Treasure Island (1973 film)

Treasure Island is a 1973 American animated adventure film directed by Hal Sutherland, produced by Filmation, and released by Warner Bros. In this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel of the same name, Jim Hawkins (voiced by Davy Jones) travels with sidekick Hiccup the Mouse.

Treasure Island
DVD cover
Directed byHal Sutherland
Screenplay byBen Starr
Based onTreasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Produced byNorm Prescott
Lou Scheimer
CinematographyR.W. Pope
Edited byJoseph Simon
Doreen Dixon
Music byGeorge Blais
Jeff Michael (original score and songs)
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • December 9, 1973 (1973-12-09)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1 million

In 1980, an edited version of the film was broadcast on NBC as a special.[1]

Plot edit

Enchanted by the idea of locating treasure buried by Captain Flint, Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and Jim Hawkins charter a sailing voyage to a Caribbean island. Unfortunately, a large number of Flint's old pirate crew are aboard the ship, including Long John Silver.

Voice cast edit

Production edit

The film was part of Family Classics, a series of films announced to be produced in mid-January 1972, based on concepts in the public domain commissioned by Warner Bros. Productions for the film and Oliver Twist had been finished by late 1973. The film's budget amounted to $1,050,000, with the million given by Warner Bros., and the rest put in by the studio itself.[2]

Release edit

Treasure Island was first broadcast as an NBC Special Treat special on April 29, 1980, with half of the film's runtime cut. The special was hosted by special guest star, Melissa Sue Anderson.[2] The movie was first released on VHS on September 30, 1997, as part of the Warner Bros. Classic Tales series.[3] It was first released on DVD on September 3, 2002, by Warner Home Video, through Warner Bros. Family Entertainment.[4][2] It was released on VCD in 2005 by Alliance Entertainment Singapore Pte. Ltd.[5]

References edit

  1. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 210–211. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Scheimer, Lou; Mangels, Andy (December 4, 2012). Nolen-Weathington, Eric (ed.). Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation. TwoMorrows Publishing. pp. 87, 95, 113. ISBN 978-1605490441.
  3. ^ Treasure Island at, Warner Home Video.
  4. ^ Treasure Island at, Warner Home Video.
  5. ^ "Treasure Island VCD". Carousell. Retrieved June 20, 2019.

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