Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World is a 1998 direct-to-video sequel to the 1995 Disney film Pocahontas. The film is inspired by true events in the life of Pocahontas which took place years after her encounter with John Smith and the founders of Jamestown. While the original film dealt with her romance with John Smith, this film deals with her romance with the Englishman she would later marry in real life, John Rolfe. It was more faithful to the real events of Pocahontas unlike the prequel.
Plot synopsis[edit | edit source]
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the entire movie.
Set years after the original film (circa 1610-1614), John Smith has been presumed dead in a plot by Governor Ratcliffe, the villain from the original film, to declare war against the Powhatan Nation back in the New World. A diplomat by the name of John Rolfe insists that he travels to the New World in hope of maintaining peace between the two peoples. He does so and pleads with Chief Powhatan to have one of his own come back to England with him to show King James that peace between the two worlds can be possible. Powhatan sends no other than his only daughter Pocahontas. The animal characters, Meeko, Percy, and Flit, are brought along for the ride. Pocahontas obviously stands out from everyone on her adventures in London and an unsuspecting trap awaits her and her friends on their mission to preserve peace. All the while, Pocahontas and John Rolfe are drawn closer to each other and an unsuspecting character returns to complicate matters even more!
Ironically, in the end, when Pocahontas and John Rolfe get on the boat together back to America, it coincides with real life perfectly. The ironic part is that in real life, she dies on this boat ride. This greatly decreases the chance of a Pocahontas III.
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Characters[edit | edit source]
|Donal Gibson||John Smith|
|Jim Cummings||King James|
|Linda Hunt||Grandmother Willow|
|David Ogden Stiers||Ratcliffe|
|Judy Kuhn||Pocahontas (singing voice)|
|Jean Stapleton||Mrs. Jenkins|
|Billy Zane||John Rolfe|
Pocahontas did travel to England in 1612, but as part of a hostage situation; the Powhatan Nation was holding some English settlers hostage and hoped to make an exchange. While in England, Pocahontas was baptized and married to John Rolfe; her new name became Rebecca Rolfe. Their marriage allowed peace between the Jamestown settlers and the Powhatan tribe for many years. Pocahontas died in 1617 as she and John Rolfe were on their way back to Virginia.
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|Disney direct-to-video animated features|
|Sequels, and Prequels|
The Return of Jafar (1994) • Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996) • Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1996) • Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998) • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) • Hercules: Zero to Hero (1999) • Belle's Tales of Friendship (1999) • Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999) • Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999) • An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000) • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000) • Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001) • Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001) • Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street (2001) • Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002) • The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002) • Tarzan & Jane (2002) • Mickey's House of Villains (2002) • Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002) •