Director: Barry Cook, Tony Bancroft
Writer: Shaw Rita / Chris Saunders
Actors: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Huang Rongliang, Harvey Fierstein, Miguel Ferrer, Wu Hanzhang
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Animation / Family
Region: United States
Released: 1998-06-19 (USA)
Series:  Mulan
Length: 88 minutes
Also known as: Mulan / China Doll / The Legend of Mulan
Rating: IMDB 7.6 / Rotten Tomatoes 86%
Hua Mulan is the eldest daughter of the family, with a bright and straightforward personality. Her parents tried their best to help her daughter find a good home, but many efforts failed. At this time, news of the invasion of the Huns in the north was received, and the imperial court summoned the young men from every household. Mulan’s father was also on the list. Unbearable for her elderly and disabled father to fight on the battlefield, Mulan decided to cut off her long hair, steal her father’s armor, and disguise herself as a man to join the army. To protect Mullah, the parents of Hua sent a kind-hearted Muso to help him. In the process of joining the army, Mulan relied on her strong will, and passed rigorous training one after another, and her spirit also brought all his comrades into the hands. When the battle situation broke out immediately, she also discovered the identity of the woman. She was left in the snow, and in the end she appeared in time and successfully assisted the army to repel the Huns.
“Mulan” is a 1998 animated musical adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, who disguises herself as a man to take her elderly father’s place in the army during the Northern Wei dynasty. The film features the voice talents of Ming-Na Wen as Mulan, Eddie Murphy as Mushu, and BD Wong as Captain Li Shang.
In the film, Mulan struggles to fit into the rigid gender roles of her society and prove herself as a warrior. With the help of her dragon sidekick, Mushu, she goes to great lengths to maintain her disguise and successfully train alongside her male comrades. Mulan ultimately saves the day by using her quick thinking and bravery to defeat the Hun army and restore peace to China.
“Mulan” was well-received by audiences and critics for its animation, music, and portrayal of a strong female protagonist. It was also praised for its cultural representation and accurate depiction of Chinese culture. The film grossed over $300 million at the box office and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score. It remains a beloved classic and has since been adapted into a live-action film by Disney.