Disney’s live-action Mulan was a decent film. It was beautifully shot and for the most part, I enjoyed it. My kids, however, did not like it at all. They were expecting more of the animated aspects of the original film to be incorporated in it, but that’s not what they got and in the end, they were disappointed. In the end, it was a good film that is forgettable.
Insider has released a new video and it breaks down all of the ways that the live-action Mulan is different from the original animated film. Some of the biggest most notable differences is the fact there was none of the music and no Mushu.
Here’s a note that came along with the video:
Disney’s live-action reimagining of “Mulan,” directed by Niki Caro and starring Yifei Liu, made many changes to characters and story from the 1998 animated classic. Instead of Shan Yu, Mulan faces off against Böri Khan and a new shape-shifting villain named Xianniang. Meanwhile, Mulan’s anthropomorphic sidekicks Mushu and Cri-Kee are replaced with two new characters in the live-action film. Other characters, like Li Shang, were split up into two separate characters. And while classic songs from “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” are absent here, there are still references to them throughout. Many of the changes help bring Mulan closer to the ancient Chinese poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”
Did you watch the live-action Mulan? If so, what did you think?