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Pocahontas (1995)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  23 June 1995 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pocahontas (voice)
Pocahontas (singing voice)
John Smith (voice)
Meeko (voice)
Powhatan (voice)
Thomas (voice)
Danny Mann ...
Percy (voice)
Ben (voice)
Joe Baker ...
Lon (voice)
Flit (voice)
Michelle St. John ...
Nakoma (voice)
James Apaumut Fall ...
Kocoum (voice)
Kekata (voice)


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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Release Date:

23 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pocahontas  »

Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£9,423,433 (UK) (17 November 1995)


$141,600,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


The scene where Meeko uses Flit as a sword against Percy was inspired by Ralph's fantasy sequence in which he fights numbers on a chalkboard from the cartoon "From A To Z-Z-Z-Z". See more »


When John Smith first meets Pocahontas he is hiding behind a waterfall. He jumps through the water and levels his musket at her. His musket is a "matchlock" gun that is fired by having the "match", a chemically treated cord that smolders slowly, drop into the pan which contains gunpowder. If he came through the waterfall the water would wash the powder out of the pan and extinguish the smoldering match. See more »


John Smith: It's just a handshake. Here let me show you.
John Smith: [holds out hand]
Pocahontas: Nothing's happening.
John Smith: Uh, no, no. I need your hand first.
[they shake hands]
John Smith: It's how we say "hello".
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Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Tangled (2010) See more »


Colores en el Viento (Colors of the Wind - Spanish Version)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Spanish Lyrics by Javier Ponton, Walterio Pesqueira and Renato López
Performed by Vanessa Williams
Produced by Keith Thomas
Arranged by Robbie Buchanan and Keith Thomas
Spanish Version Supervised by Renato López
Vanessa Williams appears courtesy of Mercury Records
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Even better 10 years later!
12 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Recently I started watching this again with my 4yr old son and fell in love with it all over again! The music is outstanding (I especially love the "Colors of the Wind") and the entire movie is a visual treat! I know many have complained that the movie is a European version of an event and demeaning to American Indians, but from what I've read, Russel Means (voice of Powhatan) was happy with the final product and its portrayal of Native Americans. Whether or not it is historically accurate, it is great entertainment and I believe the overall message of peace and acceptance between peoples is timeless good advice. All in all, a great addition to the Disney catalog of movies.

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