Disc One of this two-disc 10th Anniversary Special Edition includes audio commentary by producer James Pentecost and directors Eric Goldberg and Mike Gabriel, a Disney art project (that teaches you to create a dreamcatcher or build a drum with household supplies like paper plates, straws, and construction paper), a
Be forwarned, this DVD contains a lengthy pre-movie sales pitch and three trailers. Winner of Academy Awards
Compared to the previously released DVD (reviewed in Issue 41), which had a gritty, grainy appearance that was not very appealing, this new 1.70:1 DVD has been cleaned up and is very nicely rendered overall. Colors are richly saturated and solid. The animation is sharp and clean. New generations of children can marvel at the vibrant hues as they experience Pocahontas. There are no adverse distractions to complain about with this DVD (if only that the
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