Swiss Family Robinson

1960 G 2h 6m DVD

Swiss Family Robinson

1960 G 2h 6m DVD
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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.
John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Cecil Parker
Ken Annakin
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
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 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 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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