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- Rated: G
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 6 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 7, 2002
- Originally Released: 1960
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- THX Mastered Audio
- Additional Release Material:
- Making Of: "Adventure in the Making: Walt Disney's SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON"
- Featurette: "Lost and Found: The Swiss Family Treehouse"
- Shorts: Original Animated Short That Accompanied the Film
- Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Interactive Tour: "Inside the Disney Archives"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran & Cecil Parker|
|Directed by||Ken Annakin|
|Edited by||Peter Boita|
|Screenwriting by||Lowell S. Hawley|
|Composition by||William Alwyn & Muir Mathieson|
|Cinematography by||Harry Waxman|
|Produced by||Bill Anderson & Bill Anderson|
It's no Pirates Of The Caribbean but the spirit of adventure, and Disney's high production values, means that there's still some fun to be had watching this wholesome family adapt to island life. Full Review
It's hard to imagine how the picture could be better as a rousing, humorous and gentle-hearted tale of family love amid primitive isolation and dangers. Full Review
New York Times
Rating: 4/5 -- Good intro for kids reluctant to watch old movies. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Rating: 4/5 -- Classic family adventure with pirates and animals on an exotic island. What's not to love?
The famous 1813 novel by Johann Wyss has been turned into a fine adventure film under Walt Disney's supervision, although purists may resent the way the original narrative has been souped up with pirates and other innovations. Full Review
Rating: 3/5 -- Mild peril, dated animation in tale of island survival. Full Review
Common Sense Media
The Swiss Family Robinson, like most of Walt Disney's screen versions of the children's classics, is good Disney and bad culture. Full Review
Fleeing from Napoleonic oppression, the Robinson family get shipwrecked and marooned on an island inhabited by tigers, elephants and zebras. They soon feel at home, once their majestic tree house--complete with running water--is set up. However, the Robinson's must face a danger even greater than nature: treacherous pirates!
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
Swiss Family Robinson
One of Disney's biggest and most fondly remembered hits, the spectacular screen version of the literary classic SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON is full of breathtaking South Seas scenery, hundreds of exotic animals, and treacherous pirates. This heroic tale chronicles the courageous exploits of the Robinson family after they are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Using teamwork and ingenuity, they skillfully overcome the obstacles of nature and transform their new home into a "civilized" community. But the ultimate challenge lies ahead when a band of cutthroat pirates threaten to destroy the Robinson's Makeshift paradise. Capture the thrills, romance, and fun of this unforgettable Disney film!
Action | Adventure | Family Interaction | Wilderness | Children | Recommended | Stranded / Castaway | Theatrical Release
- This home video version of "Swiss Family Robinson" is part of Disney's Exclusive Archive collection. In addition to the digitally mastered film, it includes interviews with actress Dorothy McGuire and director Ken Annakin, the complete syndicated cartoon strip based on the film, the original theatrical trailer, comparisons between the storyboards and the actual film, production photos, and a short film on the film's production, "Escape to Paradise."
- Filmed in Technicolor.
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