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BTDesign Award
Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

Cast: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Cecil Parker

Director(s): Ken Annakin

Language: English

Genre: Coming-of-Age Drama


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!


Papamikey wrote on May 19, 2005, 1:05 pm
Since I was trapped on rainy days in a cottage in the middle of Namur, Quebec, it was either play parcheesi or watch Swiss Family Robinson.

Naturally, I chose TV (my friend and confidant). This movie was typical Disney live-action Utopic living...I mean, if I could ship-wreck myself and build the MANSION they built, hell, I'd pack up and sail off tomorrow!

I mean, nothing BAD happens to this family save a threat from HIGHLY stereotypical pirates and the odd leopard or two...

Made for kitschy fun and good memories, though.

Papa MikeY!

P.S. I recently "visited" their tree-house at Disneyworld and wasn't as impressed as I was in my memories (hell, is ANYONE impressed with real versions of their memories?). Salt to the wound was the fact my daughter threw a MAJOR tantrum at the ABSOLUTE HIGHEST point in the tree house. Always fun climbing down rope ladders and pullies with a HOWLING toddler in your arms....SIGH!
kimberly wrote on May 19, 2005, 2:11 pm
Mood: having low fat chips
oh my oh my...... memories of watching this movie in my nanny's & pappy's bedroom. I loved this movie. final.
motleymitch wrote on May 19, 2005, 9:50 pm
I vaguely remember watching this on 'The Wonderful World of Disney' on a sunday night back in the 70's. I think I was ticked off because they showed this instead of 'Sport Goofy' or 'Herbie the Love Bug'....
...didn't care for it that much.
Deril wrote on November 19, 2005, 8:56 pm
Just realized I never rated this one. MItch..you crazy babuy! I loved this movie as a kid. Mikey, I too visited the tree house in Disney a few years back when Anat & I went...I too found it rather crappy.
They should have had more monkey butlers.
motleymitch wrote on November 22, 2005, 1:45 am
I stand by my review! YAWN!
kimberly wrote on January 1, 2010, 11:12 pm
The only movie I have seen my OLDEST cover her eye's, ya she complained...still they watched it like 10 time's.

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