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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:
Solid gold, from animation's Golden Age. 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
 
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:
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 »
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 Castle in the Sky (1986)See more »
Soundtrack:
We're All Together NowSee more »

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28 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Solid gold, from animation's Golden Age., 29 August 2001
Author: Lou Rugani (x779@webtv.net) from United States

Talk about unforgettable music! I saw "Gulliver's Travels" forty years ago on Saturday-afternoon television, and I can STILL hum much of the Ralph Rainger/Leo Robin score, especially "Faithful", "Forever", "Faithful Forever", "We're All Together Now", and "Orchids in the Moonlight". What a songwriting team they were.

It's impossible to not compare "Gulliver's Travels", and its songs, to today's animated product, and it's sad when I try. The knack seems to be lost in all regards.

Lanny Ross and Jessica Dragonette, top radio stars of the period, actually enunciate the lyrics, and in tune, and with varying dynamics. What a relief to remember a time when that was mandatory in film music.

And we can also luxuriate in the well-drawn visuals, which allows the audience time to wallow in the rich colors and narrative (without the slam-bang short-attention-span cutting that sea-sickened me during "Atlantis" and similar Y2K material).

Give the youngsters a taste of the Golden Age of animation, songwriting and storytelling with "Gulliver's Travels", and take the time to enjoy it with them.

Highest recommendation. ****

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