Saturday, November 14, 2015

Rein-Toon-Ation: Gulliver in The Dark Sleep (1968)

Time to check in on 1968's Adventures of Gulliver, which, along with the Arabian Knights & Three Musketeers segments on Banana Splits, marked the end of Hanna-Barbera's first era of adventure.

In "The Dark Sleep", Captain Leach (John Stephenson) enlists the aid of an old witch, who creates a sleeping potion, intent on eliminating Gary Gulliver (Jerry Dexter) so Leech can steal the treasure map. However, the Lilliputian King (Stephenson again) ends up getting the potion instead, and so Gary and friends have to find the antidote.......

Unfortunately, the video has been deleted. If/when it returns, we'll bring it back.

Rating: B.


SaturdayMorningFan said...

Just curious, why didn't you include "The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" as part of Hanna-Barbera's first era of adventure? Granted, it was made from 1968-1969, but I would tend to classify it as the same era as the others you mentioned.

hobbyfan said...

It was also a primetime show that was later included, along with Gulliver, in the Banana Splits syndicated package.