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  • Accidental Aesop: The Training Montage and Mulan failing her matchmaking exam have the same message: "There are no shortcuts." Mulan and Mushu trying to cheat at different tasks end up messing her up, especially when Shang catches her the second time. It's not until Mulan actually puts in the work — climbing up the pole to get the arrow— that she earns her place in the army as well as Shang's respect.
  • Accidental Innuendo:
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    • This line during "A Girl Worth Fighting For" as the men see some women: "You can guess what we have missed the most since we went out to war."
    • Mulan's fake name, "Fa Ping"; today, the name sounds awfully close to the slang term fapping.
  • Acceptable Targets: The Huns. They have sickly gray skin, and black eyes with yellow irises (only Shan Yu looks this extreme). Such depiction of any civilization that still exists would be considered incredibly racist.
  • Adaptation Displacement: A lot of people in the West have no idea that the legend of Mulan has been around in various forms since the 6th century AD, and think she's an original Disney character.
  • Adorkable: Mulan herself mainly averts this, but she is definitely so when she's trying to fit in with the guys and the charm of her goofier moments.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Mushu didn't care about bringing Mulan home safe, but making her a war hero to regain his former glory. Selfish, no? And at what point did he start gravitating towards the former? And his approval of Mulan going back to the city to warn the others - is it motivated from the glory he could still get as a result?
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    • Some people see Mulan as transgender, mostly because of the lyrics of "Reflection".
    • Some fans speculate that Shang developed romantic feelings for Mulan before discovering she was a woman.
    • Are Khan and Cri-Kee Intelligible Unintelligible, or does Mushu just happen to understand animal talk?
    • Mulan staying during "Make a Man Out of You" despite being essentially discharged for her poor performance. Was it to do her duty and fight to protect her home? Was it to gain Shang's approval? Or was it her way of rebelling against what she had been told and showing she could do what she set out to do? Ultimately the film doesn't say, so you could argue any particular point for why she remained.
    • Likewise, what is she thinking during the scene where she finds the little girl's doll in the burned-out village? Mulan takes it and hugs it to her chest with an anguished expression. The shock that they were too late to provide help? Thoughts of the little girl at home whose doll she did save? Her own memories of being that age, and feeling her Innocence Lost? Or all three?
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  • Applicability: Though Fa Mulan doesn't adapt a male persona as a result of gender dysphoria, "Reflection" has been heavily embraced by the transgender community, and LGBTQ+ persons in general.
  • Americans Hate Tingle: Despite famous voice actors such as Jackie Chan 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 the extensive reworking 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 Touchstone Pictures label releasing Kundun, which prompted the Chinese to ban its helmer Martin Scorsese 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 Box Office Bomb). Ten years later, Dreamworks Animation's Kung Fu Panda would prove much more to Chinese tastes.
  • Angst? What Angst?:
    • Mulan kills thousands of men with an avalanche and shows no remorse; she is far more upset at being discovered and cast out of the army soon afterward. However, there is a great deal of angst to discovering a village that had burned to the ground. Of course the villagers were innocent and the Huns were enemy soldiers who were inches from slaughtering everyone. Not to mention the Huns were the ones who burned that village in the first place, so Mulan was avenging those villagers' deaths as well as winning the battle and protecting the rest of China.
    • Shang gets this as well; he has a Trauma Conga Line of a day. He finds his father killed, his men caught in an ambush, and an avalanche nearly burying everyone alive. Then the soldier who saved him turns out to be a woman, and he's ordered to kill her per the law; though he spares her, he's not happy. After that, the Huns storm the palace and seize the Emperor; Shang nearly dies fighting Shan Yu and goes Oh, Crap! when the Hun goes after Mulan. He escapes a burning palace. Yet, despite all that, rather than being traumatized, he becomes Endearingly Dorky towards Mulan and shy on realizing she saved his life twice and he likes her. By the end, he's smiling when Mulan invites him to dinner.
  • Anvilicious: Sexism is bad. It's everpresent throughout the film but of course, Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped.
