• Mulan (1998)


Release Date: June 19th, 1998

DVD Release Date: November 9th, 1999

G |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military, Mulan (Ming-Na Wen) takes his spot -- though, as a girl living under a patriarchal regime, she is technically unqualified to serve. She cleverly impersonates a man and goes off to train with fellow recruits. Accompanied by her dragon, Mushu (Eddie Murphy), she uses her smarts to help ward off a Hun invasion, falling in love with a dashing captain along the way.

Cast: Ming-Na , Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Fierstein, Beth Fowler, George Takei, Lea Salonga

Director: Barry Cook , Tony Bancroft

Genres: Children , Musical , Animated

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Inspiring, Engaging, Underdog, Father, Family, Love, Friend, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    The film shines at capturing the watercolor delicacy of China's past. show more

  • 100
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    The payoff is a consistently rich piece with impressive visual vitality. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Mulan is an impressive achievement, with a story and treatment ranking with "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King." show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture