History Film / SwissFamilyRobinson

23rd Mar '17 5:53:36 PM Sabrewing
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* AnnoyingArrows: One of the traps the family sets is a collapsing bridge flanked by crossbows. The fired bolts do little more than anger the pirates, who pull them out and continue their assault.
19th Mar '17 1:42:38 AM Sabrewing
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* BrattyHalfPint: Francis, who wants to make a pet out of everything on the island and get first dibs on several activities.
19th Mar '17 1:30:35 AM Sabrewing
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* BambooTechnology: And ''how''. Father, Fritz and Ernst build an absolutely massive treehouse (which became a popular attraction at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] later) which has running water, a ''cooler'', even a skylight. To combat the pirates, they actual make grenades using coconuts, gunpowder and cannon fuses.

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* BambooTechnology: And ''how''. Father, Fritz and Ernst build an absolutely massive treehouse (which became a popular attraction at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] later) which has running water, a ''cooler'', even a skylight. To combat the pirates, they actual make grenades using coconuts, gunpowder and cannon fuses.
19th Mar '17 1:29:14 AM Sabrewing
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* AdaptedOut: In the book, there were four sons. Jack was the third eldest after Ernest, but didn't make it into the film. Some of his characteristics can be found in Francis, though...
* AnimalAssassin: Francis has the idea of capturing the tiger so as to let him loose on the invading pirates.

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* AdaptedOut: In the book, there were four sons. Jack was the third eldest after Ernest, Ernst, but didn't make it into the film. Some of his characteristics can be found in Francis, though...
* AnimalAssassin: Francis has the idea of capturing the tiger so as to let him loose on the invading pirates. pirates.
* BambooTechnology: And ''how''. Father, Fritz and Ernst build an absolutely massive treehouse (which became a popular attraction at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland]] later) which has running water, a ''cooler'', even a skylight. To combat the pirates, they actual make grenades using coconuts, gunpowder and cannon fuses.



* CanineCompanion: Duke and Turk, the dogs of the captain who headed the voyage which brought the family to the island.



* DesertedIsland

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* DesertedIslandDesertedIsland: Though the ending suggests that a new colony will begin.



* GuileHero: Mr. Robinson, when the pirate ship first shows up, scares them back off by hoisting the quarantine flag, rather than risk any kind of direct engagement. Once it comes time to defend their new home and Roberta, he gets his sons working on traps and snares to prepare, saving the remaining guns as a last resort.



* TheHorde: No matter how many pirates get shot, blown up, knocked off the cliff, or flattened by rocks or logs during the climactic battle, there never seem to be any fewer than there were to begin with.
* IChooseToStay: That's what the parents and Francis choose after the Captain offers them passage elsewhere, with the Captain noting that Papa Robinson will likely be appointed governor of the new colony.

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* TheHorde: No matter how many pirates get shot, blown up, knocked off the cliff, or flattened by rocks or logs during the climactic battle, there never seem to be any fewer than there were to begin with.
with. There ''is'' a scene that shows one of the pirates signalling reinforcements to depart from their ship.
* IChooseToStay: That's what the parents and Francis choose after the Captain offers them passage elsewhere, with the Captain noting that Papa Robinson will likely be appointed governor of the new colony. Fritz and Roberta also opt to stay on the island together.



* PitTrap: Francis builds one of these, which, to the surprise of everyone else, successfully catches a tiger.

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* NoNameGiven: As in the original story, the boys' mother and father are merely addressed as, well, Mother and Father.
* PitTrap: Francis builds one The family dig a whole bunch of these, one of which, to the surprise of everyone else, but Francis, successfully catches a tiger.



* WholesomeCrossDresser: Roberta, initially known as Bertie, was disguised by her grandfather to protect her from worse treatment from the pirates.

