Tung decides to believe her, and allows her to lead a unit to the Emperor's palace. , On August 4, 2020, Disney announced that it had cancelled the film's wide theatrical release in the United States, and would instead premiere the film for a premium fee on Disney+ on September 4, 2020. A shot of Mulan (Yifei Liu) in “Mulan.” Film frame, Disney Enterprises Inc.  The teaser trailer was viewed 175.1 million times in its first 24 hours, including 52 million from China, making it the seventh most viewed trailer in that time period. The image included a quote from Chinese reporter Fu Guohao who worked for the state-owned tabloid Global Times and was subsequently assaulted by protesters during the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests: "I support Hong Kong police. Release Date: September 4, 2020. , According to Nielsen ratings, Mulan was one of the top ten most-watched streams in the United States between August 31 and September 6, 2020. The villains aren't compelling since they're barely given any lines of exposition — their backstories and individual motives are weak and underdeveloped, which doesn't make for a rich and complicated story arc." The 2020 version of Mulan is an adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated film of the same name. Seth Maury and Andres Langlands served as visual effects supervisors and Sean Andrew Faden served as production supervisor. Mulan will premiere on Disney Plus on September 4, however it’s not as simple as getting a subscription.  The film was originally scheduled for a November 2, 2018 theatrical release, but was delayed, with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms taking its slot. Li reprised her role in the Mandarin-language dubbing of the movie. 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" Christina Aguilera, who previously performed an end-credits version of "Reflection" for the original film, confirmed during a performance in The Xperience that she had recorded a new version of "Reflection," as well as new material for the remake's soundtrack. , Mulan received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association, the first Disney live-action remake to be given such a rating. Mulan was meant to be one of Disney’s biggest ... would have probably be sidelined or simplified. ", Aja Romano of Vox wrote, "The Mulan remake jettisons everything great about Disney's animated classic and delivers nothing new."  However, following the film's opening weekend, Business Insider reported it had been viewed by 1.12 million households (only including users renting with TV-connected devices), which would result in $33.5 million in sales for Disney. Finance then reported that, according to analytics research firm 7Park Data, nearly 29% of U.S. Disney+ subscribers that accessed the app from September 1 to 12 purchased Mulan, which in the best-case scenario would result in $261 million for Disney. Disney CFO Christine McCarthy has stated that the controversies the film has caused have created "a lot of issues for [Disney]. Mulan's unit distracts the Rourans while Mulan goes to save the Emperor. , Principal photography began on August 13, 2018, at locations in New Zealand and China and wrapped on November 25, 2018. Additionally, the singer confirmed that she would also release a re-recorded version of "Reflection. Mulan is a 2020 American action drama film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Plus the ... bits from one of your favorite animated features).  In response to the controversy, Liu was not present at the 2019 D23 Expo, despite presenting exclusive sneak peek of the film to fans.  Reed was initially surprised by criticism of Shang's removal, but acknowledged that the character had become a "LGBTQ icon", and clarified that Shang's role would be served by two new characters, Commander Tung and Chen Honghui.  The Human Rights Foundation also sent a letter to Chapek asking Disney to condemn human rights violations and consider donating some of the film's earnings to promote human rights in Xinjiang. , According to Reuters, after the controversy about the film's links with the Xinjiang erupted overseas, the Chinese government ordered media outlets not to cover the release of Mulan.  At a September 10 conference, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy said in response to the controversy that "almost the entirety" of the film had been shot in New Zealand, but that 20 Chinese locations were used to "accurately depict some of the unique landscape and geography of the country".  The film will not be offered in France as a premium offering, instead releasing to Disney+ subscribers in the country for free at a later date. He waited until after she was no longer under his command to pursue any sort of romantic relationship. , As of December 2020[update] review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 73% of 296 critics gave the film a positive review, being certified fresh on the site.  Unlike other premium VOD releases that feature a 48-hour viewing window, Mulan will remain available to renters for as long as they stay subscribed to Disney+. PG-13. They are assisted by the witch Xianniang, who uses her magic to pose as a surviving soldier and report the attack to the Emperor of China; he then issues a conscription decree ordering every family to contribute one man to fight Khan's forces. The site's critical consensus read, "It could have told its classic story with greater depth, but the live-action Mulan is a visual marvel that serves as a stirring update to its animated predecessor.  Next, Disney met with Jiang Wen for the position; finally on February 14, 2017, New Zealander Niki Caro was hired as the director of the film, which made Mulan the second Disney film with a female director and a budget above $100 million following A Wrinkle in Time. He stated that, since "[t]he traditional Disney audience and the diaspora Asian audience viewed the movie in one way, and the traditional Chinese in China audience viewed a slightly different way," the filmmakers "dug in to try and make sure that [they are] addressing both of those audiences in a thoughtful way. Over the course of production, the film was the subject of several controversies, including changes to the source material and filming in Xinjiang in light of the Uyghur genocide and Xinjiang re-education camps. Other Chinese viewers complained about some of the characters' make-up, saying that it reflects Western stereotypes of China, rather than being a reflection of actual Chinese culture. Finance overestimated Mulan's revenue, as their figures were for accounts active during that period and not the total subscriber base, and clarified that 10.3% of all accounts purchased the film, with U.S. revenue estimated to be $62–93 million; Yahoo! ", Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B+ and described it as "a classic hero(ine)'s tale, exhilarating in its elaborate set pieces and large-scale ambitions even when the smaller human story within it sometimes falls short.  