“Hua Mulan will bring honor to all of us” the Disney live-action movie is based on Chinese folklore ” The Ballad of Mulan”. And is an adaption of the 1998 Disney animated film of the same name.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree, that one man from each family should devote himself to protect the kingdom and fight against the Northern invaders. Mulan being the eldest daughter of a known warrior steps forward, to take place of her ailing father.
Further, we could never expect that the women of that era would have so much courage to fight for her kingdom. The epic journey of her transformation is worth witnessing. And at the same time, it makes us all realize. That strength lies in our determination, irrespective of our gender.
Release Date of Mulan
The official trailer aired in December 2019, with the announcement of the release date. The movie was set to screen on March 27, 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the release date was officially postponed to July 24, 2020.
The cast of Mulan
The casting of Mulan wasn’t that easy since several Hollywood films were accused of whitewashing. Also, an online petition titled ” Tell Disney You Don’t Want A whitewashed Mulan!” received 100,000 signatures.
Disney announced that a global platform will be opened, and the search for Mulan began. They also visited five continents to search for a caste, who would fit their criteria. That required martial art skills, English speaking fluency, and star quality.
But finally! On November 29, 2017. A Chinese – American actress Lui Yifei was cast as Mulan. Further casts announcements were made.
- Rosalind Chao as Hua li,
- Donnie Yen as Commander Tung
- Tzi Ma as Hua Zhou
- Jason Scott Lee as Bori khan
- Jet li as The Emperor
And we will also have Doua Moua as “Po”, Utkarsh Ambudkar as ” Sketch”, Jimmy Wong as ” Ling”, Pei-Pei Cheng as “The Matchmaker”, Yoson as “Ling” and cheng Tang as “Yao”.
The plot of Disney Mulan
The live-action movie will mostly have the same storyline with some exceptions. The song “I Will Make a Man Out Of You” is removed. And the main antagonist will be Xianniang, a shape-shifting witch who is an ally of Bori Khan. Further, you will notice some other changes too in the movie.