In 1939, Fleischer Studios released the movie "Gulliver's Travels". In that movie, Gabby is the know-it-all town crier for the town/nation of Lulliput. Following the movie, the Fleischer brothers used the character Gabby eight more times between 1940-1941. In "It's a Hap-Hap-Happy Day", Gabby catches the Mayor of Lilliput getting ready to go camping by himself. Gabby decides to tag along and causes oh so much trouble. You see, Gabby thinks he knows best about everything, and it's the poor Mayor that is in for a rough time. Gabby pitches tent about as well as I do. Then there's this moose that Gabby runs afoul of. And a woodpecker. I think you get the idea. Max and Dave Fleischer lost their studio in 1942 and that was it for Gabby. One movie and eight cartoons later, and it was all over for the hapless town crier of Lulliput. This cartoon can be found on several public domain DVDs and VHS tapes. Some of the other Gabby cartoons are; "King for a Day", "All's Well", "Fire Cheese", "Swing Cleaning", and "Two for the Zoo". Enjoy!
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