The Loft Kids Fest At Home

Gulliver’s Travels (1939)


Part of a very special “couch surfing” edition of The Loft Kids Fest that we’re calling The Loft Kids Fest At Home! 

Step 1 – Watch our special Daily Kids Fest Bonus Video! Click HERE to watch.
Step 2 – Watch the Oscar-nominated short film, The Tender Tale of Cinderella Penguin
(1981, Canada, 10 mins.)! Click HERE to watch.
Step 3 – Watch Gulliver’s Travels (1939) FREE on KANOPY! Click HERE to watch.

Questions? Check out our Loft Kids Fest at Home FAQ for more information!

Thanks to our community partner, The University of Arizona Museum of Art!

In this action-packed animated tale, based on Jonathan Swift’s classic story, sailor Lemuel Gulliver is the sole survivor of a shipwreck on the distant land of Lilliput, whose people are no bigger than peanuts.

“Very impressive, gorgeous, funny, inventive and hugely entertaining.” – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

Unaware of Gulliver lying on the beach, King Little arranges for the marriage of his daughter, Princess Glory, to Prince David, the son of neighboring King Bombo. Angered when King Little refuses to agree on the wedding song, Bombo declares war just as the villagers discover the giant Gulliver, who pitches in to help prevent an all-out was between the Kingdoms of Lilliput and Blefuscu. Produced by Fleisher studios (home of Popeye and numerous other classic cartoons), the music-filled, gorgeously-drawn Technicolor production of Gulliver’s Travels is considered a landmark in the art of animation, being only the second full-length animated feature film ever produced, following Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. (Dir. by Dave Fleisher, 1939, USA, 76 mins., Not Rated / suitable for all ages)

*TODAY’S CLUE!* In Gulliver’s Travels, the tiny barber combs the giant Gulliver’s hair with: A. A porcupine B. A rake C. A tree branch D. A mop

Support for The Loft Kids Fest At Home 2020 is provided by the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, funded by the City of Tucson and Pima County, with additional support from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.