Barry Cook (1998)

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Our Score
Set in ancient China, this animated musical adventure tells the story of the eponymous heroine, who dons men's clothes and goes to war to save her family honour, because her father's health is failing. Some splendid set pieces, the inevitable love between Mulan and her brave captain, and the often uproarious presence of a snappy little dragon (voiced by Eddie Murphy) are the highlights. Aspects of the story go a bit over young children's heads, but it's an enthralling narrative for everyone else and there's plenty of slapstick fun to keep youngsters happy. All in all, a startling addition to the Disney studio's catalogue.


A girl poses as a man so she can take her ailing father's place in the army and join in the battle against invading forces - a move that ensures her fame as a national hero. Disney animated adventure based on a Chinese folk tale, featuring the voices of Ming-Na, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong and Miguel Ferrer. Edited for flashing images.

Cast & Crew

Mulan Ming-Na
Mushu Eddie Murphy
Mulan Lea Salonga
Shang B D Wong
Shang Donny Osmond
Shan-Yu Miguel Ferrer
Yao Harvey Fierstein
Matchmaker Miriam Margolyes
Emperor Pat Morita
First ancestor George Takei
Director Barry Cook
Director Tony Bancroft
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 16 Oct 1998
Drama Children's Music