Mulan is an animated feature, the first launched by Walt Disney Animation Studios Florida.
Emerged in 1998 in the United States and Europe, this film is one of the few that occur during Disney's "golden age". It is also one of the few Disney cartoons where the war is mentioned, and very present. Although not a success as strong as the films The Lion King, Aladdin or Beauty and the Beast, Mulan knew enough to mark the spirit to find its place among others, in performances of Disney Princesses.
If the graphic style for the least original can push more than one at first, the quality of the story, the fluidity of the animation and the game know the colors offset this feature. This film won the fans as to have the right to a suite, six years later.
Only six traditional Disney animated films, including The Princess and the Frog appeared in 2009 in the USA and 2010 in France, will follow. None of them had really frank success, and in this sense we can consider Mulan as the last title of the "Golden Age" Disney, a period which includes mostly works produced in the 1990s.
One of the directors Tony Bancroft, is one of the animators who worked on Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King.
Mulan resumed, with a lot of freedom, the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The film has kept a graphic style reminiscent of traditional China, while updating with the style of "classical"
Country of origin: USA
Producer: Kendra Haaland and Robert Garber
Directors: Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook
Screenplay: Rita Hsiao, Christopher Sanders, Philip Lazebnik, Raymond Singer and Eugenia Bostwick-Singer
Music: Jerry Goldsmith and Matthew Wilder
American Voices :
Pat Morita...The Emperor of China
Bernard Dhéran...The Emperor of China
Cinema Release Date U.S: June 5, 1998
DVD Release Date USA: October 2004
Release date in France: November 25, 1998
DVD release date in France: November 5, 2004 Collector's Edition
Screenplay by Official Disney :
Mulan is a feisty girl, deeply devoted to her family. But although it aspires her to do honor, her adventure temperament and her defiance of the conventions away from roles to young girls of her time.
When his country invaded by the Huns, Fa-Zhou is forced to go to war, Mulan, listening to her heart and her courage, commitment to the place of her father. Disguised as a man with only companions Mushu, a dragon hilarious, and Cri-kee, a cricket lucky, Mulan will strive to become a good soldier. But will it save her country from the ruthless Shan-yu, chief Deshun? And will it save the family honor?
A stunning animation, a sensational music and incredible battles in the mountains will please the whole family.