My daughter told me that she wanted to save her money to purchase Pocahontas at Disney World when we go this year. She’s never seen it before this week. My friends at Disney have saved my daughter’s allowance by sending us a copy of Pocahontas & Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World 2 Movie Collection on Blu-ray. WOW, a two in one deal. So we popped it in and watched it together. We all watched it. Miles and Zoe both really liked it. I have always loved the music of Pocahontas, the songs were so magical and heart warming. Disney did a great job bringing her to life on film.
I also told Zoe that Pocahontas was a real American Indian Princess and her eyes got so wide. She asked me if Pocahontas ever married Captain John Smith and I told her no and explained why and she didn’t like my reasons. Sigh!!!
“Pocahontas” tells the story of a free-spirited girl (voiced by Irene Bedard) who wonders what adventures wait “Just Around the River Bend.” Pocahontas – along with her playful pals Meeko the raccoon and Flit the hummingbird – relies on the guidance of her loving and wise Grandmother Willow (voice by Linda Hunt) when English settlers arrive on the shores of her village. Her meeting with the courageous Captain John Smith (voiced by Mel Gibson) leads to a friendship that bridges the gap between two cultures and changes history.
The Two-Movie Collection, Blu-ray debut features exciting all-new bonus material including “Drawing Inspiration: The Lost Story of Hiawatha,” a fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette showcasing how Walt Disney and his team were once developing a full-length animated feature called “Hiawatha,” that ultimately directly influenced the development of “Pocahontas.”
Pocahontas & Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World 2 Movie Collection on Blu-ray Combo Pack comes out August 21st.
We received samples.