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Mulan movie dvd cover. Mulan movie 2020 cast. Mulan movie maker. Mul c3 a1n movie price. Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards  » Learn more More Like This Animation | Adventure Comedy 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7. 3 / 10 X The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it. Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker Stars: Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods Drama 6. 7 / 10 An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists invade seventeenth century Virginia. Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Christian Bale Family A man raised by gorillas must decide where he really belongs when he discovers he is a human. Chris Buck, Kevin Lima Tony Goldwyn, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed Fantasy 7. 6 / 10 A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince's love. Jodi Benson, Samuel E. 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Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother. Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household. Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne Edit Storyline 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 Kenneth Chisholm <> Plot Summary Plot Synopsis Taglines: The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. See more  » Details Release Date: 19 June 1998 (USA) Box Office Budget: $90, 000, 000 (estimated) Opening Weekend USA: $22, 745, 143, 21 June 1998 Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $304, 320, 254 See more on IMDbPro  » Company Credits Technical Specs Color: Color (Technicolor) See full technical specs  » Did You Know? Trivia Walt Disney Animation Studios' last film to have a non-recurring composer compose the score until Bolt (2008) released 10 years later, as Mark Mancina, James Newton Howard, John Debney, and Alan Silvestri became recurring composers starting with Tarzan (1999), Dinosaur (2000), The Emperor's New Groove (2000), and Lilo & Stitch (2002) respectively. See more » Goofs When Mulan reads the Final Admonition and reads some of it off her arm, it was written in simplified Chinese. However, simplified Chinese was created in the 1950s. Mulan should have used the traditional Chinese symbols. See more » Quotes Mulan: You're, um... Mushu: Intimidating? Awe-inspiring? Tiny. Of course. I'm travel-size for your convenience. If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright. [ Khan snaps at Mushu] Down, Bessie. See more » Crazy Credits Thank you to the Walt Disney Feature Animation Support Staff and our families. Your patience and dedication bring honor to us all. See more » Alternate Versions In at least one showing on ABC, the Grandmother's line of "Would you like to stay forever? " (said from off-screen to Captain Li Shang towards the end of the film) was removed from the soundtrack for some reason. See more » Soundtracks I'll Make a Man Out of You (Reprise) (uncredited) (1998) Music by Matthew Wilder Lyrics by David Zippel Performed by the Male Choir See more » Frequently Asked Questions See more ».

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Mul c3 a1n movie 2. Mul c3 a1n movie review. Mul c3 a1n movie 2017. Mulán movies. Mulan Theatrical release poster Directed by Barry Cook Tony Bancroft Produced by Pam Coats Screenplay by Rita Hsiao Philip LaZebnik Chris Sanders Eugenia Bostwick-Singer Raymond Singer Story by Robert D. San Souci Based on Ballad of Mulan by Guo Maoqian Starring Ming-Na Wen Eddie Murphy BD Wong Miguel Ferrer June Foray James Hong Pat Morita George Takei Music by Jerry Goldsmith Edited by Michael Kelly Production company Walt Disney Pictures Walt Disney Feature Animation Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Release date June 19, 1998 Running time 87 minutes Country United States Language English Budget $90 million [1] Box office $304. 3 million [2] Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical historical action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, and was Disney's 36th animated feature and the ninth animated film produced and released during the Disney Renaissance. It was directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, with story by Robert D. San Souci and screenplay by Rita Hsiao, Philip LaZebnik, Chris Sanders, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, and Raymond Singer. Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer and BD Wong star in the English version, while Jackie Chan provided the voice of Captain Li Shang for the Chinese dubs of the film. The film's plot takes place in China during the Han dynasty, where Fa Mulan, daughter of aged warrior Fa Zhou, impersonates a man to take her father's place during a general conscription to counter a Hun invasion. Produced and released during the Disney Renaissance, Mulan was the first of three features produced primarily at the Disney animation studio at Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida. Development for the film began in 1994, when a number of artistic supervisors were sent to China to receive artistic and cultural inspiration. Mulan was well received by critics and the public who praised the animation, plot, characters (particularly the eponymous character), and musical score, and grossed over $304 million. It earned a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination and won several Annie Awards including Best Animated Feature. A 2004 direct-to-video sequel, Mulan II, followed. A live-action adaptation directed by Niki Caro will be released on March 27, 2020. [3] Plot The Huns, who are led by the ruthless Shan Yu, invade Han China by breaching the Great Wall. The Chinese emperor orders a general mobilization, with conscription notices requiring one man from each family to join the Chinese army. When Fa Mulan hears that her elderly father Fa