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Mulan (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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"An impressive achievement ranking with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and THE LION KING!" -- Roger Ebert
"MULAN is a great Disney film for kids that also has enough to keep their parents entertained." -- Andy Patrizio, IGN.com
" jam packed with family-friendly components games, music videos and behind-the-scenes goodies..." -- Glenn Kenny, PREMIERE MAGAZINE
- Deleted scenes and a deleted song: "Keep 'em Guessing"
- Music videos
- DisneyPedia: Mulan's World
- Backstage Disney on Disc 2:
- A six part look at the making of the film including story elements, early presentation reels, and a look at the production, design, and art of the film
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Next: I have to emphatically disagree with reviewer Bill Mydo below. -You will excuse me if I spend some little time defending this film against his critique; Mulan happens to be my favorite Disney animated movie, second only perhaps to Beauty and the Beast. Perhaps my being Chinese-American may have something to do with it, as does the fact that I strongly identify with the character's self-doubts. Still, I am fairly particular as to what I consider "good art"; and it boggles and confounds me that anyone would fail to see the difference between this movie and, for example, Hunchback or Hercules.
Yes, Disney's Mulan is very much a western/ American movie, made for western and American- not Asian- audiences. No, they "didn't get it right"; or, not exactly. But I never expected them to, and I give them a good deal of credit for trying. They came quite a bit closer that I ever thought that they would. Nor do I find this movie overly feminist (no more than Snow White or Cinderella are "chauvinist"). Mulan may be a strong female character, but she is not Aladdin's Princess Jasmine. Mulan is not defined by rebellion, nor by what she rejects. Instead she upholds her sense of honor as she struggles to find out who she is and where she fits in. Moreover, in a genre known for its blatant ad nauseum boy-meets-girl love themes, I truly appreciated the downplayed understatedness of the "interest" between Mulan and Captain Shang.
As to the "commercial" aspect of the film; yes, it had its tie-ins and its merchandising. What Disney movie doesn't?Read more ›
The movie opens with Mulan getting ready to go to the "Matchmaker." Although, she is a beautiful girl, she lacks the grace to make a good impression. Devistated, she returns home. Her father tells her that "like the cherry blossoms, her season has not come."
When China is invaded by the Huns, there is one line in the movie that is uttered by the emperor and it is SO insightful. The general in charge of the armies confidently announces that his men can handle this invasion. However, the emperor issues a proclamation calling all available men because, "sometimes a single grain of rice may be the deciding balance in tipping the scales." Or - "one man may make a difference between conquest and defeat."
In this case, it turns out to be a woman! I LOVE how Mulan interacts horribly with the men at first and how she is told to leave. Mulan has to prove herself and she doesn't give up.
Even after she is a hero, Mulan is disgraced when it is discovered that she is a woman. She is shunned and yet when she must come to the rescue of China again, her comrades are loyal to her and listen to her ideas.
Throughout the movie there are the different interactions of those who accept women for who they are and those who are stuck within stereotypes.
Mulan is a cute and VERY funny movie with adorable songs. What makes it a GREAT movie however, is the very powerful message that we should judge one another on our merits and character - whether we be men or women.
Naturally mom's version did not include a wisecracking dragon, but it was a welcome addition. The up-to-date jokes made it an easier story to comprehend.
Based on a Chinese legend, Mulan is the tale of a young girl that doesn't fit in the rigid structures imposed for her traditional culture, as to how it should be the women's' rol in society An independent spirit sentenced to "never bring honor to her family" for adopting her own way of thinking and acting.
In the time of Chinese feudalism, the Emperor, who has to confront an attack of Huns, commanded for the evil Shan Yu, orders to recruit a man for every family to take a place n the future war. Mulan's father, the only man in her family and very tied to traditions, accepts his duty without a doubt.
And like her father, without too much thinking, Mulan decides to takes his place, turning herself into a man. She cuts her hair, steals her dad's war weapons and gets enlisted in the military calling herself "Ping". On the road she meets 2 cartoonish-y friends, a funny dragon called Mushu and a cricket called, Crikee (convenient). Both give the usual touch of comedy in this kind of movie.
In military life, Mulan shows a defying and rigorous training, under the critic eye of her boss, Captain Shang. And she proves both intelligence and courage in the battlefield. Her search to defend her family name and to get approval of her way of thinking is told with great style.
The animation is very nice, from scenes as impressive as the battle in the snow to the parade before the Imperial palace.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter loves this. She wanted to see it, with out waiting, For it to come on Tv, so. I rented it through Amazon. Great price, great viewing.Published 5 days ago by Amazonlady45
This is one of our all time favorites. If you do not like this movie then DISHONOR. DISHONOR ON YOUR FAMILY. DISHONOR ON YOUR COW...Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
My niece enjoyed this movie. Good example of the female in a strong role. Not your typical Disney princess type movie.Published 1 month ago by Copper52
I am so glad I could find these old Disney DVDs on here for such a good price. I ordered these all separately one a time for my son's First christmas present. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sharisse Watkins
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Wish I knew. I want it on blu ray also
Dec 27, 2010 by Mei L. Po | See all 5 posts
No. Knights serve their King but do not dress up like princesses.
Mulan is included in the Disney princess line-up. If you don't believe me, search the toy section of Amazon. What is sad is the usual glamourous depictions of the character, just another fashion doll. She is a heroine and... Read More
Dec 29, 2010 by Mantis | See all 2 posts
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Subtitles are available if you buy from Amazon.com.
Sep 29, 2008 by A. Noon | See all 3 posts
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