BoxOffice, October 14, 1939
"Special Ad Budget Aside For 'Gulliver's Travels'
New York Paramount has set aside a $210,000 special advertising budget for newspapers and national magazines for "Gulliver's Tiavcls. wliich is being released as a Christmas week special. Additionally, six exploiteers will be sent out to the field for special tieups early next"
p66 "Painters, meanwhile, set October 16 as the deadline by which time producers must reply to their demands for a salary increase. Painters also are considering the application of the Screen Cartoonists Guild for a charter."
"Frances White, WPA art project head for Iowa, has gone to Hollywood to draw mice for Disney at very scant bucks per week."
p102 "Paramount charged that the local printing company made and sold advertising
novelties, 24-sheets, accessories, etc., using names of Paramount stars and titles of
Paramount pictures without identification to show such stars and pictures were Paramount products. In addition, the printers were charged with making "grotesque, inartistic and inferior" drawings and cartoons of Paramount stars and 24-sheets."
"The Orphan Duck
Tlie app>eal in this Technicolor cartoon restricted to matinee trade. It is about a httle boy who floods his room at night in hopes that it would freeze so he can go
Instead, he falls asleep
the toys put on an ice show.
cartoon effort in Technicolor that rates as one of funnier jobs turned out by this studio. It is all about a black duckling who attaches himself to a family of chicks. His presence is resented by the rooster until the duckling saves one of the chicks from drowning.