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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Just because you're stranded... doesn't mean you can't make some friends. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Wild Life  »


Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,342,696, 11 September 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,965,609, 9 October 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie was originally released as a short film screening at Kings Dominion Parks See more »


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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Doesn't even qualify for the bargain bin at Roses
10 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

In all the years I've been watching movies in the theater I've never once found a movie bad enough that I forced myself to get my money back and leave. Had I not had my daughter with me today to see this I would have broken that promise.

I went into this thinking "hey Rio meets Robinson Crusoe" with funny animals. My kid would like it and I'd be entertained. NOPE!!! By the way did anyone else see the trailer for this and think this was Rio 3 but with a red bird? This looked like something that had a lot of potential going into it and that quickly died the moment i started checking my watch.

Somebody must have been scammed out of their money for this to get a theatrical release because it barely qualifies as Netflix only kind of movie. The animation is passable but other than that it's just not worth your time or money. Studio Canal and nWave made a much better a movie a few years ago, "The House of Magic" that by far is a hundred times better than this and I didn't have to pay anything to see that, in fact it's on Netflix RIGHT NOW.

There were no funny jokes, repetitious dialogue, multiple endings that made this thing go on and on and on. Save your money or pay for something much better. If you have to see this wait for Netflix but other than that it's completely avoidable.

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