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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Shan-Yu (voice)
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Yao (voice)
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Fa Li (voice)
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Grandmother Fa (voice)
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Chi Fu (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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Shang (singing voice)
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Mulan (singing voice)
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General Li (voice)
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First Ancestor (voice)
Jerry Tondo ...
Chien-Po (voice) (as Jerry S. Tondo)

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


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Release Date:

19 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

China Doll  »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$120,618,403 (USA) (4 December 1998)
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Trivia

When Mushu is saying names to Mulan, he mentions Ah Chew. Pat Morita, who does the voice of The Emperor, guest starred on Sanford and Son (1972) as a character named Ah Chew. See more »

Goofs

During the fight on the balcony at the Palace in the Imperial City, Shan-Yu knocks Shang unconscious and throws him. Shang lands on his side, when we next see him, he is on his back, and then on his front when Mulan runs to him. See more »

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Yao: I'll get that arrow, pretty boy, and I'll do it with my shirt *on*.
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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 »

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Version of Mulan (1999) See more »

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A Girl Worth Fighting for
(1998) (uncredited)
Music by Matthew Wilder
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Harvey Fierstein, James Hong, Lea Salonga, Jerry Tondo, Matthew Wilder, and Chorus
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I really liked this Disney flick that seemed to slip between the cracks
10 June 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In the 1990s, I felt that Disney made quite a few undistinguished cartoons following Aladdin. Unlike most of the world, I wasn't all that enamored with THE LION KING and subsequent offerings such as the wretched HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and POCAHONTAS were huge disappointments. Sure, POCAHONTAS is a lovely film to watch, but it's so wrong historically and it's so politically correct and hokey. And as for HUNCHBACK, the story was so dark and unappealing, I have no idea WHO the intended audience was. So it was in this context that I expected to hate or at least be underwhelmed by MULAN. Instead, it seemed fresh, well-made, humorous and fun--something distinctly missing from these other films. While the anachronistic aspect of having a lady warrior is problematic, for once Disney had another strong and likable female lead following Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. This was a definite home-run for Disney and well worth your time whether you are a child or an adult.


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