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To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Shan-Yu (voice)
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Yao (voice)
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Shang (singing voice)
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Fa Li (voice)
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Grandmother Fa (voice)
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Mulan (singing voice)
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Chi Fu (voice)
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Shang (voice)
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The Matchmaker (voice)
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The Emperor (voice)
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Mushu (voice)
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Grandmother Fa (singing voice)
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Fa Zhou (voice)
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General Li (voice)
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First Ancestor (voice)
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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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Plot Keywords:

china | dragon | the huns | luck | training | See more »

Taglines:

This time, the princess saves the prince. See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

China Doll  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£111,949 (UK) (9 October 1998)

Gross:

£9,454,609 (UK) (13 August 1999)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The third Disney score from Jerry Goldsmith after One Little Indian (1973) and Night Crossing (1982). It was also his last Academy Award nomination. See more »

Goofs

When the remaining Huns emerge from the avalanche (observed by Mulan) and look down from the pass onto the Imperial City, the City is oriented with its front gate facing the pass. Moments later, when Mulan rides off to warn the troops, the Imperial City appears to have rotated, so that the palace is on the left and the front gate on the right. See more »

Quotes

Grandmother Fa: [to Cri-Kee] This is your chance to prove yourself.
[Covers eyes and steps into traffic]
Fa Li: Grandma, no!
[Grandmother crosses the road unharmed, leaving a massive cart pile-up behind her]
Grandmother Fa: Yup, this cricket's a lucky one!
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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 »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Once Upon a Time in Springfield (2010) See more »

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Reflection
Music by Matthew Wilder
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Lea Salonga
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Young lady poses as a man to save her father.
28 October 2004 | by (Tacoma WA) – See all my reviews

What I wouldn't give to be able to see this movie for the first time again. This Disney Musical/Comedy/Drama was a delightful surprise for both me and my

daughter. The artful animation(watch the smoke) the terrific songs like "Be a Man", the laugh out loud antics of Eddie Murphy's Mushu, and a heroic, feisty, and really likable Mulan help make this movie truly special. Every time I take it down from the video shelf I'm surprised at how good it is. Some of the subject matter isn't appropriate for small children. The movie does remind us of the historical repression of women and the sorrow of war, which adds meaning to

the story. But overall the film is lots of fun. So "Be a Man" and watch this movie!


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