Zhou, the only man in their family and an army veteran, is once more to go to war, she becomes anxious and apprehensive due to his weakening health. Taking her father's old armor, she disguises herself as a man so that she can enlist instead of her parent. The family quickly learns of her departure, and Mulan's grandmother prays to the family ancestors for Mulan's safety. The ancestors order their "great stone dragon" to protect Mulan; a small dragon named Mushu, a disgraced former guardian, is sent to awaken the stone dragon, but accidentally destroys it in the process, which Mushu conceals from the ancestors and resolves to protect Mulan himself. Reporting to the training camp, Mulan is able to pass as a man, although her military skills are initially lacking. Mushu provides clumsy guidance to Mulan on how to behave like a man. Under the command of Captain Li Shang, she and her fellow recruits Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po gradually become trained warriors. Desiring to see Mulan succeed, Mushu creates a fake order from Shang's father, General Li, ordering Shang to follow the main imperial army into the mountains. The reinforcements set out, but arrive at a burnt-out encampment and discover that General Li and his troops have been massacred by the Huns. As the reinforcements solemnly leave the mountains, they are ambushed by the Huns, but Mulan cleverly uses a cannon to cause an avalanche, which buries most of the invaders. An enraged Shan Yu slashes her in the chest, and her deception is revealed when the wound is bandaged. Instead of executing Mulan as the law requires, Shang spares her life, but nonetheless expels her from the army. Mulan is left to follow alone as the recruits depart for the imperial city to report the news of the Huns' destruction. However, it is discovered that several Hun warriors, including Shan Yu, have survived the avalanche, and Mulan catches sight of them as they make their way to the city, intent on capturing the emperor. At the imperial city, Mulan is unable to convince Shang about Shan Yu's survival. The Huns capture the emperor and seize the palace. With Mulan's help, Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po pose as concubines, and are able to enter the palace. With the help of Shang, they defeat Shan Yu's men; as Shang prevents Shan Yu from assassinating the Emperor, Mulan lures the Hun leader onto the roof, where she engages him in single combat. Meanwhile, acting on Mulan's instructions and signal, Mushu fires a large skyrocket at Shan Yu. The rocket strikes and propels him into a fireworks launching tower, where he dies in the resulting explosion. Mulan is initially reprimanded by the Emperor for having destroyed the palace and shamed the army and her family, but is unexpectedly praised by himself and the assembled inhabitants of the city for having saved them, who bow to her in an unprecedented honor. While she accepts the crest of the Emperor and the sword of Shan Yu as gifts, she politely declines his offer to be his advisor, and asks to return to her family. Mulan returns home and presents these gifts to her father, who is overjoyed to have Mulan back safely. Having become enamored with Mulan, Shang soon arrives under the pretext of returning her helmet, but accepts the family's invitation to stay for dinner. Mushu is reinstated as a Fa family guardian by the ancestors amid a returning celebration. Voice cast Ming-Na Wen as Mulan (singing voice provided by Lea Salonga) Eddie Murphy as Mushu BD Wong as Captain Li Shang (singing voice provided by Donny Osmond) Miguel Ferrer as Shan Yu June Foray as Grandmother Fa (singing voice provided by Marni Nixon) Harvey Fierstein as Yao Gedde Watanabe as Ling (singing voice provided by Matthew Wilder) Jerry Tondo as Chien-Po James Hong as Chi-Fu Soon-Tek Oh as Fa Zhou Pat Morita as The Emperor of China George Takei as First Ancestor Miriam Margolyes as The Matchmaker Freda Foh Shen as Fa Li James Shigeta as General Li Frank Welker as Cri-Kee and Khan (Mulan's horse) Chris Sanders as Little Brother (Mulan's dog) Mary Kay Bergman as various ancestors Additionally, Rodger Bumpass provides additional voices. Kelly Chen, Coco Lee and Xu Qing voiced Mulan in the Cantonese, Taiwanese Mandarin and Mainland standard versions of the film respectively, while Jackie Chan provided the voice of Li Shang in all three Chinese versions and appeared in the version of promotional music videos of " I'll Make a Man Out of You ". Taiwanese comedian Jacky Wu provided the voice of Mushu in the Mandarin version. Production Development In 1989, Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida had opened with 40 to 50 employees, [4] with its original purpose to produce cartoon shorts and featurettes. [5] However, by late 1993, following several animation duties on Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King, Disney executives were convinced to allow the Feature Animation Florida studios to produce their first independent film. [6] Around that same time, Disney Feature Animation developed an interest into Asian-themed legends beginning with the optioning several books by children's book author Robert D. San Souci who had a consulting relationship with Disney executive Jay Dyer. [7] Around that same time, a short straight-to-video film titled China Doll about an oppressed and miserable Chinese girl who is whisked away by a British Prince Charming to happiness in the West was in development. Thomas Schumacher asked Souci if he had any additional stories, in which Souci turned in a manuscript of a book based on the Chinese poem " The Song of Fa Mu Lan ". Ultimately, Disney decided to combine the two separate projects. [8] [9] Following the opening of the Feature Animation Florida studios, Barry Cook, who had served as a special-effects animator since 1982, [10] had directed the Roger Rabbit cartoon Trail Mix-Up produced at