Feb 1, 2009


I don't know how many of you spared much attention for Disney's Pocahontas, which came out in 1995. I, for one, never cared too much for it. I was way too huge of a fan of The Lion King, which had come out the year before.

However, there is something interesting about Pocahontas. In the final product, she has two animal friends--Meeko the raccoon and Flit the ruby-throated hummingbird. Originally, she was actually supposed to have a different sidekick--a turkey named "Redfeather" who was going to be played by John Candy. His death in 1994, however, forced the studio to scrap the character, since the voicework hadn't yet been completed. They couldn't simply find a voice, either, since Disney characters are so meticulously planned, with most of them bearing some resemblance to the actor performing their voice. Below is a video that I found in which the English dog Percy bumps into Redfeather.

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