Here are a few posters for Fleischer’s Gulliver’s Travels, the second ever feature length animated film after Disney’s Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. 

The posters are very attractive but the film itself has been criticised quite a bit. I don’t mind the film but would have liked to have seen the Fleischer’s original idea where Popeye would have played Gulliver, in the tradition of the earlier Popeye 2 reelers. 

I suppose the problem with Gulliver is that most people have only seen it via the cheap and nasty public domain DVDs that you can pick up from those $2 shops. These all seem to have been made from a pretty rotten quality print and can make the film almost unwatchable.

Anyway, the posters are all very nice and show just how much effort went into advertising a film back in the 1930s. Compare these to one of today’s animated films like Shrek.

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  1. V.E.G. says:

    The voice of Lemuel Gulliver is by Samuel Arthur “Sam” Parker.
    He was born on December 18, 1906 in Sparta, Tennessee.
    He went Home to be with the Lord on March 30, 1986 in Mount Dora, Florida. He was 79. May his memory be eternal. God rest his soul.

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