the satellite studio. Upon a lunch invitation with Thomas Schumacher, Cook was offered two projects in development: a Scottish folk tale with a dragon or Mulan. Knowledgeable about the existence of dragons in Chinese mythology, Cook suggested adding a dragon to Mulan, in which a week later, Schumacher urged Cook to drop the Scottish project and accept Mulan as his next project. [11] Following this, Cook was immediately assigned as the initial director of the project, [12] and cited influences from Charlie Chaplin and David Lean during production. [13] While working as an animator on the gargoyles for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tony Bancroft was offered to co-direct the film following a recommendation from Rob Minkoff, co-director of The Lion King, to Schumacher, in which he accepted, [14] and joined the creative team by early 1995. [15] The crew toured various parts of China for inspiration. In 1994, the production team sent a select group of artistic supervisors to China for three weeks to take photographs and drawings of local landmarks for inspiration; and to soak up local culture. [16] Key members of the creative team at the time – Pam Coats, Barry Cook, Ric Sluiter, Robert Walker, and Mark Henn – were invited to travel to China as a research trip to study the landscape, people, and history of the original legend. From June 17 to July 2, 1994, the research trip flew to Beijing, China, which is where Pam Coats became inspired by the placement of flags on the Great Wall. They also toured Datong, Luoyang, Xi'an, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, and Guilin. [17] Writing In its earliest stages, the story was originally conceived as a Tootsie -like romantic comedy film where Mulan, who was a misfit tomboy that loves her father, is betrothed to Shang, whom she has not met. On her betrothal day, her father Fa Zhou carves her destiny on a stone tablet in the family temple, which she shatters in anger, running away to forge her own destiny. [18] In November 1993, Chris Sanders, who had just finished storyboard work on The Lion King, was hoping to work on The Hunchback of Notre Dame until Schumacher appointed him to work on Mulan instead. [19] Acting as Head of Story, Sanders grew frustrated with the romantic comedy aspect of the story, and urged producer Pam Coats to be more faithful to the original legend by having Mulan leave home because of the love for her father. [20] This convinced the filmmakers to decide to change Mulan's character in order to make her more appealing and selfless. [21] Sequence Six – in which Mulan takes her father's conscription order, cuts her long hair, and dons her father's armor – served as a pivotal moment in the evolution of Mulan's character. Director Barry Cook explained that the sequence initially started as a song storyboarded by Barry Johnson and redrawn by character designer Chen-Yi Chang. Following the story changes to have Mulan leave to save her father, the song was dropped. Storyboard artist and co-head of story Dean DeBlois was tasked to revise the sequence, and decided to board the sequence with "minimal dialogue". [22] Assisted with an existing musical selection from another film score courtesy of Sanders, the sequence reel was screened for Peter Schneider and Thomas Schumacher, both of whom were impressed. DeBlois stated, "Sequence Six was the first sequence that got put into production, and it helped to establish our 'silent' approach. " [23] Additionally, General Li was not originally going to be related to Shang at all, but by changing the story, the filmmakers were able to mirror the stories of both Shang's and Mulan's love for their fathers. [24] As a Christian, Bancroft declined to explore Buddhism within the film. [25] Because there was no dragon in the original legend, Mulan did not have animal companions; it was Roy E. Disney who suggested the character of Mushu. [13] Veteran story artist Joe Grant created the cricket character, Cri-Kee, though animator Barry Temple admitted "the directors didn't want him in the movie, the story department didn't want him in the movie. The only people who truly wanted him in the movie were Michael Eisner and Joe Grant – and myself, because I was assigned the character. I would sit in meetings and they'd say, 'Well, where's the cricket during all this? ' Somebody else would say, 'Oh, to hell the cricket. ' They felt Cri-Kee was a character who wasn't necessary to tell the story, which is true. " [26] Throughout development on the film, Grant would slip sketches of Cri-Kee under the directors' door. [27] Casting Before production began, the production team sought out Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, or Korean vocal talents. [28] Tia Carrere was an early candidate to voice the title character. [29] However, Lea Salonga, who had been the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, was initially cast to provide both Mulan's speaking and singing voices, but the directors did not find her attempt at a deeper speaking voice when Mulan impersonated Ping convincing, so Ming-Na Wen was brought in to speak the role. Salonga returned to provide the singing voice. [30] Wen herself landed the role after the filmmakers listened to her narration at the beginning of The Joy Luck Club. Coats reflected on her decision, stating, "When we heard Ming-Na doing that voice-over, we knew we had our Mulan. She has a very likable and lovely voice, and those are the qualities we were looking for. " [31] For the role of Mushu, Disney was aiming for top Hollywood talent in the vein of Robin Williams 's performance as the Genie in Aladdin, [31] and approached Eddie Murphy, who at first balked when asked to record at the Disney studios. He then asked to record the voice in his basement at his Bubble Hill mansion in Englewood, New Jersey. [32] For the speaking voice of Captain Li Shang, BD Wong was