Treasure Island is released

Treasure Island is a 1950 Disney film, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island.

It starred Bobby Driscoll as Jim Hawkins, and Robert Newton as Long John Silver. It was Disney's first completely live-action film.

A sequel to the film, Long John Silver, was released in 1954, with Newton reprising his role of Long John Silver. Newton went on to play Silver again in a TV series, The Adventures of Long John Silver (made 1954-55), also shot at Pagewood Studios Sydney, and started (in Technicolor) before Australia had television.