|The Adventures of Gulliver|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||17|
|Production company(s)||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Original release||September 14, 1968 – January 4, 1969|
|Related shows||The Banana Splits And Friends Show|
The Adventures of Gulliver is a 1968 television cartoon produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The show is based on the novel Gulliver's Travels . The show aired Saturday mornings on ABC-TV and lasted for one season in its original broadcast.
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While on a boat trip with his father, Gary Gulliver and his dog Tagg end up shipwrecked on an island. On this island is the kingdom of Lilliput,where its inhabitants have a height of only a few centimeters. Gary and Tagg are caught by the Lilliputians while they are recovering from the shipwreck, but afterwards they become great friends. With the help of the Lilliputians, Gary continues searching for his missing father (a subplot in the series involves a map that Gary's father left to him after secretly putting it inside Tagg's collar before the shipwreck (without Gary knowing about it)). The villain of the series is the evil Captain Leech who, in the adventures, is always attempting to steal the map from Gary.
Lilliput and Blefuscu are two fictional island nations that appear in the first part of the 1726 novel Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. The two islands are neighbours in the South Indian Ocean, separated by a channel 800 yards (730 m) wide. Both are inhabited by tiny people who are about one-twelfth the height of ordinary human beings. Both kingdoms are empires, i.e. realms ruled by a self-styled emperor. The capital of Lilliput is Mildendo. In some pictures, the islands are arranged like an egg, as a reference to their egg-dominated histories and cultures.
17 episodes were produced and were originally broadcast on ABC in the fall and winter of 1968-69. The episodes were rerun through the summer of 1970. In 1971, the show became part of The Banana Splits and Friends Show , the syndicated version of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour.Toys had been produced in Germany by Heimo.
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|AG-1||"Dangerous Journey"||September 14, 1968||36-1|
|AG-2||"The Valley Of Time"||September 21, 1968||36-3|
|AG-3||"The Capture"||September 28, 1968||36-2|
|AG-4||"The Tiny Vikings"||October 5, 1968||36-8|
|AG-5||"The Forbidden Pool"||October 12, 1968||36-4|
|After managing to escape from Captain Leech, Gary and Tagg drink water from a forbidden pool and shrink down to the Lilliputians' size. Now it is a race against time as they, along with Bunko, Eager, Glum and Flirtacia must get to the spring before Leech finds them.|
|AG-6||"The Perils Of The Lilliputs"||October 19, 1968||36-5|
|AG-7||"Exit Leech"||October 26, 1968||36-7|
|AG-8||"Hurricane Island"||November 2, 1968||36-6|
|AG-9||"Mysterious Forest"||November 9, 1968||36-9|
|AG-10||"Little Man Of The Year"||November 16, 1968||36-10|
|AG-11||"The Rescue"||November 23, 1968||36-11|
|AG-12||"The Dark Sleep"||November 30, 1968||36-12|
|Leech makes a deal with Malagar to put Gary in a deep sleep with a potion so he can steal the map. However, Flirtacia saves him and falls victim to it instead.|
|AG-13||"The Runaway"||December 7, 1968||36-13|
|AG-14||"The Masquerade"||December 14, 1968||36-14|
|AG-15||"The Missing Crown"||December 21, 1968||36-15|
|AG-16||"Gulliver's Challenge"||December 28, 1968||36-16|
|AG-17||"The Hero"||January 4, 1969||36-17|
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