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The film's theme song , "Colors of the Wind" was originally recorded by American singer and actress Judy Kuhn in her role as the singing voice of Pocahontas. A pop ballad , the song's lyrics are about animism and respecting nature, and have been compared to both transcendentalist literature and New Age spirituality. American actress and recording artist Vanessa Williams 's adult contemporary cover of the song was released as the lead single from the film's soundtrack , and became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot Following the death of Howard Ashman , the Walt Disney Company wanted to find another musician to collaborate with Alan Menken on his scores for animated films. Stephen Schwartz , the composer behind the Broadway theater hits Godspell , Pippin , and The Magic Show , received a call from the company asking if he would like to collaborate with Menken. Schwartz had never considered working in the film industry, but agreed to do so nonetheless.
Colors of the Wind
Colors of the Wind is a featured article , which means it has been identified as one of the best articles produced by the Disney Wiki community. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, please feel free to contribute. It was also nominated for AFI's years The song poetically represents the Native American viewpoint that the earth is a living entity where humankind is connected to everything in nature. This song is about Pocahontas ' exhortation to John Smith about the wonders of the earth and nature, including the spirit within all living things, encouraging him not to think of them as things he can conquer or own, but rather as beings to respect and live with in harmony. She also urges him to accept humans who are different in appearance and culture and to learn from them. The whole song's music plays in the theatrical trailer, as shown on The Lion King video, but she only is heard singing the song starting from, "You think you own whatever land you land on. It can be heard briefly in Ralph Breaks the Internet when Pocahontas uses the power of the wind to help save Ralph.
Even though it was an amazing movie with messages we should recognize every day, it was not historically correct. I encourage you to read the true story of Matoaka, maybe it will give you more perspective. However, the messages of this movie should not be forgotten. Remember the song Pocahontas sang, " Colors of the Wind "? Pocahontas called John out for being ignorant and savage. When you point one finger, three are pointing back at you. You go Pocahontas, tell him how it is! In these next few lines we see Pocahontas' perspective of the land. The settlers saw it as pure dollar signs. The Powhatans saw the life and beauty the earth provided and how everything coexisted.