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  • Base-Breaking Character:
    • Mushu, though considering he's a comedic sidekick in a Disney film, that's probably to be expected. People either love him and find him hilarious or consider him obnoxious and annoying.
    • Shan Yu. He has a small fanbase due to how deliciously evil he is, but some find him an uninteresting and easily forgettable villain.
  • Broken Base: The "Mulan is transgender" theory gets a lot of very different reactions. Trans fans like the movie for what many of them they see as Mulan dealing with many of, or at least something similar to, the issues that they go through; the song "Reflection" is often used to describe how trans people feel about body dysphoria (feeling like one gender but looking like another). On the other hand, many Chinese and Chinese-American fans argue that this interpretation misses a lot of cultural context and that the movie's themes deal heavily with Chinese notions of filial piety as well as oppressive Stay in the Kitchen attitudes displayed by some parts of the culture, thus Mulan's decision to dress as a man was not because of self-identification but because that was the only way she could take her father's place and keep him safe. Some feminists believe the more literal versions of the trans interpretation are misogynistic, since it erases the impacts of patriarchal culture and undermines the film's Prejudice Aesop criticizing gender roles by attributing Mulan's achievements to truly being a man rather than a woman Showing Up Chauvinists. Regardless of one's personal interpretation of this opinion, it's indisputably caused quite a rift among the movie's fans.
  • Catharsis Factor: After being a sexist asshole for the majority of his screentime, even directly ordering Mulan to be killed because she's a woman in the army, it will be immensly satisfying to see Chi Fu lose his job to her.
  • Complete Monster: Shan Yu views the Emperor of China having built The Great Wall as both an insult and a challenge. As a violent Blood Knight, 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 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 trying to kill him when he refuses to kneel to Shan Yu.
  • Evil Is Cool: Shan Yu and his mini boss bunch of Huns for the general badassery throughout the movie. Ironically, and probably on purpose, their defeats are all extremely comedic.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse:
    • Grandmother Fa has more fans than her small screentime would suggest.
    • The Emperor due to being a Cool Old Guy and quite the badass himself.
    "No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it."
  • Fanon:
    • A small portion of the fandom sees Mulan as transgender - due to Memetic Mutation of "Reflection". Some trans fans relate to the lyrics "when will my reflection show who I am inside?" when Mulan is mainly singing about how she feels she can't live up to the high standards society demands of her, and because she cross-dresses as a man. Chinese feminists have taken offense to the trans interpretation, as it disregards the strict gender hierarchy of Chinese culture where women were viewed as being far inferior to men, as well as how Mulan is motivated by a sense of filial piety to cross-dress in the first place. Mulan shows discomfort with the strict gender roles forced upon her in her life rather than being biologically female.
    • Shang being bisexual; a common interpretation is that Shang began to develop feelings for Mulan when she was still disguised as Ping although novelizations and other official material show Shang only respected Ping as a soldier rather than view him as a love interest. Others go as far to think that Shang is gay and was upset when Mulan was revealed to be a woman although canonically Shang shows attraction to Mulan as a woman and at the time a woman serving in the Chinese military was viewed as highly shameful as it meant non-conformity to gender roles. Women were expected to stay at home, look pretty, obey their husbands, give birth to sons, and not much else.
  • Foe Yay Shipping: While it drifts into Crack Ship territory, Mulan and Shan Yu has a strange fan following.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The scene where Mushu dupes the Emperor's advisor with a false order to send reinforcements immediately as the general is hard pressed is portrayed as incredibly hilarious. Then we get to the village, and we get to see that Mushu's little ruse was all too real. Mushu himself is visibly taken aback when he sees the devastation, as he clearly sees how correct he was.
  • Genius Bonus: Mulan's horse is named Khan, a reference to the original Mulan poem, in which the ruler she serves is a Khan.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Mulan's male persona is named "Fa Ping", which was a humorously pathetic name to begin with (and has an unflattering meaning in Chinese). But as soon as the Internet began to use "fapping" for A Date with Rosie Palms, well...
    • Jerkass councilor Chi-Fu squeals like a girl when a panda eats his slipper. A decade later, James Hong would star in Kung Fu Panda where he voices Mr. Ping, a goose who is the adoptive father of titular protagonist panda!
