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Pocahontas

The film tells the story of when the English settlers in Jamestown meet with a local tribe of Powhatan Indians.

Pocahontas is a young Indian woman who is unsure of her path in life. Along with her friends, Meeko the raccoon, and Flit the hummingbird, she visits Grandma Willow, a counseling tree spirit.

She meets John Smith, a brave English captain and they fall in love as she teaches him to understand and respect the world around him.

Governor Ratcliffe is the leader of the English settlers, who are intent of finding gold in the New World, and are convinced that the Indians are hiding it from them. One of the settlers, Thomas, kills Kocoum, an Indian brave. John Smith lets the Indians think that he is responsible and is condemned to death.

Pocahontas begs her father, Chief Powhatan, to spare his life, and in doing so realises that her path in life is to bring peace between her tribe and the settlers.

An angry Governer Ratcliffe severely wounds Smith and he has to return to England, leaving Pocahontas behind, but each of then knowing that their lives have been made richer for the love that they shared.

81 minutes long.


Release Date

June 16, 1995.

Released on video in 1996.


Cast List

Directed By:
Mike Gabriel
Eric Goldberg

Written By:
Carl Binder
Susannah Grant
Philip LaZebnik


Songs

Just Around the Riverbend
Steady as the Beating Drum
Colors of the Wind
If I Never Knew You


Fun Facts

Pocahontas was the first of Disney's animated feature films to be based on historical fact.
The creative team who worked on the film consulted with Native American scholars and storytellers so that the aspects Powhatan culture that they incorporated into the film were authentic.
They also researched the Colonial period and made visits to Jamestown in order to get the look and style of the film right.
The film had an outdoor premiere in New York's Central Park on June 10, 1995.
It won two Academy Awards in 1995 for Best Original Musical Or Comedy Score; and Best Original Song, "Colors Of The Wind."
, "Colors Of The Wind." also won a Golden Globe in 1995 for Best Original Song, Motion Picture.


Quotes

John Smith: Pocahontas, that tree is talking to me.
Pocahontas: Then you should talk back.
Grandmother Willow: Don't be frightened, young man. My bark is worse than my bite.
Pocahontas: Say something.
John Smith: What do you say to a tree?

Grandmother Willow: Sometimes the right path is not always the easiest one.

John Smith: I'd rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.

Pocahontas: I can't leave you.
John Smith: You never will. No matter what happens to me, I'll always be with you. Forever.

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DVD & Soundtrack

 
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DVD Bonus Features

  • 2 Versions Of The Film: 10th Anniverary Edition Features "If I Never Knew You," Seamlessly Integrated Into The Film; Original Theatrical Release
  • Deleted Scenes
  • All-New "Follow Your Heart" Set-Top Game
  • Disney's Art Project -- Build A Drum And Create A Dreamcatcher
  • Sing-Along Songs
  • Multilanguage Reel
  • The Making Of POCAHONTAS

Taglines

Two different worlds. One true love.
An American legend comes to life.


Bloopers

The Union Flag is torn at the beginning of the storm, but later in the scene it's back to normal.
Land in Virginia near Jamestown is flat, however cliffs are shown in the film.
Indians didn't plant corn in rows.
When the sailors are surrounding Ratcliffe at the end, their shadows are all facing inwards which is impossible.


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