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Gulliver's Travels 

An Englishman returns after a long time abroad and tells his strange stories about the lands he visited which are allegories about the real world.
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1996  
Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »
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All star adaptation of Jonathan Swift's satirical tale about a normal man who, after returning home following eight years of absence, relates fantastical tales about how he was thought to be giant in the Land of Lilliput, but was only six inches high in the Land of Brobdingnag. He also tells of his visit to the floating island of Laputa populated by scientists who are so obsessed with reason that they act with no common sense. Finally, he tells of his journey to the land where his disturbing likeness to the bestial Yahoos and his inferiority to the intelligent horses there makes him question the very worth of his humanity. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »
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4 February 1996 (USA)  »

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As Viagens de Gulliver  »

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This is the first screen version of Jonathan Swift's 1726 novel "Gulliver's Travels" to adapt all four of its parts. See more »

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When Dr. Bates is tearing pages from Gulliver's journal and throwing them on the fire the pages change position between shots. See more »

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Emperor of Lilliput: Well, you weren't exaggerating... he's a whopper!
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Version of The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960) See more »

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Excellent adaptation
31 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (1996/MTV/NBC) ***1/2 Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, James Fox, Peter O' Toole, Alfre Woodard, Ned Beatty, Thomas Sturridge, Sir John Gielgud. Excellent mini-series adaptation of Jonathan Swift's classic satirical novel about Lemuel Gulliver (Danson in a fine performance) and his near descent into madness after his journey and many adventures amongst many different people including the legendary Lilliputians (the wee folk) and the the Brobdingnagians (giants) with splendid supporting cast and grandiose production design. Hats off to the special effects thanks to Jim Henson's effects shop and able direction by Charles Sturridge.


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