It is based on the 1812 novel the swiss family robinson by johann david wyss and is the first featurelength film version of the story. There is something for everyone in the family here. The show chronicles their survival and adaptation in an unfamiliar environment using only indigenous resources. Imdb in 1960, she starred in swiss family robinson, which was filmed in the west indies. Swiss family robinson is a 19741975 canadian television drama series, based on johann david wyss novel the swiss family robinson. The group nearly capsizes while making their way to shore on a homemade raft. The remaining versions based on the original are located at magic kingdom park, tokyo disneyland and at disneyland park in disneyland paris. Swiss family robinson, american film produced by walt disney productions and directed by ken annakin. As a family seeking to getaway napoleons wars in europe, set sail for new guinea, but shipwrecks on an island. Directed by ken annakin and shot in tobago and pinewood studios outside london, it was the first widescreen walt disney pictures film shot with panavision lenses. Swiss family robinson, american film directed by edward ludwig.
The swiss family robinson is a lengthy film at over two hours, but its abundance of action, humor, and beautiful visuals will likely keep you engaged throughout. New version of swiss family robinson howard thompson. The robinson familyfather and mother played by john mills and dorothy mcguire, respectively. Using teamwork and ingenuity, they skillfully overcome the obstacles of nature and transform their new home into a civilized community.
The bestknown screen adaptation of johann wyss the swiss family robinson, produced by disney in 1960. Tiger background information feature films swiss family robinson character information appearance bengal tiger enemies father robinson, mother robinson, fritz, ernst, francis, duke and turk, kuala, and the pirates source the tiger is an animal that served as a minor antagonist in disneys 1960. The twohour pilot for the series was first shown on april 15, 1975. Swiss family robinson is a 1960 american adventure film starring john mills, dorothy mcguire, james macarthur, janet munro, tommy kirk, and kevin corcoran in a tale of a shipwrecked family building an island home. Acting on info i found online about it being in goldsborough i went up there and saw two possible suspects.
A movie sure to thrill even youngest in the audience. The swiss family robinson is an 1812 novel by johann david wyss. Swiss family robinson was shot on the west indies island of tobago, and the lush locale adds immeasurably to the timeless tale. The series consisted of 26 30minute episodes, and diverged somewhat from the original novel. The parents and their three sons discover a wide variety of animals and plants on the small island, and resolve to make the best of their situation, building a giant treehouse to live in. In the 1960s walt disney remade swiss family robinson, the disney studios bought up the rights to the 1940 version produced and distributed by rko, then walt disney confiscated all known prints of rko radio pictures version so there wouldnt be comparisons to the disney remake. It was adapted from the 1812 novel by johann rudolf wyss and his father, johann david wyss. I do think the swiss family robinson scene was staged with trained actors though as the dogs are clearly wagging their tails and if you pause the film look to be playing with the tiger and not attacking it. Source the tiger is an animal that served as a minor antagonist in disneys 1960 movie swiss family robinson. With great courage and ingenuity, they use the salvage from the wreck to build a home in a huge tree, raise food, and protect themselves from a raiding band of pirates. Parents need to know that swiss family robinson is a 1960 disney movie in which an 18thcentury family on a boat bound for new guinea shipwreck on a deserted island.
Swiss family robinson filming locations mytobago your. While on their way to start a new life in new guinea, the robinson family are shipwrecked on a tropical island. New version of swiss family robinson the new york times. Swiss family robinson is a 1960 feature film starring john mills, dorothy mcguire, and sessue hayakawa in a tale of a shipwrecked family building an island home. Only one season was produced, due to the development of a swiss family robinson series in 1975 by abc in the. Disney animator wolfgang reitherman, who designed the treehouse for the movie, contributed. Swiss family robinson, american familyadventure film, released in 1960, that is considered a disney classic. Its an artsy place, however, with a famous art gallery. Swiss family robinson 1960 silver scenes a blog for. But that tree house rules everyones favorite fantasy is this sort of adventure whereby a shipwrecked family finds refuge on what appears to be a deserted island, only to find that theyre not exactly alone. The swiss family robinson disambiguation wikipedia.
Trust me when i say that kleinburg is not natural jungle habitat. The swiss family treehouse opened november 18, 1962, in adventureland at disneyland, two years after the disney film swiss family robinson 1960. Swiss family treehouse was an attraction featured at several walt disney parks and resorts. Swiss family robinson is a 1960 american adventure film starring john mills, dorothy mcguire. Swiss family robinson is a 1960 american adventure film starring john mills, dorothy mcguire, james macarthur, janet munro, tommy kirk, and kevin. Her next disney film was to be bon voyage, but when production was delayed, deborah walley was cast in the role originally intended for munro. It was also one of the few disney pictures to be filmed in widescreen. For the price of one movie rental, you and your family can enjoy a growing library of over 1,000 highquality movies and tv shows on any screen, anywhere. Swiss family robinson 1960 movies, tv, celebs, and more. John mills, dorothy mcguire, james macarthur, janet munro en sessue hayakawa.
The swiss family robinson or swiss family robinson may also refer to. Swiss family robinson is a 1960 disney live action film. The swimming scene of the swiss family robinson made me think of walt disney worlds defunct water park, river country, because of the natural setting and short slides. The swiss family robinson, like most of walt disneys screen versions of the childrens classics, is good disney and bad culture. Richmond bay was featured prominently as the robinsons beach richmond island can often be seen in the background, while mount irvine. Oct 23, 2018 swiss family robinson is a 1960 disney live action film. A 2019 pictorial revisit of the swiss family robinson 1960.
