[103][104] On October 7, 2020, British politician Iain Duncan Smith sent an email to Disney, criticizing the filming in Xinjiang, with Disney defending it, saying, “it is standard practice across the film industry worldwide to acknowledge in a film's credits the cooperation, approvals, and assistance provided by various entities and individuals over the course of a film's production." Disney has publicly thanked a Chinese government agency accused of human rights abuses in Xinjiang for its help in making "Mulan" — a revelation that has provoked a storm of criticism online. What's the Cost? [40], The remake does not feature any songs from the original film, and instead uses instrumental versions of the original film's songs. You can beat me now. That power is limited by dishonesty, though, keeping Mulan from realising her full potential until she strips away her disguise as a man. Mulan removes her male disguise, returning to the battle just as the Rourans begin attacking her fellow troops with a trebuchet. [106] Deadline Hollywood reported that industry sources with knowledge of the situation "are figuring that Disney may not have earned great presales" and that they could put Mulan on a third party service before the December release. There are so many gorgeous shades of orange and magenta, blue and yellow, it's as if we’re seeing these colors for the first time. Imperial soldiers arrive in Mulan's village to enlist recruits and her elderly and frail father Hua Zhou is forced to pledge his service as he has no sons. The film scored 4.7 out of 10 on the rating site Douban. This deluxe doll has long black hair and two outfits with accessories for hours of adventurous play. Mulan's unit distracts the Rourans while Mulan goes to save the Emperor. He stated that, since "[t]he traditional Disney audience and the diaspora Asian audience viewed the movie in one way, and the traditional Chinese in China audience viewed a slightly different way," the filmmakers "dug in to try and make sure that [they are] addressing both of those audiences in a thoughtful way. An online petition titled "Tell Disney You Don't Want A Whitewashed Mulan!" [119] Several factors, such as the film only receiving an official Chinese release date days before, giving little chance to build a strong marketing campaign, the film's Disney+ digital release resulting in pirated copies online, a lack of local press coverage due to the film being partially shot in the controversial Xinjiang region and to avoid drawing attention to the political controversies surrounding the film, as well as low reception from fans on sites such as Maoyan and Douban, were cited as contributing to the film's muted performance. Despite her protests, her father says that he will go in spite of his old age and old war wounds. Li reprised his role in the Mandarin-language dubbing of the movie. "[123] As of November 2020[update], on Metacritic, the film had a weighted average score of 66 out of 100 from 52 critics and 2.8/10 user score, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". DETAILS. Our culture is going to be richer for the more diversity there is, and the art, the movies, the television, it will be better. As one of the first major films to skip theaters and head to streaming instead, Mulan became widely available to at-home audiences in September when it premiered on Disney+. The song was also released in Spanish, as "El Mejor Guerrero." Xianniang, posing as the Imperial Chancellor, persuades the Emperor to accept Böri Khan's challenge to single combat, while removing the city guards from their posts. It is a live-action adaptation of Disney's 1998 animated film of the same name, based on the Chinese folklore "The Ballad of Mulan". [61] The film will not be offered in France as a premium offering, instead releasing to Disney+ subscribers in the country for free at a later date. [62] Unlike other premium VOD releases that feature a 48-hour viewing window, Mulan will remain available to renters for as long as they stay subscribed to Disney+. Jun Yu as Cricket, a hapless recruit who joins Commander Tung's unit. About the author Shreya Sharma. Many celebrated this as a win for diversity in Disney films. [122], In April 2020, it was reported that a Mulan sequel is in development with Chris Bender, Jason T. Reed, and Jake Weiner returning as producers. But in Mulan, qi becomes a magical power that the eponymous heroine possesses. That version of the project never came to fruition. Endless entertainment. Disney CEO Bob Chapek said Tuesday that "Mulan" was a "one-off" and not a signal that the company was swapping to a new business model. In a February 2020 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director Niki Caro responded to the criticism by saying "Although it's a critically important Chinese story and it's set in Chinese culture and history, there is another culture at play here, which is the culture of Disney, and that the director, whoever they were, needed to be able to handle both — and here I am. [64], Mulan received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association, the first Disney live-action remake to be given such a rating. It received less favorable reviews from Chinese audiences, who criticized the character development and mishandling of cultural elements. [39], The visual effects are provided by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Weta Digital, Framestore, and Image Engine. To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. [28] On February 27, 2020, Reed said that Mulan's sidekick from the original film, Mushu, was removed due to the character's negative reception in China. 