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Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo. Locals employed by Disney, pose for a photo on the stern of the unfinished shipwreck set at Shipwreck Bay, Belle Garden, Tobago 1959.

Swiss Family Robinson was one of the top grossing movies in 1960. December 21st is the 60th anniversary of the movie.
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The unfinished Swiss Family Robinson shipwreck set at Shipwreck Bay, Belle Garden, Tobago 1959.
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Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - Kevin Corcoran, Richmond Bay, Tobago 1959

Behind the scenes photo of Swiss Family Robinson. Kevin Corcoran enjoying a wheelbarrow ride to the movie set at Richmond Bay. He was just 10 years old when he played Young Francis in Swiss Family Robinson. He played Tommy Kirk’s brother in 5 different movies - Old Yeller (1957), Shaggy Dog (1959), Swiss Family Robinson (1960), Bon Voyage (1962) and Savage Sam (1963).

Kevin Corcoran (Moochie) autograph October 1959 - signed during a weekend trip to Buccoo Reef, Tobago with some of the Swiss Family Robinson cast and crew.

Moochie’s 1959 autograph ✍️ is still in the hands of a local who worked at one of the hotels where some of the Disney cast and crew members stayed in 1959.
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Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - Kevin Corcoran, Richmond Bay, Tobago 1959
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The 60th anniversary of the movie 🎥. Swiss Family Robinson Is on the 21st December ...

This post is dedicated to the filming locations in Tobago ... and of course the treehouse, 60 years later!

I would love to get your feedback!

Thank you 🙏🏾
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Behind the scenes story of Swiss Family Robinson. Walt Disney stands in front of a miniature model of the full size pirate ship used in the movie Swiss Family Robinson ... Described by Walt Disney himself as “one of the greatest adventure stories of all time”.

Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo 1959 - Filming the pirate ships in the bay.
The second pirate ship in the movie is a matte painting on glass done by Peter Ellenshaw.

Mt. Irvine Bay, Tobago.
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Mt. Irvine Bay, Tobago 1959.
Mt. Irvine Bay, Tobago 1959.
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Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photos - local workers taking props out to the shipwreck at the end of the ramp in Shipwreck Bay, Belle Garden, Tobago 1959.
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Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - local workers using donkeys to transport material to build the Robinson fort set at Richmond Bay, Tobago.
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Swiss Family Robinson 8” x 10” Lobby Card and Shooting Script.

This scene with the family escaping from the shipwreck in a makeshift tub raft was filmed at Belle Garden, Tobago, West Indies 1959.

Swiss Family Robinson 8” x 10” Lobby Card - Swiss Family Robinson escaping from the shipwreck using a makeshift barrel raft. Ernst (Tommy Kirk) is handling the oars. The two Captain’s dogs (Duke and Turk) accompany the family.

Lobby Cards were created by the film studios to publicize their movies and were intended for display outside movie theaters in special glass display boxes.

Swiss Family Robinson 'Shooting Script' by Lowell S. Hawley dated 1959. Page 14 - ANGLE TO RAFT
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Swiss Family Robinson  8” x 10” Lobby Card and Shooting Script.  This scene with the  family escaping from the shipwreck in a makeshift tub raft was filmed at Belle Garden, Tobago, West Indies 1959.
Swiss Family Robinson 8” x 10” Lobby Card and Shooting Script. This scene with the family escaping from the shipwreck in a makeshift tub raft was filmed at Belle Garden, Tobago, West Indies 1959.
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Swiss Family Robinson movie screenshot of the treehouse built on the samaan tree at Goldsborough, Tobago 1959.

Swiss Family Robinson 'Shooting Script' by Lowell S. Hawley dated 1959.
Page 47 - POV (Point Of View) TO TREE-HOUSE.

View of the Samaan tree at Cow Farm Road, Goldsborough, Tobago 2020.
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Screenshot of Swiss Family Robinson treehouse.  <br />'Shooting Script' by Lowell S. Hawley dated 1959 - Page 47 - POV TO TREE-HOUSE.<br />Samaan tree at Goldsborough, Tobago 2020.
Screenshot of Swiss Family Robinson treehouse.
'Shooting Script' by Lowell S. Hawley dated 1959 - Page 47 - POV TO TREE-HOUSE.
Samaan tree at Goldsborough, Tobago 2020.
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Behind the scenes photo of Swiss Family Robinson. Kevin Corcoran and a local getting a closeup view of Duchess the zebra - the zoo compound, Goodwood, Tobago 1959.

Behind the scenes photo of Swiss Family Robinson. Kevin Corcoran playing with Rocky, the elephant at Richmond Bay, Tobago 1959.
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10 year old Kevin Corcoran (Moochie) - behind the scenes photos during the filming of the movie Swiss Family Robinson in Tobago - August 1959 to January 1960.
10 year old Kevin Corcoran (Moochie) - behind the scenes photos during the filming of the movie Swiss Family Robinson in Tobago - August 1959 to January 1960.
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Swiss Family Robinson movie screenshot - Pirates, led by Kuala (Sessue Hayakawa) about to storm the Robinson family fort. Richmond Bay, Tobago 1959.

