Swiss Family Robinson, the Disney original from 1940

There can’t be many people, especially from my generation, who aren’t familiar with the 1960 Disney classic, Swiss Family Robinson.

However, twenty years before then, Disney released its original.

In the 1940 film, there’s more background as to why the Robinsons want to emigrate (Australia, on this occasion), which is to escape the threat of Napoleon.

They get shipwrecked in the same way as the 1960 film but there are no pirates to battle against, just the elements.

Obviously very different in quality to the later film, nevertheless another enjoyable one.