This retelling of the old Chinese folktale is about the story of a young Chinese maiden who learns that her weakened and lame father is to be called up into the army in order to fight the invading Huns. Knowing that he would never survive the rigours of war in his state, she decides to disguise herself and join in his place. Unknown to her, her ancestors are aware of this and to prevent it, they order a tiny disgraced dragon, Mushu to join her in order to force her to abandon her plan. He agrees, but when he meets Mulan, he learns that she cannot be dissuaded and so decides to help her in the perilous times ahead.Written by
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When Mulan sleeps in before her first morning of training, Mushu wakes her up, proclaiming, "Rise and shine, Sleeping Beauty!" This is a nod to the legendary Disney classic Sleeping Beauty (1959). See more »
The primitive bamboo cannons (huochong) are known from AD 1132 onward, when General Han Shizhong used them in a city siege. The legend of Mulan is set around AD 600, and Huns are active a few more centuries before that. This weapon is way too advanced for era shown. See more »
The Huns are alive! They're in the city!
You don't belong here, Mulan. Go home.
Shang, I saw them in the mountains. You have to believe me!
Why should I?
Why else would I come back? You said you'd trust Ping. Why is Mulan any different?
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The British DVD, released in Spring 2000, was accidentally released with the previously cut headbutt scene intact. As this violates UK censorship laws, it was withdrawn after being on sale for around a week. The re-release, due a few months later, will probably be distinguished by having no European soundtrack/subtitle options. See more »
I can't think of a single animated feature film done by Disney that I don't like. For some reason they never bore me and they never feel the same. The classics like 'Snow White' and 'Cinderella' are great but I think I like the newer ones ('The Little Mermaid', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'The Lion King') even more. 'Mulan' definitely belongs to the best ones.
Mulan is a girl who doesn't do much right. For the honor of her family she joins the army instead of her father. She takes his gear and runs off. She pretends to be a man and does the training to go to war against the Huns who invaded China.
With some nice new songs, great music by Jerry Goldsmith and beautiful animations this is a real Disney. A little dragon called Mushu is helping her on the way. He is send by the ancestors. The voice of Mushu is from Eddie Murphy and he does a very great job. With a quick and good story and a lot of funny moments this is a great movie.
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