TITLE : Swiss Family Robinson YEAR OF RELEASE : 1960 CLASSIFICATION : G DIRECTOR : Ken Annakin STARRING : John Mills, James MacArthur, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk, Janet Munro, Kevin Corcoran
FILM REVIEW : A Walt Disney classic in the true sense of the word. On their way to New Guinea the Robinson Family are shipwrecked & have to survive on a deserted island. The family build for themselves an island paradise, complete with treehouse & waterslide. They later find themselves trying to protect their new home from bloodthristy pirates. Well staged action sequences, in a finale that has yet to be surpassed in a Disney film. Total escapism from start to finish.
Swiss Family Robinson [DVD](1960) DVD Adventure classic from Walt Disney about a shipwrecked family who try to make a paradise out of the South Seas island on which they're stranded. They battle the elements, tame wild animals, and square off against a nasty gang of pirates. John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Sessue Hayakawa, Tommy Kirk, and James MacArthur star. 126 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH); audio commentary; bonus short "Sea Salts" (1949); featurettes; interview; "making of" documentary. Two-disc set. The Swiss Family Robinson [DVD](1972) DVD Thrilling animated adventure based on Johann Wyss' story. A shipwrecked family's island paradise is attacked by hostile savages. Featuring the voice talents of Barbara Frawley, Ron Haddrick, Alastair Duncan. 49 min. The Adventures Of Swiss Family Robinson: The Complete Series(1998) DVD This adaptation of the Johann Wyss classic stars Richard Thomas ("The Waltons") as David Robinson, patriarch of an 1800s New England clan shipwrecked on a remote desert islands. Through all their tribulations, the Robinson experience love, tragedy, and adventure in this heartwarming human drama. Margo Gunn co-stars. The series's original 30 episodes have been compiled into 10 segments in this six-disc set. 13 1/2 hrs. total. standard; Soundtrack: English; "making-of" featurette.