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The Wild Life (2016)

Robinson Crusoe (original title)
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A daring parrot recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on a tropical island.

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Domonic Paris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthias Schweighöfer ... Robinson Crusoe (voice)
Kaya Yanar Kaya Yanar ... Papagei Dienstag (voice)
Ilka Bessin Ilka Bessin ... Tapir Rosie (voice) (as Cindy aus Marzahn)
Dieter Hallervorden ... Ziegenbock Zottel (voice)
Aylin Tezel ... Stachelschwein Epi (voice)
Ghadah Al-Akel Ghadah Al-Akel ... Ping (voice)
Tommy Morgenstern Tommy Morgenstern ... Pong (voice)
Melanie Hinze Melanie Hinze ... Kiki (voice)
Bert Franzke Bert Franzke ... Edgar (voice)
Tobias Lelle Tobias Lelle ... Pango (voice)
Gerald Schaale Gerald Schaale ... Carmello (voice)
Jesco Wirthgen Jesco Wirthgen ... Rufus (voice)
Jan Makino Jan Makino ... Cecil (voice)
Axel Lutter Axel Lutter ... John Silver (voice)
Jan-David Rönfeldt Jan-David Rönfeldt ... Bootsmann (voice)
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Storyline

On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can't stop dreaming about discovering the world. 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. It isn't always easy at first, as the animals don't speak "human." Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats). Written by Studiocanal

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Just because you're stranded... doesn't mean you can't make some friends. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action/peril and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Belgium | France

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Life See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,342,696, 11 September 2016

Gross USA:

$8,005,586

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,075,446
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

When Robinson is practicing his marksmanship he has a stack of muskets, he gives it "one more try" and shoots the ace playing card, he then declares he is going to find something to eat and lifts the musket up menacingly and walks off, he doesn't reload the musket before it being shown as loaded in the next scene. See more »

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Featured in Top 10 Worst Animated Films of the 2010 Decade (2019) See more »

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Definitely not the best animated film I've seen.
30 September 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

It was very cute but that was not enough to make it all that good.

The animation was pretty good, and I love the fact that the animation seem to be the focus of the film. So much in fact that no big name stars voiced any of the characters in the movie (Being a very small section of the end credits).

Although this did effect the story greatly. The movie is a retelling of Robinson Crusoe, from the point of view of the animals that help him survive on the uncharted desert isle for so long with most of the focus being on a parrot named mac, but Crusoe calls him Tuesday.

The story is not as good as the animation that is telling it, which is going to cost it from being a classic, but it still a OK animated film to see.


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