Family - Surgeon, Lemuel Gulliver, a softhearted colonial, is washed ashore an island called Sumatra (The Land of Lilliput), after a shipwreck. To his shock, Gulliver sees that the people are in inches what he is in feet. Yet for their six inch height, these little people are not short of problems that arise in the civilized world. A lunatic magician and a slimy minister influenced the Emperor of Lilliput to go to war with the neighboring kingdom of Blefscu.
Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.
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.
Based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Swift and built around the Lilliput and Blefuscu episode. It was made partly in live action and partly animated.
This version of Gulliver's Travels aired in 1979 on CBS as part of "Famous Classic Tales".
Gulliver begins a voyage by boat, but in the middle of the trip is caught in a storm and the ship sinks. Gulliver comes then to Lilliput, an island inhabited by tiny people. It will have many adventures, helping to establish peace with the neighboring country.
The story concerns a homeless boy named Ricky, or Ted in the Japanese version. After seeing a movie about Gulliver he meets Professor Gulliver himself in a forest. Gulliver is now an elderly, space-traveling scientist. With Dr. Gulliver's assistant Sylvester the crow (named Crow in the Japanese edition), and Ricky's companions, a talking dog and a toy soldier, they travel the Milky Way to the Planet of Blue Hope, which has been taken over by the Queen of Purple Planet and her evil group of robots. Armed with water-pistols and water balloons, which melt the villains, Ricky and Gulliver restore Blue Hope to its doll-like owners.
Georges Méliès' adaptation of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" is most distinguished, today, for being a color film of the classic story. Color was rare in 1902 (and many years after) as non-tinted color has to be hand painted on the film; this was an arduous task. Also notable is the film's short running time of approximately five minutes. Much of the original work is not covered, but viewers were expected to be familiar with the story, and enjoy the filmed highlights. There are a couple of scenes missing; according to contemporary reports, Gulliver's shipwreck was certainly included. You can do a lot in a few minutes, as Mr. Méliès includes a re-make of his own "Une partie de cartes" (1896), which already looked like something previously covered by the Lumière Brothers.
Dr. Gulliver has returned from his yourney to his family after a long absence - and tells them the story of his travels.
Follows the fortunes of sailor Dr. Lemuel Gulliver who decided to explore the whole world. During his travel Gulliver meets the world, and he's accompanied by a Dr. Flim, his wife Fosla, her daughter Folia and best friend Raphael.