Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

  • Review Date: August 15, 2005
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2000
  • Running Time: 72 minutes

Common Sense Media says

More romance than history, but kids will enjoy.
  • Review Date: August 15, 2005
  • Rated: G
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2000
  • Running Time: 72 minutes

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What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence & scariness

Some fighting, and the usual Disney comic mayhem.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Pocahontas is a Disney Princess, whose brand reaches far and wide. Expect to see
Princess branding on consumer merchandise, food products, etc. as well
as in books, websites, and other media.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Several characters, including a dog, get drunk.

Parents Need to Know

Parents nedd to know that this movie, while inoffensive, is highly inaccurate historically. There is some animated violence and drunkenness, but nothing graphic.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

In this sequel, Pocahontas, believing John Smith to have died, goes to London to try to convince the King not to attack her people. On the way she meets another man, also named John, and has various adventures, some dramatic, some silly (her animal friends make the journey with her, and of course they cause amusing but harmless trouble in the old world).

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

POCAHONTAS II: JOURNEY TO A NEW WORLD is an enjoyable film, beautifully animated and convincingly performed. But its romantic view of the story of a Native American girl and the English man she conquers through her honesty and beauty is somewhat grating, in light of the realities of what European settlers did to native populations in America.

Without some additional historical information, the film is just a sweet but pointless love story. However, seeing it is a perfect opportunity for children to start to learn the history behind the legend.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what actually happened between the Native Americans and early English settlers. They could research the true story of Pocahontas, and the history of native cultures in this country.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:August 15, 2000
DVD release date:August 15, 2000
Cast:Donal Gibson, Irene Bedard, Jean Stapleton
Directors:Bradley Raymond, Tom Ellery
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Adventures, History, Music and sing-along
Run time:72 minutes
MPAA rating:G

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Teen, 14 years old Written byrebma97 October 30, 2011
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6
QUALITY
 

Okay, but historically inaccurate like #1

This movie was okay; it was slightly worse than the first one (not that the first one was horrible). Like the first Pocahontas film, this one is historically inaccurate. Pocahontas did not go to England in order to stop a potential; she was captured by the Englishmen. SPOILER When she was there, she married John Raffel, not because she wasn't in love with John Smith anymore. END OF SPOILER There is some violence (but less than the first one), and in one scene a bear is abused and used for entertaiment purposes, but Pocahontas finds this cruel. A romantic relationship forms between Pocahontas and John Raffel.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Parent of a 7 year old Written byLila Jo May 1, 2011
AGE
5
QUALITY
 

Sequel as good as original.

It is a good move. I know that they usually do sequels that sometimes fall short of the original. But I like this one as much.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written bySilverSnake July 15, 2010
AGE
6
QUALITY
 

Not the best they could have done...

Eh.. well it wasn't the 'worst' sequile disney made, but they really messed up on this. The animation seemed hardly worked on and the voices were off match. Pocahontas didnt seem like herself at all and the people in England were dorky. They made Pocahontas dress 'normal' and she breaks into song a lot (it wasnt a good song) I dont know they just messed it up, John Smith was acting completely different, snobby, sassy, bossy. Pocahontas seemed more 'trampy' I mean she met John Smith and they fell in love, all of a sudden she turns around and takes Rolfe (In real life she was young when she met Smith and they didn't fall in love, but when she was older she did marry Rolfe)
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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