hired, [33] although his singing voice, for the song " I'll Make a Man Out of You ", was performed by Donny Osmond, who had previously auditioned to be the speaking voice of the title character in Hercules. [34] Osmond's casting originated from a suggestion from the casting director, [34] and throughout recording, Osmond studied Wong's dialogue tapes, and aimed to match his inflections and personality. [35] Osmond commented that his sons decided that he had finally "made it" in show business when he was in a Disney film. [36] Likewise for the role of Grandmother Fa, June Foray provided the speaking voice, and Marni Nixon supplied the singing voice. [37] Animation and design The animation crew was inspired by ancient Chinese art for the aesthetics of the movie To achieve a harmonious visual look, producer designer Hans Bacher and art director Ric Sluiter, along with Robert Walker and Head of Backgrounds Robert Stanton collaborated to establish a proper chronological location for the film in Chinese history. Since there was no general consensus on the time of Mulan's existence, they based on the visual design on the Ming and Qing dynasties. [38] An important element of Bacher's design was to turn the art style closer to Chinese painting, with watercolor and simpler design, as opposed to the details of The Lion King and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. [39] Bacher further studied more than thirty-five film directors ranging from the silent era German Expressionism, British and American epics of the 1950s and 60s, and the spaghetti westerns for inspiration for composition, lighting, and staging that would establish settings that enhanced the characters. [40] Additional inspiration was found in the earlier Disney animated films such as Bambi, Pinocchio, and Dumbo to establish a sense of staging. [41] In October 1997, the Walt Disney Company announced a major expansion of its Florida animation operations constructing a 200, 000-square-foot, four-story animation building and the addition of 400 animators to the workforce. [42] To create 2, 000 Hun soldiers during the Huns' attack sequence, the production team developed crowd simulation software called Attila. This software allows thousands of unique characters to move autonomously. A variant of the program called Dynasty was used in the final battle sequence to create a crowd of 3, 000 in the Forbidden City. Pixar 's photorealistic open API RenderMan was used to render the crowd. Another software developed for this movie was Faux Plane, which was used to add depth to flat two-dimensional painting. Although developed late in production progress, Faux Plane was used in five shots, including the dramatic sequence which features the Great Wall of China, and the final battle sequence when Mulan runs to the Forbidden City. During the scene in which the Chinese are bowing to Mulan, the crowd is a panoramic film of real people bowing. It was edited into the animated foreground of the scene. [43] Music In March 1994, Stephen Schwartz was attached to compose the lyrics and music for the songs for the film. [44] Following the research trip to China in June 1994, Schwartz was contacted by former Disney studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg to compose songs for The Prince of Egypt, which he agreed. Peter Schneider, then-president of Walt Disney Feature Animation, threatened to have Schwartz's name removed from any publicity materials for Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Michael Eisner phoned Schwartz, and urged him to back out of his commitment to DreamWorks, but he refused and left the project. [45] After Schwartz's departure, his three songs, "Written in Stone", "Destiny", and "China Doll", were dropped amid story and character changes by 1995. [46] [47] Shortly after, Disney music executive Chris Montan heard Matthew Wilder 's demo for a stage musical adaptation of Anne Rice 's Cry to Heaven, and selected Wilder to replace Schwartz. [46] In July 1997, David Zippel joined to write the lyrics. [48] The film featured five songs composed by Wilder and Zippel, with a sixth originally planned for Mushu, but dropped following Eddie Murphy's involvement with the character. [49] Although Danny Elfman and Thomas Newman were considered to score the film, English composer Rachel Portman was selected as the film composer. However, Portman became pregnant during production, and decided to back out. [14] Following Portman's departure, Randy Edelman —whose Dragonheart theme was used in the trailer—and Kitarō were considered, [46] until Jerry Goldsmith became available and signed on after dropping out of a project. [14] The film's soundtrack is credited for starting the career of pop singer Christina Aguilera, whose first song to be released in the U. S. was her rendition of " Reflection ", the first single from the Mulan soundtrack. The song, and Aguilera's vocals, were so well received that it landed her a recording contract with RCA Records. [50] In 1999, she would go on to release her self-titled debut album, on which "Reflection" was also included. The pop version of "Reflection" has a Polish version ("Lustro" performed by Edyta Górniak) and two Spanish versions, for Spain (performed by Malú) and Latin America (performed by Lucero). Other international versions include a Brazilian Portuguese version by Sandy & Junior ("Imagem"), a Korean version performed by Lena Park, and a Mandarin version by Coco Lee. The music featured during the haircut scene, titled Mulan's Decision, is different in the soundtrack album. The soundtrack album uses an orchestrated score while the movie uses heavy synthesizer music. The synthesizer version is available on the limited edition CD. [51] Salonga, who often sings movie music in her concerts, has done a Disney medley which climaxes with an expanded version of "Reflection" (not the same as those in Aguilera's version). Salonga