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Rare Animation on TCM: “Gulliver’s Travels”

To tie-into my forthcoming appearance on TCM and augment your viewing pleasure, I’m going to post a gallery of art and images each day related to the animation screening on Sunday night, October 21st. Today Fleischer Studios’ Gulliver’s Travels (1939) which will be telecast on TCM at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific. Here’s a selection of one-sheet movie posters and lobby cards (original release and re-lease, even one from Spain), children’s books, a piece of sheet music and a few model sheets for good measure.

  • Jim K

    Interesting to see all the different interpretations of Gulliver himself, while all the cartoony characters remain pretty much the same.
    I see a Gene Kelly version and a Prince Valiant version!

  • “My, my!”

  • Justin

    “There’s a giant on the beach!”

  • mee

    There’s a brief shot of a Gulliver float in a home movie of the 1939 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, positioned like your image #13 — possibly a studio float? Donald Duck is earlier, @45 seconds, and there’s a Superman (again, Fleischer?) balloon in the 1940 parade:

    Lots of Disney characters featured in the 1935 parade: Donald, Pluto, Three Little Pigs, Mickey…and is that Horace Horsecollar (with pants?)at 0:12?

    I guess I’m wondering how closely all the studios worked with Macy’s to promote their movies. Gulliver and Superman look generic, whereas the Disney characters look like Disney.