Warning! Spoilers Ahead For Mulan
When it comes to bringing back a beloved classic that has stayed with people for so many years, there are always challenges to overcome. For some time, Disney has been making live-action movies of their animations, especially from the Renaissance era. After the amazing success of Aladdin and Mulan, Niki Caro decided to produce a live-action remake of Mulan. However, this movie is different from the other remakes. While the other movies maintained several themes from the animations, Mulan takes a more different approach. The movie is a lot different from the animated musical and seeks to explore the Chinese culture.
A lot of things were omitted in the movie especially the witty talking dragon Mushu. In an interview with Jimmy Wong who played Ling in the movie, he talked about a particular scene where Mulan and her friends dressed up as women to get to the emperor. He said: "From the scripts that we got, we never saw any iteration of that. I was watching the original and being like ‘What from this do I miss in the new one? Do I miss Mushu? Yeah, a little bit. Do I miss singing? Yeah of course. When it actually came to that scene, I was thinking about it and it's the most improbable way to sneak in a castle against all these incredibly hardcore major assassin types. I do think it's hilarious though, and I think the way you bring love and truth to that scene in the future iterations is it's a great Halloween costume for me to have and I hope to be able to throwback to that in some way."
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