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>
Mushu spoofs Frankenstein's monster when he first awakens by rising up from the smoke and yelling "I LIVE!" See more »
The Huns could not have been the enemy of Mulan and her allies. The Huns were pretty much done by 469 CE and spent their time attacking the western and eastern empires of Rome, not the Chinese. The invasion of China that Mulan is alleged to have helped fight occurred in 600 CE. The Gokturks were the likely opponent that Mulan would have faced. 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, ...
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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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