Pocahontas (1995)

USA,
81m
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording, English

An American animated fantasy film directed by Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg.

Premise

The story of the young Native American woman Pocahontas and her love for Englishman Captain John Smith. Her father, Chief Powhatan, disapproves of their relationship and Smith's fellow travellers have their eyes on the tribe's gold.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg
© MCMXCV [1995] The Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Pictures presents
Produced by: James Pentecost
Associate Producer: Baker Bloodworth
Written by: Carl Binder, Susannah Grant, Philip LaZebnik
Based on an Idea by: Mike Gabriel

Pocahontas
Voice: Irene Bedard
Singing Voice: Judy Kuhn
Supervising Animator: Glen Keane

John Smith
Voice: Mel Gibson
Supervising Animator: John Pomeroy

Governor Ratcliffe
Voice: David Ogden Stiers
Supervising Animator: Duncan Marjoribanks

Meeko
Voice: John Kassir
Supervising Animator: Nik Ranieri

Powhatan
Voice: Russell Means
Supervising Animator: Ruben A. Aquino

Thomas
Voice: Christian Bale
Supervising Animator: Ken Duncan

Percy, Grandmother Willow & Wiggins
Grandma Willow's Voice: Linda Hunt
Percy's Voice: Danny Mann
Wiggin's Voice: David Ogden Stiers
Supervising Animator: Chris Buck

Ben & Lon
Voice (Ben): Billy Connolly
Voice (Lon): Joe Baker
Supervising Animator: T. Daniel Hofstedt

Flit & Forest Animals
Flit's Voice: Frank Welker
Supervising Animator: Dave Pruiksma

Nakoma
Voice: Michelle St. John
Supervising Animator: Anthony DeResa

Kocoum
Voice: James Apaumt Fall
Supervising Animator: Michael Cedeno

Editor: H. Lee Peterson
Original Score by: Alan Menken
Original Dialogue Recordist: Doc Kane
Songs Music by: Alan Menken
Songs Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz
Art Director: Michael Giaimo
Casting by: Brian havanne/Ruth Lambert, Karen Margiotta

Voices
Joe Baker (Lon)
Christian Bale (Thomas)
Irene Bedard (Pocahontas)
Billy Connolly (Ben)
James Apaumut Fall (Kocoum)
Mel Gibson (John Smith)
Linda Hunt (Grandmother Willow)
Danny Mann (Percy)
Russell Means (Powhatan)
John Kassir (Meeko)
Judy Kuhn (Pocahontas (singing voice))
David Ogden Stiers (Governor Ratcliffe/Wiggins)
Michelle St John (Nakoma)
Gordon Tootoosis (Keketa)
Frank Welker (Flit)

Alternative Titles

Công Chúa Da Đỏ – Vietnam
Pocahontas, une légende indienne – France
Pocahontas: 10th Anniversary Edition – USA (DVD)
Pocahontas: O Encontro de Dois Mundos(Title) – Brazil
Pokahonta – Lithuania
Pokahontas – Albania
Pokahontasu – Japan
The Legend of Pocahontas – USA (working)
Ποκαχόντας – Greece
Покагонтес – Ukraine (alternative)
Покахонтас – Bulgaria
Покахонтас – Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine
ポカホンタス – Japan
風中奇緣 – Hong Kong (Cantonese)
風中奇緣 – Taiwan
风中奇缘 – China (Mandarin)

Sequel
Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)

Extracts included in
53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1996)
The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996)
Broadway: The American Musical (2004)
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Topsy Turvy (1996)
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zero to Hero (1997)
Disney Through the Decades (2001)
Disney's Animation Magic: Beauty and the Beast (2002)
Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation (2009)
Fantasmic! (1992)
The Making of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
The Making of Pocahontas: A Legend Comes to Life (1995)
Mickey Mouse Monopoly (2002)
Miss Representation (2011)
Movie Surfers: Go Inside Disney's Hercules (1997)
Once Upon a Halloween (2005)
Pocahontas: The Musical Tradition Continues (1995)
Reel Injun (2009)
Rewind This! (2013)
The Story Behind the Story (2002)

