Swiss Family Robinson 1960 — c Buena Vista Distribution With the help of Francis and his elephant, the men construct an elaborate, multi-floor treehouse there in the jungle. However, the tree still remains, and is located on the property of the Roberts Auto Service and Tyre Shop, located in Goodwood, just off of Windward Road. Swiss Family Robinson 1960 — c Buena Vista Distribution Knowing that the pirates are still a very real threat, Father leads the family in constructing a fort on top of a hill. The movie was filmed entirely on the island of Tobago There were several meetings to decide filming locations. It received generally positive reviews by critics and gained large revenue at the box office and is one of the most iconic live-action Disney films.
The stripe is edged with black and varies in colouration, from greenish to orange. Depending on your political view, the way they suddenly treat her differently could be considered either sexist or sweetly old fashioned. Various members of the production team helped locals to rebuild their homes. The Disney Films : 3rd Edition. It slows them but the pirates continue climbing up the mountain. Tigers, elephants, zebras, and briefly cheetahs and hyenas are the only megafauna from the book that are present in the film.
The female dwarfs the male and is almost five times heavier. She tells Fritz and Ernst that her grandfather disguised her as a boy as it would have been disastrous if the pirates discovered that she was really a woman. Their defenses include pits with a tiger in one pit, rock piles, a log pile and coconut bombs hollowed out coconuts filled with gunpowder with a fuse , all of which cause problems for the attacking pirates. The action begins immediately as the shipwreck occurs during the opening credits. During the 19th and 20th century, many accounts of giant specimens of anaconda were reported.
Of course they soon discover her true sex and both testosterone filled young men become instantly attracted to her. Gene Holter was one of the providers of animals from California and his trainers Ray Chandler and Fez Reynolds. Fritz and Ernst head off to explore the island to see if anyone else lives on it, or if it is connected to any other lands. However, Ernst also got caught by the snake too and I think he was at least trying to hit the snake's body first to weaken it which would give him a better opportunity to hit it's head. The main event is a race around the yard with each person riding a different animal. Despite all precautions, which included a standby crew of animal handlers, the giant reptile took him by surprise, coiled itself around his shoulders and shoved him under three times before rescuers could pry him free. The behind-the-scenes struggles of the Disney cast and crew to produce this extravagant epic—filmed on location in the West Indies—mirrored the onscreen perils.
The boys, particularly Ernst, also build inventions to provide modern amenities to the family such as drawing water and preserving food. When many years after I first saw this movie, I first visited Disneyland in 1984, the first thing I wanted to see was the Swiss Family Treehouse exhibit. While almost certainly exaggerations, it is possible that in remote, deep rainforest rivers, under optimum conditions of prey availability, the green anaconda may grow to record proportions. Defenses are prepared by building booby-traps and fortifying a rocky outcropping. The Family Guide to Movies on Video.
How are her boys supposed to grow up and raise families without other people? Bill Anderson stressed that they should examine the Caribbean. Not only that, Tobago was the legendary home of Robinson Crusoe, which tied in perfectly with the storyline of Swiss Family Robinson. Alas, Kevin Corcoran passed away from cancer in October,2015, at 66. The cast includes Sessue Hayakawa, Hollywood's first Asian movie star, in the role of the leader of the pirates. Roberta has to ride a zebra, Fritz a jackass, Ernst an ostrich, and Francis riding his pet baby elephant, Rocky.
When shooting in widescreen, Disney had almost always used a wide screen or filmed the movie in. Robinson agrees with her husband that they have everything they need but what about their sons. The arrived at Tobago during filming. It was to be produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. They arrive back at the treehouse at Christmas. After watching that movie, and Bill Anderson decided to produce their own version of the story.
Besides causing logistical problems, the weather also introduced other difficulties. Bertie is really Roberta Janet Monro. But we have three sons. In July of that year, it was reported that studio veteran was considered for the film. Greenery including green paint camouflaged any neighboring buildings. Walt realized this was going to be costly but he finally agreed to it. It was shot on the island of Tobago, and on a sound stage in London.
Visually Swiss Family Robinson is a truly beautiful motion picture. Shooting took place on 30 sites all over the rugged little island, including an isolated tidal swamp where the script called for MacArthur to encounter a 250-pound, 20-foot-long Anaconda. Only first they have to fight off pirates! As a matter of fact, not many people know of the film Swiss Family Robinson much less that it was filmed here in Tobago. The pirates slowly head in land and start searching for the islanders. But we have three sons.