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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Mushu says at one point that he wanted to have an "entourage." A persistent joke during Eddie Murphy's career was that he had a large entourage. See more »
When Mulan is on the roof of the palace she is standing on the main roof beam which appears to be about 18 inches square. Seconds later Shan Yu rams his fist up through the roof and the roof beam. It would take several tons of force to do this, far more than even a strong man could generate. See more »
[after burning Shan-Yu's hawk]
Now that's what I call Mongolian barbecue.
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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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