|Creator:||Robert D. San Souci (story)|
Tony Bancroft & Barry Cook (Directors)
|Date(s):||June 19, 1998, 2005|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||Mulan at IMDB, Mulan at Wikipedia|
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Mulan is an animated film created by Disney in 1998, and was followed up with a direct-to-video sequel in 2005 and a liveaction movie, projected to be released in 2020.
The story of "Mulan" was based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, a respected and honorable warrior. The Disney adaptation follows the story of a young woman of marriageable age as she disguises herself as a man in order to take her ailing father's place in the army.
Other Canons/Transformative Works
As Mulan was not invented by Disney but adapted from the Chinese legend, there are several other adaptations of Mulan. For instance, 花木兰 (English title: Mulan: Rise of a Warrior), which was released in 2009.
- Writing With Chopsticks by rebecca_selene, When the Emperor recruits Mulan to help China in the aftermath of the Hun attack, Mulan finds that more people than not want to box her into a woman's "honorable" role. She's having none of it.
Mulan by heathertheurer
- Mulan and the struggle with gender and identity by s-cornelius
- Shang’s Character Arc: Gender and Sexuality by s-cornelius
Archives & Communities
- Hua Mulan Wikipedia