Pocahontas (1995 film)

1995 American animated film

Pocahontas is a 1995 animated musical historical drama feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the life of Powhatan woman Pocahontas and the arrival of English colonial settlers from the Virginia Company. Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World was released as a direct-to-video sequel in 1998 by Walt Disney Home Video.

Songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. A year later, they wrote songs to The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Directed by Mike Gabriel and Eric Goldberg. Written by Carl Binder, Susannah Grant and Philip LaZebnik.
An American legend comes to life Tagline


The Settlers: Ready to hoist the cannon? Aye!
Lon: Hey look. Is that Smith?
Ben: That's him, all right. The old sea dog.
Thomas: Captain John Smith? I've heard amazing stories about him.
Lon: [to John] Are you coming on this voyage, too?
Ben: Of course he is, you half-wit! You can't fight Indians without John Smith!
John Smith: That's right. I'm not about to let you boys have all the fun.

Thomas: What do you suppose the New World will look like?
John Smith: Like all the others, I suppose. I've seen hundreds of new worlds, Thomas. What could be possibly different about this 1?

Kekata: Your return has brought much joy to the village. Look at all the smiling faces.
Powhatan: Yes. But there is one smiling face I don't see. Where is my daughter?
Kekata: You know Pocahontas. She has her mother's spirit. She goes wherever the wind takes her.

[Pocahontas and Nakoma are looking at Kocoum]
Nakoma: Oh, he is so handsome.
Pocahontas: [jokingly] I especially love his smile.
[Cut to a stone-faced Kocoum]

Pocahontas: Father, for many nights now, I've been having a very strange dream. I think it's telling me something's about to happen, something exciting.
Powhatan: Yes, something exciting is about to happen.
Pocahontas: [eagerly] Really? What is it?
Powhatan: Kocoum has asked to seek your hand in marriage.
Pocahontas: [disappointed] Marry Kocoum?
[Flit nods in approval; Meeko, on the other hand, sticks out his tongue in disgust.]
Powhatan: I told him it would make my heart soar.
[Pocahontas smiles awkwardly, then peers through the hut's flap at Kocoum, who's refusing to play with the village children.]
Pocahontas: But he's so... serious.
Powhatan: My daughter, Kocoum will make a fine husband. He is loyal and strong, and will build you a good house, with sturdy walls. With him, you will be safe from harm.
Pocahontas: Father, I think my dream is pointing me down another path.
Powhatan: This is the right path for you.

Grandmother Willow: Oh! Your mother's necklace.
Pocahontas: That's what I wanted to talk to you about. My father wants me to marry Kocoum.
Grandmother Willow: Kocoum? But he's so serious.

Wiggins: Do you think we'll meet some savages?
Governor Ratcliffe: If we do, we shall be sure to give them a proper English greeting.
Wiggins: Oooh, gift baskets! [holds up a pair of gift baskets]
Governor Ratcliffe: [to himself] And he came so highly recommended.

Governor Ratcliffe: I hereby claim this land and all its riches in the name of His Majesty, King James the First, and do so name this settlement Jamestown.
Wiggins: Bravo! Bravo! Beautifully spoken, sir. [to Percy in the bath] Hurry now, Percy. We must be all squeaky clean for the New World.

John Smith: No! Wait! Please... Please! Don't run off. It's all right. I'm not going to hurt you. Here. Let me help you out of there.
Pocahontas: Ma-ta-que-na-to-rath.
John Smith: You don't understand a word I'm saying, do you? [pauses out] It's all right.
[Pocahontas provides her hair, she will make it cover up to John's hand]
Grandmother Willow (voice off): [singing] Listen with your heart you will understand. Let it break upon you like a wave upon the sand.
John Smith: Who are you?
Grandmother Willow (voice off): [singing] Listen with your heart, you will understand.
[Pocahontas begin to close her eyes to listen to your heart; but now she open her eyes reflect]
Pocahontas: Pocahontas.
John Smith: What? What do you just say?
Pocahontas: My name is Pocahontas.
[Meeko and Flit, they both looking each other symbolizing]
John Smith: I'm John Smith.

