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<b>NEW SPECIAL EDITION DVD

POCAHONTAS
10th Anniversary Edition

New 2-Disc DVD Features Two Versions of the Film,
With Never-Before-Seen Animation

Loaded With Games, Music Videos and More

<u>Available May 3</u></b>
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BURBANK, Calif., February 16, 2005 – <b>POCAHONTAS</b>, Disney’s award-winning, music-filled classic
of adventure and courage will be available for the first time in a <b>10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION 2-
DISC DVD</b>, on May 3 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. This dazzling collector’s dream package
features two versions of the film, and includes the song “If I Never Knew You,” performed by superstar
Mel Gibson. This captivating song is seamlessly integrated into the film with never-before-seen
animation. This 2-disc <b>POCAHONTAS 10 TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION</b> also features games, music
videos, art galleries, a “Making-of-Pocahontas” featurette, sing along songs, and many more exciting
bonus treats.

Filled with adventure, romance, and the superb songs of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz,
<b>POCAHONTAS 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION</b> features an all-star cast that includes Mel Gibson
(“<i>The Passion of the Christ</i>;” Oscar ® -winner Best Director “<i>Braveheart</i>” 1995), Irene Bedard, Christian
Bale (“<i>Reign of Fire</i>”) and David Ogden Stiers (“<i>Lilo and Stitch</i>,” “<i>Pooh’s Heffalump Movie</i>”).
<b>POCAHONTAS</b> won Academy Awards ® for both “Best Original Score” and “Best Song - “Colors of
the Wind” 1995. The film also earned Golden Globe and Grammy Award wins for “Best Song” (“Colors
of the Wind”). Available for $29.99 (S.R.P.) for the 2-disc DVD set from Walt Disney Home
Entertainment.

<center><b><u>DISC ONE</center></b></u>

• <b><u>NEW - TWO VERSIONS Of POCAHONTAS:</b></u>
* Original Theatrical Release
* 10th Anniversary Edition
Features the song “If I Never Knew You” performed by Mel Gibson, seamlessly integrated
into the film with never-before-seen animation

• <b>SING ALONG SONGS</b>
Sing along with your favorite Pocahontas songs “Just Around The Riverbend” and “Colors of
the Wind”

• <b>“<i>COLORS OF THE WIND</i>” MUSIC VIDEO</b>
Performed by Vanessa Williams

• <b><u>SET-TOP GAMES</b></u>
<b>* Disney’s Art Project</b>
Learn how to make a dream catcher or a drum with items you can find around the house.
<b>* “Follow Your Heart” Set Top Game</b>
Follow the same path as Pocahontas to save John Smith. Bring your knowledge of the movie
in order to answer all of Grandmother Willow’s questions.

• <b>AUDIO COMMENTARY</b>
Featuring Producer James Pentecost, and Directors Eric Goldberg and Mike Gabriel.


<center><b><u>DISC TWO</center></b></u>

• <b>THE MAKING OF POCAHONTAS</b>
Irene Bedard, the speaking voice of Pocahontas, takes you behind the scenes in this featurette.

• <b>EARLY PRESENTATION REEL</b>
An early filmmakers’ presentation of ‘Pocahontas’ done while the film was in development.

• <b>ABANDONED CONCEPTS & DELETED ANIMATION</b>
See different concepts originally planned for the film, later abandoned or deleted.

• <b>STORYBOARD-TO-FILM COMPARISON</b>
Watch a comparison of one scene from the storyboard phase to the final animation phase.

• <b>PRODUCTION PROGRESSION</b>
Watch as one scene is taken through the various stages of animation. You can watch them
individually or toggle back and forth between them.

• <b>THE MUSIC OF POCAHONTAS</b>
Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz talk about what went into the music of Pocahontas.

• <b>BEHIND THE SCENES OF “<i>IF I NEVER KNEW YOU</i>”</b>
Learn why the song was originally deleted from the film, and what led to it being added back
in.

• <b>“<i>IF I NEVER KNEW YOU</i>” MUSIC VIDEO</b>
Performed by Jon Secada and Shanice Wilson

• <b>THEATRICAL TRAILERS</b>
Includes two of the original theatrical trailers

• <b>THE PREMIERE IN THE PARK</b>
This featurette covers the theatrical premiere of Pocahontas that took place in New York
City’s Central Park.

• <b>COLORS OF THE WIND MULTI-LANGUAGE REEL</b>
This song starts in English and seamlessly changes to several different languages. You can
see how similar Pocahontas sounds from country to country.

• <b>DESIGN: CREATING THE CHARACTERS & TEST ANIMATIONS</b>
Hear several animators talk about what went into designing their specific characters. And
look at early test animations for some of the characters.

• <b><u>GALLERIES:</b></u>

* <b>Character Galleries</b>
See early concept art of all the major characters in the film. Features Pocahontas, John
Smith, Ratcliffe, Powhatan, Grandmother Willow, Meeko, Flit, Percy, Thomas, Kocoum,
Wiggins, Kekata, Redfeather (a deleted character).

* <b>Art Design, Layouts & Backgrounds Gallery</b>
Gallery features a variety of artwork from the design stage as well as layouts and backgrounds.

* <b>Publicity Gallery</b>
See various PR art used throughout both the domestic and international campaigns.