3. Additionally, Ming-Na Wen, the original voice of Mulan in the animated film, its sequel, and other projects, cameos as an esteemed guest who introduces Mulan to the Emperor. Though she still tried to "honour the music from the animation in a very significant way,"[43] as she did not want to disrespect the original film; however, she stated she could not find a place to use the original music. Mulan is now available for Disney+ subscribers to watch for free. 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. This is pure pastiche, as Caro and her crew shamelessly pilfer from kung fu, Fifth Generation and Hong Kong action movies, incorporating anime and Bollywood touches as well. [70] On November 6, Liu was featured as one of the 25 stars of Next Gen Talent 2019 nominated by The Hollywood Reporter with two new studio stills released concurrently. The film stars Yifei Liu in the title role, alongside Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles. [27] On October 4, 2016, it was announced that Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver would rewrite the script, combining the Chinese ballad and the 1998 animated film, while Jason T. Reed would be producing the film along with Bender and Jake Weiner. The remake is disappointing in almost every way, somehow achieving less than the animated movie does despite its 20 extra minutes of runtime." 1. It is the story of a brave young woman disguising herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China. The guards are murdered, and the Rourans prepare to burn the Emperor alive. [12] Reed also said, aside from both the original ballad and the animated film, the filmmakers drew inspiration from different Chinese adaptations of the ballad while writing the film. Mulan Disney Princess Story Video. [19] The teaser trailer was viewed 175.1 million times in its first 24 hours, including 52 million from China, making it the seventh most viewed trailer in that time period. "[12], Since several 2010s Hollywood films were accused of whitewashing, Mulan was under intense scrutiny since The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Disney was making a live-action adaptation of the 1998 film. [51] The film was originally scheduled for a November 2, 2018 theatrical release, but was delayed, with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms taking its slot. The film received generally positive reviews from western critics, who praised the action sequences, visuals, and performances but criticized the screenplay. Directed by Niki Caro. [63], The film was still released theatrically in countries where theaters had re-opened, and do not have Disney+. 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In Disney’s MULAN, a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. [109] 7Park Data co-founder Brian Lichtenberger stated Yahoo! [62] Speaking about the US$29.99 price point for the film in the United States, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said, "We're trying to establish a new premiere access window to capture [the] investment we got [in the film]... From our research under a premiere access offering, not only does it get us revenue from our original transaction of PVOD, but it's a fairly large stimulus to sign up for Disney+. Additionally, the singer confirmed that she would also release a re-recorded version of "Reflection. Li reprised her role in the Mandarin-language dubbing of the movie. 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That will be judged — and should be judged. [83], In a February 27, 2020 interview, film producer Jason T. Reed said that Mulan's love interest Captain Li Shang was dropped in response to the Me Too movement. One of the more common complaints about the film is its treatment of qi. Disney's live action Mulan is the epic tale of a fearless young woman who risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. "[127] Writing for Variety, Peter Debruge said, "On one hand, the result isn't immediately recognizable as 'a Disney movie,' but neither does it establish its own narrative or visual signature, the way Tarantino did when remixing Asian influences for Kill Bill. Other Chinese viewers complained about some of the characters' make-up, saying that it reflects Western stereotypes of China, rather than being a reflection of actual Chinese culture. [29] It was rescheduled for March 27, 2020[52][53] before being removed from the release calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [136][137] Reviewers on Douban contended that the film had flat characters and a bland story with details that did not make sense. Finance amended their article to reflect this. Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical historical action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation for Walt Disney Pictures. [21], Disney originally sought an Asian director. [66], On July 7, 2019, the official teaser trailer and the official teaser poster were released during the broadcast of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final. 