Adventures of the Wilderness Family

1975 G 1h 40m DVD

Adventures of the Wilderness Family

1975 G 1h 40m DVD
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Wearied by the pace of life in Los Angeles, the Robinson family moves to the remote Rocky Mountain wilderness, where they soon discover that getting back to nature isn't as idyllic as they imagined.
Robert Logan, Susan Damante , Hollye Holmes, Ham Larsen, George "Buck" Flower, William Cornford
Stewart Raffill
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital Mono
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Adventures of the Wilderness Family includes many scenes in which family members are threatened or attacked by wild animals and under siege from other natural events (a rockslide, a driving storm, a raging river). In contrast to the lovely, pastoral setting and images of some of nature's most beautiful and playful creatures, scenes of the family dog locked in ferocious battles with predators (wolves, a cougar, a grizzly), as well as moments during which the children run for their lives from those same predators, may be too disturbing and intense for younger or more sensitive kids. Still, the messages -- about teamwork, respect for nature, and a satisfying life without the trappings of the modern city -- are positive; and the portrayal of an interdependent family who love each other and mature together is admirable.

Sexual Content

A husband and wife kiss and embrace warmly several times, and are shown sleeping side by side.


Multiple scenes of children and animals in jeopardy from wild animals. Trying to protect his loved ones, the family dog is attacked by a cougar, wolves, and a grizzly bear. He is never seriously injured but the often lengthy battle scenes are ferocious struggles. Bears and wolves chase the children in several scenes; the children run for their lives. Dad is bloodied from a fight with an angry mother cougar. In addition, the family is endangered by a rock landslide, raging river rapids, an intense grizzly bear attack on their home, and a windstorm which threatens to destroy that home.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Promotes respect for the power and beauty of nature and animals. Stresses self-reliance, common sense, caution, teamwork, and empathy as primary values. At its core, the film sees life in the wilderness as preferable to life in a modern city.


Quaker Oats.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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