History YMMV / Mulan

27th Mar '16 8:44:42 PM damus2300
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* FandomRivalry: With ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', of all things.
29th Feb '16 8:35:39 AM Prfnoff
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** Jerkass councilor Chi-Fu squeals like a girl when a panda eats his slipper. A decade later, James Hong would star, in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' where he plays Mr. Ping, a goose who is ''the adoptive father'' of titular protagonist panda!

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** Jerkass councilor Chi-Fu squeals like a girl when a panda eats his slipper. A decade later, James Hong Creator/JamesHong would star, in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' where he plays Mr. Ping, a goose who is ''the adoptive father'' of titular protagonist panda!



** Eddie Murphy plays a dragon in this movie. Around three years later in {{Shrek}}, he plays a donkey that gets married to a dragon.

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** Eddie Murphy Creator/EddieMurphy plays a dragon in this movie. Around three years later in {{Shrek}}, he plays a donkey that gets married to a dragon.
24th Feb '16 5:28:26 AM Yatagerasu
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*** What did you expect? It's freaking Creator/JerryGoldsmith!

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*** What did you expect? It's freaking Creator/JerryGoldsmith!Music/JerryGoldsmith!
16th Feb '16 12:13:12 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Some people see Mulan as transsexual, mostly because of the lyrics of "Reflection." Some fans [[http://danascullys.tumblr.com/post/19035570033/am-i-gay-a-journey-of-self-discovery-with-shang speculate]] that Shang developed romantic feelings for Mulan [[HoYay before discovering she was female]]. Also see the Wild Mass Guessing page.

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** Some people see Mulan as transsexual, transgender, mostly because of the lyrics of "Reflection." Some fans [[http://danascullys.tumblr.com/post/19035570033/am-i-gay-a-journey-of-self-discovery-with-shang speculate]] that Shang developed romantic feelings for Mulan [[HoYay before discovering she was female]]. Also see the Wild Mass Guessing page.
12th Feb '16 5:31:42 PM creader
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!!Disney's Mulan



* GirlsNeedRoleModels: This is why Mulan is shoehorned into the Franchise/DisneyPrincess merchandise: she's the first money-making "real" ActionGirl the animated canon has to offer, though this is somewhat muted by the fact that the merchandise generally features the girly-girl look she feels slightly out-of-place in in the first act. [[note]] Another possibility that doesn't have this problem is that they need a [[FiveTokenBand token Asian girl]]. [[/note]]



* KarmaHoudini: Is Mushu more helpful or hurtful to Mulan overall, and does he really deserve his position on his pedestal? By the end of the first film it would seem like he does, but in the second film it's shown that he abuses his position to treat all of the Fa family ancestral spirits like his personal servants. Even at the end of the sequel, after almost ruining everything and barely salvaging it, he doesn't seem to have learned humility, and the second he's put back in guardian position on a technicality, he's immediately back to his Jerkass ways with the ancestors. Granted, they're not very nice to him either, but it's definitely clear that Mushu started the feud.
27th Jan '16 7:39:32 AM azraelfinalstar
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** "I'll Make a Man out of You" , easily the most iconic song from the movie (and one of the more iconic songs from the DisneyRenaissance period in general), this song is widely and rightly considered awesome.
23rd Jan '16 2:11:25 AM jormis29
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* AmericansHateTingle: Despite famous voice actors such as Creator/JackieChan and using a local folk tale, the movie didn't do much at the Chinese box office. Some blame piracy, some worry that the native audience took issue with [[BroadStrokes the extensive reworking]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks of the original myth]], and some point to the fact that the Chinese government was in the middle of a bitter and spiteful dispute with the Walt Disney corporation thanks to Disney's Creator/TouchstonePictures label releasing ''Kundun'', which prompted the Chinese to ban its helmer Creator/MartinScorsese from getting back into China and force ''Mulan'' to languish for a year before letting it out with an unfavorable release date just after the Chinese New Year's celebration stuffed the box office with other films (on top of that, ''Kundun'' was a BoxOfficeBomb). Ten years later, DreamworksAnimation's ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' would prove much more to Chinese tastes.

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* AmericansHateTingle: Despite famous voice actors such as Creator/JackieChan and using a local folk tale, the movie didn't do much at the Chinese box office. Some blame piracy, some worry that the native audience took issue with [[BroadStrokes the extensive reworking]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks of the original myth]], and some point to the fact that the Chinese government was in the middle of a bitter and spiteful dispute with the Walt Disney corporation thanks to Disney's Creator/TouchstonePictures label releasing ''Kundun'', ''Film/{{Kundun}}'', which prompted the Chinese to ban its helmer Creator/MartinScorsese from getting back into China and force ''Mulan'' to languish for a year before letting it out with an unfavorable release date just after the Chinese New Year's celebration stuffed the box office with other films (on top of that, ''Kundun'' ''Film/{{Kundun}}'' was a BoxOfficeBomb). Ten years later, DreamworksAnimation's ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' would prove much more to Chinese tastes.
20th Jan '16 9:20:58 AM NausicaaoftheSpirits
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** Special mention also goes to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7kWRRS--YM "Avalanche"]].
15th Jan '16 1:50:40 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** Go into any room (or bar, or internet chatroom...) full of people who grew up with this movie (teenagers and twentysomethings at this point) and sing "[[EarWorm Let's get down to business]]". They will not only finish the line for you, but also sing the entire song.

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** Go into any room (or bar, or internet chatroom...) full of people who grew up with this movie (teenagers and twentysomethings at this point) and sing "[[EarWorm Let's get down to business]]". They The effect is similar to that of saying "[[Film/{{Labyrinth}} You remind me of the babe]]" in a group of nerds - they will not only finish the line for you, but also sing the entire song.
9th Jan '16 11:10:22 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Shan Yu, the leader of the Huns. He views the Emperor of China having built the Great Wall as both an insult and a challenge. As a violent BloodKnight, Shan Yu leads his horde of Huns to invade, relishing when China knows he's there. After capturing two Imperial spies, Shan Yu releases them with a message for the Emperor- but jokingly has one of his archers kill one anyways as you only need one man to deliver a message. Shan Yu later ambushes the armies of General Li at a village, resulting in a mass slaughter, not only of the soldiers, but every civilian as well, with no children spared either. Even after his army's downfall, Shan Yu attacks the Imperial Palace with his remaining men and takes the Emperor hostage, furiously attempting to kill him when he refuses to kneel to Shan Yu.

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* CompleteMonster: Shan Yu, the leader of the Huns. He Yu views the Emperor of China having built the Great Wall as both an insult and a challenge. As a violent BloodKnight, Shan Yu leads his horde of Huns to invade, relishing when China knows ''knows'' he's there. After capturing two Imperial spies, Shan Yu releases them with a message for the Emperor- but jokingly has one of his archers kill one anyways as you only need one man to deliver a message. Shan Yu later ambushes the armies of General Li at a village, resulting in a mass slaughter, not only of the soldiers, but every civilian as well, with no children spared either. Even after his army's downfall, Shan Yu attacks the Imperial Palace with his remaining men and takes the Emperor hostage, furiously attempting trying to kill him when he refuses to kneel to Shan Yu. Yu.
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