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Robinson Crusoe

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

A weak, kid-friendly animated take on the classic tale, stuffed with talking animals

This charm-free kids’ cartoon retells the story of Robinson Crusoe from the point of view of the animals on the South Pacific island where his ship runs aground. It’s pretty bland stuff, with recycled lines (‘wake up and smell the papaya’) that even little ones will roll their eyes at. There are some nice touches, including a long-running joke in which the island critters mistake Crusoe’s mutt Aynsley for the boss species, since he snoozes all day while his human owner does the dogsbody work. But mostly the film’s pretty forgettable. The only distinctive characters here are a pair of un-adorable scraggly cats: no-good ‘ratters’ from the ship who wreak all sorts of mischief and mayhem.

Written by
Cath Clarke

Release Details

  • Release date:Friday 6 May 2016
  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Vincent Kesteloot, Ben Stassen
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