[Fade to the digging site. Kocoum and his comrades are watching the settlers closely, their digging has yielded no results, but Governor Ratcliffe, urges them on, certain that the gold they are searching for is around somewhere]
Governor Ratcliffe: That's it. Keep at it, men. Keep digging. It has to be here somewhere.
[One of Kocoum's friends whistles to him and holds up three fingers, meaning that he has counted 30 more settlers in his quadrant. The Native American warrior is beginning to doubt his earlier statement about being able to take them all on easily]
Native American Warrior #1: There's thirty more of them down past the ridge.
Kocoum: That makes more than a hundred!
Governor Ratcliffe: [holding a plate and a chicken drumstick] Anything yet?
Thomas: Nothing but rocks and dirt, sir.
Lon: Um, how long are we going to keep digging like this, sir?
Ben: [climbing out of his hole] Aye. We're slaving apart, busting our backs day and night for––
Governor Ratcliffe: [interrupting] For king and country. I know, I know. And I share your fatigue. [takes a bite of his drumstick, clearly not enjoying it] Wiggins? Wiggins!
[As Governor Ratcliffe calls Wiggins' name, we see him making a topiary sculpture of an elephant, bear, giraffe and unicorn walking in a line]
Wiggins: [snips the last branch off the unicorn's nose] Hang on!
Governor Ratcliffe: [evilly gives him the drumstick] Dispose of this.
Wiggins: [waves it in Percy's face] Uh-huh. Who's a nice doggie, huh? Who's a nice doggie? [the pug just sighs annoyingly, and he throws the drumstick] Fetch, boy!
[Meanwhile, the chicken drumstick misses one of the Native Americans hiding in the bushes. He pokes his head out to see who threw it and is spotted by Percy, who lets out a loud, anguished shriek and runs away]
Governor Ratcliffe: [panicked] Savages! It's an ambush! Arm yourselves!
Wiggins: Run!
[Wiggins ducks behind the topiary sculpture he carved and falls to the ground, teeth chattering in fear]
Governor Ratcliffe: Arm yourselves!
[Meanwhile, Governor Ratcliffe and the other settlers in all directions, grabbing some loaded guns to defend themselves]
Governor Ratcliffe: Make sure every man has a musket! Shoot! [Thomas runs past him, but accidentally trips on a log and his gun goes off, narrowly missing Governor Ratcliffe and hitting a water barrel] Them, you idiot!
[Thomas looks over his shoulder at a ticked off Governor Ratcliffe, afraid he has already messed up. The other settlers fire their weapons, barely missing Kocoum and his companions. Seeing this as a challenge, they pull their bows taut and fire their arrows in retaliation. As this goes on, Percy runs for shelter under a helmet as an arrow bounces away from it]
Governor Ratcliffe: Where's that blasted Smith if I need him?
[1 of the Indian warriors, Namontack, takes refuge in a tree and gets ready to shoot at Governor Ratcliffe, but he evilly spots him there. He angrily fires a shot at Namontack. He groans as the bullet hits him in the leg and flops to the ground, yelling in pain]
Kocoum: [drops his bow and runs to him] Namontack!
[As Namontack looks up, he sees Ben about to angrily do him away. But just as he gets close, Kocoum intercepts him. The two strain for a bit before the former kicks the latter apart as Lon and Roy fire off their guns twice more. Luckily for Kocoum, the projectiles miss as he picks up his fallen friend]
Kocoum: Back to the village!
[Kocoum carries Namontack away, hopefully to get complete medical treatment. The settlers all cheer at their supposed victory, but Governor Ratcliffe does not join in, certain he hasn't actually won]
Governor Ratcliffe: Shut up. Shut up, you fools! They'll be back.
[As the cheering continues, Wiggins pokes his head out of the topiary, which has several parts shot apart and arrows stuck in it as a result of the fight]
Governor Ratcliffe: Everyone, back to camp. Get the rest of the cannons ashore, and conclude building the fort!
Ben: Aye, Governor.
Governor Ratcliffe: [angrily turns to Thomas] And you! Learn to use that thing properly. A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot.