also provided the singing voice for Mulan in the film's sequel, Mulan II. Release Because of the disappointing box office performances of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Hercules, Disney restricted its marketing campaign for Mulan, spending $30 million on promotional advertisements compared to more than $60 million for Hercules the year before. [52] Instead of the lavish media event premieres of Pocahontas in Central Park and the electric light parade on Fifth Avenue for Hercules, Disney opted to premiere the film at the Hollywood Bowl complete with Chinese lanterns and fortune cookies. [52] [53] Two days before the general release, McDonald's launched its promotional campaign by including one of eight toys free with the purchase of a Happy Meal. [54] The promotion also included Szechuan sauce for its Chicken McNuggets, which would be referenced in a 2017 episode of the Adult Swim series Rick and Morty and subsequently brought back by McDonald's as a promotional item related to that show. [55] In collaboration with Disney, Hyperion Books published The Art of Mulan authored by Jeff Kurtti, which chronicled the production of the film. In addition with its publication, Hyperion Books also issued a collector's "folding, accordion book" of the ancient poem that inspired the film. [56] On August 18, 1998, around 3, 700 backpacks and 1, 800 pieces of luggage were recalled back to their manufacturer, Pyramid Accessories Inc., when it was discovered they contained lead-based paint. [57] Home media The film was first released on VHS on February 2, 1999, as part of the Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection lineup. Mulan was released on DVD on November 9, 1999, as a Walt Disney Limited Issue for a limited sixty-day time period before going into moratorium. [58] On February 1, 2000, it was re-released on VHS and DVD as part of the Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection lineup. [59] The VHS and DVD were accompanied by two music videos of "Reflection" and "True to Your Heart" while the DVD additionally contained the theatrical trailer and character artwork. [60] The Gold Collection release was returned into the Disney Vault on January 31, 2002. [61] On October 26, 2004, Walt Disney Home Entertainment re-released a restored print of Mulan on VHS and as a 2-disc Special Edition DVD. [62] In March 2013, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released Mulan and Mulan II on Blu-ray and DVD to coincide with the film's 15th anniversary. [63] In September 2017, Mulan became available to Netflix users through their streaming service. [64] Reception Box office Mulan grossed $ 22. 8 million in its opening weekend, [2] ranking second behind The X-Files. [65] It went on to gross $120 million in the United States and Canada combined, and $304 million worldwide, making it the second-highest grossing family film of the year, behind A Bug's Life, and the seventh-highest-grossing film of the year overall. [66] While Mulan domestically out-grossed the previous two Disney animated films which had preceded it, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Hercules, its box office returns failed to match those of the Disney films of the early 1990s such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. [67] Internationally, its highest grossing releases included those in the United Kingdom ($14. 6 million) and France ($10. 2 million). [68] Critical reception The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an approval rating of 86%, based on 74 reviews, with an average rating of 7. 52/10. The site's consensus reads, "Exploring themes of family duty and honor, Mulan breaks new ground as a Disney film, while still bringing vibrant animation and sprightly characters to the screen. " [69] In a 2009 countdown, Rotten Tomatoes ranked it twenty-fourth out of the fifty canonical animated Disney features. [70] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 71 out of 100, based on 24 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". [71] CinemaScore reported that audiences gave the film a rare "A+" grade. [72] Roger Ebert, reviewing for the Chicago Sun-Times, gave Mulan three-and-a-half stars out of four in his written review. He said that " Mulan is an impressive achievement, with a story and treatment ranking with Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King ". [73] Likewise, James Berardinelli of ReelViews awarded the film three-and-a-half stars out of four praising the lead character, its theme of war, and the animation. He concluded that "Adults will appreciate the depth of characterization while kids will love Mulan's sidekick, a colorful dragon named Mushu. Everyone will be entertained [by] the fast-moving plot and rich animation. " [74] Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly graded the film a B+ writing "Vividly animated, with a bursting palette that evokes both the wintry grandeur and decorative splendor of ancient China, Mulan is artful and satisfying in a slightly remote way. " [75] Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune described the film as "a big disappointment when compared with the studio's other recent films about a female hero searching for independence. " He was further critical of Mulan's characterization in comparison to Ariel and Belle, and claimed the "design of the film does not take advantage of the inspiration provided by classic Chinese artists, and the songs are not memorable. " [76] Reviewing the film for the Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan wrote " Mulan has its accomplishments, but unlike the best of Disney's output, it comes off as more manufactured than magical. " While he praised the title character, he highlighted that the "by-now-standard hip patter (prepare for jokes about cross-dressing) is so tepid that not even five credited writers can revive it, and the songs