History comes gloriously to life in Disney's epic animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. Pocahontas is a Native American woman whose father has arranged for her to marry her village's best warrior. But a vision tells her change is coming, and soon she comes face to face with it in the form of Capt. John Smith.
|Release Date||:||June 14, 1995|
|Genres||:||Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Feature Animation|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg, Rick Moore, Peter J. Deluca|
|Writers||:||Carl Binder, Susannah Grant, Philip LaZebnik, Chris Buck|
|Casts||:||Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, John Kassir, Russell Means, Christian Bale, Judy Kuhn, Linda Hunt, Danny Mann, Billy Connolly, Joe Baker, Frank Welker, Michelle St. John, James Apaumut Fall, Gordon Tootoosis, Jim Cummings|
|Plot Keywords||:||culture clash, settler, forbidden love, colony, musical, gold rush, princess, romance, native american, animation, virginia, star crossed lovers, reference to pizarro, jamestown virginia, pug dog, cross cultural relationship, musket, animate tree, indian chief, based on myths or folklore, 17th century, shamanism, songs, indians vs. settlers, animal sidekick, powhatan, land claim|
When this movie came out (in 1995), I thought : "Another one "big stupid kiddy Disney American colonialist propaganda movie" ! Nobody thinks no more about a love story between an Indian girl and a colonialist ! The indians were exterminated by the colonialists ! Not loved by them ! Everybody knows that !"
And I didn't watch such of silly movie, of course ! I'm not a stupid man !
BUT, there's a week ago, the daughter of my sister (9 years old), forgot that DVD in my home. I thought : "Let's see this stupidity, just to laugh at the most ridiculous Disney's movie !"
I watched it. And I cryed. This is the best Disney's movie, and maybe the best movie, I've ever watched !
How can you criticize it ? Have you lost your children soul ?!!
Of course, just after watched it, I thought : "Well, that's good. Better than I thought. But that's all".
But the next day, the song of the old "mother witch" remains in my mind ! I decided to watch it again, and again. Now, I've seen this movie about 20 times in one week. That's incredible, I think I'm a fan !!!!
For me, in general, the worst part of a Disney movie, was the songs. I've always hated them. For the first time, I found the songs were the best part of this movie ! I listened to every songs of this movie, and I think, they are all good, and even, great ! Also the music ! It's an Mozart's opera !
Graphics are good, but the editing is better ! The first encounter between Pocahontas and Smith at the falls is a pure master-piece ! And the movie's references are plenty ! The "3-voices song" of "savages", reminds me the "rumbles" of "West Side Story", and the final "goodbye" reminds me the final of Spielberg's "E.T.".
I don't know if this movie was done "for children", but I know I cry every time I watch it !
Thanks for Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg, Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and the Disney Company to have kept their "children soul". I was wrong and they were right. And I'm happy of that.
Well, I quit you now, I need to watch this movie again... Goodbye ! :-))
10/10 !!!!!! of course !