    • "Shan-Yu, snag on rooftop, hit by incoming rocket! NO CAPES!"
    • Eddie Murphy plays a dragon in this movie. Around three years later in Shrek, he plays a donkey that gets married to a dragon.
    • Soon-Tek Oh and James Hong both appearing in this animated film, which is interesting considering that both said actors had played North Vietnamese military Big Bads in the Missing in Action films (Hong played the so-called main villain in the first film, while Oh played the villain in the second).
    • Seeing Ming-Na Wen seeking to become a true Action Girl is hilarious to fans of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where she is the undisputed best Action Girl among the cast. Bonus points for the fact that Marvel is now owned by Disney.
    • "Mysterious as the dark side of the moon."
    • Mulan's appearance in the film is based off of the actress Gong Li, who would play the main antagonist of the 2020 remake twenty two years later.
    • Mulan's horse in the film is named "Khan", fifteen years later the animated series "The Adventures of the Young Marco Polo" would portray her as a subject of Kublai Khan.
  • Ho Yay:
    Mushu: Good, now slap 'im on the behind. They like that!
    • In "A Girl Worth Fighting For," Yao teases "Ping" that the "local girls thought you were quite the charmer." Later, Mushu wolf-whistles at a group of young women harvesting rice, making it seem like it came from "Ping." Mulan is embarrassed and hides her face as the women giggle, seemingly flattered.
  • Inferred Holocaust: Shortly before Shan Yu and his army find the Imperial scouts, you can see a village burning behind them. Implying they had just destroyed it, and probably killed everyone in it. Averted with the little girl's village and the Imperial Army, which skips over the "implied" part.
  • Iron Woobie: Mulan goes through a lot of frustration just to prove her worth to her family, to her country and to herself. Despite this she never backs down.
  • LGBT Fanbase:
    • Mulan's Action Girl character and her character arc's nature makes her resonate with LGBT people, especially queer women and trans people.
    • Shang's attractiveness and his interest in Ping makes him popular with queer, gay and bi men.
    • The song "Reflection" seems to have struck a small chord in the LGBT community, especially in the Philippines.
  • Love to Hate: Shan-Yu has a sizeable fanbase due to how deliciously evil he is.
  • Memetic Badass:
    • Ping, the manliest badass ever to grace cinema. Unshaved Mouse turned Mulan herself into one while reviewing each film in the Disney Animated Canon.
    • Yao will hit you so hard, it'll make your ancestors dizzy!
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • If you see a picture on the internet that has someone/something looking directly in a mirror, you can expect either the caption or the comments from said image quoting the "Reflection" song.
    • 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 "Let's get down to business" (the opening lyrics from "Make a Man Out of You"). They will not only finish the line for you, but likely sing the entire song. Also applicable whenever Mulan (the folktale character) makes an appearance in other medias, such when she appears in Smite, which caused players to sing the song when talking about her.
    • Mushu's "dishonor" rant is particularly quotable to show displeasure or otherwise, particularly the line "Dishonor on you! Dishonor on your cow!"
    • The limited-time McDonald's Szechuan Dipping Sauce made to promote this movie. After the Season 3 premiere of Rick and Morty turned it, and the fact that it was apparently delicious, into a Running Gag, the internet exploded with requests to McDonald's for it to be brought back. Cue Hype Backlash sinking in after McD's did so.
    • An exploitable line from Mushu, with obvious applications: "You missed! How could you miss? He was THREE FEET IN FRONT OF YOU!"
    • The Great Wall soldier's "Now all of China knows you're here" is often used in reference to people who try to do something quietly but accidentally make a lot of noise. If the person who made a lot of noise isn't deterred by this, they'll usually follow it up with the line "Perfect".
