"Gulliver's Travels" was written by the famous 17th Century writer Jonathan Swift and adapted for the screen by Edmond Seward and his gifted team. The well-known tale is retold in a fascinating manner in this animated feature. The stunning visuals, hilarious dialogues, lively background music and vivid imagery witnessed throughout the film are characteristic of the Fliescher brothers, Max and David who produced and directed the movie. The visuals are absolutely stunning, considering the fact that this feature was produced in an age when computer assisted programs were unheard of. No detail is left to imagination and the story unfolds as an uninterrupted narrative. It is not surprising that he film went on to win two Academy Award Nominations - for the Best Original Score and the Best Song (Faithful Forever), and surely deserves the accolades that have been showered upon it through the decades."
GreenCine says: With CGI now de rigeur for animated features, it's actually charmingly refreshing to look at an old-fangled cel cartoon, and especially charming is Dave Fleischer's lovely (loose) adaptation of Jonathan Swift's classic Gulliver's Travels. The studio used a mix of Rotoscoping (live action later traced over with animation) and traditional animation to create their unique look, and while that may appear quaint now, it's still of interest to animation buffs and the young, and young at heart. Big budget for its time, Fleischer's Gulliver was a Technicolor, song-filled adaptation. "The brothers, Max and Dave, created what is arguably the most important work among the earliest animators," asserted DigitallyObssessed, "and Gulliver's Travels remains one of the finest feats of full-feature animated classics... for the beauty and genius in the art of its active illustrations."