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Mulan, a household name in China as the heroine of a classic epic who also However, some of Disney's adaptations met with resistance. It's not Mulan without Reflection and I'll Make a Man Out of You," asked Twitter user McTroid. BBC National Orchestra of Wales to tour China from next week. Related: 15 Disney songs that were cut before they ever made it onto the big screen David Zippel wrote three different songs for Mushu's introduction to Mulan. .. In early drafts of the "Meet the Robinsons" script, the villainous . to Disney — there's a mermaid float, an Arabian knights float, a Greek. Fa Mulan is honored to greet you and reflect upon the paths you've each traveled at the China Pavilion in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.
When bandits attack, Mulan and Shang fight them off, but Mulan is devastated when Shang is seemingly killed trying to save her. To make sure the three princesses are not forced to marry against their will, Mulan takes their place marrying the eldest son of the ruler of the neighboring land. Shang survives the accident and arrives in time to stop the wedding but ultimately Mulan is saved by Mushu who, posing as the mighty Golden Dragon of Unity, frees the three princesses from their vows, and marries Mulan and Li Shang himself causing Mulan to forgive him for his actions.
Afterwards, Mulan informs Li Shang of Mushu's existence and he combines the temples of his family and hers, allowing Mushu to keep his position. These aspects of the film are more in keeping with a traditional Chinese perspective on cultural value, such as the importance of family and honor. Featured on the official Disney Princess website, the character's brief biography reads, "Mulan is a loving girl who is always brave and bold. When her country needs it most, she disguises herself as a man and goes off to fight.
She uses courage and determination to win the day. Mulan appears regularly for meet-and-greets, parades and shows at the Walt Disney Parks and Resortsincluding at the Chinese Pavilion at Epcot. In the aforementioned show, she performs a trio with fellow Disney Princesses Pocahontas and Rapunzel.
Mulan is also known to come out for meet-and-greets on the ships as well. Television[ edit ] Mulan makes cameo appearances in the Disney's House of Mouse television series and the direct-to-video release Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.
It was to premiere in but was cancelled due to poor sales of the first DVD. In the Disney TV film Descendantswhile Mulan herself does not appear, reference is made to her in the form of her daughter Lonnie, portrayed by Dianne Doan, who becomes friends with the main characters. Lonnie returns in the sequel, Descendants 2where she assists the former villain kids in a rescue mission on the Isle of the Lost to retrieve Prince Ben; in return, Jay the son of Jafaracknowledging how his heritage should encourage him to bend rules, appoints Lonnie captain of the school's fencing team in his place after she was initially rejected as the rules stated that teams must consist of the captain and eight men.
At the film's conclusion, Lonnie is shown dancing with Jay, hinting at a developing relationship. Video games[ edit ] Mulan appears as a playable character in Disney's Story Studio: Mulanan action video game released in December by Disney Interactive Studios exclusively for the video game console Sony PlayStation.
She uses a jian called "Sword of the Ancestor" for regular combat, and her combination attacks include Red Rocket and other fire attacks, thanks to Mushu. She goes under her pseudonym Ping for the majority of Sora's first visit to her world, but has abandoned it by the time of their second visit, which follows an original storyline.
Time Out hailed Mulan as "A feisty young go-getter [who] rises above the male-dominated world in which she lives. Jane dilemma by proving that brains can do more than brawn.
Entertainment Weekly 's Owen Gleiberman wrote, "Far more than Beauty and the Beast or the stolidly virtuous PocahontasMulan showcases a girl who gets to use her wits Because she seems so confident and intelligent, her sad statement that she wants to 'see something worthwhile' in the mirror comes as a bit of a shock.
The Phoenix 's Jeffrey Gantz felt that character was unoriginal, inaccurate and Westernizedwriting, "[her] costumes particularly the kimono and obi Mulan wears to the Matchmaker and hairdos look Japanese Stitch was originally going to be part of a gang, and Jumba Stitch's creator in the finished film was one of his fellow gangsters.