  • Misaimed Fandom:
    • Mulan has got a reputation among some fans as a You Go, Girl! girliness-hating Tomboy. This same fanbase reacts with disgust at her wearing the pink dress in most of the Disney Princess merchandise, claiming it undermines her character. This is ignoring the fact that Mulan's discomfort at the beginning of the movie was over not wanting to let her family down — and that she wanted to be a good wife. On a more superficial level she does actually like how she looks in the pink dress. She seems to wear pink because so many of the other princess characters are colour-coded with blue outfits (Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine and Snow White) and Sleeping Beauty likewise is shown in a pink dress for this reason.
    • There's strong irony in the fact that a movie about a woman trying to break gender roles in the name of protecting her father produced a song (I'll Make A Man Out of You) that ended up becoming the most popular and remembered song of the movie.
    • The "Mulan is actually transgender" idea tends to come from Westerners confusing applicability for allegory and thus shoehorning external inteprretations of gender roles in the story, rather than anything supported by the text itself. A lot of Chinese American and Chinese fans have reacted rather angrily to this. The problem illustrated in the film is not that Mulan adopts the Fa Ping persona out of a desire to be male — the problem is that the sexist nature of her society, drawing from old-fashioned Chinese views on gender roles, does not allow women to contribute to the war effort, instead forcing them be perfect wives who would birth more sons. Even so, this has led to quite the Broken Base among the movie's fandom.
    • Fans tend to paint Shang as a jerk for not instantly believing Mulan when she warns them about the surviving Huns. While she was right, Shang can't be blamed for being slow to trust someone who was deceiving him from the very beginning. And he does warn the soldiers to be on their guard, so he clearly believes her to some extent.
  • Misaimed Marketing: Mulan's placement in the Disney Princess franchise already counted but it reached a new low when the DVD joined the "Royal Wedding Collection". Not royalty, and not getting married to royalty.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • Shan-Yu crosses it when he and his soldiers burn down the village at the Tung Shao Pass. There's an Empathy Doll Shot to indicate that even children were not spared. Plus, there's also the helmet and sword of Shang's father, indicating that he too died in the attack. In fact, the Huns butchered everyone — no one is left to tell the tale. The scene abruptly interrupts the "A Girl Worth Fighting For" song, giving it Gut Punch impact.
    • At first, Chi Fu is simply an arrogant bully and, considering he's a loyal servant of the Emperor himself, can only be considered a villain because of his misogyny. But boy, does he ever make the best (worst?) of that, and when Mulan's gender is outed, he crosses the line by ordering Shang to kill her as though she were a traitor (never mind that she had proven herself a valuable asset to China's army up to that point). He only drives the point home that he's thoroughly unrepentant about his misogyny later on when, after Mulan helps defeat the Huns and save the Emperor, the bully still demands the death penalty in a gesture of blatant ingratitude.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: When Mulan first sings, and viewers are bowled over by Lea Salonga's beautiful voice — Ancestors, hear my plea...
  • Older Than They Think: The film is often said to have borrowed elements from Japanese and Korean culture as well. Most of these are in fact Ancient Chinese traditions. The dress Mulan wears for the Matchmaker is mistaken for a kimono, when it is actually a hanfu - a traditional Chinese dress; which for the record is the predecessor of the kimono and hanbok. The make-up likewise is thought to be Geisha, but is actually based off Tang Dynasty make-up (which did influence the Geishas).
  • One-Scene Wonder:
    First Ancestor: (speaking to Mushu) You had your chance to protect the Fa family!
    Female Ancestor: Your misguidance led Fa Deng to disaster!
    Fa Deng: (carrying his head under his arm) Yeah. Thanks a lot.
    • The ordinary Red Shirt who lit the signal tower while Shan Yu was staring him down.
    • Shang's father, General Li, could be seen as such before riding off to join the rest of the Imperial Army at the Tung Shao Pass.
      • It helps that he's voiced by James Shigeta.
    • The unnamed medic who treated Mulan's injury and revealed her true identity to Shang.
  • Rainbow Lens:
    • Mulan's story of feeling confined by the gender roles and expectations of her society could be taken as a metaphor for being trans, especially with her song "Reflection".
