Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (film) This modern-day Robinson Crusoe is a pilot for the U.S. Navy who is forced to ditch his plane in the Pacific. Rescued from a tropical island a year later, he writes to his fiancée, explaining why he never showed up for their wedding. His story is a humorous one, involving Floyd, a chimpanzee who is an astrochimp; Wednesday, a beautiful native girl; some lovely maidens; some menacing warriors; and a harrowing escape from the island by helicopter. Released on July 29, 1966. Directed by Byron Paul. The only film on which Walt Disney received a story credit (as Retlaw Yensid). 114 min. Stars Dick Van Dyke (Lt. Robin Crusoe), Nancy Kwan (Wednesday), Akim Tamiroff (Tanamashu), Arthur Malet (Umbrella man), Tyler McVey (Captain). This popular film was reissued theatrically in 1974. Released on video in 1986.