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This post is for the Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series. In this series you choose a frame of a movie that means something to you. I talked about the movie not long ago in a Netflix post so I’m not really going to say to much about it here.

Even though I’d watched it earlier this year I had no idea what I would choose as my favorite shot. It’s not that the film isn’t beautiful, it’s just that I remember it more for it’s music.

Pocahontas hands

In the end I went with this shot. It’s very simple. However it seems quite meaningful. It’s when Pocahontas and John are meeting for the first time. He is putting his hand out to help her up and it shows an initial trust on her part to actually take it.

Of course I couldn’t resist taking a few more screencaps for fun.

Beautiful shot by very talented animators. I can see why multiple bloggers chose this shot.

Beautiful shot by very talented animators. I can see why multiple bloggers chose this shot.

Governor Ratcliffe is a terrible human being but he has wonderful taste in (dream) apparel.

Governor Ratcliffe is a terrible human being but he has wonderful taste in (dream) apparel.

aw, their first kiss

aw, their first kiss

I have pugs so during my recent viewings of the film I couldn’t help but get a kick out of Percy the pug. So here are some fun Percy caps.

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percy 2

percy shocked

You can read Nathaniel’s thoughts on the film here and click here to see everyone’s picks from Pocahontas.

Pocahontas is currently available on Netflix Instant Streaming

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Yes, there are more Disney movies than the following available on Netflix, but in keeping with the original theme of this series, these are the ones that I truly enjoy.

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Pocahontas (1995)/Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World (1998)

Pocahontas was released at the tail end of my childhood, bookending into the dreaded teen years. Luckily it was awesome enough to draw me in even though I’m sure I acted too mature for it at the time. Pocahontas was inspired by the life of the famous Native American, known for working in harmony with the early colonists of Jamestown, VA. While history indicates that she did save the life of John Smith, they were not in a relationship. However that is not the film’s take, which I quite enjoy. The basic plot is the early colonists trying to take over the Native American’s land. The love story between Pocahontas and John Smith throws a monkey wrench in the works.

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Watching the movie in my youth I was drawn in by the music (Tia Carrere has a beautiful voice) and seemingly magical properties of the Native Americans. While watching it early this year I not only was able to enjoy that but also the comedy. Seriously, rewatch it as an adult and guffaw at the awesomely fab songs by the baddies who openly admit their plans to steal the Native American’s land. Plus, the villain’s henchman is super flamboyant. The animal sidekicks (on both sides) are also a treat.

I have not had a chance to watch the sequel yet but I assume it’s some fun.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
I’m not sure if there’s anyone who isn’t at least passingly familiar with Tim Burton’s stop motion masterpiece at this point. The super quick rundown is that a skeleton king who resides in Halloweentown discovers Christmas. Fun ensues when he gets things a bit wrong.

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Dumbo (1941)
I identify to much with the character of Dumbo to have watched it all that often. Dumbo is an unpopular elephant who is criticized for his large ears. Aw. Even before I hit adolescence and understood this type of cruelty I still found it a sad tale. The film involves Dumbo going to visit his mother. It also includes Dumbo accidentally getting drunk and crows that I (and many others) have found to be racially demeaning. So yeah, if you are planning to watch Dumbo with a child, I’d recommend using it as a way to teach acceptance to those who are different/unpopular but be prepared for questions on his inebriated state and why “the crows talk like that”.

So, what are your Disney favorites that can be found on Netflix? Yes, Mulan is in my queue.

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