In this story, Jumba was going to have been left behind during a bank heist and subsequently imprisoned for a lengthy amount of time. When Jumba is in prison in the finished film, you can see the original background that went along with this storyline, complete with tick marks counting the days he had spent in prison.
In making Elvis part of the story, though, the filmmakers ran into a roadblock: They had done all four. Disney went to the Elvis estate, screened the film for them and got permission to use him and his music in the movie. Originally this chase was supposed to be between a and a spaceship, and was set in town.
After the events of September 11,the filmmakers said the scene they once found funny was no longer funny, and quickly changed the crafts and settings of the chase. The spaceship was colored red, white and blue in memory of the events of Treasure Planet Screenshot Patrick McGoohan, the voice of Billy Bones, had a very bad cold when he recorded his lines, which turned out to be perfect for his phlgemy, coughing character.
Treasure Planet Screenshots John Silver's striped pants were such a pain to animate that the people in charge of cleaning up the drawings begged for a costume change.
They got the desired change about halfway through the movie. Pirates were killed off in order of how difficult they were to draw. Treasure Planet Screenshot "Treasure Planet" was released inbut it was originally pitched at the same meeting where "The Little Mermaid" was pitched — clear back in The filmmakers said it was actually good that it took so long to make the film because it allowed real-world technology to develop into what the story really needed.
His character was a rival inventor who, desperate to beat Cornelius Robinson, traveled back in time to ruin Lewis' science fair. In the finished film, his storyline is quite different. The villain wore a bowler hat in early versions of the story, and its arbitrariness irked writer Don Hall enough that he wrote an explanation for it, thus creating the character of the evil bowler hat Doris.
Doris began life as a sidekick, but script changes soon promoted her to the true villain of the movie.
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Meet the Robinsons Screenshot While Wilbur flies Lewis through the future city, look for Disneyland's Space Mountain located in Tomorrowland and the modernized sign in front of it. Meet the Robinsons Screenshot Casting younger actors in an animated film is always a race against nature, and in "Meet the Robinsons," the filmmakers lost — twice. Daniel Hansen was cast as the original voice of Lewis, but nature required the filmmakers to find another Lewis.
Jordan Fry took over and matched so well that there are lines in the movie that are half Daniel and half Jordan.
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Wesley Singerman was cast as Wilbur, but again, nature took over and the filmmakers had to search for a second voice that could match what he had recorded for the character. When they couldn't find a voice to match year-old Wesley, they re-recorded all of his dialogue with a year-old Wesley.
Meet the Robinsons Screenshot The film sequence introducing the Robinson family includes a Tom Selleck joke, and filmmakers were required to get permission to use his image. It made sense, then, to also get Tom Selleck to do the voice of the character who was purported to resemble him, which is exactly what Disney did.
Meet the Robinsons Screenshot The theme of the Robinson family is "keep moving forward. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious.
Musker was determined to put an A in "The Princess and the Frog," and managed to do so on the New Orleans streetcars. Tiana's dimples were also modeled after Rose's dimples. The Princess and the Frog Screenshot In early versions of "The Princess and the Frog," Louis, the trumpet-playing alligator, was a human who lacked any musical ability. After striking a deal with the villain Dr. Facilier, Louis gained the ability to play the trumpet but was turned into an alligator.
The official sneak peek, featuring Liu in classic red Chinese outfits holding a sword, generated anticipation among Mulan fans all over the world.
I love the movie and all the live-action remake Disney has made, so I have high hopes with this," Karina, a Scotland gamer and artist, said on Twitter.
I worked as various princesses at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. AMA! : IAmA
The film, which features all Disney princesses, is set for release on Nov Replacing Li Shang — an original main character and Mulan's army commander who developed a romantic relationship with her — with new character Chen Honghui was one such case. Instead of being a general like Li, Chen is portrayed as a confident and ambitious recruit who joins the same troop as Mulan.
He also becomes Mulan's ally and love interest as the story unfolds. New Zealand actor Yoson An was cast as Chen.