I never see this rerun on the TV so thought I'd get it. I remember it from when I was little and really like it. It's very clean and the pirates aren't really scary. I wouldn't let my toddler watch it, but I'm pretty protective of what they watch. My five year old liked it though. I knew she would. She's all about adventure and pirates. A good family movie that also happens to be a classic.
I love watching this. I was on a website recently, and a poll was placed about one's favorite "survival" movie. This was it, and because I had not watched it in so long I immediately had to buy it. I can't speak highly enough about this movie. I've been watching it since I was a small child, and I'm certain my family recorded it on VHS back when Disney ran it periodically on tv. The Disney adaptation is not completely accurate with the original novel. They're both great though! I can't recommend this movie enough.
My little grands like movies with other kids in them. This is a good one. There are examples of each individual contributing to the wellfair of the family and working toward a common family goal. All on a beautiful tropical island with exotic animals and lot's excitement.
We are preparing for an upcoming Disney trip and I wanted my son to learn the significance of the Swiss Family Treehouse in Magic Kingdom. Only my husband had seen the movie before, so we decided to purchase it. Our whole family watched it together, including my older 17 year old son. We all liked it! I thought it was really good, especially considering how old it is. It's a great family movie with lots of adventure!