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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The English translation of the Chinese characters on the rocket Mushu has strapped to his back is "The Big Bamboo", a place in Kissimmee, Florida where the Mulan crew liked to hang out. See more »
After Fa Zhou yells at Mulan for "dishonoring" him and Mulan is shown crying underneath the dragon statue, the ribbon in her hair disappears. See more »
[stuffing breakfast into Mulan's mouth]
No time to talk. Now remember, it's your first day of trainin', so listen to your teacher and no fightin', play nice with the other kids, unless, of course, one of the other kids wanna fight, then you have to kick the other kid's butt.
But I don't wanna kick the other kid's butt.
Don't talk with your mouth full. Now let's see your war face.
[Mulan looks at him with mouth full of porridge]
Ooh, I think my bunny slippers just ran for cover. Come on, ...
[...] See more »
Thank you to the Walt Disney Feature Animation Support Staff and our families. Your patience and dedication bring honor to us all. See more »
There are two things I love about this movie, aside from its stunning and beautiful animation. One is that I love the fact that Disney is exploring legends from other cultures and I am so glad it brought us this one. The other is that I just wanted to stand up and cheer at this great heroine. I am a huge fan of Disney movies, but most of the heroines, while spunky, are still just your basic damsel in distress. I loved Mulan's character. She was strong, she was powerful, she could do anything she wanted, and she overcame much diversity. I was thrilled to see the portrayal of a strong female character surviving because of her own integrity and strength rather than because of her looks. Bravo, Disney, for bringing us this wonderfully progressive Chinese tale.
36 of 42 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?