A classic with a twist: Tuesday, a chatty parrot, recounts how Robinson Crusoe came to be stranded on his deserted island.
Robinson Crusoe is an apprentice cartographer from a good family who sets sail on a merchant ship to discover the world. He is an awkward young man, and his feeble frame stands out among the veteran sailors and seasoned adventurers who tease him for being so naïve. However, Robinson’s life changes forever when he is washed up alone, shipwrecked on a tiny island. Our anti-hero must overcome his fears in order to survive. His candor and optimism mean he doesn’t give up and his benevolent attitude towards the animals on the island also proves very useful to him – they end up becoming his friends and allies during the numerous adventures that await.
Unlike the other animals on the island, eating and sleeping aren’t enough to satisfy this moonstruck, curious parrot. He is convinced there is more to the world than a few rocks surrounded by the ocean. Unfortunately, nobody else is interested in the clues he spends his time gathering to support his theory. Then one day, Robinson and the other shipwreck survivors are washed up on the beach. Now, more than ever, Tuesday refuses to follow the flow with the rest of the panicking animals. He helps overcome fears and prejudices, gradually becoming the mediator who approaches Robinson and the animals, eventually forming a family
Despite her small size, Kiki’s role prior to Robinson’s arrival, was to watch over the group of animals, organizing meals and dissuading Tuesday from leaving the island. Once “the invader” arrives, her authority is gradually diminished as the influence of Tuesday, May, and eventually Robinson grows. Kiki opposes these changes but she doesn’t want to go against her friends, whom she will never stop loving.
Rosie is the biggest one in the gang and all she thinks about is food. She’s always crashing into the others and breaking stuff, but she’s also the biggest scaredy cat around. She’s quick to worry if she senses danger, and loses all control and all sense when that happens. She might either decide to hide, or to rush in on the attack. Despite all her clumsiness, the others love her for her generosity, friendliness and simplicity.
These are no house-trained kitty cats; these are rat-catchers - predators who are locked in the hold of a ship to keep down the rodent population. Mal attacks head on, with sheer brute force. May is more fluid and silent, slyly slinking around her adversaries to take them by surprise. May dreams of freedom, sunlight and a varied diet of gourmet game with which to feed her kittens. But instead of that, Robinson locked them in the insalubrious hold. As a result, her sole objective becomes seeking revenge on Robinson.
Adventure is off the map
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).