[Pocahontas looking a John's Helmet himself]
John Smith: It's called a helmet.
Pocahontas: Helmet.
[Flit tap it his Helmet, looks shocked and scares away]
John Smith: So... what river is this?
Pocahontas: Quiyoughcohannock..
John Smith: You have the most unusual names here, Chechomony, Quiyoughcohannock, Pocahontas.
Pocahontas: You have a most unusual name too... John Smith.
John Smith: Hey! [about Meeko eating his hardtacks] Is this bottomless pit a friend of yours?
Pocahontas: Meeko.
John Smith: Well how do you do, Meeko? [goes to shake Meeko's hand] It's all right, it's just a hand shake. Here let me show you. [Long pauses out]
Pocahontas: Nothing's happenin'.
John Smith: No. No, I need your hand first. [She holds her hand out and he shakes it] It's how we say hello.
Pocahontas: This is how we say hello. Wingapo.
John Smith: Wingapo.
Pocahontas: And how we say goodbye. Ana.
John Smith: I like hello better. [Flit they start breaking off each hand, Flit an goring to him] Yeah, I remember you.
Pocahontas: Flit doesn't like strangers.
John Smith: But I'm not a stranger anymore. Stubborn little fellow, isn't he?
Pocahontas: Very stubborn.
John Smith: Hey!
[Meeko grabs a compass in the bag, and running off]
Pocahontas: Meeko! Come back here.
John Smith: Don't worry, he can't hurt it. [Meeko tap a compass on the rock] Hey!
[John tries grab his compass and Meeko climb in the tree]
Pocahontas: Meeko, bring that back!
John Smith: No, it's all right. He can keep it. Call it a gift.
Pocahontas: [about compass] What was that?
John Smith: My compass.
Pocahontas: Compassed?
John Smith: It tells you how to find your way when you get lost. It's all right. I'll get another in London.
Pocahontas: London? Is that your village?
John Smith: Yes. It's a very big village.
Pocahontas: What's it like?
John Smith: [about London village] Well, it's got streets filled with carriages, bridges over the rivers, and buildings as tall as trees.
Pocahontas: I'd like to see those things.
John Smith: You will.
Pocahontas: How?
John Smith: We're going to build them here. We'll show your people how to use this land of properly. How to make the most of it.
Pocahontas: [confused] Make the most of it?
John Smith: Yes. We'll build roads and decent houses.
Pocahontas: [about the Indian's village] Our houses are fine.
John Smith: [sarcastically] You think that only because you don't know any better. [Pocahontas angrily walks off, Flit attack away for him] Wait a minute. Don't take it that. Hey! Wait! [after Pocahontas stopping the her canoe] Wait! There's so much we can teach you. We've improved lives of savages all over the world.
Pocahontas: Savages?
John Smith: Uh, not that you're a savage.
Pocahontas: Just my people!
John Smith: No. Listen. That's not what I meant. Let me explain.
Pocahontas: Let go!
John Smith: No, I'm not letting you leave. [Pocahontas jumps out of her canoe and climbs up into a tree] Look, don't do this. Savage is just a word, uh, you know. A term for people who are uncivilized.
Pocahontas: Like me.
John Smith: Well, when I say uncivilized, What I mean is, is...
[He grabs a branch, but the branch is not strong enough to hold his weight, and John falls back to the ground. Pocahontas jumps down after him]
Pocahontas: What you mean is, not like you. [singing] You think I'm an ignorant savage, and you've been so many places / I guess it must be so / but still I cannot see, if the savage one is me / How can there be so much that you don't know? You don't know...| You think you own whatever land you land on, the Earth is just dead thing you can claim / But I know every rock and tree and creature has a life, has a spirit, has a name / You think the only people who are people are the people who look and think like you / But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew, you never knew...| Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon, or asked the grinning bobcat whey he grinned? / Can you sing with all voices of the mountains? / Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind...| Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest, come taste the sun-sweet berries of the Earth / Come roll in all the riches all around you, and for once, never wonder what they're worth / The rainstorm and the river are my brothers / The heron and the otter are my friends / And we are all connected to each other / In a circle, in a hoop that never ends! | How high does the sycamore grow? / If you cut it down, then you'll never know! / And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon, for whether we are white or copper skinned / We need to sing with all voices of the mountains, can you paint with all the colors of the wind... You can own the Earth and still all you'll own is Earth, until you can paint with all the colors of the wind... [they hearing drums]
John Smith: What is it?
Pocahontas: The drums. They mean trouble. I shouldn't be here.
John Smith: I want to see you again.
Pocahontas: I can't.
John Smith: Please, don't leave.
Pocahontas: I'm sorry. I have to go. [she runs off back to her canoe and John sadly watch her, Meeko and Flit left then fades to black]