With tommy kirk and james macarthur in swiss family robinson. The swiss family robinson at project gutenberg plain text. The real swiss family robinson treehouse in tobago the. Did you know swiss family robinson was filmed on tobago. The adventures of swiss family robinson tv series 1998. There are only two attractions at disneyland that terrify me. So we bought this when we returned and watched it together for a family movie night. Audiences agreed, making swiss family robinson one of the most popular films walt disney ever. Based upon the novel the swiss family robinson, the pilot and its 20 subsequent episodes of the series were produced by irwin allen, who had earlier produced a futuristic adaptation of the same novel in the. Swiss family robinson is a 19741975 canadian television drama series, based on johann david wyss novel the swiss family robinson the series consisted of 26 30minute episodes, and diverged somewhat from the original novel. Filmed in breathtaking widescreen panavision, swiss family robinson was the most expensive disney movie ever filmed up until that time, but as walt said, such a great story as the swiss family robinson deserves every penny we spent on it. In the film, the tiger is first seen hiding in the bushes near the beach, where it sees the robinsons for the first time. Shipwrecked on a remote island, david robinson richard thomas and his family sharpen their survival skills and learn lifes valuable lessons in this adaptation of johann wysss classic novel.
It is a tale of a shipwrecked family building an island home and is loosely based on the 1812. Having no means of provision or shelter they struggled to survive against pirates, natives, wild animals and mother nature. This heroic tale chronicles the courageous exploits of the robinson family after they are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Its tucked away on the property of an auto repair shop. Filming locations 3 filming dates 1 filming locations. Beach scenes were filmed in jamaica and jungle scenes were filmed in kleinburg, ontario. Based on the writings by swiss pastor johann wyss and on one of the most widely published books in history, swiss family robinson follows the adventures of a family after being shipwrecked on a remote tropical island.
No hollywood studio sets were used in the making of the movie. The family members collaborate to create a home for themselves in the jungle environment. The making of the adventures of swiss family robinson 26m richard thomas is your island guide for this onlocation behindthescenes look at the production of this epic series. Amusing family fun in which a swiss family formed by a father john mills, mother dorothy mcguire and children james mcarthur, kevin corcoran, tommy kirk must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. The new swiss family robinson is a 1998 american adventure film directed by stewart raffill. Munros final work for disney was the horsemasters 1961, which was made for. A story about adventure, love, heartbreak, happiness and human drama, the adventures of swiss family robinson is a great adventure for the whole family. As a matter of fact, not many people know of the film swiss family robinson much less that it was filmed here in tobago. Though it doesnt follow the book and misses much of the faith found in the original story or versions thereof its rather a literary journey finding the original swiss family robinson, this is a wonderful family film with lots of action. The walkthrough attraction is centered on a giant treehouse where everyone can hear and see various scenes based on the disney film swiss family robinson. Just clever editing and sound effects added post production make it look like an attack. Those pictures became the gospel for the filming of the picture, said ken.
Imagineer bill martin worked out the treehouses design. Filmed in new zealand, the heartwarming series follows the familys adventures as they endure natures power, fight pirates and experience triumph and tragedy. It follows the spirit of wyss basic crusoebutawholefamily premise while. Swiss family robinson is a 1940 american film released by rko radio pictures and directed by edward ludwig. Swiss family robinson, to me, defines disney family entertainment, which is fitting because it is a story about a family. Swiss family robinson film by annakin 1960 britannica. Mar 26, 2020 swiss family robinson had to look into it further. Mar 02, 2018 treehouses have been loved by children and adults all over the world for centuries, but few were able to capture the imagination of the public like the multicabin shelter with running water, a primitive refrigerator, and even a pipe organ from the 1960 film swiss family robinson. Oct 20, 2015 the swimming scene of the swiss family robinson made me think of walt disney worlds defunct water park, river country, because of the natural setting and short slides.
I didnt get into the swiss family robinson show but i was a huge fan of mr. Best of all, this adventure is presented in a gloriously restored 2. Treehouses have been loved by children and adults all over the world for centuries, but few were able to capture the imagination of the public like the multicabin shelter with running water, a primitive refrigerator, and even a pipe organ from the 1960 film swiss family robinson the film is based on a german book from 1812 about a shipwrecked family that has to survive the savage. Swiss family robinson 1940 a family setting out for a new life across the sea is shipwrecked on a deserted island. Although theres no bloodshed, the violence looks real as the robinsons do battle with a wide array of animals sharks, tigers, snakes, etc. Mar 11, 2020 with tommy kirk and james macarthur in swiss family robinson. Swiss family robinson is the ultimate family adventure film from disney, photographed on the island of tobago for some lush scenery and exotic settings.
Swiss family robinson is rated g by the mpaa during a storm, a ship runs aground with the robinson family locked in the hull. Swiss family robinson film the members of a swiss family are the sole survivors of a shipwreck on an uncharted tropical island. Our family took a trip to disney and the kids explored the swiss family robinson tree at the theme park, but they hadnt seen the movie and didnt know anything about the story behind it all. Tobago, trinidad and tobago this picture was filmed on the island of tobago, the west indies 10 of 10 found this interesting interesting. So, after reading comments on my previous post, i was wondering if i was wrong about it being canadian, so i looked up swiss family robinson, tv show and yep, it was. This movie grabs you from the moment it starts and never lets go until the end. The swiss family robinson 1975 tv series wikipedia. Always enjoyed watching this when i was young and you cant help getting swept up in the magic of it helped especially by it all being filmed on location. Dvd details the swiss family is bestowed with a delightful 2disc set, filled with hours and hours of extras on the films production, cast, and crew. Did you know swiss family robinson was filmed on tobago island. Swiss family robinson became walt disneys grandest liveaction film to date.1102 100 362 720 676 663 981 89 962 12 630 1279 220 1571 1273 823 1160 121 661 975 971 175 1392 1276 178 83 344 1289 698 69 921 993 637 245