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Mulan [1998] (2 discs)

Director:Barry Cook
Tony Bancroft
Writer:Chris Sanders
Eugenia Bostwick-Singer
Philip LaZebnik
Raymond Singer
Rita Hsiao
Composer:Jerry Goldsmith
Songs:David Zippel
Length:88 minutes
(1 hour 28 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Sorting Category:Kids
Sorting Tub:Echo
IMDB Rating:7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:90%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A chinese girl with her head in the clouds takes her aging father's place in an army of conscripts.

Reaction: The story is well told with good characters.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Barry Cook => Director
Tony Bancroft => Director
Chris Sanders => Writer
Eugenia Bostwick-Singer => Writer
Philip LaZebnik => Writer
Raymond Singer => Writer
Rita Hsiao => Writer
Jerry Goldsmith => Composer
David Zippel => Songs
BD Wong => Shang
Donny Osmond => Shang (singing voice)
Eddie Murphy => Mushu
Frank Welker => Cri-Kee / Additional Voices / Khan
Freda Foh Shen => Fa Li (voice)
Gedde Watanabe => Ling
George Takei => First Ancestor
Harvey Fierstein => Yao
James Hong => Chi Fu
James Shigeta => General Li
Jerry Tondo => Chien-Po (as Jerry S. Tondo)
June Foray => Grandmother Fa
Lea Salonga => Mulan (singing voice)
Marni Nixon => Grandmother Fa (singing voice)
Matthew Wilder => Ling
Miguel Ferrer => Shan-Yu
Ming-Na Wen => Mulan
Miriam Margolyes => The Matchmaker
Pat Morita => The Emperor
Soon-Tek Oh => Fa Zhou
Susan Boyd => Additional Voice

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • When Mulan sings "Reflection" in her father's shrine, her reflection appears in the polished surface of the temple stones. The writing on the temple stones is the names of the Disney animators who worked on the film written in ancient Chinese.
  • The scene where Mulan disarms Shan-Yu with a fan shows an actual martial art technique.
  • According to [?] Robert D. San Souci, who retold and researched the original story, Disney didn't like the idea of putting in a dragon as a companion for Mulan - they feared it would be too big and menacing. San Souci explained to them that in Chinese lore dragons can be any size so a small dragon decided upon. Thus, Mushu was born. This change is acknowledged when Mulan calls him 'tiny' and Mushu replies, "Of course! I'm travel size for you convience! If I was my REAL size your cow (Khan) here would die of fright!"
  • The only Disney score from Jerry Goldsmith. It was also his last Academy Award nomination.
  • Jackie Chan voices Shang in the Chinese release.