John: [goes to shake Meeko's hand] It's alright, it's just a hand shake. Here let me show you. [Long paused/pauses]
Pocahontas: Nothing's happenin'.
John: No. No, I need your hand 1st. [She holds her hand out and he shakes it] It's how we say hello.
Pocahontas: This is how we say hello. Wingapo.
John: [short pauses] Wingapo.
Pocahontas: And how we say goodbye. Ana.
John: I like hello better.

Ben: All right! This one's ready to hoist!?
Lon: Two on each side. Ready now? Push! Watch it! It's slipping!
Ben: [John, Thomas, Lon pushing the fence] Come on, lads, it's only a little picket fence.
Lon: [Meeko climbs the fence] Steady! Steady!
Ben: There you go.
Thomas: That'll keep everything out, eh, John? [John digs a shovel] Something wrong, John?
John Smith: What?!
Thomas: You've been quiet the last few days.
Lon: [to John] Oh, he's just mad he missed all the action.
Thomas: Ah, don't worry, John. You'll get your chance to deal with Indians.
Lon: Yeah. We'll take care of them, like we did last time, eh, mates? [singing] We shot ourselves an injun, or maybe two or three.
Ben: [angrily kicks him] All right, you howling nutter! Get to work!
Lon: Come on, Ben, it's just just a little fun.
Ben: [sarcastically] Oh, sure, we're having loads of fun. Right, look at us. No gold, no food, while Ratcliffe sits up in his tent all day happy as a clam.
Governor Ratcliffe: [in his tent] I'm doomed! I should be wallowing in riches right now, and I haven't found as much as a speck! [Meeko sniffing to sees Percy] Think. Think! It's got to be around somewhere. Where could it be? [Percy is seen playing with a merry-go-round that has dog biscuits, Percy begin to eat the biscuits, but then he notices Meeko eating them.] I've mined the forests and the hills and the swamps... and NOTHING! [Percy begins to chase Meeko away without Governor Ratcliffe even noticing] Why can't I find it?! What am I overlooking?!
[He turns around and is shocked it to Wiggins apparently shot through the head with an arrow]
Wiggins: I... I... [he takes off his headband, made from an native's arrow] I made it myself!
Governor Ratcliffe: [snatches it off his head] Take that silly...! [looking at the arrow] Of course. The Indians. Wiggins, why do you think those insolent heathens attacked us?
Wiggins: Because we invaded their land and cut down their trees and dug up their earth?
Governor Ratcliffe: It's the gold! They have it, and they don't want us to take it from them. Well, I'll just have to take it by force then, won't I?
[Ben and Lon tired, When Governor Ratcliffe comes looking John Smith has disappeared.]
Governor Ratcliffe: You there! Where's Captain Smith?
Lon: Well, he's... gone.
Ben: Ay, your singing must have scared him off.
Governor Ratcliffe: Well then go get him, for heaven's sake!
Lon: What if we run into the Indians?
Governor Ratcliffe: That's what guns are for! Now arm yourselves and get moving!

Powhatan: Pocahontas, you should be inside the village.
Pocahontas: We'll be all right.
Nakoma: We're gathering food for when the warriors arrive.
Powhatan: Don't go far. Now is not the time to be running off.
Pocahontas: Yes, father!
Powhatan: When I see you wear that necklace, you look just like your mother.
Pocahontas: I miss her.
Powhatan: But she is still with us. Whenever the wind moves through the trees, I feel her presence. Our people looked to her for wisdom and strength. Someday, they will look to you as well.
Pocahontas: I would be honored by that.
Powhatan: You shouldn't be out there alone. I'll send for Kocoum.
Nakoma: All right. What is it?
Pocahontas: What?
Nakoma: You're hiding something.
Pocahontas: I'm not hiding anything.
Nakoma: Pocahontas, you can tell me. I promise, I won't tell anyone. [sees John Smith coming; Nakoma gasps] Pocahontas, look! [Flit flies to John, but he hold hardtack and tap to Flit on the ground in cornfield] It's one of them! I'm going to get-
Pocahontas: [thrusts her hand over Nakoma's mouth] What are you doing here?
John Smith: I had to see you again.
Kocoum: Pocahontas! Pocahontas?!
Pocahontas: [to Nakoma] Please, don't say anything. [to John] Quick, this way!
Nakoma: But-
Kocoum: Nakoma, where is Pocahontas?
Nakoma: I-I haven't seen her.
Kocoum: Pocahontas can't keep running off. It's dangerous out there. Tell her that. She listens to you.
Nakoma: [sarcastically to himself] Huh. Sure she does.

