Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World - A New Land and a New Love
In Walt Disney Feature Animation's "Pocahontas," Captain John Smith befriended the young native American Pocahontas, chief's daughter, and they fell in love. Loosely based on real-life events, Walt Disney Pictures' direct-to-video "Pocaontas II: Journey to a New World" (1998) continues the story of "Pocahontas" pretty much up to the end of the real story. Almost all of the voice actors return from "Pocahontas," with the exception of Mel Gibson as John Smith, who now is voiced by Mel's brother Donal Gibson. Smith is not the central male figure in this continuation anyway, as Pocahontas engages on adventures of her own. Both "Pocahontas" and "Pocahontas II" take tremendous liberties with the facts, which is upsetting to some people who expect a more respectful stance. Disney movies, of course, never have been likened to documentaries. Watching the two movies is a fairly seamless experience that might excite interest in the real history by younger viewers, though the quality difference and enjoyment factor between them is staggering.
|Pocahontas, Meeko and John Smith|
|Pocahontas with her animal friends|
|Medieval London, England|
|Pocahontas in her ballroom attire|
|Pocahontas and Ratcliffe dancing|
|Governor... former Governor Ratcliffe|
|The romantic triangle|
|A fantasy moment|
|The Blu ray package has nice extra features|
Below is the ball-room scene from "Pocahontas II: Journey to the New World."