Miss it so much... was lucky enough to go last year to DW and see it again. It brought back so many memories. I wish they would bring it back to DL but it's not gonna happen. Not a lot of people remember the movie or have even seen it but it's one of my favorites.
>>Not a lot of people remember the movie or have even seen it but it's one of my favorites.<<
Blame the Eisner-era Walt Disney Company.
Swiss Family Robinson was one of Walt's biggest box-office hits and held strong in five theatrical reissues over several generations - - but the company decided to stop promoting it as a classic in the 80's and 90's (along with the rest of Walt's live action library), so younger audiences have not had the exposure, especially since the "Disney" went out of Disney Channel.
I saw it with an audience lately in Santa Monica and the film was enthusiastically received by all ages, same as ever.
I would LOVE to see this in a movie theater! Does anyone know if there will be any other showings in southern cal.? I went to go see Gone With the Wind when they showed it in theaters awhile back and it was awesome... long... but awesome. I wish they would do this more with the classics instead of all the stupid teen and horror movies out nowadays.
>>and when Mrs. Robinson unravels her nylons in front of Dustin Hoffman all the kids are completely engaged, you could hear a pin drop.<<
It doesn't take an ivy league graduate to see how hot Dorothy McGuire is. Koo koo ka choo!
I supose we should count ourselves lucky that the Tree house wasn't given a "Robinsons" makeover when "Meet the Robinsons" came out this summer.
Though, I suppose it couldn't be that much worse than the Tarzan overlay. Might have at least made it slightly more interesting.