by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel (with Lea Salonga and Donny Osmond singing for the leads) lack the spark that Zippel's lyrics brought to the underappreciated Hercules. " [77] Ed Gonzalez of Slant Magazine criticized the film as "soulless" in its portrayal of Asian society. [78] This movie was also the subject of comment from feminist critics. Mimi Nguyen says the film "pokes fun at the ultimately repressive gender roles that seek to make Mulan a domesticated creature". [79] Nadya Labi agreed, saying "there is a lyric in the film that gives the lie to the bravado of the entire girl-power movement. " She pointed out that Mulan needed to become a boy in order to accomplish what she did. Kathleen Karlyn, an assistant professor of English at the University of Oregon, also criticized the film's portrayal of gender roles: "In order to even imagine female heroism, we're placing it in the realm of fantasy". Pam Coats, the producer of Mulan, said that the film aims to present a character who exhibits both masculine and feminine influences, being both physically and mentally strong. [80] Accolades Mulan won several Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature and Individual achievement awards to Pam Coats for producing; Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft for directing; Rita Hsiao, Christopher Sanders, Phillip LaZebnick, Raymond Singer and Eugenia Bostwick-Singer for writing, Chris Sanders for storyboarding, Hans Bacher for production design, David Tidgwell for effects animation, Ming-Na for voice acting for the character of Mulan, Ruben A. Aquino for character animation, and Matthew Wilder, David Zippel and Jerry Goldsmith for music. ( Tom Bancroft and Mark Henn were also nominated for an Annie Award for Character Animation. ) [81] The musical score also received significant praise. Jerry Goldsmith won the 1999 BMI Film Music Award. Goldsmith was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, but lost to Stephen Warbeck 's score for Shakespeare in Love. [82] Goldsmith was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. Matthew Wilder and David Zippel were nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for " Reflection ". They were beaten by The Truman Show and " The Prayer " from Quest for Camelot, respectively. [83] In 2008, the film was one of 50 nominees listed on the ballot for the American Film Institute 's top 10 greatest American animated movies. [84] Reception in China Disney was keen to promote Mulan to the Chinese, hoping to replicate their success with the 1994 film The Lion King, which was one of the country's highest-grossing Western films at that time. Disney also hoped it might smooth over relations with the Chinese government which had soured after the release of Kundun, a Disney-funded biography of the Dalai Lama that the Chinese government considered politically provocative. [85] China had threatened to curtail business negotiations with Disney over that film and, as the government only accepted ten foreign films per year at that time to be shown in their country, [86] Mulan ' s chances of being accepted were low. [87] Finally, after a year's delay, the Chinese government did allow the film a limited Chinese release, but only after the Chinese New Year, so as to ensure that local films dominated the more lucrative holiday market. [88] [89] Box office income was low, due to both the unfavorable release date and rampant piracy. Chinese people also complained about Mulan's depiction as too foreign-looking and the story as too different from the myths. [90] [91] Controversy in Turkey The Turkish nationalist Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) protested the release of film in Turkey in January 1999 and called for screenings of the film within Turkey to end, due to its negative portrayal of the Xiongnu (who are considered historical ancestors to the Turks). MHP deputy Nazif Okumuş stated regarding the film "From start to finish, this animated film distorts and blackens the history of the Turks by showing the Huns [Xiongnu] as bad and the Chinese as peace-lovers. " [92] Legacy Video game A Windows, Macintosh, and PlayStation point-and-click adventure interactive storybook based on the film, Disney's Animated Storybook: Mulan (titled Disney's Story Studio: Mulan on PlayStation), was released on December 15, 1999. The game was developed by Media Station for computers and Revolution Software (under the name "Kids Revolution") for PlayStation. [93] [94] The game was met with generally positive reception and holds a 70. 67% average rating at the review aggregator website GameRankings. [95] Live-action adaptation Walt Disney Pictures first expressed interest in a live-action adaptation of Mulan in the 2000s. Zhang Ziyi was to star in it and Chuck Russell was chosen as the director. The film was originally planned to start filming in October 2010, but was eventually canceled. [96] In 2015, Disney again began developing a live-action remake. [97] Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek's script treatment reportedly featured a white merchant who falls in love with Mulan, and is drawn into a central role in the country's conflict with the Huns. [98] According to a Vanity Fair source, the spec script was only a "jumping-off point" and all main characters will in fact be Chinese. [99] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Jurassic World screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are to rewrite Hynek and Martin's screenplay with Chris Bender, J. C. Spink and Jason Reed producing. [100] In February 2017, it was announced that Niki Caro will direct the live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated film. [101] The casting process of a Chinese actress to portray the heroine began in October 2016. The film was originally scheduled to be released on November 2, 2018, but it was later taken off the