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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Mulan (voice)
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Mulan (singing voice)
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Grandmother Fa (voice)
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Fa Zhou (voice)
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Fa Li (voice)
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Chi Fu (voice)
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Shang (voice)
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Shang (singing voice)
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The Emperor (voice)
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Yao (voice)
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Mushu (voice)
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Grandmother Fa (singing voice)
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First Ancestor (voice)
Jerry Tondo ...
Chien-Po (voice) (as Jerry S. Tondo)
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Ling (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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The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. See more »


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Release Date:

19 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

China Doll  »

Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,745,143 (USA) (19 June 1998)

Gross:

$120,618,403 (USA) (4 December 1998)
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The film was originally planned as an animated short entitled "China Doll," about an oppressed and miserable Chinese girl who is whisked away by a British Prince Charming to happiness in the West. Then Disney consultant and children's book writer Robert D. San Souci suggested making a movie of the Chinese poem, "The Song of Fa Mu Lan," so the two projects were combined. See more »

Goofs

After Mulan runs home from the matchmaker's place, she goes into her ancestors' shrine and wipes off her make-up, but no make-up is visible on her sleeves. See more »

Quotes

The Emperor of China: The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.
Shang: Sir?
The Emperor of China: You don't meet a girl like that every dynasty.
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Thank you to the Walt Disney Feature Animation Support Staff and our families. Your patience and dedication bring honor to us all. See more »

Connections

Version of Mu Lan (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Reflection (Pop Version)
Music by Matthew Wilder
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Christina Aguilera
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Another great Disney
19 May 2003 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I can't think of a single animated feature film done by Disney that I don't like. For some reason they never bore me and they never feel the same. The classics like 'Snow White' and 'Cinderella' are great but I think I like the newer ones ('The Little Mermaid', 'Beauty and the Beast', 'The Lion King') even more. 'Mulan' definitely belongs to the best ones.

Mulan is a girl who doesn't do much right. For the honor of her family she joins the army instead of her father. She takes his gear and runs off. She pretends to be a man and does the training to go to war against the Huns who invaded China.

With some nice new songs, great music by Jerry Goldsmith and beautiful animations this is a real Disney. A little dragon called Mushu is helping her on the way. He is send by the ancestors. The voice of Mushu is from Eddie Murphy and he does a very great job. With a quick and good story and a lot of funny moments this is a great movie.


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