Today is the birthday of Jonathan Swift (1667-1754). Not to trivialize one of the great literary satirists of all time, but I’m going to honor him today by posting a cartoon. (I’ve reams more to say about him, and for that matter Voltaire, whom we wrote about a few days ago), but, after all, this is only a blog.
Anyway, have you ever seen the Max Fleischer Gulliver’s Travels (1939)? It’s really just as good as Disney’s early features, even if (as most cinematic versions seem to) it only covers one of the four sections of Swift’s book: