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Gulliver's Travels (1939)

A doctor washes ashore on an island inhabited by little people.

Director:

Dave Fleischer

Writers:

Jonathan Swift (based on immortal tale), Edmond Seward (story adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jessica Dragonette ... Princess Glory (singing voice)
Lanny Ross ... Prince David (singing voice)
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Storyline

Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally minuscule rival, Blefuscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier and general fussbudget, Gabby. A life-threatening situation develops when the bumbling trio of Blefuscu spies, Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, manage to steal Gulliver's pistol. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Taglines:

The Amazing Characters in Jonathan Swift's Immortal Fantasy Come To Life ! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Viagens de Gulliver See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The town crier Gabby subsequently appeared in a series of eight short films from 1940 to 1941. 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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Alternate Versions

The newly restored version omits Gaby the Town Crier's entire first sequence where he first encounters Gulliver on the beach, including the song "All's Well". See more »

Connections

Version of Gulliver's Travel (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Hap-Hap-Happy Day
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Music by Sammy Timberg and Winston Sharples
Lyrics by Al Neiburg
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Excellent animation for it's time.
11 September 2000 | by donmcneilSee all my reviews

I thought that it was well done. The script closely parallel the book. This animation and love ballad must be critiqued in the context of it's time. Filmed in Techi-color and just the second full-length animated feature, it rivalled many of the light musicals on the silverscreen in the 1930's.

If you have not seen it, judge for yourself.


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