Gulliver's Travels Reviews

  • Oct 04, 2017

    Nostalgic and sweet.

    Nostalgic and sweet.

  • Sep 14, 2017

    Felt very drawn out, almost the entire first half is dedicated to the attempts to bring Gulliver to the King's attention. Nonetheless, beautiful animation and rotoscoping on Gulliver himself.

    Felt very drawn out, almost the entire first half is dedicated to the attempts to bring Gulliver to the King's attention. Nonetheless, beautiful animation and rotoscoping on Gulliver himself.

  • Jul 27, 2016

    Gulliver's Travels is both a fun and silly animated film! It's very similar to the likes of Disney.

    Gulliver's Travels is both a fun and silly animated film! It's very similar to the likes of Disney.

  • Oct 23, 2015

    Not quite Snow White, but an excellent way to start the genre.

    Not quite Snow White, but an excellent way to start the genre.

  • Mar 15, 2015

    Paramount's answer to Disney's SNOW WHITE has neither the charm nor animation expertise of the latter, but still manages to be mildly entertaining; the song "Faithful Forever" was nominated for an Oscar.

    Paramount's answer to Disney's SNOW WHITE has neither the charm nor animation expertise of the latter, but still manages to be mildly entertaining; the song "Faithful Forever" was nominated for an Oscar.

  • Feb 24, 2015

    Aside from lifting various elements from Snow White and having excellent animation, the voice acting is irritating. Admittedly though, going to war over the choice of song in a musical is a funny addition.

    Aside from lifting various elements from Snow White and having excellent animation, the voice acting is irritating. Admittedly though, going to war over the choice of song in a musical is a funny addition.

  • Feb 10, 2015

    Overall good looking (but not without some blemishes), this classic tells it's story in a straightforward but uneven manner. It's several decades old so what's done is done. A descent, sometimes fun film, but it's no Snow White!

    Overall good looking (but not without some blemishes), this classic tells it's story in a straightforward but uneven manner. It's several decades old so what's done is done. A descent, sometimes fun film, but it's no Snow White!

  • Oct 19, 2014

    Max Fleischer Studio adapted the Jonathan Swift story (though it only tells the first of the three worlds of Gulliver, Lilliput). Dave Fleischer directed the film and it is historically notable for being one of the first films to use rotoscope, where the artists traced the movements of a real person for Gulliver. This probably played better at the time than now, where this animated feature seems rather turgid and populated with mostly annoying comedy characters. At one point, Fleischer studios were going to substitute Popeye for Gulliver. Pretty dull, though it's one that I did remember liking as a child. Victor Young provided the score. I'll stick with the Ray Harryhausen "The 3 Worlds of Gulliver" version instead.

    Max Fleischer Studio adapted the Jonathan Swift story (though it only tells the first of the three worlds of Gulliver, Lilliput). Dave Fleischer directed the film and it is historically notable for being one of the first films to use rotoscope, where the artists traced the movements of a real person for Gulliver. This probably played better at the time than now, where this animated feature seems rather turgid and populated with mostly annoying comedy characters. At one point, Fleischer studios were going to substitute Popeye for Gulliver. Pretty dull, though it's one that I did remember liking as a child. Victor Young provided the score. I'll stick with the Ray Harryhausen "The 3 Worlds of Gulliver" version instead.

  • Oct 08, 2014

    Created as a rushed response to the success of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this animated adaptation of Jonathan Swift's novel, being the first non-Disney animated film released after that film has impressive background animation and the character of Gabby (Goofy himself, Pinto Colving) does get some laughs. However it's obvious that the creators of Betty Boop and Popeye needed a lot more time to adapt to making feature films as a majority of the scenes that focus on the comedy are stretched out too long, with the titaluar character not even being noticed by the Lilliputs until half an hour in, and the blending of the cartoonier design of the Lilliputs and the rotoscoped designs of Gulliver and the Prince and Princess doesn't mesh well as Disney did it two years prior. Overall, Gulliver's Travels is not a bad film, but only animation fans and fans of the Fleischer's works will get anything out of this film.

    Created as a rushed response to the success of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, this animated adaptation of Jonathan Swift's novel, being the first non-Disney animated film released after that film has impressive background animation and the character of Gabby (Goofy himself, Pinto Colving) does get some laughs. However it's obvious that the creators of Betty Boop and Popeye needed a lot more time to adapt to making feature films as a majority of the scenes that focus on the comedy are stretched out too long, with the titaluar character not even being noticed by the Lilliputs until half an hour in, and the blending of the cartoonier design of the Lilliputs and the rotoscoped designs of Gulliver and the Prince and Princess doesn't mesh well as Disney did it two years prior. Overall, Gulliver's Travels is not a bad film, but only animation fans and fans of the Fleischer's works will get anything out of this film.

  • May 15, 2014

    Sure the animation on Gulliver himself looks super cool and the movie is harmless enough, but the pacing is incredibly slow at times and there's very little that's compelling or even entertaining in this film's seventy five minutes. It's just kind of boring and next to the Disney movies that came out just before and after that, there's not much worth checking out here.

    Sure the animation on Gulliver himself looks super cool and the movie is harmless enough, but the pacing is incredibly slow at times and there's very little that's compelling or even entertaining in this film's seventy five minutes. It's just kind of boring and next to the Disney movies that came out just before and after that, there's not much worth checking out here.