Parents' Guide to

The Swiss Family Robinson

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Mild peril, dated animation in tale of island survival.

Movie NR 2003 47 minutes
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Despite having all the hallmarks of cheap-o 1970s animation, this movie still manages to convey the classic, timeless tale in an economical and action-packed manner. Youngest members of the family should have no problem following along with what's happening, and as such, this could be a decent introduction to other, longer versions of this classic story.

That is, of course, if your family can get past the animation. Some of it appears out of focus, and the colors look faded, on top of the monotonous backgrounds, minimal movement, and characters who look basically the same except for their hairstyles. This will bother some more than others, but if you can tolerate it, consider The Swiss Family Robinson a dated yet entertaining entry course to a well-known tale of survival and family bonding on a deserted island.

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