[Later on, Pocahontas leads John Smith to Grandmother Willow, but she appears and she disappears]
John Smith: [shocked] What was that?
Pocahontas: Do you see something?
John Smith: [nervous] No, no. I just, uh, I...[she nowhere to be seen] I didn't see anything. Did I?
Pocahontas: Look again.
Grandmother Willow: [she appears; singing] Let it break upon you, like a wave upon the sand. [spoken] Hello, John Smith.
John Smith: [nervously] Pocahontas, that tree is talking to me.
Pocahontas: Then you should talk back.
Grandmother Willow: Don't be frightened, young man. My bark is worse than my bite.
Pocahontas: Say something.
John Smith: What do you say to a tree?
Pocahontas: Anything you want.
John Smith: [gets closer to Grandmother Willow] So, uhh...
Grandmother Willow: Come closer, John Smith. [she inspects him] He has a good soul. And he's handsome, too.
John Smith: Oh, I like her.
Pocahontas: I knew you would.
Ben: [they shocked it] Smith! Smith, where are you mate?
John Smith: We can't let them see us.
Grandmother Willow: [they hiding in the glade on our side] Quick! Over here!
Lon: This place gives me the creeps. Savages could be hiding anywhere.
Ben: Ay, well, if you spot one, don't ask questions. Just shoot.
[Ben and Lon clumsily trip over Grandmother Willow's root]
Ben: Watch your feet, ya big oaf!
Lon: It wasn't me! It was the tree!
Ben: Oh, of course. The tree just felt like lifting its roots and... [sees the tree root out of the ground; it drops back in the earth] Let's get out of here!
[Grandmother Willow angrily whips them both with her vines to Ben and Lon]
Ben: Run!
[they cowardly rush away]
Lon: But what about Smith?
Ben: He's a big lad! He can take care of himself!
John Smith: I'm glad you're on our side.
Grandmother Willow: There's still some snap in these old vines.
John Smith: I better get back before they send the whole camp after me.
Pocahontas: When will I see you again?
John Smith: Meet me tonight, right here.

Lon: This place gives me the creeps. Savages could be hiding anywhere.
Ben: Ay, well, if you spot one, don't ask questions. Just shoot.
[Ben and Lon clumsily trip over Grandmother Willow's root]
Ben: Watch your feet, ya big oaf!
Lon: It wasn't me! It was the tree!
Ben: Oh, of course. The tree just felt like lifting its roots and... [sees the tree root out of the ground; it drops back in the earth] Let's get out of here!

Grandmother Willow: Well, I haven't had this much excitement in 200 years.
Pocahontas: What am I doing? I shouldn't be seeing him again. I mean, I want to see him again.
Grandmother Willow: Who wouldn't? I want to see him again.
Pocahontas: But still, something inside is telling me it's the right thing.

Nakoma: Pocahontas, are you crazy? What were you doing with one of them?
Kocoum: There you are!
Pocahontas: Kocoum!
Kocoum: [to Pocahontas and Nakoma] Look at them. Now we have enough warriors to destroy those white demons!
[Powhatan with another tribal chieftain]
Powhatan: Now that we are joined by our brothers, we will defeat this enemy.
[Pocahontas walks off by Kocoum and Nakoma, she talk to Father, but she near them the warriors]
Pocahontas: Father, I need to speak with you.
Powhatan: Not now, my daughter. The council is gathering.
Pocahontas: [about the settlers] We don't have to fight them! There must be a better way.
Powhatan: Sometimes our paths are chosen for us.
Pocahontas: But maybe we should try talking to them.
Powhatan: They do not want to talk.
Pocahontas: But if one of them did want to talk, you would listen to him, wouldn't you?
Powhatan: Pocahontas...
Pocahontas: [desperately] Wouldn't you?!
Powhatan: Of course I would. But it is not that simple. Nothing is simple anymore.

