Swiss Family Robinson

Swiss Family Robinson
Swiss Family Robinson
  • G
  • 2h 6m
  • 1960
Fresh82%
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This 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 film!

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Common Sense Says
Good intro to older movies for kids; watch for stereotypes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Swiss Family Robinson is a 1960 Disney movie in which an 18th-century family on a boat bound for New Guinea shipwreck on a deserted island. Although there's no bloodshed, the violence looks real as the Robinsons do battle with a wide array of animals (sharks, tigers, snakes, etc.), as well as pirates. The pirates who attack the family appear as Asian stereotypes. A teen girl is stereotyped as a helpless damsel unable to survive in the wild without the help of the teen boys. The Robinsons fight, kill, and injure the pirates with swords, rifles, and a variety of improvised defenses such as homemade grenades, explosives, rocks, logs, and a pit occupied by a tiger. Animal lovers will dislike the way the youngest child captures wild animals to keep for himself. The teen brothers joke that by the time they get off the island, they won't care what age the women they see are.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Family
  • Release Date:December 21, 1960
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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