Join us for this week's episode "Mulan". We talk manly men and the men who join them, porcelain brides, harnessing the power of nature, the case against Donkey and why you should never play with fireworks! Does this movie have us standing tall with the Emperor or we we rather be taken down by the Huns? Find out now!
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.
Directors: Tony Bancroft & Barry Cook
Writers: Robert D. San Souci(based on a story by), Rita Hsiao & Chris Sanders
Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, and Harvey Fierstein
Awards: 17 Wins and 21 Nominations : Oscar Nominee for Best Original Music.
Film Budget: $90,000,000
Gross Worldwide: $304,320,254
One of the greatest Disney soundtracks of all time. Fight me on this!
I'll Make a Man Out Of You with these Facts
Mulan touches her hair a lot because animators noticed that Ming-Na Wen did.
Mulan's name means "wood orchid" or "magnolia." As such, magnolias serve as a running motif in the movie.
Disney animators were very keen to gain the support of the Chinese government, hoping that it might help smooth over relations following the upset that had been caused by the Disney-funded release of Kundun (1997).
The name "Khan" translates to "prince" but can also mean "king" or "leader" in many Turco-Mongol languages.
This is the only Disney animated film to use the phrase "cross-dresser." The film was almost rated PG because of the use of the phrase.
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