[Pocahontas is foolishly sneaking out of the village to see John. Nakoma catches her.]
Nakoma: Pocahontas!
Pocahontas: Nakoma!
Nakoma: Don't go out there. I lied for you once. Don't ask me to do it again.
Pocahontas: I have to do this.
Nakoma: He's one of them!
Pocahontas: You don't know him.
Nakoma: If you go out there, you'll be turning your back on your own people.
Pocahontas: I'm trying to help my people.
Nakoma: Pocahontas, please. You're my best friend. I don't want you to get hurt.
Pocahontas: I won't. I know what I'm doing.
Nakoma: Pocahontas, no!
[Pocahontas runs off.]

Ben: Ratcliffe wouldn't take us halfway 'round the world for nothing.
Lon: But what if Smith is right? What if there is no gold?
Settler: If you ask me, Ratcliffe's been lying to us since we left London.
Ben: Listen to you, you bunch of idiots! Those savages didn't attack us for nothing. They're hiding something.
Lon: If they do have the gold, we'll have to fight them for it.

[Thomas sees John Smith sneaking off to meet Pocahontas at Grandmother Willow's Glade, Governor Ratcliffe appears behind him and pushes him out of the camp]
Governor Ratcliffe: Follow him. I want to know where he's sneaking off to.
Thomas: Yes, Governor.
Governor Ratcliffe: And if you see any Indians, shoot them. Oh, and Thomas? You've been a slipshod sailor and a poor excuse for a soldier. Don't disappoint me again.

[Cut to the Powhatan village, Kocoum's hut. He is using a stone to sharpen a knife until Nakoma comes up to him]
Nakoma: Kocoum.
Kocoum: [turns toward her] What is it?
Nakoma: It's Pocahontas.
Kocoum: [worried] What's wrong? [standing up] Is she all right? [Nakoma pauses for a moments, as she suddenly feels that she's making a big mistake, but decides to warn Kocoum anyhow]
Nakoma: I think she's in danger.
[Cut to Grandmother Willow's glade. Pocahontas runs straight inside as fast as she can. Several squirrels scurry all over the ancient tree's face]
Grandmother Willow: The earth is trembling, child. What just happened?
Pocahontas: The warriors are here.
[Suddenly, John runs up to him to report what just happened on the end]
John: Pocahontas!
Pocahontas: John!
John: Listen to me. My men are planning to attack your people. You have to warn them.
Pocahontas: Perhaps it's not too late to stop this. You have to come with me and speak to my father.
[Pocahontas pulls John Smith along, but he stops her]
John: Pocahontas, talking isn't going to do any nice. I already tried talking to my men, but everything about this land has them spooked.
[Suddenly, a muffled howl turns their attention towards the woods. It is revealed to be Percy, yet stuck in the log from earlier. He spins around clumsily]
Grandmother Willow: That's the strangest creature I've ever seen!
[At that moment, Percy clumsily loses his balance and trips. He rolls down a hill and flies through a tree, dislodging him from the log, eventually landing upside-down in John Smith's hands]
John: Percy?
[Meeko, seeing Percy, grins hesitantly. The pug, remembering the food the raccoon stole from him, growls frustratingly and angrily lunges at him]
John: Easy, Percy. Come here!
Pocahontas: Meeko, come back!
John: You see what I mean? Once two sides will to fight, nothing can stop them.
Pocahontas: Come-come here, both of you!
John: It's alright, it's alright. He's a friend. Bad...bad dog! Sit!
[Flit laughs at Meeko's predicament, but the latter grabs him and uses him like a sword]
Pocahontas: What are you doing here? Meeko!
John: Percy, get back here! What are you doing here? Stop that!
[Meeko climbs into Grandmother Willow's branches, leaving Percy barking]
Grandmother Willow: Alright, that's enough!
[Percy, alarmed at the sentient tree before him, lets out a frightened whine and faints, landing in the pond. Grandmother Willow fishes him out with a vine and places him in front of her]
Grandmother Willow: It's enough to make your sap boil. Now then, there's something I want to show you. Look.
[Grandmother Willow lowers a branch into the water and makes ripples in the pond]
Pocahontas: The ripples.
John: What about them?
Grandmother Willow: So small at first, then look how they grow. But someone has to start them.
John: They're not going to listen to us.
Grandmother Willow: Young man, sometimes the right path is not the easiest one. [raises one of her roots and slides John Smith down to Pocahontas] Don't you see? Only when the fighting stops can you be together.
[John Smith takes Pocahontas' hands and thinks for a moment. In no time, he agrees with her decision to speak to her father to try and reason with him]
[Pocahontas gently smiles in agreement.]
John: All right. Let's go talk to your father.
[Pocahontas takes John Smith in her arms, and they embrace each other.]

