Next to Hercules (which I am excited to say, will be getting a live action film is well), Mulan is my favorite Disney movie!
It was one of the first movies my sister and I took our little brother to see, and it brings back so many memories for all of us.
Disney dropped the first teaser for this highly anticipated release, and it did exactly as I hoped; it made me cry. I don’t know if it was the stunning cinematography or the piano reprise of “Reflection” playing in the background.
No Music, No Mushu
I am 100% okay with this film being song free. Granted “I’ll Make A Man Out of You” is one of my all time favorite songs, it’s one of the few movie songs that I don’t think could be done justice in a live action remake (hello, Donny Osmond was great). As far as Mushu is concerned, he is a great character for a cartoon, but this film looks intense. There isn’t comic relief in Maleficent, and it’s great to finally have a princess film with no handsome prince, no quirky sidekick. Let the bad-assery commence.
“Mulan” stars Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li and Jet Li and having Jet Li involved in this project means that the action scenes are going to be epic.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
“Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa &
Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
Check out the teaser trailer below!
I only have one request. Whoever remakes “Reflection” needs to hit the middle E above C flawlessly.
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.