- Acting of Lead Performers
- Acting of Supporting Cast
- Music Score
- Title Sequence
- Historical Importance
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A Bowdlerized, Lilliput and Blefuscu version, of the Swift classic that's plot of reuniting two kingdoms is reminiscent of another animated feature shown on TMC, "The Magic Tollbooth". Anyways, I'm still waiting for the sequel to this "Saturday morning television type cartoon movie". Complete with a rotoscoped Gulliver. The animation technique of rotoscoping was invented and used extensively by the Fleischer Studios. You may remember Koko the Clown as well as Cab Calloway's cameo dance scenes in some of Betty Boop's films. However, Gulliver's actions and expressions appear calculated, amateurishly drawn and a bit creepy. The fully animated characters are more realistic than the robotic, painted by numbers, Gulliver. Why not just make a Live-action/cartoon? It was an ambitious production from the famed Fleischer Studios; but, I'd rather waste a morning watching pre-code Betty Boop or some of the old Popeye cartoons.
Somewhat Slow to Catch On
Okay, to be fair I am not a fan of animation. So, upon seeing this movie to start with I thought it was just the short before the real movie. It took me about 45 minutes to realize it was the real movie. And I was shocked and disappointed to say the least. I felt like it was Saturday morning cartoons all over again, but without my favorite Smurfs.
Loved this movie throughout my childhood and would love to add it to my dvd collection. The music is wonderful and I love the movie, personally, I can use corny in my life, and I found it entertaining then and still do.
I grew up on this wonderful animated movie. Gulliver"s Travels is truly a classic, I remember watching this movie every Thanksgiving and I enjoyed it every time. Thank you TCM for bringing it back. I love all of these old movies.
In an attempt at being as fair as possible I Love Animation, even with this uneven full length film trying to be entertaining. The music NEVER stops, and just becomes back ground noise. The characters are not engaging and the script is on a treadmill. They didn't learn from Disney, they certainly didn't copy Walt. What should have been an endearing film becomes a distant buzz. As talented and the Fleischer brothers were, they made many missteps. That being said, it is worth watching for Historical purposes. It has its place in Animation Cinema, but it should have been allot better. 3 stars out of 5.
Gulliver's Travels...1939 animated
- Janice Liptak
Watching it today, I realize how "cheesy" a movie this was....but, I don't care!! All I can remember are the story and songs....and loved watching it again!!
Gulliver is still entertaining.
- Kevin S.Butler
Despite the fact that the film's plot has been changed to fit a family audience..it's still entertaining and thesongs are upbeat and fun. A great movie for animation fans of all ages.
"Gulliver" is still entertaining.
- Kevin S.Butler
The film's plot has been changed to appeal to family audiences..but despite the fact that it doesn't haveMr.Swift's sharp pollitical satire..the songs are very entertaining and the performances by Pinto Colvig andJack Mercer(as the voices of "Gabby","King Little" and The three Spies)more than make up for the film'sflaws.