An Honest Trailer for Pocahontas

Screen Junkies has been going back in time and picking up some movies that everyone knows, and were released before they started doing their Honest Trailer series. Today they are giving us the lowdown on Disney's 1995 animated feature Pocahontas. Yeah, that was ten years before YouTube! In this movie, Disney reached back into history to find an American princess, and had to alter the real story beyond recognition to make it happen. In reality, Pocahontas was a little girl who was not a princess, and she had no romantic relationship with John Smith. We don't even know for sure whether she actually saved his life, either. She was eventually taken to England where she married John Rolfe and then died young. Somehow I didn't pay enough attention to the movie the first time around to notice it was an American history copy of The Little Mermaid. The real treat in this Honest Trailer is the parody of the song "Colors of the Wind."

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