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An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth-century Virginia.
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Pocahontas (voice)
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Pocahontas (singing voice)
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John Smith (voice)
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Meeko (voice)
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Powhatan (voice)
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Thomas (voice)
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Danny Mann ...
Percy (voice)
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Ben (voice)
Joe Baker ...
Lon (voice)
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Flit (voice)
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Nakoma (voice)
James Apaumut Fall ...
Kocoum (voice)
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Kekata (voice)
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Storyline

Capt. John Smith leads a rag-tag band of English sailors & soldiers to the New World to plunder its riches for England (or, more precisely, for Governor Ratcliffe, who comes along for the ride). Meanwhile, in this "New World," Chief Powhatan has pledged his daughter, Pocahontas, to be married to the village's greatest warrior. Pocahontas, however, has other ideas. She has seen a vision of a spinning arrow, a vision she believes tells her change is coming. Her life does indeed change when the English ship lands near her village. Between Ratcliffe, who believes the "savages" are hiding the gold he expected to be plentiful, and Powhatan, who believes these pale newcomers will destroy their land, Smith and Pocahontas have a difficult time preventing all-out war, and saving their love for each other. Written by Joe Sewell <jsewell@iu.net>

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Two different worlds. One true love. See more »


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23 June 1995 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£9,423,433 (UK) (17 November 1995)

Gross:

$141,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

John Pomeroy was the supervising animator for John Smith and watched a number of Errol Flynn movies as reference for the movements of the character. Once the look of Smith was finalized, fourteen other animators were drafted in to make him come to life. See more »

Goofs

There are many historical inaccuracies in this story of Pocahontas, however this is (obviously) a highly fictionalized account of her life. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Chorus: [singing] In sixteen hundred seven, we sailed the open sea for glory, God and gold and the Virginia Company/for the New World is like heaven, and we'll all be rich and free or so we have been told by the Virginia Company/so we have been told by the Virginia Company/For glory, God and gold and the Virginia Company.
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Referenced in Smoke Signals (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Virginia Company
(Reprise) (1995)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Mel Gibson and Chorus
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A mature Disney romantic drama
3 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read the poster's comments (the one from Paris) and had to laugh, because I completely understand him. I went away for school in Europe in '95 when the film came out, and when I came back Pocahontas was the rage. You know, the way all Disney films were back then-there were commercials, songs on the radio, stuffed animals, etc....until the NEXT Disney movie came to dwarf it until a lame sequel or TV series came out. So let me tell you, I was skeptical about Pocahontas.

I saw this a year after it came out and instantly fell in love with it. It's a mature Disney animated feature- (in my opinion) even more mature than Japanime films I have seen. The love story seems very real-there is a sort of chemistry between the leads that you can feel.

The soundtrack is one of my favourite parts about the movie. Every song matches perfectly with the spirit of the time and place..a new world in the 1600's.

Finally..whoever had the idea to cast Mel Gibson(and Christian Bale) is a genius. Love those voices!

One aspect of this movie often overlooked is its dreamy editing. It is so consistent throughout and rivals many critically acclaimed films with great editing.

See it again, and remember: "You can own the earth and still, all you'll own is Earth until you can paint with all the colors of the wind."


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