[after Kocoum was shot by Thomas, Powhatan sees his dead body]
Powhatan: Who did this?
Warrior: Pocahontas was out in the woods. Kocoum went to find him and his white men attacked them.
Powhatan: [angrily points his spear at John Smith's throats] Your weapons are strong. And now, our anger is stronger. At sunrise, he will be the first to die!
Pocahontas: [enters the scene] But, Father…!
Powathan: [angrily] I told you to stay in the village! You disobeyed me! You have shamed your father!
Pocahontas: [almost crying] I was only trying to help.
Powathan: Because of your foolishness, Kocoum is dead! [to his warriors] Take him away! [the crowds takes John Smith to be imprisoned, leaves Pocahontas alone. Nakoma approaches her regretting her horrible mistake]
Pocahontas: Kocoum was just only coming to protect me!
Nakoma: [guilty] Pocahontas, I sent Kocoum after you. I was worried about you. I thought it was doing the right thing.
Pocahontas: [sadly] All this happened because of me. I will never see John Smith again.
Nakoma: [holds Pocahontas' hand and leads her to John Smith] Come with me. [cut to where John Smith is held and they approach the two Native Americans guarding] Pocahontas wants to look into the eyes of the man who killed Kocoum.
Native American: [look at each other and agree] Be quick. [they look at their side and one of them opens the tent where John is held then Pocahontas enters]

[John Smith is imprisoned after Kocoum's death.]
Pocahontas: I'm so sorry.
John Smith: For what? This? I've gotten out of worse scrapes than this. Can't think of any right now, but...
Pocahontas: It would have been better if we'd never met. None of this would've happened.
John Smith: Pocahontas, look at me. [she obeys] I'd rather die tomorrow that live a hundred years without knowing you. [singing] If I never knew you / If I never felt this love / I would have no inkling of how precious life can be / If I never knew you / I would never have a clue / How at last I'd find in you / The missing part of me / In this world so full of fear / Full of rage and lies / I can see the truth so clear / In your eyes / So dry your eyes / And I'm so grateful to you / I'd have lived my whole life through / Lost forever / If I never knew you
Pocahontas: [singing] I thought our love would be so beautiful / Somehow we'd make the whole world bright / I never knew that fear and hate could be so strong / All they'd leave us were these whispers in the night / But still my heart is saying we were right / For if I never knew you
John Smith: There's no moment I regret / Since the moment that we met / If I time has gone too fast / I’ve lived at last…|
Pocahontas: If I never knew this love / I would have no inkling of / If I precious can be…|
Nakoma: [peering in through the tent flap] Pocahontas.
Pocahontas: I can't leave you.
John Smith: You never will. No matter what happens to me, I'll always be with you, forever. [singing] And I'm so grateful to you / I'd have lived my whole life through / Empty as the sky
Pocahontas: [singing] Never knowing why
Pocahontas and John: Lost forever / If I never knew you…|

[John Smith is about to be executed by Powhatan. Pocahontas bravely throws herself on top of John to protect him.]
Pocahontas: No! If you kill him, you'll have to kill me too.
Powhatan: Daughter, stand back.
Pocahontas: I won't! I love him, Father. Look around you! This is where the path of hatred has brought us. This is the path I choose, Father. What will yours be?
[Powhatan looks at the two armies, both ready to fight. Suddenly, the wind blows across the battlefield, calming him and almost everybody else. He raises his staff and addresses the crowd.]
Powhatan: My daughter speaks with the wisdom beyond her years. We have all come here with anger in our hearts. But she comes with courage and understanding. From this day forward, if there is to be more killin', it will not start with me. Release him.