Bursting with all the “Colors of the Wind,” <b>POCAHONTAS</b> tells the story of a free-spirited girl (Irene
Bedard) who wonders what adventures wait “Just Around the River Bend.” Pocahontas – along with her
playful pals Meeko the raccoon and Flit the hummingbird – relies on the guidance of her loving and wise
Grandmother Willow (Linda Hunt) when English settlers arrive on the shores of her village. Her meeting
with the courageous Captain John Smith (Mel Gibson) leads to a friendship that bridges the gap between
two cultures and changes history. <b>POCAHONTAS 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION</b> features nine
original, enchanting songs including the Oscar ® -winning “Colors of the Wind” and the buoyant “Just
Around The River Bend.”

<b><u>STREET DATE: May 3, 2005</b></u>
<u>Direct prebook</u>: March 8, 2005
<u>Distributor prebook</u>: March 22, 2005
<u>Suggested retail price</u>: $29.99 (2 Disc DVD).
<u>Rated</u>: “G”
Bonus materials unrated and subject to change.
<u>Feature running time</u>: Approximately 84 minutes
<u>DVD aspect ratio</u>: 1.66:1, enhanced for 16x9 screens
<u>Sound</u>: Dolby Digital ® 5.1 Surround Sound; THX Certified
<u>Languages</u>: Spanish, French audio; Spanish, French subtitles

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Even though we know all of the contents already, it's about time Disney announced this. The gap between press release and release date for this must be the shortest for any Disney title. Speaking of which, I wonder when we'll be getting a proper press release (and cover art) for The Parent Trap: SE...
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I'm excited that Pocahontas is finally getting an upgrade from Gold Collection to 10th Anniversary Edition!!! :D
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I agree with you Disneykid. I'm so surprised they never made a press release sooner than this.
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Ha! I have to wait a day or two for this while you lot have to wait till May! :P

Sorry, I just felt that I'd share my feelings.
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Wonderlicious wrote:Ha! I have to wait a day or two for this while you lot have to wait till May! :P

Sorry, I just felt that I'd share my feelings.


Bastard. :wink: Sorry Pinocchio. :)

Ah youa re so lucky. :)
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:D Sounds like a great release! I'm so excited! Everything on here seems top-notch! I really like the structure of this DVD. Kids stuff, the movie, and commentary are on disk 1 and all the collector type stuff on disk 2. That's been what they've been leaning to, but this seems much more organized.
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I saw this for the first time the other night on Disney, sad to say I wasn't exactly blown away. I may pick this one up eventually, but I've got a few more movies to get before I give it to much though.
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Well, better later than never. Even though we already knew what would be included on the DVD, this has to be one of Disney's more complete press-releases, considering most of them are very vague as far as bonus features go (notice there's no "Much More" this time).

Let's hope this DVD will get more promotion when the release time draws near... I mean, "Pocahontas" is a successful movie in its own right and Disney wouldn't go to the expense of animating an all-new scene and creating a fancy trailer to end up releasing this film with little publicity, like they did with "Alice In Wonderland".

Even though I've already watched most of the bonus features (I have the LD extras taped), this is probably my most eagarly awaited title of the year... And after more than a year of waiting, it is finally coming in two months!
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Looking forward to this a lot, as it is one of the last two titles from the '90s musicals streak that I grew up on which I still don't have on DVD (the other being Little Mermaid, which can basically count despite being 1989.) Also think the SE is long overdue, and can't wait to see If I Never Knew You in its proper spot in the film.
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God I cant wait for this to be released. Only 2 more months! woo hooo

But 1 thing.... they sure did ruin the artwork. Whats up with all the green shading? Yuck! good thing I have the same un-altered artwork :D :D :D
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This looks great! Can't wait to get it! :D
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2 months. 2 months!
while Wonderlicious gets it in a day or two! :x
(i'll listen to what PINOCCHIO says! :lol:)
i envy you though Wonder! I haven't seen this movie in so long and it was so hard NOT to buy the 1-disc that was on sale @ Wal-Mart! :(

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Although I love the music on this film, it's one of my least favorites disney films. However, seeing how much extra footage is included, there's no doubt that I'll buy it when it goes on sale it's first week at Wal-Mart for $15 + tax!
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*swoon* Finally, a true press release!

I'll definitely be first in line to be buying this DVD as Pocahontas is my favorite Disney animated film.
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RJKD23 wrote:2 months. 2 months!
while Wonderlicious gets it in a day or two! :x
(i'll listen to what PINOCCHIO says! :lol:)


Oh by the way, my Pocahontas actually arrived early in the mail today. Oh, how I love rubbing salt on wounds...

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Wonderlicious Wrote:

Oh by the way, my Pocahontas actually arrived early in the mail today. Oh, how I love rubbing salt on wounds...

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Well, Joe we could all wait until 2 more months. :D
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Wonderlicious wrote:Oh by the way, my Pocahontas actually arrived early in the mail today. Oh, how I love rubbing salt on wounds...

:wink:


Don't get so smug Wondy! I got the Australian release, which I have had for a good couple of months now! :p
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Can't wait to get this release, this is one I'm looking forward to much more than the Platinums this year, so I'm glad to see a press release finally
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Don't get so smug Wondy! I got the Australian release, which I have had for a good couple of months now!


and so did i, but i got a better cover art hihi (french release last december)
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