Gulliver's Travels
Release: December 22, 1939
Release: December 22, 1939

Gulliver's Travels is a 1939 American cel-animated Technicolor feature film, directed by Dave Fleischer and produced by Max Fleischer for Fleischer Studios. The film was released on Friday, December 22, 1939 by Paramount Pictures, who had the feature produced as an answer to the success of Walt Disney's box-office hit Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The sequences for the film were directed by Seymour Kneitel, Willard Bowsky, Tom Palmer, Grim Natwick, William Henning, Roland Crandall, Thomas Johnson, Robert Leffingwell, Frank Kelling, Winfield Hoskins, and Orestes Calpini. Gulliver was the second cel-animated feature film ever released, and the first produced by an American studio other than Walt Disney Productions. The story is based upon the Lilliputian adventures of Gulliver depicted in Jonathan Swift's 18th century novel Gulliver's Travels. Gulliver washes ashore on Lilliput and attempts to prevent war between that tiny kingdom and its equally-miniscule rival, Blefiscu, as well as smooth the way for the romance between the Princess and Prince of the opposing lands. In this he is alternately aided and hampered by the Lilliputian town crier and general fussbudget, Gabby. A life-threatening situation develops when the bumbling trio of Blefiscu spies, Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch, manage to steal Gulliver's pistol.

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Singers: "[in the reprise version of "I Hear A Dream"] Come back again, come back Wherever you may be Come back again you sailor man, sailor man Back again from the sea. [instrumental sequence while both Snitch and Gabby crying] Come back again you sailor man, sailor man Back again from the sea."
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King Little and King Bombo: "[last lines] In behalf of the peoples of Blefescu and Lilliput, with eternal gratitude and love in our hearts, we chisten thee, Gulliver! [they both hit wine bottles at the boat and then they shake hands in the wedding celebration of peace]"
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Waiter: "Your majesty, the wedding things are here."
Gabby: "[then Gabby came] There's a giant on the beach! Let me go! [after the guard grabs Gabby, the servants carries the wedding gifts, then the guard grabbed Gabby again out of the cover] Let me go! Let me go! There's a giant on the beach! Let me go!"
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Female singers: "Come home again, come home Wherever you may be Come home again you sailor man, sailor man Home again to the sea."
Gulliver: "I hear a dream all day A dream that calls to me Come home again you sailor man, sailor man Home again to the sea."
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Gabby: "Phew! I don't know what they would do around here without ME!"
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King Little: "War. Ha. Ha. Rolls off my back like a duck."
Gabby: "But, but I'm, but I'm trying to tell ya! I'm telling ya there's, there's a..."
King Little: "What's on your mind?"
Gabby: "[turns red in the face] I said..."
King Little: "Speak up, man."
Gabby: "There's a giant on the beach! There's a giant on the beach!"
King Little: "For heaven's sake, Gabby. Button your mouth. Can't you see I have a war on my hands? Be off with you. Shoo! Shoo! Shoo! Shoo! Shoo! Shoo!"
Gabby: "[to King Little] A war? Do you suppose he could be a, a spy?"
King Little: "[startled] Who's a spy? WHO'S A SPY?"
Gabby: "[turns blue in the face] THE GIANT ON THE BEACH!!!"
King Little: "A giant? Giant? Why don't you tell me things? Do something. Don't stand there. Go. Sic the dogs on him. Fetch him to me at once!"
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Duet singers: "There are bluebirds in the moonlight"
King Little: "Silly idea, bluebirds in the moonlight"
Duet singers: "But that's how I feel when I'm with you. There are night owls in the daylight"
King Little: "Silly idea, night owls in the daylight"
Duet singers: "Or maybe my heart is saying whoo-whoo-whoo-whoo"
King Little: "Who is the one for us?"
KIng Little, Lilliputians, and Singers: "You! It's what you've done for us."
Female Singers: "There are bluebirds in the moonlight Silly idea, bluebirds in the moonlight But that's how I feel when I'm with you."
Male singers: "[Second verse] There are bluebirds in the moonlight"
Female Singers: "Silly idea, bluebirds in the moonlight"
Singers: "But that's how I feel when I'm with you."
