News Disney's Live Action Mulan

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  1. JD

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    How so? It's an American production based on an American cartoon, written by Americans, and directed by a New Zealander. It would be more weird if it wasn't in English.
     
  2. Marsden

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    I doubt I will see this but when I saw all of those soldiers I was interested until they said it was "Mulan" so... maybe.

    I worked in a toy department when Aladdin was big, I've seen parts of that so many times they'd have to Clockwork Orange me to watch it again, same for Little Mermaid.
     
  3. fireproof78

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    A look at IMDB makes me suspect you are right.
     
  4. Awesome Possum

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    It's supposed to be closer to the original legend since the animated film has been criticized as offensive by Chinese audiences.
     
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  5. Skywalker

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    Yeah, that's what I've been reading. I'm all for that.
     
  6. mos6507

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    They could, but Disney seems to want to lean on autotune instead (the autotune on Will Smith in Aladdin was super-obvious).

    Before Iger took over Disney went through a raft of sequels. Remember Cinderella 2? Not many do. How about Lion King 1/2? And yes, even Mulan 2. That was a corporate strategy to milk that cow. This is just another variation on the same theme.

    I wonder if they'll eventually resort to doing a "live action" Home on the Range and would they dare hire Roseanne Barr for it?
     
  7. John Clark

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    I have to say I'm interested. I did see the animated one a few months ago, but before that, it was the 2009 one I was familiar with (with Zhao Wei) - though it's been a while since I've rewatched it.

    I'd like to see this one to compare.
     
  8. Spot's Meow

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    Do we think they'll ever do a live action Pocahontas? That was one of my favorites when I was a kid. It could definitely be problematic, so they'll probably avoid it altogether, but if done correctly it could be good.
     
  9. JD

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    I could see them doing it, but they would have to be very, very careful.
    I noticed that they used a horse for Mulan that actually looks quite a bit like the one she has in the animated movie.
    They changed Belle's horse in Beauty and the Beast from a brown and white Belgian Draft Horse in the animated version, to a white horse in the live action version.
    I know it's a minor thing, but I'm an animal person so this kind of stuff stands out to me.
     
  10. fireproof78

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    Yup, as well as number 3.
    Lion King 2 was better.
    Mediocre film.

    Also, two Aladdin sequels, Fox and the Hound 2, Bambi 2, Little Mermaid 2, and on and on.