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Swiss Family Robinson


Dec 10, 1960

Latest Home Video

May 06, 2002

MPAA Rating



John Mills
Dorothy McGuire
James MacArthur
Tommy Kirk


1960 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Still shot from the movie: Swiss Family Robinson.

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After they are shipwrecked on a deserted island by a boatload of marauding pirates, a Swiss family sets up house in the tropical local. But their hopes for a quick rescue are dampened by the return of the buccaneers. Using their resources and their ingenuity, they fight off wild animals while preparing to defend themselves against the bandits.

Content Details

Why Is Swiss Family Robinson Rated G?

Swiss Family Robinson is rated G

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During a storm, a ship runs aground with the Robinson family locked in the hull. The group nearly capsizes while making their way to shore on a homemade raft. Sharks also attack them. Pirates in a ship fire upon the survivors. On the island, a tiger stalks the survivors and fights with the family’s dogs. Pirates rough up two captives as well as fight among themselves with swords. One man is left lying on the beach. Characters are attacked in the water by a large snake. Tensions and jealousy cause squabbles between two brothers. To defend themselves, the family makes coconut bombs, booby traps and other defensive devices. During a raid by pirates, numerous men are shot, caught in traps, hit by falling rocks and trees, attacked by a penned tiger and slashed with swords. In an extended scene of hand-to-hand combat, several characters are shot, hit and pushed over a cliff. A small craft is hit by a cannon ball and the passengers are thrown into the air. The script includes some mild name-calling and brief scenes of peril. The family drinks alcohol with dinner. A young boy is given a sip of liquor during a family celebration.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Swiss Family Robinson.

Marauding pirates attack a town looking for a lost coin the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Tommy Kirk (Ernst) and Kevin Corcoran (Francis) also play brothers in the Disney classics, Old Yeller (1957) and The Shaggy Dog (1959).

Canadian Movie Ratings

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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Swiss Family Robinson...

Set sail for adventure with the DVD release of Swiss Family Robinson. Director Ken Annakin and stars Tommy Kirk, James MacArthur and Kevin Corcoran drop anchor and share their thought in an audio commentary. Also included on the disc are Sea Salts (an animated short), production archives, the 1960 Disney Studio Album and the featurettes Adventure In The Making, PIRATES! and Conversations With James MacArthur. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1) and Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0).

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