|The retelling of the chinese folklore tale of mulan, a young maiden and the only daughter of a lame former soldier who secretly takes her father's place to save him from the ravages of war and becomes one of china's most celebrated heroes.|
"It's the characterization of Mulan, both in voice and visuals, that makes the film a keeper. Corie Brown & Laura Shapiro, Newsweek
"...a sweet and captivating tale that pits gentle, enduring goodness against dark, malevolent forces. Hollis Chacona, Austin Chronicle
"...stunning animation, sharply defined characters, a smattering of catchy tunes all seamlessly woven into a simple, powerfully told yarn. Ian Freer, Empire
"...a timeless story that will delight kids and divert adults with its sweeping scope, emotional intimacy and screwball humor. Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post
"The film shines at capturing the watercolor delicacy of China's past. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"...an impressive achievement, with a story and treatment ranking with "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Editor's NoteDisney fashions a modern-day icon of girl power with its animated adaptation of the 2,000-year-old Chinese folktale MULAN. When barbarous Huns attack ancient China, the fiercely independent Mulan (voiced by Ming-Na Wen) defies tradition by disguising herself as a man in order to take her ailing father's place in the Imperial Army. With the help of Mushu (voiced by the resilient and newly kid-friendly Eddie Murphy), a wisecracking guardian dragon sent by her ancestors for protection, Mulan trains in boot camp and then heads off to face the brutal Hun leader Shan-Yu (voiced by Miguel Ferrer)--all the while struggling to keep her gender identity a secret. Chock full of the usual Disney delights--breathtaking visuals, catchy songs, and an inspirational protagonist of courage and conviction--MULAN is a welcome addition to the studio's annals of classic animation.
|B.D. Wong - Voice Of|
|George Takei - Voice Of|
|Jerry Goldsmith, et al. - Musical Score|
|Michael Kelly - Editor|
|Ming-Na Wen - Voice Of|
|Pam Coats, et al. - Producer|
|Pat Morita - Voice Of|
|Robert San Souci, et al. - Screenplay|
|Tony Bancroft - Director|
|Matthew Wilder, et. al., Nominee, Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score|
Golden Globe (1999)
|Jerry Goldsmith, et al., Nominee, Best Original Score-Motion Picture|
|Matthew Wilder, et al., Nominee, Best Original Song-Motion Picture|
|Jerry Goldsmith, Nominee, Best Original Score - Motion Picture|
|Matthew Wilder, David Zippel ("Reflection"), Nominee, Best Original Song - Motion Picture|
|Matthew Wilder, David Zippel ("True To Your Heart"), Nominee, Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television|
never seen it, but love it1/4/2013
My daughter received the doll for her bday, so we had to get the movie to know what it was about. It is very entertaining and different than the normal princess movies she loves
Great Disney film!
One of the best cartoons ever made11/13/2012
This is one of my favorite cartoons. I loved mulan as a character and felt like the plot and everything was very original and well done. It had a good lesson about accepting who and how you are. I loved this movie both as a child and even now as an adult.
My daughter really enjoys watching it. Good story and great music.
I can't tell you how much my daughter and I have enjoyed this movie over the years. Not only was the story line wonderful, but the songs were fantastic. To this day, we still will break out in song together. I have purchased her the dolls over the years too! Thanks Disney for another great movie :-)
Very good story6/5/2012
The songs in this one are not quite up to par with other Disney classics, but the animation and story are top notch. Some of the battle sequences look truly incredible. The plot is very good, adapted from an old chinese tale of a girl posing as a man during an invasion by the huns.
This movie is very good. Good plot, action, adventure and good music.
Disney's Mulan, based on an ancient Chinese folk tale is a beautiful rendition about a young girl who takes her father's place in battle. The film is full of dazzling animation and colorful characters that will entertain all generations. The few problems this film has is that is is confused whether to be dramatic or comedic (the ancestors are a bit much). Other than that, the film works well. The DVD version comes with two music videos that you won't watch more than once and a theatrical trailer that is always fun to watch. This film is suitable for all ages and a must for animation fans.
I have owned this movie for about two years?(whenever it came to video) My now 3 1/2 year old and 23 month old still watch it at least twice a week. I own Two of the video's and now the DVD. The DVD picture quality is awesome. I have watched the movie hundreds of times and my girls love it.The music is great and it was a well made movie. Enjoy it!!