In the words of director Niki Caro, Disney’s Mulan live-action movie is epic. It is so in many ways. Stunning photography, beautifully made, powerful and magical just don’t start to cover how amazing Mulan is. We won’t have to wait much longer to see this favorite animation come to life at home! September 4th is circled big and bold in our calendar. While the days go by, we get to enjoy a new featurette for Mulan!
Disney’s Mulan Trailer Featurette
The love and passion behind Mulan’s production ooze and shows. I love that we get to hear her take directly in this just-released featurette. In it, director Niki Caro as she talks about the making of Disney’s thrilling, live-action “Mulan” in the new featurette “Epic Filmmaking. Just watch and listen:
Loving the Featurette
Getting to get glimpses of the richness of this movie gave me goosebumps. Besides getting word about Mulan straight from the director, I took in from the featurette the grandeur of this movie. I had to totally agree with Niki Caro and her take on Donnie Yen’s sword display. This featurette is so inspiring. Imagine all I have to say about the movie!!!!!! I can’t wait for all of you to see it and share my awe of it.
The Wait is Almost Over
I was heartbroken when I heard we had to wait to see Mulan. Especially, because we were so close to the scheduled release. As you can imagine, I am nothing short of elated to be able to see it before I anticipated with all the craziness in our world these days. So, starting September 4, with Premier Access, viewers can watch “Mulan” before it’s available to all Disney+ subscribers. Disney+ will offer Premier Access to “Mulan” for $29.99 on disneyplus.com and select platforms. Yessssss! While less than a month passes by, we are busy recreating our Mulan / Disney Inspired Lunar New Year Celebration.
Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
“Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Tzi Ma as Zhou, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Honghui; Ron Yuan as Sergeant Qiang; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin, suggested by the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” The producers are Chris Bender, Jake Weiner, and Jason Reed, with Bill Kong, Barrie M. Osborne, Tim Coddington, and Mario Iscovich serving as executive producers.