The New Pictures, Jul. 24, 1950

Treasure Island (Walt Disney; RKO Radio) is Walt Disney's first movie made with live actors only. For a generation of small fry brought up on comic books, its Technicolor is gaudy enough to bring Robert Louis Stevenson's classic to life. For adults, the film will prompt sentimental memories of their first encounter with cached doubloons and double-crossing buccaneers—and perhaps make them wonder a little that they could ever have taken it so seriously.

The picture was shot in England (so that Producer Disney could use some of his own impounded treasure), but the story...