Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

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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

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.

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, 16 years old Written bylady_bug January 29, 2010

awful waste of time! i had liked the character john smith from the origonal movie, but this is just AWFUL!!!

i absolutely love the origional pocahontas movie (its in my top 5 fave movies) but i have to say, this sequel was dissapointing. I had high hopes for this movie, but only in the first scene john smith falls of a house. pocahontas seems more laid back in the begining, and not the spunky character from the first movie. the character john smith is not correspondent to the character from the first movie- he is pushy, arrogant and in general, not expected. the voice isnt the same either. and i do not believe that pocahontas would have picked john rolfe over john smith, even though she thought john smith was dead. the way the characters acted in the first movie, you wouldnt think pocahontas would forget about john smith a month after he died, and then pick some other guy over him when she found out her "true love" was alive? this movie was such a disapointment i am considering writing a complaint letter to the person in charge.
What other families should know
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 7 year old Written byLila Jo May 1, 2011

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
Kid, 8 years old November 27, 2015

Some Scenes May Scare 4 And Under.

Okay, I Understand If You're Done Right Now, Beacause I'm Going To Talk About The Scary Scenes. Let's Start On What To Focus On Most. Children May Be Scared Of The Jesters In The Song "Things Are Not What They Appear", (Especially When They Take Off Their Heads, And It Looks Like Their Mask, But Under, There Is No Head, And When One Of Them Dress Like A Jestery Version Of Pocahontas In Her English-Like Outfit). Children Who Are Young Enough To Be Scared Of This, But Old Enough To Understand What's Going On Might Be Scared When The Bear Comes Out, And When The Guards Try To Get Pocahontas And John Rolfe.You May Leave Now, But If You Like Reading Full Reviews, Stay, There's More. Great Messages: Stand Up For What You Believe In. Great Role Models: None. Violence: Many Death Threats. Sex: Pocahontas Is In Love With John Rolfe. Language: None.

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