    • The film is very light on romance compared to its contemporary Disney films, with Shang only being an Implied Love Interest with a Maybe Ever After. Mulan's struggles with feminine gender roles and marriage, combined with Shang's attraction to Ping, leads to speculation of a queer metaphor.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: There's a lot of combat in the movie, but for the most part it's kept off-screen, or consists of ranged combat at a distance that keeps casualties from being seen. After the outstanding success of DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda franchise established that ferociously wild, if stylized, Wuxia action with innumerable connecting kicks and punches are now acceptable family entertainment, Mulan comes off as rather timid.
  • Sequelitis: The sequel dealt with an arranged marriage idea to prevent an invasion, and then threw it out the window. Said sequel was widely panned, and less than two years after its release, the sequel machine was unplugged by John Lasseter.
  • Signature Scene:
    • Mulan singing "Reflection".
    • The "I'll Make a Man Out of You" training montage song.
    • The burned Tung Shao Pass village that the Imperial Army failed to protect.
    • The avalanche sequence was a solid contender (especially from an animator's point of view).
    • Shan Yu being blown to bits with fireworks.
    • The end where everyone bows to Mulan.
    • The scene where Mulan serves tea (said tea is poured from the pot) while she stares blankly at the matchmaker is put in many generic Disney-referring gifs.
  • Signature Song: "I'll Make a Man Out of You" was by far the film's most popular song for a long time, thanks to its badass power and the affiliated montage. However, "Reflection" has now rivaled it due to a number of factors. It's the first single of Christina Aguilera's career (she even re-recorded the song for the 2020 film's soundtrack), it struck a small chord in the LGBT community, and the 2020 live-action remake made a lot of work out of this song through its trailers.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The village scene emphasizes that War Is Hell and there is no glory in finding the dead, especially when they are innocents and your loved ones. It's nearly silent apart from sound effects and scant dialogue, with visual expressions conveying characters' emotions. "A Girl Worth Fighting For" talked about the men looking forward to meeting ladies after they fought...only for Mulan to find a little girl's doll, and leaving it by Shang's sword and General Li's helmet, with her silently vowing to fight for her. All Shang can do is order his small retinue to go after the Huns, knowing they may also be slaughtered. Unsurprisingly, everyone is sober, including Mushu with a Jerkass Realization on learning his Forged Letter was accidentally correct.
    • The film emphasizes this message in a very subtle, yet very effective way; remember how this horrific scene interrupted a jaunty musical number? From this point in the movie onward, there are no more Disney song sequences. Seeing the horrors of war made the soldiers realize that now was not the time to be singing about manliness or women, but in stopping the enemy before more innocent blood could be shed.
  • Strawman Has a Point:
    • While Shang not believing Mulan about the Huns having infiltrated the capital city is clearly intended to be a sign that he's just not ready to accept her contributions because of her gender, there is another possible explanation — by lying about being male, Mulan has already proven she's capable of being dishonest. It's more reasonable to believe someone if you've never known them to lie.
    • While the Matchmaker was being a complete jerkass by calling Mulan a disgrace, she was right to give Mulan a failing grade on the test. Mulan wasn't an impressive bride-to-be (at first): she cheated by writing on her skin, she spilled tea on the table, and even set the woman on fire. She didn't do it intentionally, and there was a cricket but she still did get set on fire, while Mulan was supposed to be proving her best mettle as a wife.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • In the 90's, the movie was praised, and still gets praised, for Mulan's portrayal as a badass Action Girl who defies the sexist mentality of society. Nowadays, some viewers criticize the hint of romance with Shang, even though it's only a Maybe Ever After, since they feel it implies that not even a woman who has saved China can be complete without a man. Also circles back into Values Resonance as, by the late 2010s, it's became common for people to take issue with the idea that a woman needs to be single to be considered "progressive" and the implication that having any kind of romantic interest undermines their status as a female role model, even when they're clearly the one in charge (as is the case with Mulan and Shang), which many now see as reductive and wrongfully shaming women for not being purely butch and utterly non-feminine.
