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Gulliver's Travels (2010)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  25 December 2010 (USA)
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Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darcy Silverman
King Theodore
General Edward
Queen Isabelle
Emmanuel Quatra ...
King Leopold
Prince August
Nigel Travel Writer
Blefuscian Captain
Lilliputian Scientist


Lemuel Gulliver has been working in the mail room of a New York daily newspaper for the past ten years. Afraid to put himself out there, he considers himself a loser, as do all his peers. One day, after having finally had enough, he decides to declare his flame to the beautiful Darcy Silverman, the newspaper's travel editor and one of Gulliver's only friends...only to chicken out at the last minute and instead tell her that he'd like to try his hand at writing a column. Darcy accepts and sends him on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle. There, Gulliver becomes shipwrecked and ends up on the island of Liliput, where he is twelve taller than the tallest man. For the first time, Gulliver has people looking up to him... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief rude humor, mild language and action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los viajes de Gulliver  »

Box Office


$112,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,307,691 (USA) (24 December 2010)


$42,776,259 (USA) (8 April 2011)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound)|


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Two characters are named "Dan" and "Jinks", after producer Dan Jinks. See more »


When Gulliver is inviting Dan from the mail room out for a drink early in film, Gulliver has his right thumb up, pointing to himself, but in the reverse shot of Dan, he has his left thumb up. See more »


Lemuel Gulliver: I'm Invincible!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are presented as part of newspaper clips from Gulliver's column. Surrounding the credits is actual text from the original novel by Jonathan Swift, and mentions some adventures from the book that are not featured in the movie, such as the encounters with the subhuman "yahoos". See more »


Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Waterworld (2010) See more »


Written by Ben Ofoedu, Claudine Cramer, Richard Raffles, Leigh Guest, Nora Dean, Rodney Williams
Performed by Walkerman
Courtesy of Major Records Medien GmbH, Germany
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Gosh, aren't we all being a little too serious in these reviews
9 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Gulliver's Travels is fun, a fantasy, not taking itself seriously light comedy. You won't learn anything, you won't cry, you won't witness historic cinema in the making. You will spend an hour and a half watching an enjoyable family film that doesn't pretend to be anything more than a fun adaptation of an age old tale by Jonathan Swift.

I marked the film 7 because I enjoyed watching it, isn't that enough? Must everything be critiqued so much that we lose enchanting family films that just cheer us up momentarily.

Sometimes; Now this might upset the media studies students who seem to be taking over IMDb, sometimes I don't want to have to concentrate on plots and sub plots, sometimes I just want watch a film and escape for a bit, is that OK with you, must everything be Cannes fodder? If you want to have fun and watch a dumb romantic comedy watch Gulliver's Travels, if you're an over serious sneering sceptic... don't. It's that simple.

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