A technically brilliant piece of animation, Disney's POCAHONTAS recounts the familiar, historically-based tale of selfless love between a young American Indian girl and an English settler. Overall, POCAHONTAS is a triumph as a visual experience (though the music is unusually bland), but a disappointment as a film.
To young John Smith (voice of Mel Gibson) and his shipmates, the New World will be a rich, exciting place. At the same time, it will hold many dangers, including bands of unwashed, bloodthirsty redskins. Despite his youth, John Smith is already widely known for his courage and his deadly skill when fighting savages. Governor Ratcliffe (David Ogden Stier...