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The Wild Life (2016)

Robinson Crusoe (original title)
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A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island.

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Domonic Paris
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Robinson Crusoe (voice)
Kaya Yanar Kaya Yanar ... Papagei Dienstag (voice)
Ilka Bessin Ilka Bessin ... Tapir Rosie (voice) (as Cindy aus Marzahn)
Dieter Hallervorden ... Ziegenbock Zottel (voice)
Aylin Tezel ... Stachelschwein Epi (voice)
Ghadah Al-Akel Ghadah Al-Akel ... Ping (voice)
Tommy Morgenstern Tommy Morgenstern ... Pong (voice)
Melanie Hinze Melanie Hinze ... Kiki (voice)
Bert Franzke Bert Franzke ... Edgar (voice)
Tobias Lelle Tobias Lelle ... Pango (voice)
Gerald Schaale Gerald Schaale ... Carmello (voice)
Jesco Wirthgen Jesco Wirthgen ... Rufus (voice)
Jan Makino Jan Makino ... Cecil (voice)
Axel Lutter Axel Lutter ... John Silver (voice)
Jan-David Rönfeldt Jan-David Rönfeldt ... Bootsmann (voice)
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Storyline

On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. It isn't always easy at first, as the animals don't speak "human." Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats). Written by Studiocanal

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Rated PG for mild action/peril and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The parrot feet are drawn wrong, drawn as the feet of a chicken, parrot feet are of an X pattern. See more »

Goofs

When Robinson is practicing his marksmanship he has a stack of muskets, he gives it "one more try" and shoots the ace playing card, he then declares he is going to find something to eat and lifts the musket up menacingly and walks off, he doesn't reload the musket before it being shown as loaded in the next scene. See more »

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Version of Little Robinson Crusoe (1924) See more »

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Near Pixar Quality Animation, Not Pixar Quality Storytelling
16 April 2016 | by tiagodbSee all my reviews

It may not be fair to compare an independent Belgian animation to industry dominators like Pixar, but the film industry is competitive.

This film has excellent animation considering it was made by an independent company. Many vibrant colours are featured, and although the don't burst of the screen like Rio, it does add to the aesthetics of the film. Yet, it does feel like the film is very self contained, but it doesn't impact it in a good way. The setting explored (or not) has a lack of scope and the film clearly suffers from this. But for kids, this will not be a problem.

Despite strong design and animation, the direction is nothing notable. There are a maximum of two slightly interesting ideas (in the form of transitions) but other than that, everything else seems average, with no courageous attempts add to adding anything to the story.

Unfortunately, the film falls flat on the storytelling (particularly through dialogue) which just results in everything being cliché and predictable; it brings nothing new to the table. It appears that the writers just gave up, a shame considering if the dialogue wasn't so forced then the film wouldn't suffer so much. There isn't even an innuendo to keep the adults entertained.

This film is a good way to keep the kids occupied for 90mins, but nothing that adults will obtain any pleasure from (unless you are in awe of the animation which I doubt you will be).


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Country:

Belgium | France | USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,342,696, 11 September 2016

Gross USA:

$8,005,586

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,075,446
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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