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Gulliver's Travels (2010) Poster

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Emily Blunt was originally cast as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Iron Man 2 (2010), but had to drop out as she was already contractually obligated to appear in this film.
This film gives no screen credit to Jonathan Swift, who wrote the book on which it is loosely based.
Playing a princess, Emily Blunt felt this was her "girliest" role thus far in her career.
The Liliput palace is in reality Blenheim Palace, which is where former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill was born.
Rob Letterman felt it was important for "Jack Black to interact with the other cast members, and for those interactions to feel natural - as if they all really were in the same room". Thus, thanks to the use of the DualMoCo camera, which was used extensively for the first time on this film, while Jack Black was in one area of the sound stage, performing against a green screen, the actors portraying the Lilliputians would be on another part of the stage, acting "opposite" Jack Black.
Taylor Lautner was originally cast as Horatio but was dropped after producers changed their minds and considered him too young. Jason Segel replaced him.
The Blefuscian state motto seen on their banners, is "Rapio E Abfugio", which can be roughly translated as "Plunder and Run" in Latin.
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The film makes numerous references to the Star Wars franchise. Several of the film's crew worked on the Star Wars prequel trilogy, notably cinematographer David Tattersall and production designer Gavin Bocquet.
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In the harbor, containing all of the pun-named boats, the one to the far right is called Swift Passage, an allusion to Jonathan Swift, the author of the book upon which the movie is loosely based.
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Rob Letterman's first live-action directorial effort, after working on animated films for DreamWorks, including Shark Tale (2004) where he already worked with Jack Black and Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) where he already had to deal with a giant character.
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The stone jail where Gulliver is imprisoned is modeled after a natural formation of volcanic origin in the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, consisting of over 40000 interlocking basalt columns of distinctive shape. Quite appropriately, its local Irish name, "Clochan an Aifir", means "The Giant's Causeway".
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Meredith Vieira's cameo was cut, but is still listed in the credits.
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Gulliver's putting out of the Lilliputian castle fire by urinating on it was in the original Jonathan Swift novel.
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In an effort to partly cut down on the overuse of expensive special effects, many of the dolls' house furniture and accessories found at the Dolls House Emporium in Derbyshire were used in the film.
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Two characters are named "Dan" and "Jinks", after producer Dan Jinks.
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In an episode of the reality show, "Survivor", the castaways performed in a challenge and part of the reward was getting to see an advance screening of this movie.
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In this movie Darcy's last name "Silverman" is a reference to the movie "Saving Silverman" which Jack Black & Amanda Peet both stared in.
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With a $6,000,000 opening weekend, this was the lowest opening for a 3D feature released in over 2000 theaters since My Soul to Take (2010). It only held that accolade for two months however with the subsequent release of Drive Angry (2011).
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Sarah Michelle Gellar was considered to play Princess Mary before 'Emily Blunt' was eventually cast instead.
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Shipped to theaters under the title "Little Trip".
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James Corden (Jinks) and Catherine Tate (the Queen) spent time in the Doctor Who universe. Corden two episodes, Tate more as she was a Doctor's companion, Donna Noble.
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The film is a present day retelling or re-imagining of the classic Jonathan Swift fantasy novel.
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Four years after "Gulliver's Travels", James Corden and Emily Blunt would again team up in the smash hit "Into The Woods" as husband and wife (The Baker & The Baker's Wife respectively).
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Jack Black would later star opposite Karen Gillan in Jumanji (2017). Karen Gillan and Catherine Tate have both starred in Doctor Who (2005). Catherine Tate as Donna Noble and Karen Gillan as Amy Pond.
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Emily Blunt and Catherine Tate have both worked with actress Alex Kingston. Emily Blunt starred opposite Alex Kingston in Warrior Queen (2003) and Catherine Tate starred opposite Alex Kingston in Doctor Who: Silence in the Library (2008) and Doctor Who: Forest of the Dead (2008).
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The text in the "newspapers" in the end credits is actual text from the original novel by Jonathan Swift, and mentions some adventures that are not featured in the movie but featured in the original, like the encounters with the subhuman "yahoos".
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The "island we dare not go to" is the book's second fantastic country, Brobdingnag, which was called Brobdingrag in one chapter. The giant "little girl" is called Glumdalclitch.
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