The Swiss Family RobinsonDirector: Ken Annakin
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This two-disc set from Disney will please fans of the family-adventure Swiss Family Robinson. The DVD offers a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include: a commentary track recorded by actors Ken Annakin, Kevin Corcoran, Tommy Kirk, and James MacArthur; an animated short; an interview with James MacArthur; and a handful of vintage Disney materials. This is an excellent disc for fans of classic live-action Disney films.
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- Walt Disney Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
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Cast & Crew
|John Mills||Mr. Robinson|
|Dorothy McGuire||Mother Robinson|
|James MacArthur||Fritz Robinson|
|Sessue Hayakawa||Pirate Chief|
|Tommy Kirk||Ernst Robinson|
|Cecil Parker||Capt. Moreland|
|Kevin Corcoran||Francis Robinson|
|Milton Reid||Big Pirate|
|William Alwyn||Score Composer|
|Rene Dupont||Asst. Director|
|Julie Harris||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Lowell S. Hawley||Screenwriter|
|John Howell||Production Designer|
|Basil Keys||Associate Producer|
|Danny Lee||Special Effects|
|Eustace Lycett||Special Effects|
|Muir Mathieson||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Jack Stephens||Set Decoration/Design|
|Walter Stones||Special Effects|
1. Opening Credits
2. Rafting to Shore
3. A New World
4. Better To Use Your Head
5. Can I Keep the Elephant?
6. Treetop House
7. Everything We Need
8. Sailing Around the Coast
10. A Girl!
11. Dangerous Route
12. Merry Christmas
13. Defense System
14. Shooting Lesson
15. Francis Gets His Tiger
16. The Pirates Return
17. No Deal
18. A Change of Plans
Max Keeble's Big Move
Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
Return to Never Land
Beauty & the Beast
Lilo & Stitch
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Cartoon: "Sea Salts"
English For the Hearing Impaired
Disc #2 -- Swiss Family Robinson
Adventure In the Making
Conversations With James MacArthur
Swiss Family Robinson Production Archive
Sound Studio: "Pirate Attack"
Music & Effects
Sound Studio: "Animal Race"
Music & Effects
Song: "My Heart Was an Island"
Trailers & TV Spots
Storyboards to Scene Comparison
Walt Disney Presents "Escape to Paradise"
Excerpts: 1940 Swiss Family Robinson
Disney Studio Album
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Like most kids my age, I was perfectly willing to abandon life as I knew it and find a way to purposely maroon myself on an uncharted tropical island, understanding as I did that this would entail living in the equivalent of Malibu James Bond's Beach House. Everything about the movie made it seem like the destiny of every child with imagination was to create a world of tree houses and coconut grenades - what's the lethality of a coconut fragmentation explosive, anyway? It had all the elements of that other Disney classic, Peter Pan, sans the flying and magic, only live action. It all seemed so real! The wonderful treehouse, the island, the race, and the defense against the pirates are all very prominent memories in my childhood, and anytime I get to feeling nostalgic, I put it in the player and live the dream again.
Not sure what it is about this movie, my kids love it back in the 80's, watching in repeatedly. Finally found a copy in 2009. My grans LOVE this movie as much as their parents!
Another wonderful family movie. This adventure movie will entertain the adults and children in your family. It is great fun to follow this family on their unexpected adventure.
I think Swiss Family Robinson is a wonderful Disney Classic for the whole family.
I think that Swiss Family Robinson is very interesting and exciting. One of my best parts is when they built the treehouse. I also think it has a very good ending. The actors are very good. The pirate scenes are scary!