The leading theme of the movie Pocohontas, Colors of the Wind is a song of animism, or a respect for nature in general. Written and composed by Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken, the tune takes large inspiration from a letter from Chief Seattle to the US Congress, urging them to keep the native land sacred and separate from the governments societal conventions if the land were to be sold. Released with the film in 1995, Colors of the Wind has aged beautifully and stands the test of time nearly 25 years later, having as much if not more ecological weight than ever. In addition to winning a Grammy, an Oscar, and even a Golden Globe for Colors of the Wind alone, Pocohontas is one of the first films, and an animated one at that, to have accurate representation in its cast with Native American voice acting. A film with mixed feelings at the time, it has created an overwhelming following over the years and is heralded as a stunning portrayal of a strong female lead, which helped pave the way for more strong female titular characters in film.