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[98][99] US Senator Josh Hawley sent a letter to Disney CEO Bob Chapek asking, among other things, for clarification on Chinese government involvement in the film. and "The live-action remake of Mulan tries to incorporate many new elements with good intentions, but ultimately, the movie is poorly executed. As early as 2010, Walt Disney Pictures had expressed interest in a live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated film Mulan with international Chinese star Zhang Ziyi, and Chuck Russell chosen as the director. "Why Is Li Shang Not in Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan? 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. 460024736000 460024736000. Terms apply. A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. 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Now streaming for all subscribers. [74] On February 2, 2020, the final trailer was released. Many people also appeared unsatisfied with how the film handles certain Chinese cultural elements. [100] The Human Rights Foundation also sent a letter to Chapek asking Disney to condemn human rights violations and consider donating some of the film's earnings to promote human rights in Xinjiang. [132], Mulan was poorly received by Chinese critics and audiences. [26], On March 30, 2015, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Disney had restarted development of the live-action adaptation with Chris Bender and J. C. Spink producing, while Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek would be writing the screenplay. And anyway, it was Mulan who had the crush on him! [95][96], According to Reuters, after the controversy about the film's links with the Xinjiang erupted overseas, the Chinese government ordered media outlets not to cover the release of Mulan. BE TRUE TO YOURSELF. "[46][47] On March 8, a Mandarin-version of the song, titled "自己" ("Zìjǐ"), performed by Yifei Liu was released,[48] while Aguilera's English version was issued later the same year, on August 28. Alongside dozens of other inexperienced recruits, she ultimately becomes a trained soldier under his tutelage without exposing her true identity. The hashtag, #BoycottMulan, has since started trending supporting a boycott of the film. Mulan's Hollywood premiere was held on March 9, 2020. [105], Variety estimated Mulan would need to be rented by about 8.4 million subscribers (13.8%) in order to break-even. Additionally, she reveals that the attacks on the outposts have been a diversion, as Khan's true plan is to capture and execute the Emperor for having his father killed. Unable to hide her true gender any longer, she is expelled from the army and begins her return home. Mulan chases some troops on her own, but is confronted by Xianniang, who mocks her for pretending to be a man. In one, the morning mist clears and reveals an army in the distance, with its flags and colors, a frightening yet strangely beautiful sight. [119][121][122] The film fell 72% in its second weekend in the country to $6.5 million. "[91] In an August 2020 interview with Film School Rejects, Caro responded further to the criticism, saying "Firstly, I resist the idea that you tell somebody who can tell what story. [107] However, following the film's opening weekend, Business Insider reported it had been viewed by 1.12 million households (only including users renting with TV-connected devices), which would result in $33.5 million in sales for Disney. The villains aren't compelling since they're barely given any lines of exposition — their backstories and individual motives are weak and underdeveloped, which doesn't make for a rich and complicated story arc." Mulan is reunited with her family. The Hollywood Reporter mentioned that Lee was approached but declined, on October 12, 2016. [119] Through three weekends the film had grossed $57 million internationally. "[89], There was criticism over having a production team largely composed of white people, such as for the roles of director, costume designer, and screenwriter. Mulan arrives at the training camp, which is run by Commander Tung, an old comrade of Hua Zhou. To the north, an imperial outpost is invaded by Rouran warriors, under the leadership of Böri Khan. [6] Further cast announcements for Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Jet Li, and Xana Tang were made in April 2018,[11][15] Utkarsh Ambudkar and Ron Yuan in May,[31] Yoson An and Chum Ehelepola in June,[14] Jason Scott Lee in July,[13] Tzi Ma, Rosalind Chao, Cheng Pei-Pei, Nelson Lee, Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua in August,[23][20] and Chen Tang in September. Mulan. [112], In its first weekend of being available on other digital platforms, Mulan was the top-rented film on FandangoNow, and third on both Apple TV and Google Play. [84] The reasoning behind the removal was met with social media backlash from fans of the original film and members of the LGBTQ community, who deemed Shang's relationship with Mulan's male alter ego Ping to be bisexual. ", "Disney's 'Mulan' Gamble: How Much Can It Make By Skipping Theaters? Producer Jason T. Reed clarified Caro's previous statement by saying that the songs would be featured "in a slightly different way" in the remake. An emissary from the Emperor, under the leadership of Commander Tung, arrives to present Mulan with a new sword, while making a personal request that she join the Emperor's Guard. It is directed by Niki Caro, with a screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, and Elizabeth Martin. [56] On July 23, the film was removed from the release calendar once again. 