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Why does this movie have the biggest role in Florida's "Fantasmic"?


I really find it odd and bizarre that among all Disney animated movies released in the 1990's decade, this one made the least amount of money in the US and UK box offices, some people thought that it was not their favorite in the movie theater, and yet at Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, I've noticed that this animated movie appears for the longest bit of time in the attraction "Fantasmic" in comparison to "The Lion King", which is definitely America's biggest animated cinematic achievement of the decade. I mean, I can understand why Michael Eisner wanted more recently released films to be in the show than the original "Fantasmic" in Disneyland Anaheim, but why on Earth did they make this have the biggest part when some people may not like it, or may think that it is not 100% accurate to the true American Legend Pocahontas? What is your take on my question?

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This is my favorite Disney movie, and even I agree w/ you. I just watched the Fantasmic performance on Youtube, and am shocked they devoted that much production and time to this film in it! LOL.

This movie is sadly not loved much by Disney fans. For "World of Color" in Disneyland, they certainly included Pocahontas' most iconic song, "Colors of the Wind" for obvious reasons—it's a song ABOUT color! LOL. But even then, they didn't feature the movie/song prominently compared to others.

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I kind of find that interesting too since Disney doesn't seem to give this movie much promotion. I've also found it odd that Mulan and Pocahontas are considered Disney princesses since Mulan isn't even a princess and is Pocahontas considered royalty? I at least hope Pocahontas appears on Sofia the First but I'm pretty sure she will.

Angus Young is a Brony

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It is a mystic magical secretive setting. Misty and mysterious.

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