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Original ‘Pocahontas’ Voice: I Have No Idea What A Blue Corn Moon Is

Fri, May 29, 2015 1:06pm EDT by 3 Comments
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At least she’s honest! We are on the verge of the 20th anniversary of Disney classic, ‘Pocahontas,’ and to celebrate the momentous event, the original singing voice of Pocahontas herself is ready to ask the question we’ve all wondered for years: What in the heck is a blue corn moon?

Finally, someone is asking the important questions around here! Disney’s epic and (very loosely) historical film Pocahontas will mark two decades since its release on June 23. Judy Kuhn, a four-time Tony nominee, served as the singing voice behind Pocahontas and such epic songs as “Just Around the Riverbend” and, of course, “Colors of the Wind.” To honor 20 years full of rocks and trees and creatures, Judy revealed some shocking facts about what is still arguably the most glorious Disney soundtrack of all time (back off Frozen), and what she had to say is definitely the best thing you’ll hear today.


If you spent you childhood bottling up questions about blue corn moons, you are not alone. In fact, Pocahontas herself doesn’t even know what they are.

“Actually, I have no idea what a blue corn moon is,” Judy told Entertainment Weekly. “I have always hoped someone could explain it to me. That being said, I don’t believe I have ever heard a wolf cry.”

Judy was even kind enough to catch us up on two of our old friends, Heron and Otter. “I haven’t seen either of them in years, but I heard they had a falling out,” she said. “Only a rumor of course, but I never understood that relationship. They just lead such different lives.” Say it ain’t so, Judy! If Otter and Heron can’t make it work, what hope is there for the rest of us?

Finally, on a slightly more serious note, Judy brought her current role back to the magic of Pocahontas. Starring in Fun Home on Broadway, a musical about a lesbian cartoonist whose father kills himself (it is nominated for 12 Tony Awards), Judy expressed her excitement about being part of a show that is changing American theater. “I would say Fun Home is definitely singing with all the colors of the wind,” she said. “Broadway will never be the same.”

Do you still love Pocahontas? More importantly, do you know what a blue corn moon is?

— Casey Mink