The classic tale of a loveable, outcast hunchback and the gypsy girl he adores is transformed into a musical, warmhearted animated classic in this delightfully updated version of a stirring... See full summary »
Not quite as good as the Disney version but worth a watch after several years
I vaguely remember watching this version of the Pocahontas legend as a child and thinking it wasn't quite as good as the Disney version. Having re-watched it as an adult, I still have that opinion but there are some good aspects such as the music, the detailed lip-sync and picturesque backgrounds.
The character designs are pretty inconsistent. While Pocahontas looks anime-esque, the majority of them are drawn in a style similar to characters from animated action series such as 'Captain Planet' and 'The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.' I did, however, like the colour scheme of the clothes worn by Pocahontas's friend because yellow, purple and blue are my favourite colours.The dialogue was mostly dark and clever, but I found the term 'pale-faces' to describe white people rather derogatory. I liked the songs as well, especially 'Land of Pocahontas' and 'Enemy or Friend.' The animation is decent but not as fluid as that in Disney films that came out at around the same time but this is forgivable since this was made on a lower budget.
All in all, this wasn't as entertaining as the Disney version but worth another look nonetheless. 8/10.
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