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is the 36th feature in the Disney animated features canon, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation, and first released on June 5, 1998 by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution.
The film was the first of three produced primarily at the animation studio at Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida. It was directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, with the story by Robert D. San Souci.
It was loosely based on various versions of the Chinese legend of Fa Mulan (Hua Mulan). It starred the voices of Ming-Na Wen as Mulan (though her singing was by Lea Salonga), Pat Morita as the emperor of China, and Eddie Murphy as the dragon "Mushu the Demoted One". The story is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, a woman who disguises herself as a man to take the place of her elderly father in the army. The story can be traced back to The Ballad of Mulan.
The earliest accounts of the legend state that she lived during the Northern Wei dynasty (386?534). However another version reports that Mulan was requested as a concubine by Emperor Yang of Sui China (reigned 604?617). The film may take place even later, as it prominently features landmarks such as the modern Great Wall of China and Forbidden City which were not constructed until the 16th Century. On the other hand, at the time of Northern Wei, the Huns had already absorted into Chinese and other races and disappeared on the stage of history.
Disney's Mulan casts the title in much the same way as the original legendary heroine, a rough-around-the-edges daughter of a respected veteran, somewhat troubled by being the 'sophisticated lady' her society expects. When Hun invaders prompt the empire to ......
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