Did you know that Mulan had the complete backing of her family when she disguised to be a male and went off to fight in the battle, according to Chinese legend? We weren’t told that by Disney.
There’s a reason for that, after all. The Disney studio is a master at producing fairytales and very emotional films with a strong message.
Despite the fact that many of their films are based on true events, folk tales, and legends, they occasionally forsake historical authenticity in order to produce more fairytale-like scenarios or make them more relevant to today’s social ideas.
11. John Smith and Pocahontas were not in love.
When John Smith and the English colonists came, Pocahontas was just 11 years old. He was 27 years old at the time.
John Smith was kidnapped by Native Americans, but they didn’t hold him for long. Despite this, he spent some time in captivity with a little girl named Pocahontas, and the two of them were teaching each other language.
True, she eventually married an Englishman, but his name was John Rolfe, and their marriage was the first known European-Native American union.
Pocahontas (actual name Matoaka) became Rebecca after converting to Christianity.