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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:
A Slice of Childhood See more (49 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)
Jack Mercer ... King Little (voice) (uncredited)
Sam Parker ... Gulliver (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce ... King Bombo (voice) (uncredited)
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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
 
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
 
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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:
The character "Gabby" was starred in several cartoon shorts but he, and the cartoons, were never popular.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:
Version of Gulliver Mickey (1934)See more »
Soundtrack:
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12 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Slice of Childhood, 4 May 2004
Author: Megan Johnson (rhubarb-6) from USA

I remember watching very few movies and even less television as a child. This was one of the movies that I would check out periodically from the main branch of the library and I remember it being a very special treat. I had forgotten about it completely until recently I found it laying on a shelf in my local Wal Mart for a dollar. I bought it and watched it a few days later.

Looking at it through adult eyes, I saw that yes, the animation was poor, the singing extremely "60s choir" and not at all pleasant. The dialog and storyline were hardly complex but then again, what episode of "Barney" has complex dialog and storyline? It's a kids' movie and personally, I think kids would benefit far more from watching this than "Barney"!

Gulliver's Travels is the timeless story of a man who washes up on the shore of a country inhabited by little people. While the town crier strives to inform the king that "There's a giant on the beach!", the king is planning a fantastic wedding for his daughter, who is engaged to the prince of a neighboring country. A simple disagreement between the two monarchs leads to war and Gulliver looks to find a way to make peace between them. I laughed harder over this movie than I have over most of Disney's new fare.

It's not rocket science, but it's a nice way to spend 78 minutes, especially if you're only five years old or remember this movie from childhood.

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