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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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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£9,423,433 (UK) (17 November 1995)

Gross:

$141,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Pre-production: According to the behind-the-scenes section in the July 1995 issue of Disney Adventures magazine promoting the movie, there was a title card that featured an early version of the Disney heroine who looked a lot like Disney's Tiger Lily from Peter Pan (1953). It showed her head held up high, eyes closed, arms folded, and surrounded by a few forest animals. Therefore, it seemed it's actually this same Tiger Lily and not just someone who resembled her, but under a different name. And this gave the indication that she might have been considered in the eponymous lead role at one point early on. The title card is what convinced the Disney executives to proceed with the film. See more »

Goofs

Pocahontas follows a compass to the north, while the sun is rising. Her shadow is to her right, when it should be to her left. See more »

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[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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Soundtracks

If I Never Knew You
(1995)
(Love Theme From "Pocahontas")
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
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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