PHOTO GALLERY: Pocahontas Marks 20 Years

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Today in Disney History, Pocahontas made her debut.


In the film, Pocahontas meets explorer John Smith and teaches him the wonders of earth and true value of its many riches. Despite an agreement to marry Kocoum, Pocahontas falls in love with John Smith, which leads to Chief Powhatan declaring war on the team of explorers. Pocahontas later saves John Smith from execution. When the gold-obsessed Governor Ratcliffe attempts to shoot Chief Powhatan, John Smith dives in front of the bullet, saving Pocahontas’s father.

Thanks to Photographer Ryan Wender for these great shots.

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  • Jennifer,

    You truly have a ‘Magical’ occupation. I enjoy reading the posts on here when I get the chance. I did the Disney College Program in 2011 and miss it every day. Well wishes,


  • These live action photo shoots (incl Mulan the other day) are great. Pocahontas has such natural beauty, fits perfectly in the surroundings. Photo 4 is pretty incredible.

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