History WesternAnimation / GulliversTravels

15th Jan '17 1:28:02 PM Xtifr
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''Gulliver's Travels'' is the second American animated feature ever made. It was produced by Max Fleischer and directed by Dave Fleischer, both of Creator/FleischerStudios for ParamountPictures, and released in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1939]]. The film is an ''[[InNameOnly extremely]]'' loose adaptation of the "Lilliput" voyage of Creator/JonathanSwift's 1726 [[Literature/GulliversTravels classic]], keeping only the skeleton of Swift's story and sugar-coating whatever hints of harsh satire or topical allegory were remaining from the tale.

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''Gulliver's Travels'' is the second American animated feature ever made. It was produced by Max Fleischer and directed by Dave Fleischer, both of Creator/FleischerStudios for ParamountPictures, Creator/{{Paramount}}, and released in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1939]]. The film is an ''[[InNameOnly extremely]]'' loose adaptation of the "Lilliput" voyage of Creator/JonathanSwift's 1726 [[Literature/GulliversTravels classic]], keeping only the skeleton of Swift's story and sugar-coating whatever hints of harsh satire or topical allegory were remaining from the tale.
14th Dec '16 8:05:27 AM Prinzenick
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: The film is a Type 1 (InNameOnly) adaptation of the first part of Jonathan Swift's story.
10th Nov '16 7:01:15 AM Prinzenick
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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: Besides only being a very loose adaptation of the the Lilliput section the book, the ending is overhauled. In the book, Gulliver is convicted of treason by the Lilliputians and is sentenced to be blinded, but with the assistance of a kind friend, "a considerable person at court," he escapes to Blefuscu. Here he spots and retrieves an abandoned boat and sails out to be rescued by a passing ship, which safely takes him back home. In the movie, Gulliver helps stop a war between the two nations and leaves in a giant boat build by both of them for him, leaving all of them on good terms.


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* CompressedAdaptation: The film only adapts the first part of the book (and loosely at that), where Gulliver winds up shipwrecked on Lilliput.
11th Oct '16 5:35:44 PM Prinzenick
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* ShooOutTheClowns: Gabby gets captured by Bombo's spies just in time for the climax, only to be released after Gulliver helps the two kingdoms make peace. Amusingly, the same spies willingly free him from the bag he's trapped in, but Gabby comically beats the stuffing out of them anyway.
8th Oct '16 7:17:36 AM Prinzenick
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: The whole quarrel between Bombo and Little would have ended as soon as it started if Gabby hadn't barge into Little's throne room to warn him about Gulliver, which causes Little's guards to mistakenly attack Bombo, making him change his mind about reconciling the feud.
12th Aug '16 7:37:07 AM pratchettgaiman
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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Gabby generally gets himself in trouble by attempting to "help" people with things they are far more qualified or better at than he is.
3rd Jul '16 6:06:26 PM Doug86
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In an attempt by Paramount to have the film compete with Disney's then-wildly successful ''Disney/SnowWhite'', Swift's hard-edged story is made considerably LighterAndFluffier by the Fleischers, and his rather unattractive and wholly commonplace protagonist is transformed into a sort of all-wise [[MightyWhitey Mighty Biggie]] teaching the "silly little people" of Lilliput and Blefuscu a [[{{Aesop}} serious lesson]] about getting along (with WorldWarII about to explode in Europe, and having already exploded in China, perhaps a lesson in getting along was [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped what the nations needed]].)

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In an attempt by Paramount to have the film compete with Disney's then-wildly successful ''Disney/SnowWhite'', Swift's hard-edged story is made considerably LighterAndFluffier by the Fleischers, and his rather unattractive and wholly commonplace protagonist is transformed into a sort of all-wise [[MightyWhitey Mighty Biggie]] teaching the "silly little people" of Lilliput and Blefuscu a [[{{Aesop}} serious lesson]] about getting along (with WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII about to explode in Europe, and having already exploded in China, perhaps a lesson in getting along was [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped what the nations needed]].)
21st Jun '16 11:37:50 PM Adept
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''Gulliver's Travels'' is the second American animated feature ever made. It was produced by Max Fleischer and directed by Dave Fleischer, both of FleischerStudios for ParamountPictures, and released in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1939]]. The film is an ''[[InNameOnly extremely]]'' loose adaptation of the "Lilliput" voyage of Creator/JonathanSwift's 1726 [[Literature/GulliversTravels classic]], keeping only the skeleton of Swift's story and sugar-coating whatever hints of harsh satire or topical allegory were remaining from the tale.

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''Gulliver's Travels'' is the second American animated feature ever made. It was produced by Max Fleischer and directed by Dave Fleischer, both of FleischerStudios Creator/FleischerStudios for ParamountPictures, and released in [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1939]]. The film is an ''[[InNameOnly extremely]]'' loose adaptation of the "Lilliput" voyage of Creator/JonathanSwift's 1726 [[Literature/GulliversTravels classic]], keeping only the skeleton of Swift's story and sugar-coating whatever hints of harsh satire or topical allegory were remaining from the tale.
23rd May '16 12:02:44 PM GargusSCP
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On a side note, Creator/TurnerClassicMovies aired a screening of this film, along with ''Film/MrBugGoesToTown'', on October 21, 2012.
30th Apr '16 6:29:58 PM DoctorCooper
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* AnimatedAdaptation

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* AnimatedAdaptationAnimatedAdaptation: Of Jonathan Swift's masterpiece, but has little real relationship with it.



* ShamingTheMob: Gulliver in the films ending. See TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.

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* %%* ShamingTheMob: Gulliver in the films ending. See TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.ending.
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