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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?


According to Christian Bale in a 1995 interview with Disney Adventures, he was sketched by the animators so they could base his character Thomas' movements on his. See more »


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 »


Lon: [singing] We shot ourselves an injun, or maybe two or three.
Ben: [kicks him] Alright, you howling nutter! Get to work!
Lon: Come on, Ben, it's just a little fun.
Ben: [sarcastically] Oh, sure, we're having loads of fun. Right, look at us. No gold, no food, while Ratcliffe sits up in his tent all day happy as a clam.
Governor Ratcliffe: [in his tent] I'm doomed! I should be wallowing in riches right now, and I haven't found as much as a speck!
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Referenced in Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Maria's Movie Star (1995) See more »


(Part 1) (1995)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by David Ogden Stiers, Jim Cummings, and Chorus
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And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon...
14 October 2007 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

What can I say... When I was a kid, I didn't like Pocahontas. In fact, I was disappointed with this movie. Because, to me, they HAD to be happy ever after! The years have passed, and I'm 19, and I felt really stupid because I didn't like this movie. Oh my god. This movie wasn't made for children, It was made for grow ups. It's language... a child would never understand the message. A child would just enjoy the animation, Meeko and the songs. When I saw that movie again, 2 years ago, I understood why they couldn't be together, I understood the message of the songs and I understood the fact that this movie is one of the most brilliants animations crated. When I saw "Colors of the wind" I cried. When I heard "Savages!" I got chills. How Disney did that? Kids, don't watch this movie. Grow-ups, GO NOW AND WATCH. This movie teaches values that this world forgot, and we need more movies like that. 10/10

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