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Heartwarming / Pocahontas

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  • John Smith and Pocahontas hugging after John is rescued. It's not a Big Damn Kiss or a Smooch of Victory, it's just a hug. But the emotions portrayed speak volumes.
    • There's a shot of Nakoma smiling proudly. It shows she holds no ill will towards John, and is happy that her friend is in love. Even if it is short-lived.
  • "If I Never Knew You", Narm-y montage aside.
  • The first meeting between Pocahontas and John at the waterfall. There was no dialogue, but it wasn't necessary to set the mood.
  • The scene where she visits John Smith as he's imprisoned. "No matter what happens, I'll always be with you... forever." Cue heart-dissolving and lip-quivering from the sheer sweetness of that scene. It's even better accompanied by the deleted song.
    • Not to mention when they share their first kiss.
  • Meeko comforting Percy, when he's visibly traumatized by Kocoum's death, and setting aside their differences.
  • At the very beginning of the movie when a lot the male villagers are returning, the women and children are running to welcome them back. In fact, one of the women runs to a man and tackle hugs him so hard, they both fall back into the river. The chief smiled when he saw that for a reason.
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  • Everyone calming down, with the Tribal leader taking his charge and releasing John Smith from his binds, which causes the two sides to forget about the battle...before Ratcliffe decides to try and bring it back up.
  • The whole of John and Thomas's relationship counts. They didn't even know each other at the beginning of the movie and by the time the storm threatens to sink their ship John already has a bit of a Big Brother Instinct toward Thomas. Fast forward to the new world and they act as if they've been this way for years.
  • The brief little hug that Wiggins gives Percy when Ratcliffe and Wiggins are discussing what they'll find in the New World. Really, Wiggins is probably the only character who treats Percy kindly.
  • Towards the end when Thomas explains to Pocahontas why John has to go back, she puts a hand comfortingly on his shoulder. It shows that she forgives him for his Accidental Murder of Kocoum. The sequel would have shown that Thomas and Pocahontas became somewhat friendly, though his scene was cut.
  • The bond between Nakoma and Pocahontas is clearly very strong. Even though she has every reason to hate Nakoma for getting Kocoum killed, Pocahontas never attacks her over it and instantly knows that her friend was worried about her.
    • Nakoma also immediately accepts responsibility and tries to make amends by getting Pocahontas to see John one last time. She could have tried to hide behind her reasons but doesn't.


  • James Apaumut, who voiced Kocoum, said he was initially reluctant to take the role, but changed his mind after meeting with the creative team:
    "Three of them are not only good people, but exceptional people with beautiful hearts. As an actor, we are constantly dealing with non-Indian originated projects, and we turn a lot of them down, but I felt and still feel like this one is in fairly good hands."
  • Irene Bedard was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in Lakota Woman during the production of this film. As a congratulations, the artists drew a picture for her of Pocahontas surrounded by sunflowers (which are Irene's favourite flower).
  • At a convention Q&A, a fan asked Irene Bedard if she would change anything about Pocahontas in light of all the criticism for Artistic Licence – History. Irene responded no, and that she was proud of the film.
    • At the same Q&A a fan thanked Irene for there being a Disney Princess that "kind of looked like me".
  • When Irene Bedard discovered she had a page on here, she tweeted her thanks.

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