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Released: 19 June 1998 Released
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Country: United States of America
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To save her father from certain death in the army, a young woman secretly enlists in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

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Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook

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Mulan Audience Reviews

Glucedee It's hard to see any effort in the film. There's no comedy to speak of, no real drama and, worst of all.
AnhartLinkin This story has more twists and turns than a second-rate soap opera.
Voxitype Good films always raise compelling questions, whether the format is fiction or documentary fact.
Neive Bellamy Excellent and certainly provocative... If nothing else, the film is a real conversation starter.
hunterryanbelkin The first act of Mulan is decent enough to get the viewer interested, the second act is where it starts to pick up. The second act is by far the best part of the film. However, once we get to the third act, it all falls apart and becomes a boring mess. Still, great music and Eddie Murphy's voice talents are charming.
cinemajesty Movie Review: "Mulan" (1998)In the wake of a post "The Lion King" period at Disney Animation Studios beginning with "Pocahontas" (1995) and concluding with "Treasure Planet" (2002), while Pixar Animation Studios with director John Lasseter establishes digital animated features with the first ever widely distributed "Toy Story" (1995) engaging two times Academy-Award-Winning Tom Hanks to speak the leading character of Sheriff Woody, comes the hand-drawn animation highlight "Mulan" in the year 1998 directed by former character animators Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, who present an extraordinary tale of a Chinese daughter of a weaken military man in the post Han Dynasty 450 AD China. The main character of "Mulan" decides to abandon female family-inflicted traditions, cutting off her lang raven-black hair with a long sword, before attending an ancient boot camp training period to confront a massive army leading character of Shan-Yu, vocally performed by almost unrecognizable-fierce actor Miguel Ferrer, whos character coming from the North of Mongolia, overtaking the Chinese Wall, pushing through snow-covered, avalanche-indulging mountains of North Eastern China, arguably taking detours though the region of Da Hinggan Ling to hit a central Chinese village palace scenario on his way to the Dynasty's Southern capital.Show-Stealing all-too-funny character of dragon-pet character Mushu, given voice by spitfiring dialogue lines sharing actor Eddie Murphy, keeps the audience alive through a major martial-arts action-spectacle-miss-out in further emotionally uneventful sword duels and gun-powder inflaming rockets shooting through plain clearing mountain strings, at time loveless animated feature, especially in the daytime training scenes, when "Mulan" nevertheless had all the possibilities under a doubled production budget with consequent design efforts, apart from the storywise-superior to suspense-strangling "The Lion King", to become a Disney animated classic, which furthermore due to the lacking depth-of-character supporting cast, which entirely builds on deceased-ghostly-animated roundtable of imperial family members, when the missing thrilling touch becomes indifferent by the time of a showdown-forsaking confrontation between Warrior-becoming woman Mulan and Gorilla-beast-moving Shan-Yu in an even with 80 Minutes relatively short editorial by Michael Kelly, whos cut cannot deliver an ascending character arc of sophisticated Chinese Legend "Hua Mulan", spiritually as technically superior to the character of "Joan D'Arc" inhabited in western civilization, when at least rest-in-peace Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004) infuses international audiences with charms of a an innovative classic-to-synthesized moving score to a over-all fair success of exceeding a worldwide box office revenue by 300 Million U.S. Dollars in concluding exhibitions of holiday season 1998/1999.© 2018 Felix Alexander Dausend (Cinemajesty Entertainments LLC)
Mr-Fusion "Mulan" always seemed like the more interesting of The Mouse's late-'90s output; certainly the cast is first-rate, and I do really like the animation style - but it also features an array of subpar songs in a Disney flick. Seriously, you have Lea Salonga and you waste her talents on these? But despite the lame villain and some of the ineffective comedic elements (including a pre-Donkey Eddie Murphy) this was a hit with the real target audience; my kid really liked this, and I enjoyed this much more through her eyes than I would've alone. And in the end, Mulan is a great character. Even with shaky writing, this is a good story.7/10
Lila Although Mulan seems to be nonsensical when she cuts her hair off and joins the army pretending to be a man, she demonstrates courage and bravery by taking her elderly father's place to defend China against the treacherous Huns. When the Huns climb the wall built to keep them out and kill all the guards present, the horror that China is about to face becomes evident. Why the Huns want to seize China is unknown, but they are on their way to the capital to do so. Like many third world countries, China requires that one man from every family enlist to strengthen their numbers. Of course to propel the movie, Mulan's family does not have any young boys, so her father is forced to join. Concerned for her father who is elderly, Mulan begs the recruiters to pardon him from enlisting because she knows that in his old age he will die training for and fighting the war. Her father, however, is disgraced by Mulan's begging because he feels it is his duty to defend his country. He is honored to fight and die for China. Of course, Mulan plays the hero. Determined to keep her father out of the war and uphold her family's honor, she chops off her hair and enlists.