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1[[quoteright:269:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/pocahontas_784a0ba3_269.jpg]]˛˛''Pocahontas'' is a 1995 AnimatedMusical [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory loosely based]] on [[UsefulNotes/{{Pocahontas}} the real historical figure]]. It was made by Creator/GoldenFilms.˛˛Pocahontas is a young Indian princess who falls in love with a gallant English explorer named John Smith. After he's seemingly killed in an act of betrayal, she continues to try to bring peace between the settlers and her tribe and eventually travels to England to see the conflict from the other side.˛˛As you've probably guessed, it was intended as a {{Mockbuster}} of a [[WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}} certain other film]] based on the Indian princess which also happened to be released the same year.˛˛!!''Pocahontas'' provides examples of the following tropes:˛* ActionGirl: Pocahontas is this, especially when she's in her canoe.˛* AnimatedMusical˛* AnimateInanimateObject: As is often the case in a Creator/GoldenFilms production, there's an object which comes to life (Doug the dugout canoe, in this case) and no explanation is given.˛* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: The Indians all dress like this.˛* BrokenBird: After she's captured by Gains, Pocahontas loses the will to try and escape her captor and return home. That and she's depressed over John Smith returning to England after a tragic accident.˛* TheChiefsDaughter: Pocahontas, obviously.˛* CosmicDeadline: The ending comes up ''really'' quickly and abruptly, with everything resolved in a matter of minutes.˛* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:John Rolfe]] dies pretty abruptly in a shipwreck, and the movie devotes hardly any time to the aftermath of his death, despite [[spoiler:leaving the ''title character'' widowed]].˛* IndianMaiden: Pocahontas again. She's this to a tee.˛* InformedSpecies: Little Fluffy Wing looks nothing like a real chickenhawk. If anything, he more closely resembles some kind of parrot.˛* KarmaHoudini: Mr. Gains receives no punishment for his actions.˛* LeanAndMean: Gains is very thin.˛* MagicalNativeAmerican: One explanation as to why the Indians can talk to birds and have a living canoe.˛* MayDecemberRomance: Pocahontas falls in love with John Smith while she's still a young teenager. He doesn't reciprocate until years later when she's grown into an adult.˛* MeaningfulName: Mr. ''Gains'' is a greedy sociopath.˛* OnlySaneMan: For a while, the eagle acts like the voice of reason for the movie.˛* TalkingAnimal: Pocahontas' two bird sidekicks.˛* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Gains has two unnamed minions.˛* TrueBlueFemininity: Pocahontas seems to wear a lot of blue in the movie.˛* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: To the point of making the Disney film look like a documentary.˛* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Gains and his cronies disappear halfway through the movie.˛** Pocahontas's first husband, whom we can assume was Pocahontas's real-life husband John Rolfe, is quickly forgotten about after he dies at sea. Instead, she just goes back to John Smith as if she hadn't even met her husband.

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