Swiss Family Robinson
After being shipwrecked, the Robinson family is marooned on an island inhabited only by an impressive array of wildlife. In true pioneer spirit, they quickly make themselves at home but soon face a danger even greater than nature: dastardly pirates. A rousing adventure suitable for the whole family, this Disney adaptation of the classic Johann Wyss novel stars Dorothy McGuire and John Mills as Mother and Father Robinson.
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- Ken Annakin
GGeneral audiences. All ages admitted.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; bonus animated short.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this 1960 Disney movie includes frequent battles against pirates and wildlife. Although there's no bloodshed, the violence looks real. The pirates who attack the family appear as Asian stereotypes. Animal lovers will dislike the way the youngest child captures wild animals to keep for himself.
- Sexual Content
- Brothers joke about their desire of seeing women again. A young couple kisses.
- Pirates attack and threaten; the Robinsons fight back with a variety of homemade weapons. There are sword fights and cannons fired. Although there's no bloodshed, the violence looks real. Also, two brothers fuming with jealousy fight over the same girl. And, the Robinsons feud for survival when wild animals frequently attack: a boa-constructor, a tiger, and sharks.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Strong messages about simplicity: If you're surrounded by the people who matter the most, material goods are no longer important. Hard work, creativity, and teamwork are also valued.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Father and sons sit around a table and share wine. The youngest son (about 10 years old) is allowed to take a sip from his father's glass.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it