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Swiss Family Robinson -- The heroic tale of the courageous exploits of the Robinson family after they are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Using teamwork and ingenuity, they overcome the obstacles of nature and transform their new home into a "civilized" community.

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Director:
Writers:
Lowell S. Hawley (screenplay)
Johann David Wyss (novel)
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Release Date:
21 December 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
THE ADVENTURE OF ADVENTURES! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
A great adventure movie for the family See more (51 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Ken Annakin 
 
Writing credits
Lowell S. Hawley (screenplay)

Johann David Wyss (novel "Swiss Family Robinson") (as Johann Wyss)

Produced by
Bill Anderson .... producer
Basil Keys .... associate producer
Walt Disney .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
William Alwyn 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Waxman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
 
Production Design by
John Howell 
 
Set Decoration by
Jack Stephens 
 
Costume Design by
Julie Harris 
 
Makeup Department
Eileen Bates .... hair stylist
Bill Lodge .... makeup artist
Charles Nash .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Hill .... production manager (as Bill Hill)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director
René Dupont .... assistant director
 
Art Department
John Hoesli .... assistant art director
John L. Jensen .... sketch artist (as John L.Jensen)
Peter Murton .... assistant art director
Dickie Bamber .... dressing props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Dennis .... sound recordist (as John S. Dennis)
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist
Les Wiggins .... sound editor (as Leslie Wiggins)
 
Special Effects by
Danny Lee .... special effects (as Dan Lee)
Walter Stones .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw .... matte artist
 
Stunts
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Courtney .... stunts (uncredited)
Evelyn Finley .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Fez Reynolds .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Arnim Tardieu .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Beeson .... additional photography
James Devis .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
Buddy Baker .... composer: additional music "Animal Race" (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Nature's Haven Wild Animal Rental Co. (uncredited)
Fez Reynolds .... animal trainer: zebra (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
126 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo | Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Norway:7 (original rating) (cut version) | Sweden:11 | UK:U | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1988) (1999) (2003 DVD audio commentary) | USA:Approved (PCA #19632) | USA:G (certificate #111) (re-rating) (1968) | West Germany:6

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Trivia:
As revealed by director Ken Annakin on the DVD commentary, the trapped zebra was subjected to electric shocks to make it move about, a practice that is now illegal in Hollywood movies.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Francis is running with the coconut bomb, the fuse changes length between shots.See more »
Quotes:
[Reflecting on their island paradise]
Mother:It's wonderful for today, but what about tomorrow?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
O Christmas TreeSee more »

18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A great adventure movie for the family, 24 May 2002
Author: Kirsten from San Francisco, CA

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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