    • The dehumanizing depiction of the Hun army as ash-skinned and brutish warmongers has only aged more poorly with time due to its xenophobic connotations. The Huns are Acceptable Targets as they no longer exist as a people today. Depicting the Huns with ash-skin may have been intended to make them ethnically ambiguous so as to not offend similar nomadic ethnic groups which do still exist. The Chinese release of Mulan identifies the Hun as the Xiongnu (also an ethnic group which no longer exists) as China was never invaded by the Huns and Chinese audiences may not be so familiar with them whereas Western audiences are more knowledgeable of the Huns than the Xiongnu.
    • Chi-Fu goes into the bathing pool with a towel snugly wrapped around him and leaves looking shaken and angry clutching the towel around him with laughing in the background. This would never pass today what-with more awareness of bullying, much less as a gag with victim being at fault for having it happen in the first place.
  • The film's voice cast, with a few notable exceptions (Eddie Murphy as Mushu, June Foray as Grandma Fa, and Harvey Fierstein as Yao) are actors of East Asian American descent, which is a noted attempt at accuracy. However, closer inspection reveals that very few of the actors are Chinese-American. While Ming-Na Wen and BD Wong are Chinese-American, their singing voices are provided by the Filipina Lea Salonga and white Welsh-American Donny Osmond, respectively. The rest of the cast includes George Takei (the First Ancestor), Pat Morita (the Emperor), James Shigeta (General Li), Gedde Watanabe (Ling), and Jerry Hondo (Chien-Po), all of whom are Japanese-American; Soon-Tek Oh (Fa Zhou), who is Korean-American; and Miguel Ferrer, who is Puerto Rican, as Shan Yu. This means that there are a grand total of two Chinese-American actors—James Hong as Chi Fu and Freda Foh Shen as Fa Li—who do all the voice and singing work for their characters.
  • What an Idiot!:
    • The conscription call has reached Mulan's village, and it is explicitly stated that every family must send a man off to war. Mulan, who is hiding in her family's court yard, hears this. Her society is prejudiced against women and her father, though affectionate and permissive, adheres pretty strictly to what honor demands of him.
    • You'd Expect: She can't make things better, but at the very least she try not to make things worse. Or wait for her father to get the conscription call and appeal to him not to go in private.
    • Instead: She runs out and interrupts her father infront of a crowd full of people who place great value on patriarchy and filial piety.
    • As A Result: Nobody listens to her, her father feels dishonored and betrayed by her actions and thus closes himself off to her appeals.
  • Win Back the Crowd: After their last attempt to do this got strong reviews but a relatively poor box office take, they decided to go back to being a bit more adult. Surprisingly, this worked better than with Pocahontas or The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • Woolseyism: The Chinese dub calls the Huns the Xiongnu, which is more historically accurate as the Huns are best known for invading Europe under Attila. It is theorized that the two groups were related. This is also supported by Shan Yu's name, which sounds a lot like Chanyu, the title for the ruler of the Xiongnu.
  • The Woobie:
    • Mulan really makes you feel for her after her disaster with the matchmaker, especially when she sings about her struggles in "Reflection". And when she's abandoned in the mountains and left feeling like a worthless failure, it's again very easy for the viewer to feel sad for her.
    • Captain Li Shang sees his father's army (and presumably a lot of his friends and fellow students) butchered in the aftermath of a Hun battle. Due to The Chains of Commanding, he can't show his grief or accept any comfort from his men. Later, when the Chinese are victorious thanks to Mulan, he's visibly uncomfortable while the citizens praise him, since he had to discharge the real hero after her gender was revealed.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: The majority of the film's actors are East Asian. Why on Earth is the very white Harvey Fierstein'' of all people playing a short angry Chinese man? (Although to Fierstein's credit, he was reluctant to take the role at all and wanted to have an East Asian-American actor do it instead, only agreeing after seeing the cast list and being assured that the vast majority of the actors were of the proper ethnicity).
    • By this logic, June Foray is also an odd choice for Grandma Fa. She's hilarious in her few scenes, but it is admittedly strange to hear the voice of a diminutive white woman voicing a Chinese grandmother.
    • Mushu being voiced by African American actor Eddie Murphy is also fairly questionable and noted to be out of place in the setting even by those who like him.

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