Gulliver's Travels is a 1939 American musical animated fantasy film produced by Max Fleischer and directed by Dave Fleischer for Fleischer Studios. Released to theaters in the United States on December 22, 1939 by Paramount Pictures, the story is a very loose adaptation of Jonathan Swift's 18th century novel of the same name.
Why It Rocks
- The film is very faithful to the 1726's book Gulliver's Travels.
- It was Paramount's first animated feature film.
- Like most of the Fleischer Studios productions, high-quality animation was set for the late-1930s standards, compared to Walt Disney's , compared to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
- The rotoscoped animation is great for the Gulliver character.
- Great voice acting, with Sam Parker as Gulliver, Pinto Colvig as Gabby and Jack Mercer as King Little.
- Memorable characters, including Seaman Lemuel Gulliver (the film's main protagonist), Gabby, King Little, Twinkletoes, Princess Glory and Prince David.
- Princess Glory was the most adorable character in this film, as her character design is cute and charming.
- Even though it's not a good "kids" film, But it touches the hearts of adults.
- For the opening credits sequence, the 3D modeled version of Gulliver's ship is perfectly made.
- Tons of heartwarming moments, including the very happy ending.
- It received theatrical short films, which are prequels to this film. For example, eight Technicolor shorts featuring Gabby, and for the black-and-white shorts, two shorts featuring Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, and two shorts featuring Twinkletoes.
- It was the most successful film of the 1939 Christmas season.
- Best songs made by Leo Robin and the composer Ralph Rainger, including "All's Well", "Faithful/Forever", "I Hear a Dream (Come Home Again)" and "We're All Together Now".
- The song "It's a Hap-Hap-Happy Day" sounds more delightful, as it was written by Sammy Timberg, Al Neiburg and Winston Sharples (who composed the charming, jazzy Little Audrey theme song).
- Beautiful soundtrack, thanks to Victor Young.
- It had very kind, light-hearted Disney-style humor.
- Wonderful plot.