Come spirit, help us sing the story of our land.
…long may I reign.
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
The Official Disney Princesses [please click the link to see who is “officially” a Disney Princess]
I’ve watched this scene countless times, and yet this small detail I’ve never noticed before. Pocahontas sprints through the forest, and suddenly the music changes in tempo, perhaps matching her frantic heart. We as the audience want her to get there, we want her to be there with the one she loves.
Pocahontas runs until she run no further, and, reaching the cliff, there is a moment where she leans forward slightly, almost as if she were to dive into the water below and follow him. But, at the last moment, something stops her. It is just this little detail that really makes this scene stand out as one of the most emotional endings to a Disney film.
He is like a tree. He shelters me. I lie in his shade.
I thought it was a dream, what we knew in the forest.
The New World (2005)
The New World (USA - UK, 2005)
Loved this movie. The cinematography is simply gorgeous.
Finally updated Pocahontas! I don’t think this is what people were expecting as the next entry in the series, but some of the criticisms of my first design have been eating away at me for years now and I needed to get off my ass and address them.
So hey! Spunky age-appropriate Pocahontas/Matoaka, sans feathers in the hair/European imagery/other superfluous details. This is closer to accounts and illustrations of Powhatan dress from the period, and I kinda think it’s closer to the Disney design anyway. WIN/WIN.
Thanks to everyone who’s educated my ass over the past couple of years, including moniquill, apihtawikosisan, this-is-not-native, and numerous others. You’ve made me a way more thoughtful artist in the process. :)
Harrods’ Designer Disney Princess Dresses [x]
(click the photos for the princesses each dress is for)
Disney princesses dressed by haute couture designers
HBICs of history » P o c a h o n t a s
Pocahontas (1596-1617) was daughter of the powerful chief Powhatan. She helped maintain peace between English colonists and Native Americans by befriending the settlers at Jamestown. By the account of colonial leader John Smith, Pocahontas intervened to save his life after he had been taken prisoner by her father’s men. She subsequently converted to Christianity and wedded the colonist John Rolfe, which furthered efforts toward peace. She traveled to England, where she was received at court; she became something of a celebrity, and attended a masque at Whitehall Palace. Soon afterward she died, probably of lung disease - she was buried in England, but her resting place is not known.