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 GoldsmithJerry Goldsmith. It was also his last Academy Award nomination.
Jackie ChanJackie Chan voices Shang in the Chinese release.