Gulliver's Travels (1977 film)

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Gulliver's Travels
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Film poster
Directed byPeter R. Hunt
Produced byDerek Horne (producer)
Raymond Leblanc (producer)
Josef Shaftel (executive producer)
Written byDon Black (lyrics, screenplay)
Based on
StarringRichard Harris
Catherine Schell
Norman Shelley
Meredith Edwards
Music byMichel Legrand
CinematographyAlan Hume
Edited byRon Pope
Distributed byArrow Films
Sunn Classic Pictures
Release date
  • 23 March 1977 (1977-03-23)
Running time
80 minutes[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom

Gulliver's Travels is a 1977 British-Belgian film based on the 1726 novel of the same name by Jonathan Swift. It mixed live action and animation, and starred Richard Harris in the title role.


The opening sequence in live action shows Gulliver announcing his intention to go to sea as a ship's surgeon, followed by scenes of a shipwreck. The remainder of the film has Harris on Lilliput and Blefuscu, with the tiny inhabitants created by animation.

The film ends with a cliffhanger: Having escaped by boat from Lilliput, Gulliver encounters one of the giant inhabitants of Brobdingnag, but there is nothing more about his adventures there or in the other lands mentioned in the novel.


Voice cast


The film was not consistently funded during its production, which was noted by some reviewers who consider this production to be "low-budget".[2]


In comparison to other adaptations of the source material, this film is not well-received.[2][3][4] In the words of one reviewer, "the film falls flat."[1]


  1. ^ a b Maltin, Leonard (ed.). TV Movies. p. 313. OCLC 1036903970.
  2. ^ a b VideoHound's Family Video Retriever. 1995. p. 166. ISBN 978-0-8103-7866-7.
  3. ^ Martin, Mick; Porter, Marsha (1996). Video Movie Guide 1997. p. 446. ISBN 978-0-345-40643-9.
  4. ^ Case, Christopher (1996). The Ultimate Movie Thesaurus. New York: Henry Holt and Company. p. 268. ISBN 978-0-8050-3496-7.

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