Pocahontas – the 7th Official Disney Princess

Pocahontas is the 7th official Disney Princess. She was the princess of the movie in none other than Pocahontas! Pocahontas was debuted in 1995.

Pocahontas is an animated movie story about the real Powhatan woman named Pocahontas and what took place when English colonial setters arrived. Pocahontas is adventurous, brave and kind.

The movie “Pocahontas” was released on June 23, 1995. It was the fourth highest grossing film of that year.

Pocahontas (Pocahontas)

Pocahontas Summary

Pocahontas is the daughter of the chief. She has been pledged to marry Kocoum, but Pocahontas is not interested in this arrangement. Capt. John Smith is a European who journeyed to the New World with other settlers to begin new lives. John Smith and Pocahontas meet and are attracted to each other. Grandmother Willow approves.

The settlers are convinced that the Native Americans are hiding gold. John Smith is followed to one of his secret meetings with Pocahontas, and as a result and the two groups become on the brink of war. Can John Smith and Pocahontas’ love prevent bloodshed?

Who Is Pocahontas’s Prince?

Captian John Smith is not royalty, but is considered to be Pocahontas’s official Disney prince.

Who Voiced Pocahontas in the Disney Movie?

The speaking parts of Pocahontas was done by Irene Bedard.

Pocahontas is one Disney Princess who had another person do the signing voice! All of the songs sung by Pocahontas was done by Judy Kuhn. Judy is a Broadway actrees-singer who was actually cast for the singing part of Pocahontas before Irene was cast.

What to ask Pocahontas when you meet her at Disney World!

Pocahontas Characters

  • Pocahontas is the daughter of Chief Powhatan.
  • Captain John Smith is her male counterpart.
  • Pocahontas’ raccoon friend is Meeko. Flit is her hummingbird friend.
  • Kocoum is a warrior who is supposed to marry Pocahontas and become the next Powhatan chief.
  • Grandmother Willow is a talking willow tree.
  • Governor Ratcliffe is the antagonist in this story. His pet is a pug named Percy who was usually taken care of by Wiggins, the Governor’s man servant.

Fun Facts about Pocahontas (the movie)

Pocahontas has received mixed reviews over time due to the controversy surrounding its historical accuracy. The movie was debuted in 1995.

Pocahontas has some of the most well loved songs and received an Academy Award for “Colors Of The Wind” and Alan Menken received an Academy Award for Best Musical or Comedy Score.

Pocahontas and The Lion King were created at the same time. There was a rivalry in Disney over who worked on what movie – Pocahontas was the favored one among animators. Pocahontas took 5 years to complete.

The movie was released to coincide with the real Pocahontas’s 400th birthday.

7 Fun Facts About Princess Pocahontas

  1. Pocahontas became the first Native American Disney Princess and woman of color be the lead character in a Disney film.
  2. Pocahontas is 18 years old in the movie.
  3. Pocahontas is the only princess to never change outfits.
  4. Pocahontas is the only onewith a tattoo!
  5. Her name means “Little Mischief.”
  6. Pocahontas is one of only Disney princesses to be based upon an actual person. (Mulan is also based on some actual events, however, they are less credible.)
  7. Pocahontas was actually considered a princess in real life!

What to ask Pocahontas in Walt Disney World:

What to ask Pocahontas when you meet her at Disney:
1. Ask her where you can get a necklace like hers.
2. Ask her how to say hello in Powhatan.
3. Ask her about Meeko and Flit!

Pocahontas Quotes

  • “Father, for many nights now I’ve been having a very strange dream. I think it’s telling me something’s about to happen. Something exciting.”
  • “We’ll build a bridge of love between two worlds.”
  • “What I love most about rivers is you can’t step in the same river twice.”
  • “He wants me to be steady, like the river. But it’s not steady at all!”
  • “But, Grandmother Willow, what is my path? How am I ever going to find it?”
  • “London? Is that your village?”
  • “The water’s always changing, always flowing.”
  • “It would’ve been better if we never met. None of this would’ve happened.”
  • “The rainstorm and the river are my brothers. The heron and the otter are my friends.”
  • “This is the path I choose, father. What will yours be?”
  • “I’ll always be with you. Forever.”
  • “If you kill him, you’ll have to kill me, too.”
  • “Come roll in all the riches all around you, and for once, never wonder what they’re worth.”
  • “You think the only people who are people are the people who look and think like you.”
  • “But still I cannot see if the savage one is me.”

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