Poster

Gulliver Mickey

A Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Release Date : May 19, 1934

Running Time : 8:49

Synopsis

Mickey tells the orphans how he once landed in Lilliput, was first attacked by its tiny citizens, but later saved them all from a giant spider monster.

Characters

Mickey Mouse
Orphans

Credits

Director
Bert Gillett
Animation
Art Babbitt
Les Clark
Norm Ferguson
Johnny Cannon
Cy Young
Dick Lundy
Bill Roberts
Hamilton Luske

Video

France
Contes et Legendes de Jiminy Cricket
Italy
Le Meravigliose Fiabe del Grillo Parlante

Laserdiscs

United States
Mickey Mouse in Black and White: Volume 1
Japan
Mickey Mouse : The Black and White Years

DVD

United States
Walt Disney Animation Collection : Volume 1 : Mickey and the Beanstalk
Mickey Mouse in Black and White
Germany
Mickey Mouse in Black and White

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 50: Storyteller Mickey
Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 14
The Mickey Mouse Club : December 7, 1955

Original Animator's Drafts


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Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by United Artists Pictures

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : I consider this a "sequel" of sorts to the 1933 Giantland since Mickey - in basically the same room setting and the same "orphans" - is playing out another story for them. Enjoyable cartoon, with plenty of action - but not much in the way of gags for me. The colorized version is nice also.
From Ryan : As Jerry Edwards pointed out up above, this short is similar to Giantland except that this time, Mickey is the giant. One funny scene was where one of the lilliputants was reading on a scroll and Mickey kept poking him. Mickey just couldn't resist bugging a little squirt like him. I don't mind the colorized version either as it makes the cartoon a little more appealing.
From Bill : I liked this short for the fact that they had the "orphans" in it. I know there are fans that think they are obnoxious and bratty, but there is something about those little guys that look like "baby Mickeys" that my wife and I love to see in the shorts. We think they add much to the short in gag material and storyline. This short again showed Mickey's compassionate side, seeing the orphans crying and telling them a story to make them feel better. Mickey is truly an "everyman." He is there for anyone who needs help whatever that may be. The story Of Mickey in Lilliputan Land was OK, not much on gags but the animation was great, especially the fight between Mickey and the spider who looked amazingly just like Pete! We also thought the ending was nice with all the Orphans laughing at Mickey because he was scared of the rubber spider. Just one of those feel good toons.
From Gijs Grob : Gulliver Mickey follows the same type of storyline as Giantland (1933): Mickey tells a familiar story to his nephews with himself in the starring role. Here he portrays himself as Gulliver in his first and most famous adventure: the one to Lilliput. Mickey's a Gulliver full of mischief. He takes none of the Lilliputters seriously, neither their cannons, nor their battleships. Unfortunately, the cartoon feels a little uninspired: most of it deals with the Lilliputs making war at Mickey. Then, completely out of the blue, a giant six-legged spider appears (with a striking resemblance to Peg Leg Pete) and Mickey has to fight him. The most inspired gag is the one when day breaks, literally.