Gulliver's Travels (1939) - Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, 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 Blefiscu spies, Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, manage to steal Gulliver's pistol. This animated classic is based on the classic novel by Jonathan Swift (with a little nod to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet).
Watch Gulliver's Travels because the story behind this now-classic film is itself an amazing story. It’s the tale of a truly remarkable journey: one that spanned more than 1,200 miles, involved the work of 678 artists who created 665,280 drawings using 16 tons of paper, 49,000 pencils and 12 tons of paint on a half million cells; and all while struggling to meet a seemingly impossible deadline. In December 1939, Gulliver’s Travels opened to great fanfare in theaters in Miami and New York. The crowd in Miami was so large that it filled both the Sheridan and Colony Theaters, while in New York, Gulliver’s Travels broke box office records in its first two weeks at the 3,664-seat Paramount Theater. - fleischerstudios
Director: Dave Fleischer
Starring: Jessica Dragonette, Lanny Ross, Pinto Colvig