10 Best Thanksgiving Movies

Irene Bedard, the voice of Pocahontas in the Disney film of the same name, and chief creative officer of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, John Lasseter, take part in a Walt Disney Studios animation presentation. Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

"Pocahontas," a 1995 Disney animated film, offers a fictionalized look at Native American Pocahontas and Englishman John Smith as English settlers meet Powhatan Indians in Jamestown. It also makes a nice follow-up to the realities of "The New World," and we especially like suspending disbelief when Pocahontas visits Grandmother Willow, an advice-offering tree spirit. The movie's sure to bring back memories for the teenagers who viewed it as toddlers, and it's perfect for helping a new generation of children wile away a pleasant hour.

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