New-York, 1787. The editor of the "New York Herald" hears Robinson Sucroë, a bad reporter, saying he would love living on a desert island. He hires him to go and live on "The Ermit Crab Island". Sucroë will have to write his adventures and give them to the boat the New-York Herald will send every week to the isle. But soon Robinson discovers that the isle is not as desert or as dangerous as it seems ! A group of peaceful marooned people (the "Everydays") and two crews of pirates live there ! Robinson makes friend with the Everydays. One of them, Wednesday, accepts to write fanciful stories, in order to prevent tourists to come on the island. But, a jealous reporter, Uglyston, knows the truth and tries to prove that Robinson is lying... Written by
Did You Know?
In 1996, producers 'Ron Weinberg' and Micheline Charest
as well as screenwriter Christophe Izard
were sued for plagiarism by Montreal artist Claude Robinson who claimed that 'Robinson Sucroë' borrowed heavily from a concept (story, characters and drawings) that he developed and presented to Weinberg and Charest during the 1980s. In 2009, 14 years later, judge Claude Auclair of the Superior Court of Quebec ruled in favor of Claude Robinson and sentenced the defendants to pay him the amount of $5.2m. (One of the defendants, Micheline Charest, died in 2003 following plastic surgery.) See more