Get Our Full Review
When the Huns attack China, each family is called to provide one soldier. Because there are no young men in Mulan's (voice of Ming-Na Wen) family, her aging father prepares to go. Certain the frail man will never return from the battle, the young girl disguises herself as a young man and enlists in her father's place.
Why Is Mulan Rated G?
Mulan is rated G
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Mulan...
Violence: Non-graphic violence depicting explosions and battles. Implied deaths due to war. Main characters lives are in peril.
Sexual Content: Implied nudity (no details shown). Mild sexual innuendo.
Language: None noted.
Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Mulan.
This movie is followed by the direct-to-home-video sequel, Mulan II
News & Views About Mulan:
4 Movies to Celebrate Chinese New YearChinese New Year is the most important event on the Chinese calendar as family members return to their homes to celebrate the arrival of the new year. It is also the longest national holiday in the country lasting for the first fifteen days of the lunar calendar. The Chinese New ...
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Watch @ Home
Details on home video releases of Mulan...
Home Video Notes: Mulan 1 and 2: 15th Anniversary Edition (3Disc)
Release Date: 12 March 2013
Celebrating its 15 Anniversary, Disney’s Mulan is releasing in a Blu-ray Combo Pack that also includes the movie Mulan 2. Other bonus extras are:
Blu-ray: Mulan Feature Film and Mulan II Feature Film
- 11 Deleted Scenes
- 15 Backstage Disney Featurettes
- 6 Music Videos featuring Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, 98, Jackie Chan and more.
- Audio Commentary
DVD: Mulan Feature Film
- 7 Deleted Scenes
- 2 Backstage Disney Featurettes
- 5 Music Videos
- Audio Commentary
DVD: Mulan II Feature Film
- 4 Deleted Scenes
- 1 Backstage Disney Featurette
- Music Video performed by Atomic Kitten
Mulan Special Edition 2 Disc
DVD Release: Oct 26, 2004
Did you know Jackie Chan could sing? Or that it took 700 people five years to complete the animated film Mulan? Those are just a few of the fun facts you’ll discover in the newly released Special Edition of this Disney classic.
Aimed at the merely curious as well as those who revel in small details, the featurettes included in the two disc set provide a “Back Stage Disney” tour of the decision making processes behind character development, art styles, and color pallets. Along the way the viewer will glimpse storyboards, various sketches, deleted scenes, and learn how the creators choose when a pencil or a computer would be the drawing tool of choice.
Any parent who has ever tried to encourage their children to go the second mile in their study habits will appreciate the example set by the production team, as they explain the focus they placed on research. Thanks to their meticulous efforts, the film does an admirable job of capturing the essence of Chinese culture.
The package also offers an English reading of the poem “Hua Mulan,” for audiences unfamiliar with the ancient ballad this movie is based upon. More information about the reality of this legendary character, who is believed to have fought as a warrior for over ten years-without her gender being discovered, are included in the game Mulan’s World, narrated by the lovable dragon Mushu.
Along with a brief understanding of the intricacies of translating the script and music into various languages for international distribution, the bonus materials reveal the complexities of developing a personality for the lead character. After several false starts, the producers returned to the old text. By developing the traits of honor, courage and selflessness mentioned within it, they created a hero worthy of emulation, and a movie worthy of repeated viewing.
DVD Notes: Mulan I and II: 3 Disc Collector’s Set
DVD Release Date: 12 August 2008
Walt Disney Home Entertainment is releasing a 3-Disc Collector’s Set, combining the Mulan: 2-Disc Special Edition and its sequel Mulan II.
Bonus extras for the first film include deleted scenes, music videos (with Jackie Chan and Christina Aguilera), a featurette (The World of Mulan) and games (Mulan’s World and Fun Facts). The second movie also shares deleted scenes, a music video, featurettes (The World of Mulan and Voices of Mulan II), and Mushu’s Guess Who Game.
Audio Tracks are in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (English, French and Spanish).