[the settlers and the tribes lowered down their weapons, cut to Governor Ratcliffe who then rejects the offer]
Governor Ratcliffe: Now's our chance! [draws sword] Fire!
Thomas: No!
Governor Ratcliffe: What!?
Thomas: They let him go!
Ben: They don't want to fight!
Governor Ratcliffe: It's a trick! Don't you see!? FIRE!!! [The Englishmen scowl at him. Governor Ratcliffe wavers for a moment, then throws his sword to the ground and grabs a musket] Fine! I'll settle this myself!
[He aims at Powhatan; John Smith notices.]
John Smith: NO!
[John Smith jumps in front of Powhatan; Governor Ratcliffe fires; the bullet hits John Smith and he falls down, wounded]
Thomas: John! [to Governor Ratcliffe as Pocahontas rushes to John Smith's side] You shot him!
Governor Ratcliffe: [dumbfounded] He stepped right... right into it! It's his own fault!
[The Englishmen furiously surround Governor Ratcliffe]
Ben: Smith was right all along!
Lon: We never should have listened to you!
Ben: Get the gun!
[The men swarm over Governor Ratcliffe and restrain him]
Governor Ratcliffe: Traitors! Unhand me, I say! How dare you!
Thomas: [grabs the gun from Governor Ratcliffe] Put him in chains!
Governor Ratcliffe: I'll see you all hanged for this!
Thomas: And gag him as well!
[Thomas looks up at John as Pocahontas and Chief Powhatan tend him worried rushes to him]

Ben: Is he going to make it, Thomas?
Thomas: The sooner he gets back to England, the better.
Lon: Well, let's hope the wind is with him.
Thomas: Is the ship ready yet?
Ben: Any minute now. Just loading the last bit of cargo.
[Governor Ratcliffe, tied up in chains and gagged, is tossed into a longboat]
Governor Ratcliffe: [muffled] How dare you! Untie me at once! I'LL HAVE YOUR HEADS FOR THIS!!!
Wiggins: [sadly sniffles] And he came so highly recommended. [sighs]

Thomas: [to John on the longboat] The ships almost ready. We'd better get you on board. We'll lose the tide.
John Smith: [hold Thomas to stop] No, not yet. She said she'd be here.
Thomas: [as sees the Indians] Look.
[as Pocahontas comes over to white demons; the Indians are put the ear corn bag on the ground, shes walks to Englishmen approaches, and sees John to be okay]
Thomas: [to Pocahontas] Going back is his only chance. He'll die if he stays here.
Pocahontas: [kneels beside John and offers him a bag] Here. It's from Grandmother Willow's bark. It'll help with the pain.
John Smith: What pain? I've had worse pain than this. [winces] Agh! Can't think of any right now, but...
Powhatan: [walks over] You are always welcome among our people. Thank you, my brother.
John Smith: [to Flit] I thought you didn't like strangers.
[Meeko, Percy and Flit to gives a fixing a Mother's necklace to Pocahontas by Kocoum]
Pocahontas: My mother's necklace.
John Smith: See ya, Percy.

John Smith: Come with me?
[Pocahontas looks over at her father.]
Powhatan: You must choose your own path.
[Pocahontas looks at her people and the settlers. She turns to John Smith.]
Pocahontas: [with tears in her eyes] I'm needed here.
John Smith: Then, I'll stay with you.
Pocahontas: No. You have to go back.
John Smith: But I can't leave you.
Pocahontas: You never will. No matter what happens, I'll always be with you, forever. [singing] And I’m so grateful to you…
John Smith: [singing] And I have lived whole life through…
[They kiss goodbye.]
Lon: Good luck, lad.
Thomas: Godspeed, John.
The Sailors: The crew a-ready? Aye, sir! Set the mainsails. Weigh anchor! Let go of the topgallants!


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