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Mulan

  • Animation
  • Family
  • 1998
  • Barry Cook
  • 87 mins
  • PG

Summary

Animated musical adventure from Disney. Ancient China: the parents of headstrong Mulan despair at ever finding her a marriage that will bring honour to the family. But when the Huns attack the Great Wall and her sick father is called up to fight, Mulan hits upon a more preferable way to honour her relatives - disguise herself as a man and join the army in her father's place.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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MulanMing-Na
MushuEddie Murphy
MulanLea Salonga
ShangB D Wong
ShangDonny Osmond
Shan-YuMiguel Ferrer
YaoHarvey Fierstein
MatchmakerMiriam Margolyes
EmperorPat Morita
First ancestorGeorge Takei

Crew

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DirectorBarry Cook
DirectorTony Bancroft

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista International UK
Released on
1998-10-16
Languages
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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