Swiss Family Robinson 'Shooting Script' by Lowell S. Hawley dated 1959. Page 155 of 179 BEACH AREA - DAY.
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Pirates attack on the family fort - screenshot and page 155 of the Swiss Family Robinson movie shooting script.   Richmond Bay, Tobago.
Pirates attack on the family fort - screenshot and page 155 of the Swiss Family Robinson movie shooting script. Richmond Bay, Tobago.
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Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - (L to R) John Mills and James MacArthur chat off camera. Kevin Corcoran is at the far right. Richmond Bay, Tobago 1959.

John Mills (Father) autograph October 1959 - signed during a weekend trip to Buccoo Reef, Tobago with some of the Swiss Family Robinson cast and crew.
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Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - John Mills (Father) Richmond Bay, Tobago 1959 and John Mills autograph October 1959.
Swiss Family Robinson behind the scenes photo - John Mills (Father) Richmond Bay, Tobago 1959 and John Mills autograph October 1959.
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Tommy Kirk “Ernst” Autograph on 8”x10” photo of 1960
Swiss Family Robinson movie poster. The animal race is illustrated at the top right.

Swiss Family Robinson 'Shooting Script' by Lowell S. Hawley dated 1959.
Page 150 - ANGLE TO STARTING LINE.
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The movie Swiss Family Robinson was released on December 21st 1960.  This is the 60th anniversary month of the movie!
The movie Swiss Family Robinson was released on December 21st 1960. This is the 60th anniversary month of the movie!
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Tommy Kirk (Ernst) autograph October 10th 1959 - signed during a weekend trip to Buccoo Reef, Tobago with some of the Swiss Family Robinson cast and crew.

The Disney movie Swiss Family Robinson was released 60 years ago on December 21st 1960.
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Tommy Kirk (Ernst) autograph October 10th 1959 - signed during a weekend trip to Buccoo Reef, Tobago with some of the Swiss Family Robinson cast and crew.
Tommy Kirk (Ernst) autograph October 10th 1959 - signed during a weekend trip to Buccoo Reef, Tobago with some of the Swiss Family Robinson cast and crew.
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🎉 🥳 🎂 Happy 79th birthday 🎉 🥳 🎂 Tommy Kirk - December 10th 2020. 🎉 🥳 🎂

The Disney movie, Swiss Family Robinson premiered on 10th December 1960 - Tommy Kirk’s 19th birthday.
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As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the movie, we recognize that Tommy Kirk is the last remaining cast member.

🎉 🎂 🥳 Happy 79th birthday Tommy Kirk 🎉 🎂 🥳
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Swiss Family Robinson movie trailer - Bertie (Janet Munro) is about to be revealed by Fritz (James MacArthur).

Swiss Family Robinson 'Shooting Script' by Lowell S. Hawley dated 1959.
Page 89 of 179 filmed at Studley Park, Tobago 2019.
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Swiss Family Robinson movie trailer - Bertie (Janet Munro) is about to be revealed by Fritz (James MacArthur).
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Swiss Family Robinson movie screenshot. In the movie, Young Francis gets rid of the tasteless biscuits by feeding them to the captain’s dogs saying - ‘come on, you are lucky to have them you know’.

This narrative differs in the Shooting Script - Page 18, 70B - ANGLE TOWARDS DOGS.

Scene filmed at Richmond River, Richmond Bay, Tobago 1959.
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Scene filmed at Richmond River, Richmond Bay, Tobago 1959.<br />This narrative differs in the Shooting Script - Page 18, 70B - ANGLE TOWARDS DOGS.
Scene filmed at Richmond River, Richmond Bay, Tobago 1959.
This narrative differs in the Shooting Script - Page 18, 70B - ANGLE TOWARDS DOGS.
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Swiss Family Robinson movie trailer screenshot - ITS THE GREATEST ADVENTURE STORY OF THEM ALL .

Scene filmed at the Robinson family fort, Richmond Bay. The fort was built of fiberglass rocks on a concrete base. Interestingly, the base is still there at the top of the hill - but it’s shrouded by dense primary forest. Richmond Bay, Tobago.

Swiss Family Robinson was released on December 21st 1960 - sixty years ago!
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Richmond Bay was the main beach used in the filming of the movie Swiss Family Robinson in Tobago from August 1959 to January 1960.<br />Walt Disney himself referred to the movie as  ‘THE GREATEST ADVENTURE STORY OF THEM ALL’.
Richmond Bay was the main beach used in the filming of the movie Swiss Family Robinson in Tobago from August 1959 to January 1960.
Walt Disney himself referred to the movie as ‘THE GREATEST ADVENTURE STORY OF THEM ALL’.
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It’s an easy walk to the foot of the fort where the two tiger pits were dug. The pits were left open after filming.but they filled up over time. The tiger pit location is still easy to find - a sward of sugar cane grows there!

Getting to the Robinson family fort at the top of the hill is much more challenging. It’s a trek through dense primary forest, but it may be worth it. The concrete base of the fort is still there - a piece of which is hanging precariously over the edge of
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Walt Disney himself referred to the movie as ‘THE GREATEST ADVENTURE STORY OF THEM ALL’.

60 years ago, Swiss Family Robinson was Disney's big Christmas release on December 21st 1960 ... Merry Christmas 🎁🎄 everybody! Oh by gosh by golly ...
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