Critique of films “Pocahontas” and “The Indian in the Cupboard”

Big white boy, little Native American

The Incredible Shrinking…
and Expanding Ethnic Minority
or The Racist in the Cupboard

Unwilling body alterations give these “instant kiddie classics” disturbing undertones

By Gary Morris, in Bright Lights Film Journal

While the exact details are sketchy, historians agree that Pocahontas was probably 10 or 12 years old, not the twentysomething sex bomb of the film.