Robinson Crusoe The Wild Life DVD Reviewed By Jon E Clist


The Premise
On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals.

The Review
This was one of those family animated films that kind of snuck out there and hit the big screen while no one was looking. It’s not by one of the well-known animation studios such as Dreamworks, Pixar or Illumination etc and hence it probably didn’t get the marketing support that the others got. Yet, it is a fun story and is full to the brim with laughs and silliness.

There are the usual variety of animated character types that play off each other and in the end come together to save the day. It is very formulaic and for a kids film it works. My son loved it and has wanted to watch it again and I am thinking in general for kids films that is the best endorsement.

The Verdict
A great option for some family entertainment that brings together adventure and comedy in a nice safe format.

The Trailer

The Info
DVD Releases: 23rd November 2016
Rating: PG – Contains Scary scenes and mild language
Duration: 87 minutes 
Genre:  Animation
Starring: Matthias Schweighöfer, Kaya Yanar, Ilka Bessin
Director: Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen

The Extras
The last Robinson Crusoe adaptation starred Pierce Brosnan, probably best known for Remington Steele (TV) and James Bond movies.


The movie was originally released as a short film screening at Kings Dominion Parks