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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity


Very mild innuendos.

Mushu claims that he has the ability to see through Mulan's clothing, causing her to look embarrassed and to cover up her breasts over her armor with her arm.

Nudity is implied as Mulan is bathing in a pond as a "man" when her three male friends arrive to join "him". Mushu says "Oh! We're doomed! There are a couple things I *know* they're bound to notice!" Mulan later averts her eyes embarrassed when Yao stands nude above her on a rock (we don't see anything).

Ling and his friends go swimming. Ling swims backwards with something over his crotch. And there are shadows of the guys, but nothing is revealed.

A stampede of naked men go running in front of Mulan. Nothing is shown.

Mulan says that she doesn't want to see a naked man again.

Shang is seen shirtless and there are hints about Mulan liking it.

Mulan is seen topless after an injury, with bandages around her breasts.

A woman strips Mulan behind a see-through curtain and she falls in a tub of water. Nothing is shown.

Mulan slaps Yao's rear.

Several male characters dress up as female concubines to get past guards.

Violence & Gore

On Mushu's advice, Mulan slugs Yao and then slaps him on the butt. This causes him to try to punch Mulan, but he accidentally hits another character and they briefly struggle. A chase ensues and a bunch of men are knocked down like dominoes in a line, resulting in a widespread (but not too violent) brawl. (All meant to be funny)

An archer is shown drawing back his bow to shoot at a fleeing soldier. The shot itself and its aftermath are not shown, but it is strongly implied that the soldier is killed.

A village is shown to have been burned. It is implied that the villagers (including children) have all been slaughtered, but the actual words are not spoken and no bodies are shown.

The bodies of several dead soldiers and horses are shown from a distance in an extremely brief shot.

A character is shot in the arm with an arrow, but no blood is shown and the injury does not seem to be severe.

A character is shown being slashed with a sword. No blood is shown at that time, but a blood stain is later visible on that character's clothing as they faint from their injury.

A great many of the invading Huns are shown falling victim to explosions and an avalanche, but they are not shown dying and their bodies are not shown.

There are several scenes of hand-to-hand and unarmed combat, but none are particularly brutal and no blood is shown.

A character is hit by a firecracker and is killed in the subsequent explosion. Nothing graphic is shown.



The Huns fire arrows (plain and burning) at Shang and his troops and then come thundering down a snow-covered hill toward them. An ingenious solution by Mulan causes an avalanche that sweeps them away, but that also endangers her and the others as they're caught up in a "white water rapids" type of racing avalanche that ends in a true cliffhanger scene. This several minute sequence may be quite intense for younger kids.

A sequence including a burned village and slaughtered army may be too intense and frightening for younger children, even though the carnage is mostly implied rather than explicitly shown.

Shang raises a sword to Mulan, as if to decapitate her, but then he drops it.

Suggested MPAA rating: PG for some action, mild violence and brief suggestive humor.

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