release schedule with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms taking its old slot. [102] [103] On November 29, 2017, Liu Yifei was cast as the titular character. [104] In March 2018, Disney scheduled the film for release on March 27, 2020. [3] Donnie Yen was cast as Commander Tung, a mentor and teacher to Mulan. [105] Following him, Jet Li joined the film as the emperor of China, Gong Li was cast as the villain, a witch, and Xana Tang was announced to play Mulan's sister. [106] The next month, Utkarsh Ambudkar was cast as Skatch, a con artist, and Ron Yuan was cast as Sergeant Qiang, the second in command of the Imperial Regiment. [107] In June, Yoson An was cast as Chen Honghui, "a confident and ambitious recruit" who becomes Mulan's love interest. [108] In July, Jason Scott Lee joined the cast as Bori Khan, a secondary villain and warrior seeking revenge. [109] In August 2018, Tzi Ma, Rosalind Chao, Cheng Pei-Pei, Nelson Lee, Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua were added to the cast. [110] [111] References in Disney media Although she is royalty neither by birth nor marriage (her husband is merely a high-ranking military officer), Mulan is part of the Disney Princess media franchise. [112] In the film Lilo & Stitch, Nani has a poster of Mulan in her room. [113] Mulan is also present in the Disney and Square Enix video game series Kingdom Hearts. In the first Kingdom Hearts and in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Mushu is a summonable character, [114] and in Kingdom Hearts II, the movie is featured as a playable world named "The Land of Dragons", with the plot being changed to accommodate the game's characters ( Sora, Donald and Goofy) and Mulan (both as herself and as "Ping") able to join the player's party as a skilled sword fighter. 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Mulan Theatrical release poster Directed by Niki Caro Produced by Chris Bender Tendo Nagenda Jason Reed Jake Weiner Screenplay by Rick Jaffa Amanda Silver Lauren Hynek Elizabeth Martin Based on Disney's Mulan by Tony Bancroft Barry Cook Ballad of Mulan by Guo Maoqian Starring Liu Yifei Donnie Yen Jason Scott Lee Yoson An Gong Li Jet Li Music by Harry Gregson-Williams [1] Cinematography Mandy Walker Edited by David Coulson Production company Walt Disney Pictures Jason T. Reed Productions Good Fear Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Release date March 27, 2020 (United States) Country United States Language English Budget $290–300 million [2] [3] Mulan is an upcoming 2020 American epic fantasy war drama film directed by Niki Caro, with the screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is based on the Chinese folklore “The Ballad of Mulan ” and is a live action adaptation of Disney 's 1998 animated film of the same name. The film stars Liu Yifei as the eponymous character, alongside Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles. Plans for a live-action Mulan remake began in 2010, but the project never came to fruition. In March 2015, a new attempt was announced and Caro was hired to direct in February 2017. Liu was cast in the title role in November 2017, following a casting call of 1, 000 actresses, and the rest of the cast joined over the following year. Filming began in August 2018 and lasted through November, taking place in New Zealand and China. Mulan is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 27, 2020. Premise [ edit] When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Chinese Army to defend the country from Huns, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. She is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. Disguised as a man by the name of Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her innermost strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. Cast [ edit] Liu Yifei as Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of Hua Zhou who defies both tradition and the law by disguising herself as a man in order to enlist herself in the Imperial Army in place of her ailing father [4] Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, the high ranking leader of the Imperial Army and a mentor to Mulan [5] Jason Scott Lee as Bori Khan, a Hun warrior leader intent on avenging his father's death. [6] Yoson An [6] as Chen Honghui, a confident and ambitious recruit who joins Commander Tung's unit, and becomes Mulan's ally and love interest. [7] Gong Li as Xian Lang, [6] a powerful witch with shapeshifting abilities and an ally of Bori Khan. [8] Jet Li as The Emperor of China, a wise benevolent ruler of China who orders the mobilization of troops via the conscription of one man from each household to fight the Hun army. [9] Tzi Ma as Hua Zhou, Mulan's father and a famed war veteran, who is now recalled to the Imperial Army despite his frail health. [10] Rosalind Chao as Hua Li, Mulan's mother and Zhou’s wife. [10] Xana Tang as Hua Xiu, Mulan's younger sister [8] Ron Yuan as Sergeant Qiang, the fiercely loyal second in command of the Imperial Regiment [11] Jimmy Wong as Ling, a recruit who joins Commander Tung's unit [12] Doua Moua as Chien-Po, a recruit who joins Commander Tung's unit [12] Chen Tang as Yao, a recruit who joins Commander Tung's unit [13] Nelson Lee as The Chancellor [14] Cheng Pei-pei [15] as The Matchmaker Utkarsh Ambudkar as Skatch, a con artist and friend of Ramtish [7] Chum Ehelepola as Ramtish, a con artist and friend of Skatch [7] Arka Das as Red Fez Jun Yu as the voice of Cri-Kee, Mulan's pet cricket. [16] Production [ edit] Development [ edit] Walt Disney Pictures expressed interest in a live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated film Mulan starring international star Zhang Ziyi, with Chuck Russell chosen as the director. The film was originally planned to start filming in October 2010, but was canceled. [17] On March 30, 2015, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Disney