With the commercial success of Gulliver's Travels in December 1939 and Fleischer Studios with its 700-plus staff members now happily settled in Florida, the Fleischers were eager to get started on their second full-length feature film. And Paramount, with optimism riding high even before Gulliver’s opening, had already given them the green light. By March 1939, Fleischer Studios was already hard at work developing ideas for their next feature-length film!
This month we're sharing the amazing, often surprising, journey of this remarkable film from its initial conception all the way through to opening night.
Part Two - coming February 17
Part Three - coming February 24