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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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Release Date:

23 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£9,423,433 (UK) (17 November 1995)


$141,600,000 (USA)

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Fifty-five animators were involved in designing the character of Pocahontas. See more »


John Smith's helmet disappears and reappears throughout the movie. See more »


Powhatan: My daughter speaks with the wisdom beyond her years. We've all come here with anger in our hearts, but she comes with courage and understanding. From this day forward, if there is to be more killing, it will not start with me.
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Featured in Disney's Animation Magic: Beauty and the Beast (2002) See more »


(Part 2) (1995)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by David Ogden Stiers, Jim Cummings, Judy Kuhn, and Chorus
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Another triumph for Disney in the '90s...
5 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Perhaps there should have been a disclaimer at the start of the movie saying: "Loosely based on the true story of the Indian princess" and then there wouldn't be all this fuss about a Disney movie not sticking to historical facts. First of all, when you go to see "Pocahontas" knowing it's a Disney animated feature, do you really think you're going to see an accurate depiction of events? It's not meant to be a documentary--take it for what it is, a charming, completely enjoyable work of art with stunning visuals, great songs (by Menken and Schwartz) and an uplifting tale that has a message for kids and adults. What more could you want?

Definitely a must-see Disney film for the whole family. Should create an interest for kids to learn about the actual events if they are so inclined. As entertainment, it's top-grade Disney with a hauntingly beautiful score that would fit well into any Broadway musical. The songs are splendid: 'Just Around the Riverbend', 'Colors of the Wind', 'The Virginia Company' -- and the artwork combined with the music for the gold-digging number is outstanding.

Belongs up there with 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' as one a serious film fan should not miss.

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