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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:
Forget the put downs....I dig it !! 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:
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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:
The development of Gulliver's Travels began in the spring of 1938 and it had to be ready for a December 1939 release, which meant that it had to be produced on a timetable that was one-third of that of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), which took three and a half years to complete. Additionally, Gulliver's Travels had to be made at a budget of $700,000, which was almost half of that of Snow White.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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It's a Hap Hap Happy DaySee more »

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31 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Forget the put downs....I dig it !!, 16 March 2005
Author: tmpj from Chicago IL

I've seen this many times over the years, and it's one of my absolute favorites. Some folks seem to think the Fleischers have to take a back seat to Disney.

NOT !!

They were, in many instances ( such as this one), far more inventive than Disney, and their work did not lose touch with common emotions,and had broad-based appeal to all ages, despite technical complexity.

Mickey Mouse will never go off the air. But neither will Betty Boop or Popeye.

In its own special way, "Gulliver's Travels" rivals the Disney features with its complexity, and its lack of laziness. If you really look at it, and keep in mind that this is animation done by hand...the old fashioned way, you will have a keener appreciation for the hard work that went into it. In those days, Disney and the Fleischers had to run the studios like a factory. It took teams of men in units and working shifts to concentrate on just the movements of the characters to make them appear lifelike (not like the computer animation of to-day, or even the TV animation of UPA or Hanna-Barbera in the 1950s).

"Roto-scoping", a process invented by the Fleischers, made the task that much more daunting. But the Fleischers had to be "perfectionists/masochists". The love of their craft shows in the movements, the backgrounds, the stories, and the music...not to mention the characters.

I am truly taken with the score. It is warm and dreamy and romantic....tearful to some. Some folks can't get with it, but it's a shame we don't don't hear much real music like that anymore in the mainstream.

Win Sharples and Victor Young did a very fine job...one of the best of All cartoon scores. Work on this film appears to have gotten Win Sharples the scoring job for the Fleischers, one he held down after the Fleischers were given the gate by Paramount, and which he continued to hold until Famous Studios was padlocked.

I can't recommend this feature highly enough. It's good clean fun, an accurate character study, terrific music, animation...the "whole nine".

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