Mulan: Does This Live-Action Adaption Of Disney’s 1998 Film Live Up To Its Name?


Mulan: We are back and this time we have brought to you the updates about one and only, Mulan. Disney released a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated film of the same name. It is based on the Chinese folklore “The Ballad of Mulan”.


Released in 1998, Mulan was one of the most famous Disney films and is still recognized as the warrior Disney princess. The movie marked a brawny message of women empowerment. And gave us a little glimpse of the Asian culture as well. 


Let’s see if the latest adaption was able to achieve the same level of success as the first one or not.

When Was Mulan Released?

Mulan‘s Hollywood premiere happened on the 9th of March, 2020. Originally it was scheduled to be released all around the globe at once. But it was delayed quite a lot of times because of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Disney in due course declared that it would instead be released on the 4th of September, 2020, on Disney+ for a premium fee, in countries where the service has already launched. And will release traditionally in countries where the service is not yet available.


Who All Starred In Mulan?

We got to see Liu Yifei as Mulan, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jason Scott Lee as Bori Khan, Gong Li as Xian Lang, Jet Li as The Emperor of China. As Mulan’s family, we got see Tzi Ma as Hua Zhou ( Mulan’s father). And Rosalind Chao as Hua Li (Mulan’s mother) and Xana Tang as Hua Xiu (Mulan’s younger sister).

Other than that we got to see many more characters in the movie.

What Controversies Led To The Devaluation Of The Movie’s Reputation?

A protest to boycott the film took to the trend when Liu Yifei (the protagonist) shared an image posted by the Chinese newspaper People’s Daily. The image incorporated a quote “I support Hong Kong police. You can beat me now. What a shame for Hong Kong.” from Chinese reporter Fu Guohao who worked for the Global Times and was afterward thrashed by protesters during the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests. This raised an international controversy, with Liu being cited in supporting police brutality. The hashtag, #BoycottMulan, has since started trending supporting a boycott of the movie. This episode hampered the success rate of the movie pretty badly.

That’s all we have, for now. For further updates, stay tuned.

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