Swiss Family Robinson Poster

Release Date: December 21st, 1960

DVD Release Date: May 7th, 2002

G|2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary
In this family film, the Robinson clan -- mother (Dorothy McGuire), father (John Mills) and their three sons, Fritz, Ernst and Francis -- flee the reign of Napoleon to start afresh in New Guinea. When their ship gets damaged en route, the family takes refuge on a deserted island. The Robinsons learn to live in the wild, have various adventures and build an impressive house in a tree. However, while island life is full excitement, the question of whether to return to civilization looms.

Cast: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro, Sessue Hayakawa, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Cecil Parker

Director: Ken Annakin

Genres: Adventure, Family

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures, Walt Disney Company Ltd. [gb], Walt Disney Home Video [gb], Buena Vista Home Entertainment [br]

Keywords: Amusing, Father, Endearing, Son, Survival, Mother, Family, Playful