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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
Michelle St. John ...
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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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:

£10,103,234 (UK) (15 December 1995)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Animators working on the film regarded it as being one of the hardest films ever produced by the studio. The complex color schemes, angular shapes, and facial expressions meant that the film was in production for 5 years. The hard work paid off, however. Pocahontas herself is now frequently cited as being one of the most beautifully and realistically animated characters in the Disney canon, her fluid movements mainly being attributed to rotoscoping. See more »

Goofs

When the Native Americans are preparing for the battle, they are surrounding a big fire. Before they move to start the battle, they are all walking towards the center of the circle. As they do this everyone's shadow is right in front of them, as if the sun was behind all of them. This isn't possible since at least half of their shadows would be behind them and not in front of them. See more »

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?
Pocahontas: Anything you want.
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Soundtracks

If I Never Knew You
(1995)
(Love Theme From "Pocahontas")
Performed by Jon Secada and Shanice
Produced by Emilio Estefan Jr. and Robbie Buchanan
Arranged by Robbie Buchanan and Aaron Zigman
Jon Secada appears courtesy of EMI/SBK Records
Shanice appears courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
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I forgot just how beautiful this movie is...why is it so underrated??
19 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't watched Pocahontas in maybe ten years, but I was feeling nostalgic one day and popped it in. I could not believe how truly BEAUTIFUL this movie is, in every aspect.

MUSIC: Aside from the songs everyone knows (Just Around the River Bend and Colors of the Wind) every single other song in the film is wonderful, with soaring harmonies and Broadway quality singing. Everything was masterfully written and executed. The music alone is reason enough for this to be adapted into a full out Broadway musical, but don't worry...the music is brilliant but it doesn't scream "MUSICAL!" like Hairspray or Mamma Mia.

ANIMATION: Drop. Dead. Gorgeous. Every single frame is such wonderful eye candy, and the camera work serves the sweeping storyline extremely well.

STORY: Dramatic (with it's humorous moments of course), romantic, and it carries a very important message of peace, maturity, and fighting against ignorance and prejudice from BOTH sides. This is possibly the Disney movie with the greatest message for kids.

HISTORIC ACCURACY: Yes, Disney changed the true story quite a bit, but if you look to Disney for accurate re-tellings of historical events you have a serious PROBLEM. This movie is more 'Inspired by' than 'Based on' and since the true story is about a 13-14 year old falling in love with 30-40 year I think we can all appreciate that they took some liberties with a KIDS' MOVIE.

All in all, I really don't get why this isn't revered as a classic right along with The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.


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