Gulliver's Travels - Digitally Remastered The Amazing Characters in Jonathan Swifts Immortal Fantasy Come To Life! GULLIVER'S TRAVELS is a massive animated fantasy classic from Jonathan Swift about Gulliver- a shipwrecked English sailor who finds himself on the shores of the kingdom of Lilliput, inhabited by a race of tiny folk! Gulliver soon finds himself in the middle of a war against their neighbors, as well as smoothing the way for the romance between the prince and princess of opposing lands. But what happens when a band of miniature spies steals Gulliver's pistol? Impressed by the success of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Paramount Pictures ordered the studios resident animation producer Max Fleischer to come up with a feature-length cartoon. Utilizing an expanded staff and new production facilities in Miami, Florida, Fleischer and his brother Dave spent six months mulling over story properties before deciding upon Jonathan Swifts Gulliver's Travels; 20 months later, the film was completed and ready for release. Only the first part of Swifts novel, taking place in the miniature lands of Lilliput and Blefuscu, was used in the film, while the original plot, a satire of warfare stemming from an argument over which end of an egg to crack, was jettisoned entirely in favor of a familiar love story with slapstick overtones. Gulliver's Travels was was nominated for two Oscars at the 12 Annual Academy Awards in 1949; Victor Young for Best Music, Original Score, Ralph Bainger (music); Leo Robin (lyrics) for Best Music, Original Song for Faithful Forever.