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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

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.


Ernst Robinson: It's better to use your head than break your back, I always say.


Ernst Robinson: What are you doing?
Fritz Robinson: I'll just take charge of the pistol for a while. I seem to remember it being appropriated before, when someone wanted to go back to the beach.
Ernst Robinson: You give me back my pistol!


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When the studio acquired the rights to Johann David Wyss' novel, they essentially junked about 90% of it. Ken Annakin and his technicians brainstormed all the things they'd like to have seen in a desert island picture, storyboarded their wishlist and then handed it all over to screenwriter Lowell Hawley.
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.
A huge fan of the film, George Lucas named Anakin Skywalker after the director of this film, Ken Annakin.
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