When you're a kid, Pocahontas is a heartwarming tale of a young girl who would risk anything for love. There's beautiful imagery, fabulous music, cute animal sidekicks, and a talking tree! Of course, as you get older, the spell that Disney cast fades and you realize that the film is a romanticized portrayal of colonization. Still, there's plenty to love about the film. While a lot of the content is problematic, we can still praise the fact that the artwork is gorgeous, the music is masterful, and that Pocahontas marked a pivotal moment in Disney history by becoming the first Native American Disney princess. It has been decades since the film was first released, and its good aspects are just as magical as ever.
Do you whistle while you work? Perhaps you prefer to just keep swimming. The generation now filling up workplaces were fed a feast of feature-length animations during their formative years like no others before them. The Little Mermaid first came out 30 years ago and less than six months later was released on home video. This was a significant break for Disney, who usually waited several years before releasing movies on VHS.
Does Disney's Pocahontas Do More Harm Than Good? Your Thoughts
Everyone knows that Disney films aren't just for kids--adults enjoy them, too! Generations of kids have grown up with Disney and later introduced their own children to the timeless tales. Which film was your favorite?