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We snigger at the Victorians who placed fig leaves on Greek sculptures and edited the sex out of Shakespeare's plays, but theirs are petty offences compared to the damage being done to the historical perspectives of young Americans by Disney's latest. Unlike The Little Mermaid or Beauty And The Beast both five-star animated experiences , the Pocahontas legend was grafted onto a real person, the daughter of an Indian chieftain at the beginning of the 17th century who married a colonist and visited England, where she died young, and is buried in Gravesend. John Smith was a New World adventurer who recorded his exploits in books, and he's the only source for the story that it was Pocahontas who rescued him from execution at the hands of her father, thus bringing about a new age of understanding and reconciliation between the white and red man. Disney's Pocahontas looks like Crystal Gayle promoting Wonderbra, as she teaches John Smith voiced by Mel Gibson to listen to the wind, talk to the trees, and, for all we know, get in touch with his feminine side.
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I have this little game I like to play whenever I ride alone on the bus. I like to look around at all the strangers, and then I'll try to imagine their life stories. Some I deduce are exotic royalty from a country I've never heard of, others are scientists who have discovered stars around which unbeknownst to them, planets containing foreign life orbit. For some people I speculate the mundane, mothers or accountants. I spend plenty of time alone on the buses so I've come up with quite a few peculiar stories.
Pocahontas featured the first interracial romance seen in a Disney film. Irene Bedard, who voiced Pocahontas, also served as the physical model for the character. The animation was somewhat influenced by her physicalities. The film was released in John Candy originally voiced the character of Redfeather, a turkey initially meant as Pocahontas's sidekick.