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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Shan-Yu (voice)
... Yao (voice)
... Fa Li (voice)
... Grandmother Fa (voice)
... Chi Fu (voice)
... The Matchmaker (voice)
... The Emperor (voice)
... Mushu (voice)
... Grandmother Fa (singing voice)
... Fa Zhou (voice)
... Shang (singing voice)
... Mulan (singing voice)
... General Li (voice)
... 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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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,745,143, 21 June 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$120,620,254

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$304,320,254
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Mulan spends most of the time in her training uniform, her battle armor, or her blue infiltration dress, while in the merchandise, she is shown mostly in her "normal" dress or her pink matchmaker dress. See more »

Goofs

When Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po are racing to help Mulan in the avalanche scene, Yao's sword is shaped like a scintar (Hun sword). In the next scene it is a straight sword. See more »

Quotes

Mushu: I was this close. This close to impressin' the ancestors, gettin' the top shelf, an entourage. Man. All my fine work. Pfft.
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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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Referenced in PatriotKINO: Artefakt (Fuck The Contact, Okay?) (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Mulan
28 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

A great story..I have always been impressed by China's history,by its culture..even though this film is fiction but even so..I like it!..A girl,Mulan,who wants to save his father from going to war and die in battle...a little dragon,Mushu,who tries to convince the ancestors of the Fa family that he can do something important without messing up things around him..a bug who thinks he's lucky and it seems that he really has lot of luck..and a brave horse and companion,Khan..they all decide to help Mulan in war..that's the plot of the story...In the end everything turns out OK and Shang and Mulan fall in love.. I recommend this movie to everyone..and I hope you'll like it as much as I did..or who knows?even more..


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