The production was granted permission to shoot on the USN aircraft carrier the USS Kitty Hawk. As such, because of this, studio head Walt Disney scheduled the film's world premiere on the ship with its crew being the only invited guests.
Walt Disney is credited as Retlaw Yensid for the movie's original story. The pseudonym is the name of Walter Disney reversed.
The only ever film where Walt Disney received a credit for writing a story, billed under the pseudonym of "Retlaw Yensid".
The name of the survivor booklet that Lt. Robin Crusoe (Dick Van Dyke read after the plane crash into the ocean was "Survival at Sea and Like It".
The nick-name of Lieutenant Robin Crusoe (Dick Van Dyke) was "Rob" whilst the nick-name the native island girls had for him was "Admiral Honey".
The second of three films that Dick Van Dyke made for the Disney Studios, the other two being Mary Poppins (1964) and Never a Dull Moment (1968).
The real-life tropical island that portrayed the South Pacific isle that Lieutenant Robin Crusoe (Dick Van Dyke) was castaway on was actually the island of Kauai in Hawaii. The majority of the picture was shot on location on Kaua'i.
At one point, Dick Van Dyke sings "Go Tell Aunt Rhodie" with the same punch line used by Buddy and Sally in the 1963 episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show "All About Eavesdropping."
The film was made and released about 247 years after its source novel "Robinson Crusoe" by Daniel Defoe which the movie parodied had been first published in 1719.
The make and model of Lt. Robin Crusoe ((Dick Van Dyke)'s aircraft was a Chance-Vought F-8 Crusader.
The character name of Robin Crusoe was a spoof of Robinson Crusoe whereas the character name of Wednesday (or Girl Wednesday) was a parody of Friday (or Man Friday) - both from Daniel Defoe's classic novel "Robinson Crusoe" which the movie is a send-up of.
The "Lt" and "USN" of the film's Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. (1966) title are acronyms that stand for "Lieutenant" and "United States Navy" respectively.
This Disney theatrical feature film played in its debut cinema distribution in release supported by the Disney live-action support short Run, Appaloosa, Run (1966) which screened first.
The picture's opening credits declare that the movie was "filmed with the co-operation of the United States Navy".
The name of the astro-chimp was "Floyd". The name of the space assignment he came from was "Project Mercury" as in the Mercury spacecraft.
A novelization by Bill Ford of the film's screenplay called "Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N." was published in 1966 as a book tie-in with the movie's theatrical release.
One of the final productions that studio head Walt Disney personally oversaw prior to his passing away in December 1966 - the year of the film's release. Like a lot of his studio films of the period Disney was an uncredited producer on the picture.