History Trivia / GulliversTravels

9th Oct '15 8:02:04 AM Prinzenick
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* ChristmasRushed: Fleischer was given less than two years to make this animated feature, starting May 1938 and with the deadline being Christmas 1939.

** To begin with, it had a deadline that was far too short—production began in May 1938, and it was due Christmas 1939; this is less than half of the four years of production that went into Snow White, the film it was meant to emulate to begin with.
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** To begin with, it had a deadline that was far too short—production short—-production began in May 1938, and it was due Christmas 1939; this is less than half of the four years of production that went into Snow White, the film it was meant to emulate to begin with.
2nd Mar '15 5:47:35 AM Omeganian
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** In the fourth part, Gulliver remarks that without civilization, even the Yahoos seem to have no sexual perversions. Today, these tendencies are known to depend little on either civilization or species.
28th Nov '14 5:49:25 PM CJO123
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** In the end, while the film did well at the box office; making about $3 million (equal to about $106 million today), Paramount deliberately discounted the money the film made in Europe before World War II broke out there, meaning the film had much overhead left to be paid, leaving the Fleischers in the red. Critical reaction was also mixed, with a cruel remark from rival Walt Disney quipping "We can make a better film than that with our second-string animators".
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** In the end, while the film did well at the box office; making about $3 $3.2 million (equal to about $106 $113 million today), today) in the United States, Paramount deliberately discounted the money the film made in Europe before World War II broke out there, meaning the film had much overhead left to be paid, leaving the Fleischers in the red. Critical reaction was also mixed, with a cruel remark from rival Walt Disney quipping "We can make a better film than that with our second-string animators".
13th Nov '14 1:49:40 AM CJO123
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** In the end, while the film did well at the box office (making about $3 million), Paramount deliberately discounted the money the film made in Europe before World War II broke out there, meaning the film had much overhead left to be paid, leaving the Fleischers in the red. Critical reaction was also mixed, with a cruel remark from rival Walt Disney quipping "We can make a better film than that with our second-string animators".
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** In the end, while the film did well at the box office (making office; making about $3 million), million (equal to about $106 million today), Paramount deliberately discounted the money the film made in Europe before World War II broke out there, meaning the film had much overhead left to be paid, leaving the Fleischers in the red. Critical reaction was also mixed, with a cruel remark from rival Walt Disney quipping "We can make a better film than that with our second-string animators".
7th Oct '14 8:45:33 AM LordGro
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I don't know what this is, but it's not Science Marches On.
** Interestingly, Swift managed to almost perfectly describe the existence of two satellites of Mars.
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** Interestingly, Swift managed to almost perfectly describe the existence of two satellites of Mars.
7th Oct '14 8:43:55 AM LordGro
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Creator Breakdown is a trivia item about the *real* creator, which is Jonathan Swift, not Gulliver.
* CreatorBreakdown: If you indulge Swift's LiteraryAgentHypothesis and think of the work as a travelogue written by Gulliver himself, the ending definitely counts.
7th Oct '14 8:42:01 AM LordGro
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!! The book by Jonathan Swift * CreatorBreakdown: If you indulge Swift's LiteraryAgentHypothesis and think of the work as a travelogue written by Gulliver himself, the ending definitely counts. * ScienceMarchesOn: Some of the inventions in Lagado don't seem too far-fetched anymore, such as the weaver trying to make use of spider's webs in cloth (as in [[http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/spider-silk/ this Wired article]]). ** Interestingly, Swift managed to almost perfectly describe the existence of two satellites of Mars.

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20th Apr '14 2:26:14 AM CJO123
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** In the end, while the film did modestly well at the box office, Paramount deliberately discounted the money the film made in Europe before World War II broke out there, meaning the film had much overhead left to be paid, leaving the Fleischers in the red. Critical reaction was also mixed, with a cruel remark from rival Walt Disney quipping "We can make a better film than that with our second-string animators".
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** In the end, while the film did modestly well at the box office, office (making about $3 million), Paramount deliberately discounted the money the film made in Europe before World War II broke out there, meaning the film had much overhead left to be paid, leaving the Fleischers in the red. Critical reaction was also mixed, with a cruel remark from rival Walt Disney quipping "We can make a better film than that with our second-string animators".
26th Mar '14 1:30:31 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The reason the film exists. Paramount wanted to cash in on the sucess of Snow White. But they forced Fleischer to imitate Disney, and it shows.
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The reason the film exists. Paramount wanted to cash in on the sucess success of Snow White. But they forced Fleischer to imitate Disney, and it shows.'''shows'''.
26th Mar '14 1:26:11 PM ProfessorGrimm
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*ExecutiveMeddling: The reason the film exists. Paramount wanted to cash in on the sucess of Snow White. But they forced Fleischer to imitate Disney, and it shows.

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The film was meant to be much more in the Fleischers' traditional style, but Creator/{{Paramount}} threw their original screenplay into the trash and forced them to make the film more Disney-like. Also, at one point there were plans to have {{Popeye}} in the role of Gulliver.
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The film was meant to be much more in the Fleischers' traditional style, but Creator/{{Paramount}} threw their original screenplay into the trash and forced them to make the film more Disney-like. Also, at **At one point there were plans to have {{Popeye}} in the role of Gulliver. Gulliver.
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