Mulan (1998 movie)
Mulan is a 1998 American animated movie produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. It is the 36th movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. It is set in old-time China and based on local legend. The movie stars the voices of Ming-Na Wen and Eddie Murphy. Mulan was a success with its fans because it was different from Disney's other movies in terms of music and artistic design. The music was written by Jerry Goldsmith who also wrote the music for another animated movie, 1982's The Secret of NIMH. Christina Aguilera sang Reflections for the movie's soundtrack.
|Directed by||Tony Bancroft |
|Produced by||Pam Coats|
|Written by||Robert D. San Souci |
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Pictures|
|June 19, 1998|
|Language||English and Mandarin Chinese|
In 2018, Disney announced that they are making a live action remake.
An army of Huns, led by Shan Yu, arrive and invade China. The Chinese army recruits each man from every family for them to start a war. Mulan's father, Fa Zhou, suffers an injury and he cannot fight. Mulan is supposed to get married, but is so clumsy that she fails the test to prove she would be a good wife. When seeing the match-making mistress she fails to be elegant and ladylike. Mulan fears she has dishonoured her family, but now decides that she must save her father. Mulan decides to become a boy to bring "honor" to her family. She packs her father's armour and weapon and leaves to report the army.
Mushu is an old spirit guardian of the Fa family, who has lost his job and been turned into a dragon. The family ancestors want to send someone to watch over Mulan on her journey, and Mushu takes the job in order to restore his honour. He and the lucky cricket of the family catch up with Mulan, as she joins the small army led by Li Shang. Mulan makes a soldier name Ping. All the men in the new army need a lot of training, but after a while the soldiers must face the enemy.
The army meets the Huns in the snowy mountains. When the Chinese are attacked, Mulan uses a cannon to start an avalanche which buries and kills the rest of Shan Yu's army. Mulan is hurt by a sword, and the doctor who examines her finds that she is not a boy but a girl. Li Shang leaves Mulan alone in the mountains. The army then travels to the Emperor's palace in the Imperial City. As Mulan and her animals spend the night trying to light a fire, they witness some of the surviving enemies climbing from the snow, and they start moving towards the Emperor's city. Mulan decides to follow them and warn her friends in the army.
In the Imperial City the army is celebrated for winning the war, and no one will listen to Mulan's warnings, since she is a girl. Suddenly Shan Yu and his surviving men step forward, kidnap the emperor and hide in the palace. Mulan and her soldier friends dress up as palace women and manage to fool the attackers and move the emperor to safety. With her friends' help, Mulan destroys Shan Yu using a store of fireworks. The emperor rewards her for saving the country.
Mulan returns home with her imperial gifts to show her family. The honour of Mulan, of her family and also of the dragon is now restored. Shang is encouraged by the emperor to marry Mulan. He travels to her town, pays a visit and is invited to dinner by her family.
Mulan & Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 1Edit
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||The Adventures of Andre & Wally B||Alvy Ray Smith||Alvy Ray Smith||July 25, 1984|
|2||Luxo Jr.||John Lasseter||John Lasseter||August 17, 1986|
|3||Red's Dream||John Lasseter||John Lasseter||July 1987|
|4||Tin Toy||John Lasseter||John Lasseter||August 1988|
|5||Knick Knack||John Lasseter||John Lasseter||1989|
|6||Geri's Game||Jan Pinkava||Jan Pinkava||November 24, 1997|
|7||For The Birds||Ralph Egglestion||Ralph Egglestion||June 5, 2000|
|8||Mike's New Car||Pete Docter & Roger L. Gould||Jeff Pidgeon, Roger L. Gould & Rob Gibbs||September 17, 2002|
|9||Boundin'||Bud Luckey||Bud Luckey||December 2003|
|10||Jack-Jack Attack||Brad Bird||Brad Bird||March 15, 2005|
|11||One Man Band||Andrew Jimenez & Mark Andrews||Andrew Jimenez & Mark Andrews||June 11, 2005|
|12||Mater and the Ghostlight||John Lasseter||Joe Ranft, John Lasseter & Dan Scanlon||November 7, 2006|
|13||Lifted||Gary Rydstorm||Gary Rydstorm||October 12, 2006|
|Singapore||June 18, 1998|
|Canada||June 19, 1998|
|Israel||June 19, 1998|
|United States||June 19, 1998|
|Chile||June 25, 1998|
|Brazil||July 1, 1998|
|Mexico||July 3, 1998|
|Taiwan||July 4, 1998|
|Argentina||July 9, 1998|
|Hong Kong||July 9, 1998|
|South Korea||July 17, 1998|
|Australia||September 3, 1998|
|Japan||September 26, 1998|
|Thailand||October 9, 1998|
|United Kingdom||October 16, 1998|
|Ireland||October 16, 1998|
|Denmark||November 13, 1998|
|Sweden||November 13, 1998|
|Germany||November 19, 1998|
|Austria||November 20, 1998|
|Spain||November 20, 1998|
|Finland||November 20, 1998|
|Greece||November 20, 1998|
|Poland||November 20, 1998|
|Belgium||November 25, 1998|
|France||November 25, 1998|
|Hungary||November 26, 1998|
|Switzerland||November 27, 1998 (German speaking region)|
|Estonia||November 27, 1998|
|Iceland||November 27, 1998|
|Norway||November 27, 1998|
|Portugal||November 27, 1998|
|Kuwait||December 2, 1998|
|Netherlands||December 3, 1998|
|Slovakia||December 3, 1998|
|Italy||December 4, 1998|
|Slovenia||December 10, 1998|
|Russia||December 25, 1998|
|Turkey||January 15, 1999|
- "Mulan" – via www.imdb.com.
- McNary, Dave (2018-08-13). "Disney Unveils First Look at Live-Action 'Mulan'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
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