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Swiss Family Robinson (1960) was a Adventure - Family Film directed by Ken Annakin and produced by Walt Disney and Bill Anderson.

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Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

By Beatrice on Jan 3, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Swiss Family Robinson Directed by Ken Annakin Written by Lowell S. Hawley from a novel by Johann David Wyss 1960/USA Walt Disney Productions Repeat viewing?/Netflix rental This fun fantasy/adventure is for the whole family. A Swiss family is shipwrecked en route to colonial New Guinea when its sh... Read full article


Swiss Family Robinson (1940) and (1960)

By Orson De Welles on Nov 20, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! THRILL TO The Fabled Tree-House! — The Wild Animal Race! — The Great Pirate Attack! Disney has the rights to two features based on the famous Wyss novel.? Yes, that’s right; two!? Most of us are surely familiar with the extremely popular 1960 version produced by Disney ... Read full article


Swiss Family Robinson ( 1960 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 26, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"It was a good thing we set out to do. We were right, and all that hasn't changed just because we were shipwrecked." Papa Robinson's plans of providing a new home for his family in the burgeoning colony of New Guinea go awry when the ship carrying them from Switzerland to the new land gets shipwrec... Read full article


Swiss Family Robinson ( 1960 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 26, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"It was a good thing we set out to do. We were right, and all that hasn't changed just because we were shipwrecked." Papa Robinson's plans of providing a new home for his family in the burgeoning colony of New Guinea go awry when the ship carrying them from Switzerland to the new land gets shipwrec... Read full article


Swiss Family Robinson ( 1960 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 26, 2014 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"It was a good thing we set out to do. We were right, and all that hasn't changed just because we were shipwrecked." Papa Robinson's plans of providing a new home for his family in the burgeoning colony of New Guinea go awry when the ship carrying them from Switzerland to the new land gets shipwrec... Read full article


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Quotes from

Francis Robinson: Are we ever going to open these other packages?
Mother Robinson: Those are for Fritz and Ernst.
Francis Robinson: But suppose they don't come back? Suppose they got "et" up?
Father Robinson: Francis, you've had a long day, and it's past your bedtime.
Francis Robinson: But it's Christmas.


Father Robinson: The world is full of nice, ordinary little people who live in nice, ordinary little houses on the ground. But didn't you ever dream of a house up on a tree top?
Mother Robinson: No! Mostly I dream of having a house in New Guinea.


Father Robinson: Don't you sometimes feel that this is the kind of life we were meant to live on this earth? Everything we need, everything, right here, right at our fingertips. You know, if only people could have all this and be satisfied, I don't think there'd be any real problems in the world.


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Facts about

One of Disney's rare widescreen films, shot with Panavision lenses. Previous widescreen efforts from Disney had usually been in CinemaScope.
As revealed by director Ken Annakin on the DVD commentary, the trapped zebra was subjected to electric shock treatment to make it move about, a practice that is now illegal in Hollywood movies.
Duke, one of the Robinson's guardian Great Danes, stars in a later Disney film, as Brutus, the Ugly Dachshund.
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