References

Periodicals

  • Animato no.35 (Summer 1996) p.8 – video review (Toon reviews by G. Michael Dobbs)
  • Cinéaste vol.21 no.4 (December 1995) pp.36-37 – illustrated article (Disney's ‘politically correct' Pocahontas by Jacquelyn Kilpatrick)
  • Cinefantastique vol.26 no.5 (August 1995) pp.14-15 – illustrated article (Pocahontas by Allen Malmquist)
  • Cinefantastique vol.26/27 no.6/1 (October 1995) pp.118-121 – illustrated article (Pocahontas by Allen Malmquist)
  • Cinefantastique vol.27 no.3 (December 1995) pp.48-50 – illustrated review (Pocahontas by Michael Lyons)
  • Empire no.74 (August 1995) pp.10-11 – illustrated article (Front desk news by Caroline Westbrook)
  • Empire no.77 (November 1995) p.41 – illustrated credits, review (New films by David Hepworth); pp.88-94 – illustrated article (“You just have to make a good movie…” by Caroline Westbrook)
  • Le Film Francais no.2573 (25 August 1995) p.8 – illustrated article (Exposition: Le marketing itinérant et interactif de “Pocahontas” by Sophie Dacbert)
  • Film Score Monthly vol.10 n3 May/Jun 2005) p.61 – DVD review (The Laserphile: TV & Cinema Round-Up: Pocahontas: 10th Anniversary Edition by Andy Dursin)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.331 no.9 (1 March 1994) p.22 – credits (Film production)
  • Journal of Popular Film & Television vol.24 no.2 (Summer 1996) pp.90-98 – illustrated article (Redesigning Pocahontas: Disney, the “White Man's Indian” and the Marketing of Dreams by Gary Edgerton and Kathy Merlock Jackson)
  • Post Identity vol.1 no.1 (Autumn 1997) pp.113-144 – illustrated article (When Sleeping Dictionaries Awaken: The Re/turn of the Native Woman Informant)
  • Premiere vol.3 No.9 (October 1995) p.26 – illustrated article (Indian Trouble by Louise Brealey)
  • Premiere vol.8 no.11 (July 1995) pp.80-86, 108 – illustrated article (Win, lose, but draw! by Peter Biskind)
  • Radio Times vol.287 no.3743 (14 October 1995) p.7 – illustrated note (What's Up, Poc?)
  • Score Filmmuziek Magazine no.97 (December 1995) p.22 – illustrated article (Pas verschenen & CD besprekingen by JW)
  • Screen International no.1012 (16 June 1995) p.1 – illustrated note
  • Screen International no.1015 (7 July 1995) p.16 – illustrated credits, review (Reviews by Ana Maria Bahania)
  • Screen International no.974 (9 September 1994) p.8 – note (Disney adds Chinese legend to expanding animation slate by Benedict Carver)
  • Sight and Sound vol.5 no.10 (October 1995) pp.57-58 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review (Reviews by Leslie Felperin)
  • Starburst no.206 (October 1995) p.33 – illustrated review (Preview by Alan Jones)
  • Studio Magazine no.103 (October 1995) pp.36, 37 – illustrated article (Noël made in Hollywood: La folie du marketing atteint des so by Laurent Tirard)
  • Third Text no.37 (Winter 1996/97) pp.17-26 – illustrated article (Walt Disney and the Double Victimisation of Pocahontas by Ziauddin Sardar)
  • TV Guide vol.46 n9 28 Feb 1998) p.13 – review (Mel Gibson: credible rebel to cartoon beau by Gene Siskel)
  • Variety 12 June 1995 p.59 – illustrated credits, review (by Jeremy Gerard)

Books

  • The Films of the Nineties: A Complete, Qualitative Filmography of Over 3000 Feature-Length English Language Films, Theatrical and Video-Only, Released Between January 1, 1990, and December 31, 1999 by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn L. Nowlan p.431