Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cut Box Gallery: Gulliver's Travels (1983) - Cineplex Odeon Home Video (Canada) VHS

Title: Gulliver's Travels
Box Tagline: "Based on a novel by Jonathan Swift; "Journey to the Land of the Giants."
Original title: Los Viajes de Gulliver
Genre: Animation
Year of Release: 1983
VHS Release Year: 1988
Tape Catalog #: COH5090
Origin of tape: Canada
Runtime: 82 Minutes
Director: Cruz Delgado
Starring: Alexa Bates, Nelson Modling, Elmer Modling, Marina Moreno, Leon Liberman, Thomas Entwhistle
Distributor: Cineplex Odeon Home Video/MCA Home Video Canada
Box Type: Slipcase


- Released on Video in 1988 by Cineplex Odeon Home Video and MCA Home Video Canada.
- There are no previews on this tape.
- The Cineplex Odeon Home Video logo and Miramax Films logo appear before the film.
- Strangely enough, outside of Canada, this never got a release anywhere else in North America, despite being picked up for distribution by Miramax.
- As of 2013, the film has yet to see a release on DVD anywhere in North America. There is, however, a DVD available in Germany, although it only includes German audio. There is also a special edition DVD of the film in its native Spain, but Spanish is the only audio track that seems to be available on said DVD.

My quick thoughts:

Decent Spanish animated film. Have not read the book this is based on, so I cannot make any comparisons. Voice acting is good and so is the animation, although the animation is almost reminiscent of Jay Ward. For its North American release, this was dubbed into English, but strangely, none of the voice actors used for this dub are listed anywhere, as far as I know. Recommended to fans of European animation. 6.1/10.