An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth century Virginia.
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Complete credited cast:
Joe Baker Joe Baker ... Lon (voice)
Christian Bale ... Thomas (voice)
Irene Bedard ... Pocahontas (voice)
Billy Connolly ... Ben (voice)
James Apaumut Fall James Apaumut Fall ... Kocoum (voice)
Mel Gibson ... John Smith (voice)
Linda Hunt ... Grandmother Willow (voice)
John Kassir ... Meeko (voice)
Judy Kuhn ... Pocahontas (singing voice)
Danny Mann ... Percy (voice)
Russell Means ... Powhatan (voice)
David Ogden Stiers ... Governor Ratcliffe / Wiggins (voice)
Michelle St. John ... Nakoma (voice)
Gordon Tootoosis ... Kekata (voice)
Frank Welker ... Flit (voice)
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Storyline

This is the Disney animated tale of the romance between a young Native American woman named Pocahontas (Irene Bedard) and Captain John Smith (Mel Gibson), who journeyed to the New World with other settlers to begin fresh lives. Her powerful father, Chief Powhatan (Russell Means), disapproves of their relationship and wants her to marry a native warrior. Meanwhile, Smith's fellow Englishmen hope to rob the Native Americans of their gold. Can Pocahontas' love for Smith save the day? Written by Jwelch5742

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An American legend comes to life See more »


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This is the first Disney movie to be censored before going to theaters, due to "racial slurs in 'Savages'". Some lyrics where changed for this movie, as they were viewed as inappropriate (even though authentic to the setting): 1. "What can you expect/from filthy little heathens?/Their whole disgusting race is like a curse!" was changed to "What can you expect/from filthy little heathens?/Here's what you get when the races are diverse!" 2. "Let's go kill a few, men!" was changed to "Let's go get a few men!" 3. "Dirty redskin devils, now we sound the drums of war!" was changed to "Dirty shrieking devils, now we sound the drums of war!" If you watch the scene in this movie, it's obvious the animators had no time to match the mouth movements with the new lyrics. Interestingly, for some unknown reason, the original motion picture soundtrack still features the earlier lyrics. See more »

Goofs

Native Americans did not plant corn in rows. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

The 10th Anniversary DVD includes a version of the film with "If I Never Knew You" and a small reprise near the end. See more »


Soundtracks

Steady as the Beating Drum
(1995)
(Main Title)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Chorus
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Another triumph for Disney in the '90s...
5 May 2001 | by DoylenfSee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Algonquin

Release Date:

23 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pocahontas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,689,714, 18 June 1995

Gross USA:

$141,579,773

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$346,079,773
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (10th Anniversary edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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