A family in route to New Guinea is shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. They are forced to remain on the island because of the damage to the ship and the pirates that are roaming the islands. They create a home on the island (centering around a huge tree house) and explore the island and its wildlife. Plenty of adventure ensues as the family deals with issues of survival and pirates, and the brothers must learn how to live on the island with an uncertain future. Written by
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As revealed by director Ken Annakin on the DVD commentary, the trapped zebra was subjected to electric shock treatment to make it move about, a practice that is now illegal in Hollywood movies. See more »
When the logs are released during the pirates' foray against the Robinsons, one of the logs rolls over one of the pirates and bends slightly as though it's made out of rubber. See more »
I loved this movie growing up, and had to get the recent DVD. It's great! The extras are wonderful and the movie is even better. I love Disney movies, but some of the older live-action movies get annoying to me after awhile. This one doesn't. I love to imagine myself on that island with all the animals and fighting pirates. It's great. I definitely recommend it!
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