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Robert Louis Stevenson's popular novel comes to life in this Disney film adaptation that follows the adventures of Jim Hawkins (Bobby Driscoll), the sole inheritor of a pirate map. Setting out to find the treasure, the young boy's plans are soon waylaid by a band of bandits, who are also intent on getting the gold.
Why Is Treasure Island Rated G?
Treasure Island is rated G
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Alcohol is a common commodity among these motley pirates who order drinks in taverns and imbibe while on duty on the ship. During a heavy storm, the crew gets one man drunk and then watches him fall overboard and drown. A group of sailors fight over a bottle of rum and man is killed. Rough treatment is also common among the shipmates. An older man pushes a young boy and threatens him. Pirates attack an old man who dies as a result. Several characters are shot in the chest, stabbed with swords, and slashed with knives during fights. Some blood is shown. Pirates exchange gunfire with others and some men are injured. Men lie, double-cross others and steal.
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Bobby Driscoll (Jim Hawkins) also voiced the character of Peter Pan in Disney’s 1953 animated movie. Robin Williams plays a grown up Peter Pan who is visited by Captain James S. Cook in the live action film Hook. A family is marooned on a deserted island after their ship is run ashore by pirates in Swiss Family Robinson. The Treasure Island script gets a space-aged update in Treasure Planet
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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This classic treasure comes to DVD with fully restored sound and picture. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1).