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Gulliver's Travels 

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An Englishman returns after nine years abroad and tells strange stories of the tiny people of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnang, the flying island Laputa, and the Houyhnhnms, a race of intelligent horses.
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1996  
Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ted Danson ...  Lemuel Gulliver 2 episodes, 1996
Mary Steenburgen ...  Mary Gulliver 2 episodes, 1996
James Fox ...  Dr. Bates 2 episodes, 1996
Robert Hardy ...  Dr. Parnell 2 episodes, 1996
Edward Petherbridge ...  Dr. Pritchard 2 episodes, 1996
Tom Sturridge ...  Tom Gulliver 2 episodes, 1996
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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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English

Release Date:

4 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

James Fox (Dr. Bates) and Edward Fox (General Limtoc) are brothers in real life. Their former sister-in-law Celestia Fox was the mini-series' casting director. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mistress: You are more Houyhnhnm than Yahoo.
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Version of Gulliver's Travels (1992) See more »

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Excellent adaptation
31 March 2003 | by george.schmidtSee 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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