Sunday, December 14, 2008
Pocahontas is the main character, title character, and protagonist of Disney's 1995, thirty-third animated feature, Pocahontas, and its direct-to-video sequel, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World. She is also an official Disney Princess. She, as well as the events she goes through, are very loosely based on the actual historical figure Matoaka, who is more popularly known by the nickname Pocahontas.
Pocahontas is the first (and only) Disney Princess to have two lovers, but most media, including the Disney Princess franchise, still make John Smith together with Pocahontas a couple, completely ignoring John Rolfe.
Though Pocahontas does not have the characteristics of princesses like Snow White, Cinderella and Princess Aurora, she is still included as a Disney Princess because she is the daughter of a Native American chief.
She is voiced by and modeled after Native American actress Irene Bedard and her singing vocals were performed by Broadway singer Judy Kuhn in both films. Kuhn also reprises the role of Pocahontas in the Disney Princesses' single and music video, "If You Can Dream" and the original Disney Princess songs "These Moments We Share", "Silver and Gold" and "Christmas Is Coming!".