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Mulan (1998)

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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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Robert D. San Souci (based on a story by), Rita Hsiao (screenplay by) | 29 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Ferrer ... Shan-Yu (voice)
Harvey Fierstein ... Yao (voice)
Freda Foh Shen ... Fa Li (voice)
June Foray ... Grandmother Fa (voice)
James Hong ... Chi Fu (voice)
Miriam Margolyes ... The Matchmaker (voice)
Pat Morita ... The Emperor (voice)
Eddie Murphy ... Mushu (voice)
Marni Nixon ... Grandmother Fa (singing voice)
Soon-Tek Oh ... Fa Zhou (voice)
Donny Osmond ... Shang (singing voice)
Lea Salonga ... Mulan (singing voice)
James Shigeta ... General Li (voice)
George Takei ... First Ancestor (voice)
Jerry Tondo Jerry Tondo ... Chien-Po (voice) (as Jerry S. Tondo)
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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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Trivia

Crickets are considered a symbol of good luck in China, hence the inclusion of one as a character. See more »

Goofs

When Mulan goes to let her "Little Brother" out of the house to help with her chores, the notes on her arm temporarily disappear. See more »

Quotes

Shang: [as Yao starts to climb the pole to retrieve Shang's arrow] One moment. You seem to be missing something.
[Chi Fu comes forward with two bronze disks, which Shang hangs on Yao's wrists]
Shang: This - represents discipline... and this - represents strength.
[Yao collapses, as everyone else snickers]
Shang: You need both to reach the arrow.
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Crazy Credits

Thank you to the Walt Disney Feature Animation Support Staff and our families. Your patience and dedication bring honor to us all. See more »

Alternate Versions

In at least one showing on ABC, the Grandmother's line of "Would you like to stay forever?" (said from off-screen to Captain Li Shang towards the end of the film) was removed from the soundtrack for some reason. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tarzan (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Reflection
(uncredited) (1998)
Music by Matthew Wilder
Lyrics by David Zippel
Performed by Lea Salonga
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Another great Disney
19 May 2003 | by rbverhoefSee 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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Country:

USA | China

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

19 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

China Doll See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,745,143, 21 June 1998

Gross USA:

$120,620,254

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$304,320,254
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1.85 : 1
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