Gulliver's TravelsGulliver's Travels (1939) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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- Fleischer Studios
- Animated Characters: Gulliver, Gabby, Princess Glory, King Little, Prince David, King Bombo of Blefiscu, Sneak, Snoop, Snitch.
- Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Original Score, Victor Young, 1939.
Academy Award Nominee, Best Song, "Faithful Forever" (Music: Ralph Rainger.
Lyrics: Leo Robin), 1939.
- Originally Released in 1939.
- Running Time: 74 minutes.
Cartoon Production Information:
Reportedly, the success of Walt Disney's 1937 film "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs" spurred the Fleischer Studios into producing this film at a budget of $700,000.
Actor Sam Parker's movements were rotoscoped from live-action film to become the figure of Gulliver. The other characters were shown through animation.
Some 12 tons of paint and 500,000 celluloids were used for the 115,700 composite scenes in the film.
The world premiere took place in Miami, Florida on December 18, 1939.
Songs: "It's a Hap Hap Happy Day," music and lyrics by Sammy Timberg, Al Neiburg and Winston Sharples; "Faithful Forever," music and lyrics by Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin.
The first animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for best original song.
The characters of Lemuel Gulliver, Princess Glory, and Prince David was based on the models of respectively, Sam Parker, Livonia "Lovey" Warren, and Cal Howard.
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