“Hey, did these include ones for Gulliver?” “Are you going to get to Gulliver?” “Where’s Gulliver?” Right here, man.
Starting in October 1939, Paramount Sales News started to heavily promote the Fleischer animated feature, even devoting the whole cover of November 15, 1939 to it. I may go back and repost that issue in its entirety in the future as my photos of the whole thing are unpresentable. (I was shooting thousands of representative photos a day, you know…)
I like how they give the movie’s ciphers so much prominence that each of the spies get a panel. But, that’s a salesman’s job. Financial records on Gulliver Travels are thin, but they went into the new year (see Jan 03, 1940’s panel, and next week) promoting how well it was doing worldwide, something they wouldn’t do with a bomb.
And as every reader of this site well knows, Gulliver’s Travels is available on a fantastic Blu-Ray from Steve Stanchfield’s Thunderbean Animation. Definitely about time you ordered it if you haven’t by now.
October-December 1939 (Click to enlarge)