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* WholesomeCrossDresser: Roberta, initially known as Bertie, was disguised by her grandfather to protect her from worse treatment from the pirates.pirates.
* YouNoTakeCandle: Kuala, the head of the pirates, tends to talk this way.
5th Mar '17 9:58:05 PM Nendanixrael
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* HandsOnApproach: Roberta wanting Ernst to teach her how to fire a gun. When Fritz tries to continue the lesson, Roberta claims Ernst already taught her enough and she fires off a shot so perfect that it's obvious she actually already knew how to shoot the entire time.

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* HandsOnApproach: Roberta wanting Ernst Fritz to teach her how to fire a gun. When Fritz Ernst tries to continue the lesson, Roberta claims Ernst Fritz already taught her enough and she fires off a shot so perfect that it's obvious she actually already knew how to shoot the entire time.



* WholesomeCrossDresser: Roberta, initially known as Bertie, was disguised by her father to protect her from worse treatment from the pirates.

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* WholesomeCrossDresser: Roberta, initially known as Bertie, was disguised by her father grandfather to protect her from worse treatment from the pirates.
13th Jun '16 9:48:09 AM dsneybuf
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[[caption-width-right:293:The Greatest Adventure Story of them All!]]

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[[caption-width-right:293:The Greatest Adventure Story of them All!]]
11th Apr '16 10:47:38 PM Statzkeen
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* HandsOnApproach: Roberta wanting Ernst to teach her how to shoot.

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* HandsOnApproach: Roberta wanting Ernst to teach her how to shoot.fire a gun. When Fritz tries to continue the lesson, Roberta claims Ernst already taught her enough and she fires off a shot so perfect that it's obvious she actually already knew how to shoot the entire time.
11th Apr '16 10:46:25 PM Statzkeen
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* HandsOnApproach: Roberta wanting Ernst to teach her how to shoot.
1st Apr '16 5:04:26 AM Morgenthaler
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''Swiss Family Robinson'' is a 1960 Disney [[TheFilmOfTheBook Film of the Book]] of Johann Wyss' TheSwissFamilyRobinson. A much more compact and story-driven production than the original, it was a well-reviewed family-friendly hit. It follows the spirit of Wyss' basic [[{{Robinsonade}} Crusoe-but-a-whole-family]] premise while adding a human threat from the beginning to provide the climactic ultimate test of the family's resourcefulness.

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''Swiss Family Robinson'' is a 1960 Disney [[TheFilmOfTheBook Film of the Book]] of Johann Wyss' TheSwissFamilyRobinson.Literature/TheSwissFamilyRobinson. A much more compact and story-driven production than the original, it was a well-reviewed family-friendly hit. It follows the spirit of Wyss' basic [[{{Robinsonade}} Crusoe-but-a-whole-family]] premise while adding a human threat from the beginning to provide the climactic ultimate test of the family's resourcefulness.
26th Nov '15 2:03:32 PM eroock
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Swiss Family Robinson is a 1960 Disney [[TheFilmOfTheBook Film of the Book]] of Johann Wyss' TheSwissFamilyRobinson. A much more compact and story-driven production than the original, it was a well-reviewed family-friendly hit. It follows the spirit of Wyss' basic [[{{Robinsonade}} Crusoe-but-a-whole-family]] premise while adding a human threat from the beginning to provide the climactic ultimate test of the family's resourcefulness.

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Swiss ''Swiss Family Robinson Robinson'' is a 1960 Disney [[TheFilmOfTheBook Film of the Book]] of Johann Wyss' TheSwissFamilyRobinson. A much more compact and story-driven production than the original, it was a well-reviewed family-friendly hit. It follows the spirit of Wyss' basic [[{{Robinsonade}} Crusoe-but-a-whole-family]] premise while adding a human threat from the beginning to provide the climactic ultimate test of the family's resourcefulness.


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* JunglesSoundLikeKookaburras: A kookaburra can be heard on the deserted tropical island. In the original novel, the family is shipwrecked in the East Indies (which definitely isnít kookaburra territory), but at least they were on their way to Australia.
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