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Origin of Disney’s Mulan Characters

Walt Disney Movie “Mulan” directed by Niki Caro and screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, and Elizabeth Martin, was released on 26th March 2020. The film is based on an old Chinese story “The Ballad of Mulan” and is a remake of Disney’s 1998 film. The film stars Liu Yifei as the main character, supported by Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson A, Gong Li, and Jet Li.

Background

Plans for the Disney’s Mulan characters to be  revamp started in 2010. In March 2015, Caro was hired to direct. Liu was hired as the lead acting role in November 2017, with the remainder of the cast joining the following year. Recording started

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In August 2018 in New Zealand and China. Mulan is booked to be released in the United States on March 27, 2020. It has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA.

The Story of Mulan Characters

The original story of Mulan was based on the fifth century Chinese poem the Ballad of Mulan. The original poem was originally a short fable, designed to show gender equality, but in the following centuries it was developed until Hua Mulan characters became a legendary figure.

In the legend, the real Mulan (whose name was actually Hua Mulan) rode horses and shooting arrows.

In the movie as well as in the poem, there was no male child. This caused problems when the Emperor (or Khan as he is called in the poem) began to call up troops to fight the invading Mongol and nomadic tribes.

Mulan lived under the rule of Heshana Khan (603–619 AD) of the Western Turkic Khaganate. When the Khan consents to take up arms in coalition with the new Tang forces, which was ready to overtake China, Mulan’s dad Hua Hu (Chinese: 花弧) fears he will be recruited into the military help since he just has two little girls and a newborn child.

Mulan dresses as a man and enrolls in her dad’s armor. She is caught by the powers of the Xia Lord Dou Jiande (573–621) and is brought by the ruler’s daughter and warrior Xianniang, who attempts to enroll Mulan as a man. Finding Mulan to be a kindred female warrior, she is pleased to such an extent that they become sworn sisters.

The Romance

In this Tang romance, Mulan reaches an awful conclusion, which “varies from the endings of the greater part of the Hua Mulan legends.” Xianniang’s dad is vanquished in the wake of favoring the adversary of the Tang line, and the two sworn sisters, with blades in their mouths, give up themselves to be executed instead of the Duo Jiande. Mulan Characters

The demonstration of obedient devotion wins respect from Emperor Taizong of Tang and the brave partner who was birth-mother to the Emperor presents cash to Mulan to accommodate her folks and wedding assets for the princess who agreed to having betrothing herself to general Luó Chéng. (as a general rule, Dou Jiande was executed, however in the novel he lives on as a priest.)

Mulan is offered leave to travel back to her family of origin, as plans were made for Mulan’s folks to move with her to Khan’s residence. It was normal that they will all be living in the princess’ old capital of Leshou ( present day Xian County, Hebei).

Mulan is crushed to find her dad has long died and her mom has remarried. As per the novel, Mulan’s mom was surnamed Yua) and remarried a man named Wei. Much more dreadful, the Khan has called her to the royal residence to marry.

Instead of enduring this destiny, she ends it all. Yet, before she passes on, she endows a task to her more youthful sister, Youlan, which was to convey Xianniang’s letter to her life partner, Luó Chéng. He younger sister dresses as a man to deliver her message, however her cover is discovered, and she too is presented to Khan.

In the novel, Mulan’s dad was from Hebei during the Northern Wei. Her mom was from the Central Plain of China. But “even a Chinese lady would favor passing by her own hand to serving a remote ruler,” as certain historians have clarified this Mulan character’s thought process in submitting suicide.

Mulan’s words before she ended it all were, “I’m a young lady, I have experienced war and have done what’s necessary. I currently need to be with my father.” wiki.

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Instead of Mushu, there appears to be some kind of phoenix spirit that may or may not replace the dragon altogether n the 2020 Disney remake. When Mulan’s father prays to their ancestors, we see the phoenix take flight. The replacement of Mushi the cartoon character seem to be a novel addition to the movie but personally I like the dragon version. After all, who wouldn’t want a friendly dragon by your side to protect you?

The invading forces from the north also include a shape shifting bird witch played by Gong Li, who Mulan faces off against during the trailer.

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And the bad guys run straight up a wall during the trailer. So don’t think Mulan is going for ultra-realism by any means.

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Conclusion

The new take on the Disney classic got the rating from the Motion Picture Association of America due to the “sequences of violence” apparently depicted in the film. All previous live-action remakes from the studio have received a G or PG rating, and 2017’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” was Disney’s most recent film to be labeled PG-13.

This is a film for nostalgic Disney fans to relive the beloved cartoon story Mulan Characters. Ratings have not been released as yet. However, I believe it will be severely affected by the Covid viral pandemic. It’s one to wait until its available on Disney Plus. And watch in the safety of your own home. These legends will be remade in years to come and I look forward to the variations of the story in the future.

 

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