Male singers: "There are night owls in the daylight"
Female singers: "Silly idea, night owls in the daylight I only think my heart is saying whoo-whoo-whoo-whoo"
Male singers: "Who is the one for us?"
Female singers: "You! It's what you've done for us."
Male singers: "There are bluebirds in the moonlight"
Female singers: "Silly idea, bluebirds in the moonlight... But that's how I feel when I'm with you. I'm that way about you!"
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Gabby: "I-I-I-I t-t-told ya that there was a-a-a gia, a giant on the b-b-beach."
Old man: "Huh?"
Gabby: "And well, there he is."
Loud man: "HE SAID "THAT'S THE GIANT ON THE BEACH!!!""
Gabby: "Shh!"
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Lilliputian Villager #1: "Giant, huh! Dragging us out into the dead of the night."
Lilliputian Villager #2: "Yeah, chasing wild geese."
Lilliputian Villager #3: "Gabby must have been seeing things."
Lilliputian Villager #4: "Maybe it just got up and flew away. [laughs]"
Lilliputian Villager #1: "Yeah, and breathing fire. [blows fire at Gabby and kept laughing]"
Lilliputian Villager #5: "Look out, Gabby. Your giant's gonna bite ya! [clamps at Gabby and kept laughing]"
Lilliputian Villager #6: "Hey, hey fellas, maybe it was me he saw. Look. I'm a giant! I'm a giant! [portrays as a giant and kept laughing]"
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Guard #1: "The king has visitors."
Guard #2: "You know they're signing a wedding contract?"
Gabby: "There's a giant on the beach! [The guard shuts the lantern in his head and muffled] There, there's a giant out there!"
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Gabby: "[to Gulliver] You can't do this to me! I got a wife and kids! Millions of kids!"
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Gabby: "[to everyone] Bring cables and tools. Bring horses and mules. Bring snippers and clippers, ladders and spools. Bring Derek the rig, and bring Floyd the Jig. Bring whatchamacallit. little and big. A thingmathud. A thingmajig. And all kinds of things and stuff like that there. Follow me!"
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Glory: "Faithful. Remember that whatever I do, I'm always faithful, my love. Faithful, with all my soul and thankfull for you, who came from heaven above. We'll dance tonight together, on a world with me we'll find. So I'll be faithful and faithful as I promise to be, and you'll be for all mine."
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Glory: "Faithful..."
David: "...forever..."
Glory: "...whatever I do."
David: "Remember I'm true...,"
Gulliver: "...remember That."
Glory: "Faithful..."
David: "...forever..."
Glory: "...and thankful for you."
David: "I'll keep smiling through."
King Little and King Bombo: "Remember that."
David, Glory, and everyone: "We may be apart now and then. But I'll hold you in my heart till you're in my arms again."
King Little and King Bombo: "Faithful forever..."
David, Glory, and everyone: "...I Promise to be."
Sneak, Snoop, and Snitch: "So always have faith..."
David, Glory, and everyone: "...in me."
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Gulliver: "Look what you've done. Now go ahead! Break your nutshell heads over your songs! But did you have to break Glory's heart, King Little, because you are thoughtless and selfish? And you Bombo, O mighty warrior, what have you won? You were too stubborn to think, too busy quarreling to lend ear to the harmony that might have been yours. But now in your sorrow and despair, perhaps you will listen to your songs as they might be sung..."
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Gulliver: "I hear a dream all day A dream that calls to me Come home again you sailor man, sailor man Home again to the sea."
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Gulliver: "Come now, don't let my size frighten you."
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King Little: "My only little daughter. I dread losing her."
King Bombo: "Huh, buck up there old boy, you're not losing a daughter. You’re gaining a son... [tearfully] My son, David!"
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David: "Forever, forever, There won't be anyone but you. Remember I'm true, my sweet. Forever, forever, You'll share in everything I do, And keep smiling through, my sweet. I'll have just you here in my heart, And I'll trust you though we're apart. So, forever, forever, My guiding angel you will be, So always have faith in me."
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Gabby: "All's well! What's a rainy day? Never mind that cloud, Behind that cloud you'll find a golden ray. All's well! Laugh your fears away. See the light ahead, right ahead. There's a moonlit night ahead. Everyone, come on have fun. All's well!"
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