Frequent question: Did Disney get anything right in Pocahontas?

The film did get it right that her father was Chief Powhatan (whose real name was Wahunsenacawh) and that her birth mother was no longer around — historians can’t prove if her mother had actually died or not though.

Does Disney own the rights to Pocahontas?

Pocahontas is a Disney media franchise that commenced in 1995 with the theatrical release of Pocahontas.

Pocahontas (franchise)

Disney’s Pocahontas
Owner The Walt Disney Company
Films and television
Film(s) Pocahontas (1995)
Direct-to-video Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)

Is Disney’s Pocahontas politically correct?

Pocahontas, however, was a real historical figure, and the Powhatans were and are real people. And so it matters that the film is as historically inaccurate as it seems to be “politically correct.” Pocahontas was a peacemaker, but not quite in the way depicted in the film.

What did Disney get wrong in Pocahontas?

The National Women’s History Museum wrote that Pocahontas became ill with tuberculosis or pneumonia while on a ship to go back to America with Rolfe in 1617. She died shortly after at the age of 22 years old and is buried in England.

Did Pocahontas marry kocoum in the movie?

In the movie, Pocahontas is told to wed the warrior Kocoum. She is defiant, and eventually, Kocoum is killed by one of the British colonizers. In reality, Pocahontas really did marry Kocoum not that long after John Smith got out of Virginia.

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