Disney released the first teaser for the live-action Mulan remake Sunday and fans are conflicted about the first look without Mushu.
Disney’s original animated film Mulan debuted in 1998 and is based off the Chinese tale of Hua Mulan, a woman disguised as a man who took her father’s place in the army. In the animated tale, Disney included the dragon Mushu and for comedic relief and songs for a magical touch. In this first teaser trailer, however, most of that is removed and while some fans enjoy a refreshing take, others are not having it. Here are some of the reactions:
— NNG Hollywood (@NNGhollywood) July 7, 2019
How you gonna remake Mulan and not include Mushu the Dragon? pic.twitter.com/TBa5A01dsk
— Derek (@DjSouza95) July 7, 2019
If Aladdin can have a Genie than Mulan can have mushu
— Chelsea Sullivan 💫 (@Chellysully17) July 7, 2019
DISHONOR ON YOU, DISHONOR ON YOUR COW! https://t.co/UvO7QJWZfk
— Andrea (@_anddreaa_) July 7, 2019
me before the mulan trailer: so no musical scenes, no shang, NO MUSHU??!?!! idk if it's gonna work..
me after watching the trailer: pic.twitter.com/i0QIsO3Ozo
— 𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧 (@fakehappymeal) July 7, 2019
Hua Mulan’s story dates to as early as 386 AD frm a folk song & later a transcription in the 6th century. Disney’s live action film is attempting to honor the OG version for Western & Eastern (China) audiences. There is no Mushu or Li Shang in the original so please, shut up! https://t.co/IA4D0uudpJ
— Cindy PikaPika Chu (@iamcindychu) July 7, 2019
While some fans enjoy the more accurate depiction of the Chinese tale, others are upset without Mushu or the songs from the animated version. This isn’t the first of Disney’s live-action remakes to receive initial backlash — Will Smith as the Genie in Aladdin received backlash at his first look and Halle Bailey’s casting as Ariel is also garnering mixed responses.
Mulan is another film on Disney’s massive slate of live-action movies. This year, both Dumbo and Aladdin have already been released, with Lion King right around the corner on July 19th and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil on the way in October. Disney also plans to release Lady and the Tramp in November exclusively on its Disney+ streaming platform.
What did you think of the Mulan teaser? Would you watch the movie without Mushu or any of the songs? Let us know your comments down below! As always Heroic Hollywood will keep you up to date on the latest Mulan news as it gets published.
Disney’s live-action Mulan stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jimmy Wong, Tzi Ma, and Jet Lee.
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
Disney’s live-action Mulan will make a man out of you on March 27, 2020.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.