Swiss Family Movie Sites Revisited - a revisit 60 years later, of filming locations used by Walt Disney in the movie

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Behind the scenes footage - Swiss Family Robinson movie set of the Shipwreck SWALLOW. Debris is being put on deck to make the shipwreck more realistic. Shipwreck Bay, Belle Garden, Tobago 1959.
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Behind the scenes footage Swiss Family Robinson movie - The riggers are building a coconut tree prop alongside the river at Richmond Bay, Tobago 1959.
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The Walt Disney Movie, Swiss Family Robinson was filmed in Tobago from August to 1959 to January 1960.

Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - Filming the pirate ships in the bay.
Only one pirate ship prop was built. The second pirate ship in the movie is a matte painting on glass done by Special Effects Artist, Peter Ellenshaw. Filming at Mt Irvine Bay, Tobago 1959.
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Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - Filming the pirate ships in Mt Irvine Bay, Tobago 1959.
Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - Filming the pirate ships in Mt Irvine Bay, Tobago 1959.

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Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - Filming of the closeup scene of the animal race. This was the last scene in the movie to be filmed. Filming was done at the right of the treehouse at Goldsborough, 1959. In the closeups, Tommy Kirk rode the ostrich, Kevin Corcoran - the juvenile Asian elephant, Janet Munro - the zebra, and James MacArthur - the donkey. Goldsborough. Tobago 1959.
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Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - Filming of the closeup scene of the animal race.  Goldsborough. Tobago 1959.
Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - Filming of the closeup scene of the animal race. Goldsborough. Tobago 1959.

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Swiss Family Robinson - behind the scenes photo. Preparing the set for the snake scene at Pigeon Point lagoon, Tobago 1959.

The waist high water level was maintained with pumps and, the lagoon floor cleared by Eddie Fowlie. Eddie was officially the Swiss Family Robinson property manager but was more importantly, the best troubleshooting prop man on the set.
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Swiss Family Robinson - behind the scenes photo.  Preparing the set for the snake scene at Pigeon Point lagoon, Tobago 1959.
Swiss Family Robinson - behind the scenes photo. Preparing the set for the snake scene at Pigeon Point lagoon, Tobago 1959.

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The Walt Disney Movie, Swiss Family Robinson was filmed entirely in Tobago from August 1959 to January 1960. The movie was released on December 21, 1960.

Behind the scenes photo of the Swiss Family Robinson shipwreck set built alongside the rocks. Photo taken from a tubular pipe ramp built out to sea. Shipwreck Bay, Belle Garden, Tobago 1959.
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Photo taken from a tubular pipe ramp built out to sea. Shipwreck Bay, Belle Garden, Tobago 1959.

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The Walt Disney Movie, Swiss Family Robinson was filmed entirely in Tobago from August 1959 to January 1960. The movie was released on December 21, 1960.

Behind the scenes story of Swiss Family Robinson. Walt Disney points to the island of Tobago in the Caribbean where the movie was filmed.

According to Walt, ‘Tobago had everything we needed. In fact, it’s an island where the adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson could have actually happened’.

Today’s photo of Pigeon Point, Tobago - the filming location where some of the canoe outrigger scenes with James MacArthur and Tommy Kirk.
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Walt Disney points to the island of Tobago in the Caribbean where the movie Swiss Family Robinson, was filmed.
Walt Disney points to the island of Tobago in the Caribbean where the movie Swiss Family Robinson, was filmed.

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Joe Kirk - Tommy Kirk older brother - They look alike!

Joe Kirk - older brother of Tommy Kirk. Joe was a good singer and actor. He loved performing in front of a live audience. Joe also did commercials and print ads and even some modeling to pay for school.

Joe Kirk’s photographs courtesy Heather Kirk (daughter of Joe Kirk).

The Walt Disney Movie, Swiss Family Robinson was filmed entirely in Tobago from August 1959 to January 1960. The movie was released on December 21, 1960.
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Joe Kirk  - Tommy Kirk older brother - They look alike!  Both photos taken in the same timeframe 1959  ...  Joe Kirk’s photographs courtesy Heather Kirk  (daughter of Joe Kirk).
Joe Kirk - Tommy Kirk older brother - They look alike! Both photos taken in the same timeframe 1959 ... Joe Kirk’s photographs courtesy Heather Kirk (daughter of Joe Kirk).
Joe Kirk  - Tommy Kirk older brother - They look alike!  Both photos taken in the same timeframe 1959  ...  Joe Kirk’s photographs courtesy Heather Kirk  (daughter of Joe Kirk).
Joe Kirk - Tommy Kirk older brother - They look alike! Both photos taken in the same timeframe 1959 ... Joe Kirk’s photographs courtesy Heather Kirk (daughter of Joe Kirk).

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Joe Kirk - Tommy Kirk older brother - They look alike! Both photos taken in the same timeframe 1959 ... Joe Kirk’s photographs courtesy Heather Kirk (daughter of Joe Kirk).
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Joe Kirk’s photographs courtesy Heather Kirk  (daughter of Joe Kirk).
Joe Kirk’s photographs courtesy Heather Kirk (daughter of Joe Kirk).

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