1. They are assisted by the witch Xianniang, who uses her magic to pose as a surviving soldier and report the attack to the Emperor of China; he then issues a conscription decree ordering every family to contribute one man to fight Khan's forces. Arka Das as Red Fez, who is possessed by Xianniang to enter a palace which she and Böri Khan conquer, This page was last edited on 16 December 2020, at 07:22. [116], Mulan grossed $5.9 million from nine countries in its international opening weekend, including $1.2 million in Thailand and $700,000 in Singapore, both of which were the highest debuts of 2020 in the respective countries. "[128], Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote, "Mulan is a spirit lifter, and though it doesn't arrive as planned, it could not arrive at a better time", saying "Throughout Mulan, there are shots of such visual splendor that viewers will catch their breath. 4. Mulan is the first Disney Princess to not be considered royalty. MULAN. [29] A team of casting directors visited five continents and saw nearly 1,000 candidates for the role with criteria that required credible martial arts skills, the ability to speak clear English, and star quality. [6] On October 4, 2016, Disney announced that a global search for a Chinese actress to portray the title role was underway. "[60] The premium fee will be approximately US$26.00 in other countries when considering conversion rates for their native currencies. "[125] Kate Erbland of IndieWire gave the film a "B+", calling it a "remarkable action epic that carves its own path" and wrote, "Mulan is perhaps the best example of how to marry the original with something fresh. Others found it offensive, arguing that Shang would never use his commanding position to coerce a woman into romance. [49] The soundtrack album was released by Walt Disney Records on September 4, 2020. [138][139], Yanni Chow and Carol Mang of Reuters wrote that the film had "a lacklustre reception in Hong Kong" amidst calls from pro-democracy activists for a boycott. [80][81][82] In response to the controversy, Liu was not present at the 2019 D23 Expo, despite presenting exclusive sneak peek of the film to fans. The song was written by Jamie Hartman, Harry Gregson-Williams, Rosi Golan and Billy Crabtree, and produced by Jamie Hartman. That sounds a little bit like censorship to me. Directed by Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook. What a shame for Hong Kong." 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.”, © Disney © Disney•Pixar © & ™ Lucasfilm LTD © Marvel. Risking execution, Mulan returns to her battalion to warn them of the impending capture. [140], Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on The Walt Disney Company, the seventh most viewed trailer in that time period, internment camps containing up to a million ethnically Turkic citizens, Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party, "Harry-Gregson-Williams to Score Disney's 'Mulan' Live-Action Movie", "Disney's 'Mulan' was supposed to be a big hit in China. Get All Three Log In. [3][38] The budget makes Mulan the most expensive film ever directed by a woman. The film stars Yifei Liu in the title role, alongside Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles. "[126], Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B+ and described it as "a classic hero(ine)'s tale, exhilarating in its elaborate set pieces and large-scale ambitions even when the smaller human story within it sometimes falls short. [67] On September 30, an exclusive photo featuring Liu as a soldier in the Imperial Army was released on Empire's upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker issue. [76] Variety estimated that Disney spent around $50 million on global advertisement for the film, with Deadline Hollywood attributing $35 million of the marketing budget to TV ads. Matthew Wilder, who co-wrote the songs for the original film, said the remake would feature a new version of the song "Reflection," and that the song "thematically plays a large part in the new movie throughout the score. Plans for a live-action remake began in 2010 but the project stalled in "development hell" for most of the decade. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honoured warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. [33] Next, Disney met with Jiang Wen for the position; finally on February 14, 2017, New Zealander Niki Caro was hired as the director of the film, which made Mulan the second Disney film with a female director and a budget above $100 million following A Wrinkle in Time. [108] Yahoo! Iain responded by saying, "Disney's corporate policy does not appear to care about the human rights issues," on Twitter. He waited until after she was no longer under his command to pursue any sort of romantic relationship. Mulan's world premiere was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 9, 2020.