! See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Jessica Dragonette ... Princess Glory (singing voice)
Lanny Ross ... Prince David (singing voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pinto Colvig ... Gabby (voice) (uncredited)
Cal Howard ... Prince David (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... King Little (voice) (uncredited)
Sam Parker ... Gulliver (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce ... King Bombo (voice) (uncredited)
Livonia Warren ... Princess Glory (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dave Fleischer 
 
Writing credits
Jonathan Swift (based on immortal tale)

Edmond Seward (story adaptation)

Dan Gordon (screen play) &
Cal Howard (screen play) &
Tedd Pierce (screen play) (as Ted Pierce) &
Izzy Sparber (screen play) (as I. Sparber) &
Edmond Seward (screen play)

Produced by
Max Fleischer .... producer
 
Original Music by
Victor Young (atmospheric music created by)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Schettler (photography)
 
Art Department
Louis Jambor .... scenic
Robert Little .... scenic
Shane Miller .... scenic
Erich Schenk .... scenic
 
Sound Department
Maurice Manne .... sound effects (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Robert Bentley .... animator
Willard Bowsky .... director of animation
Orestes Calpini .... director of animation
Ben Clopton .... animator
Roland Crandall .... director of animation
Shamus Culhane .... animator (as James Culhane)
Joe D'Igalo .... animator (as Joseph D'Igalo)
James Davis .... animator
Nelson Demorest .... animator
Ted Dubois .... animator
Frank Endres .... animator
Al Eugster .... animator (as Alfred Eugster)
Otto Feuer .... animator
George Germanetti .... animator
Arnold Gillespie .... animator
Reuben Grossman .... animator
Thurston Harper .... animator
William Henning .... director of animation
Winfield Hoskins .... director of animation
Thomas Johnson .... director of animation (as Tom Johnson)
Frank Kelling .... director of animation
Abner Kneitel .... animator
Seymour Kneitel .... director of animation
Robert G. Leffingwell .... director of animation (as Robert Leffingwell)
Joe Miller .... animator
George Moreno .... animator
Steve Muffati .... animator (as Stephen Muffatti)
Grim Natwick .... director of animation
William Nolan .... animator (as Bill Nolan)
Joseph Oriolo .... animator
Tony Pabian .... animator
Tom Palmer .... director of animation
Graham Place .... animator
Stan Quackenbush .... animator
Edwin Rehberg .... animator
Lod Rossner .... animator
Edward Smith .... animator
Frank Smith .... animator
Irv Spector .... animator (as Irving Spector)
Sam Stimson .... animator
William Sturm .... animator
Nick Tafuri .... animator (as Nicholas Tafuri)
Dave Tendlar .... animator (as David Tendlar)
Harold Walker .... animator
Lou Zukor .... animator
Gordon Sheehan .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ralph Rainger .... lyrics and music
Leo Robin .... lyrics and music
Victor Young .... conductor: atmospheric music
George Bassman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Bradshaw .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Fletcher Henderson .... music arranger (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Johnny Burks .... technical advisor
Cal Howard .... live action model: Prince David (uncredited)
Sam Parker .... live action model: Gulliver (uncredited)
Livonia Warren .... live action model: Princess Glory (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
76 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1940) | Portugal:M/6 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #02172) | West Germany:o.Al.

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Trivia:
All of Prince David's dialogue is sung except for a single spoken line near the end. All of Princess Glory's dialogue is sung.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Loose in a Caboose (1946)See more »
Soundtrack:
It's a Hap Hap Happy DaySee more »

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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
WONDERFUL!!!, 18 May 2001
Author: Bill Treadway (treads22@hotmail.com) from Queens, New York

"Gulliver's Travels" is one of the great animated features of its' time. It was made as a response to Disney's wildly successful "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Today, "Gulliver's Travels" is not accorded the same respect as the Disney pictures and is pretty much forgotten.

Why? This is as good as "Snow White". After all, it was made by the Fleischer brothers, contemporaries of animation and in my opinion, geniuses. They made the 17 classic Superman shorts that still spellbind people today, including myself. They made those classic 20 minute plus Popeye shorts. Betty Boop, Grampy, Screen Songs, Little Lulu, Gabby (spawned from this feature) the list goes on. Famous Studios was one of the most prolific animation studios of its' time.

While purists may complain that it doesn't stay faithful to the book, I think the changes are appropriate. What kid would understand Swift's social satire? What adult would really want to see a wholly faithful cartoon of the book. Besides, we have the 1996 epic film with Ted Danson to go to with accuracy.

The songs are surprisingly great considering how some can be overkill in a film like this. The characters are endearing and the story is solid and involving. What more could you ask for?

**** out of 4 stars

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