had restarted development of the live-action adaptation with Chris Bender and J. C. Spink producing, while Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek would be writing the screenplay. [18] On October 4, 2016, it was announced that Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver would rewrite the script, combining the Chinese ballad and the 1998 animated film, while Jason Reed would be producing the film along with Chris Bender and Jake Weiner. [19] Casting [ edit] Liu Yifei will be playing Mulan in the remake. Since several recent Hollywood films were accused of whitewashing, Mulan has been under intense scrutiny since The Hollywood Reporter reported that Disney was making a live-action adaptation of Mulan. An online petition titled "Tell Disney You Don't Want A Whitewashed Mulan! " received more than 100, 000 signatures. [4] On October 4, 2016, Disney announced that a global search for a Chinese actress to portray the title role was underway. [20] A team of casting directors visited five continents and saw nearly 1, 000 candidates for the role with criteria that required credible martial arts skills, the ability to speak clear English, and star quality. [21] On November 29, 2017, Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei was cast in the film to portray the titular role of Mulan. Many celebrated this as a win for diversity in Disney films. [4] Further cast announcements for Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Jet Li, and Xana Tang were made in April 2018, [5] [8] Utkarsh Ambudkar and Ron Yuan in May, [22] Yoson An and Chum Ehelepola in June, [7] Jason Scott Lee in July, [6] Tzi Ma, Rosalind Chao, Cheng Pei-Pei, Nelson Lee, Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua in August, [15] [23] and Chen Tang in September. [13] Director [ edit] Disney originally sought an Asian director. Disney first considered Ang Lee, Taiwanese film director and two-time Academy Award winner for Best Director. The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that Lee was approached but declined on October 12, 2016. [24] According to the report, published on November 22, 2016, he said that he would like to see an Asian director leading the film, but he himself had to decline because he was still obliged to promote his film Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. [25] Next, Disney met with Jiang Wen for the position; finally on February 14, 2017, Niki Caro was hired as the director of the film, which made Mulan the second Disney film with a female director and a budget above $100 million following A Wrinkle in Time. [26] Filming [ edit] This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. ( January 2019) Principal photography began on August 13, 2018, at different locations in New Zealand and China and wrapped on November 25, 2018. [27] [15] According to actress Gong Li, the film's production budget was $290–300 million due to the "massive and... unprecedented scale" of the sets. [2] [3] Post-production [ edit] The visual effects are provided by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Weta Digital, Framestore, and Image Engine, with Seth Maury and Andres Langlands serving as visual effects supervisors and Sean Andrew Faden serving as production supervisor. [28] Music [ edit] On March 17, 2018, director Niki Caro revealed that the remake won't feature any songs from the original film. [29] It was reported on June 30, 2019, that the film will feature instrumental versions of the original film's songs. [30] On January 13, 2020, Caro explained that the songs were deleted because she felt it didn't fit with her realistic vision of the film, though she still tried to "honour the music from the animation in a very significant way". [31] On August 22, 2018, it was reported that Harry Gregson-Williams, who previously worked with Caro on The Zookeeper's Wife, is set to compose the film's score. [1] Marketing [ edit] The film's official teaser trailer and the official teaser poster were released on July 7, 2019, during the broadcast of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final. [32] The teaser trailer was viewed 175. 1 million times in its first 24 hours, including 52 million from China, making it the seventh most viewed trailer in that time period. [33] On September 30, an exclusive photo featuring Liu as a soldier in the Imperial Army was released on Empire's upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker issue. [34] On November 4, a video clip filmed during a Toho cinema preview was leaked online, featuring new shots of Mulan as a warrior battling fiercely and taking off her hair band. [35] On November 6, Liu was featured as one of the 25 stars of Next Gen Talent 2019 nominated by The Hollywood Reporter with two new studio stills released concurrently. [36] On November 20, the Japanese theatrical poster was released online. [37] On December 5, the official trailer was dropped with dual versions: the Chinese Weibo debuted a shorter one with different cut and a few shots that were not featured in the US one. [ citation needed] On February 2, 2020, the film's final trailer was released. Release [ edit] Mulan is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 27, 2020. [38] [39] It had been originally set for a November 2, 2018, release, and then the film was delayed, with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms taking its old slot. [20] Controversy [ edit] A call to boycott the film began when Liu Yifei reshared an image posted by Chinese newspaper People's Daily. The image included a quote from Chinese reporter Fu Guohao who worked for the Global Times and was subsequently assaulted by violent protesters during the 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests: "I support Hong Kong police. You can beat me now. What a shame for Hong Kong. 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