On December 5, the official trailer was released. " Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times wrote, "Mulan is a heroic muddle, one that elicits both a disappointed sigh and an appreciative nod. It lays down a marker of progress achieved and progress to come. 'The Ballad of Mulan' has always been an epic-scale story about the power of being yourself in a world not ready to accept that, a tale that will likely always have resonance. That's right Disney Plus subscribers will be able to check out the live remake starting Friday, December 4. Finance amended their article to reflect this. That version of the project never came to fruition. 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Disney classics, Pixar adventures, Marvel epics, Star Wars sagas, National Geographic explorations, and more. As a young woman, Mulan is forced to meet with a matchmaker to demonstrate her fitness as a future wife. The film stars Yifei Liu in the title role, alongside Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles. , In April 2020, it was reported that a Mulan sequel is in development with Chris Bender, Jason T. Reed, and Jake Weiner returning as producers. On her way, she is confronted by Xianniang, who reveals that she was also shunned by her people and fights for Böri Khan only because he treats her as an equal. The live-action remake of Mulan will be available for all to stream as part of their standard Disney Plus subscription from Friday. This sparked international controversy, with Liu being accused of supporting police brutality in Hong Kong. ... Now, Mulan on Disney Plus …  Reviewers on Douban contended that the film had flat characters and a bland story with details that did not make sense. You’ll have to pay £19.99 to watch the film – even if you already have a subscription. With a production budget of $200 million, the film grossed $70 million at the box office, not including digital earnings from Disney+. 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On October 24, a prequel novel written by writer Grace Lin was announced along with a preview being made available online. Rated: PG-13 and "The live-action remake of Mulan tries to incorporate many new elements with good intentions, but ultimately, the movie is poorly executed. The film continued to have a theatrical release in some European Markets, Asia Pacific & China. 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Disney instead premiered the film on September 4, 2020 on Disney+, for a premium fee in countries where the service had launched. In Imperial China, Hua Mulan is an adventurous and active girl, to the disappointment of her parents, who hopes that one day she will be wed to a good husband. The song was written by Jamie Hartman, Harry Gregson-Williams, Rosi Golan and Billy Crabtree, and produced by Jamie Hartman.  Lauren Puckett of Harper's Bazaar wrote "Some fans understood and agreed with the #MeToo argument. Mulan. Mulan is available to stream for £19.99 with Premier Access on Disney+. It is directed by Niki Caro, with a screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, and Elizabeth Martin.  Several factors, such as the film only receiving an official Chinese release date days before, giving little chance to build a strong marketing campaign, the film's Disney+ digital release resulting in pirated copies online, a lack of local press coverage due to the film being partially shot in the controversial Xinjiang region and to avoid drawing attention to the political controversies surrounding the film, as well as low reception from fans on sites such as Maoyan and Douban, were cited as contributing to the film's muted performance. To the north, an imperial outpost is invaded by Rouran warriors, under the leadership of Böri Khan. She declines the offer and returns to her village. She attempts to kill Mulan, but her attacks are stopped by the leather with which Mulan's chest had been bound to hide her identity. 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", There was criticism over having a production team largely composed of white people, such as for the roles of director, costume designer, and screenwriter. "Why Is Li Shang Not in Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan? , Mulan grossed $5.9 million from nine countries in its international opening weekend, including $1.2 million in Thailand and $700,000 in Singapore, both of which were the highest debuts of 2020 in the respective countries. An artist will express themselves, and the burden of responsibility is on the art. And anyway, it was Mulan who had the crush on him! He becomes an important figure in Mulan's soldiering life, not only as her commanding officer but as a mentor as well. As ruler of China, the Emperor issues a decree that one man per household must serve in the Imperial Army and fight the Northern invaders. The people who are hired for all kinds of stories need to be more diverse. , Yanni Chow and Carol Mang of Reuters wrote that the film had "a lacklustre reception in Hong Kong" amidst calls from pro-democracy activists for a boycott. Entitled Mulan: Before the Sword, the novel was released on February 11, 2020. Once a fearsome warrior himself, he is committed to crushing the Rouran forces that threaten the security of the empire and its people. The more this conversation is being had, the more that diverse artists are given opportunities.  On October 4, 2016, Disney announced that a global search for a Chinese actress to portray the title role was underway. An online petition titled "Tell Disney You Don't Want A Whitewashed Mulan!" Subscribe for £59.99 annually or £5.99 a month now. Back in August, Walt Disney announced a devastating blow for theatres in the UK, US.Mulan the live-action epic based on the animated cartoon of the same name from 1998, was moving to Disney Plus.. Jetzt auf Disney+ streamen. " As of November 2020[update], on Metacritic, the film had a weighted average score of 66 out of 100 from 52 critics and 2.8/10 user score, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". Instead, the live-action remake is premiering on Disney Plus on Sept. 4 for … What a shame for Hong Kong." Yifei Liu, who plays Mulan, doesn't get as much character development in the new Disney Plus film. Cricket is based on Cri-Kee, a cricket from the animated film. Cheng reprised her role in the Mandarin-language dubbing of the movie.