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Pocahontas (1995)

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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

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 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 American Indian woman named Pocahontas and Capt. John Smith, who journeyed to the New World with other settlers to begin fresh lives. Her powerful father, Chief Powhatan, 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 »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | trailer

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:

$29,531,619, 28 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$141,600,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$346,079,773, 28 July 2012
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Runtime:

| (10th Anniversary edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

There was no back-up plan for the world premiere in Central Park if that day had been rained out. Fortuitously, it only rained very briefly that day, and it happened to be while a correspondingly rainy scene in the movie was playing. See more »

Goofs

John Smith and Thomas did not sail to Virginia together like in this animated film. Captain Smith arrived in April 1607 while Thomas arrived on January 8, 1608. His surname was Savage. It is never mentioned throughout the film. 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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If I Never Knew You
(2005 - Special Edition)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Judy Kuhn and Mel Gibson
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Decent entertainment, very pleasing to the eye.
15 July 2003 | by Sarah PerrySee all my reviews

For as much bad press as Pocahontas got, I must say I really disagree with the people who call it flat and lifeless. I thought that after the exclusively tan Lion King, the fresh blues and greens of the foggy Virginia woods were quite beautiful to behold. No one can deny that this is a very beautiful movie, almost exquisite in its animation. Although John Smith is nowhere near as handsome as he thinks he is and peoples' eyes have a strange tendency to all but disappear at times (Look at Smith, Nakoma and Kokoum to see what I mean), it is very very pretty.

Unfortunately, if they'd just waited a year or so after The Lion King, I think it would have gotten much better ratings. As I see it, it is a very interesting story, if a bit tired at times. Pocahontas is a fine heroine, she's very courageous and likeable, and unlike Jasmine and Nala from the previous two Disney films, she's much more than just a pretty face. The love story with Captain Smith is actually done rather well despite the fact that I really disliked the Smith character. I'm not sure why they made him so flat and one-dimensional in contrast to Pocahontas' rich personality, but I didn't find him at all interesting.

The cute animal mascots were allright, if totally out of place in the otherwise dark world. They would be funny to little kids, but they're pretty annoying to a mature viewer.

I didn't really care for Chief Powhatan, he was a little too dense considering the circumstances. I'd say my favorite characters were Nakoma, Pocahontas' best friend and Kokoum, the personality-less warrior. At least those two had some decent tension. I also really enjoyed David Ogden Stiers' duel performance as Governor Ratcliffe and his cute little yes-man, Wiggins. Those two characters truthfully provided the best entertainment of the film, and it might have been a better movie if they'd replaced some of the preachiness with more entertaining scenes of those two plotting.

All in all, it doesn't really take much intelligence to watch it, but it does have elements to appeal to a mature viewer, and besides, the songs are very pretty and of course, it's a splendid piece of animation.


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