The other side of it is that more diverse people need to be allowed to tell stories.  However, following the film's opening weekend, Business Insider reported it had been viewed by 1.12 million households (only including users renting with TV-connected devices), which would result in $33.5 million in sales for Disney.  On October 7, 2020, British politician Iain Duncan Smith sent an email to Disney, criticizing the filming in Xinjiang, with Disney defending it, saying, “it is standard practice across the film industry worldwide to acknowledge in a film's credits the cooperation, approvals, and assistance provided by various entities and individuals over the course of a film's production."  On November 20, the Japanese theatrical poster was released online.  The public security bureau in Turpan was added to the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security's Entity List in October 2019. 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That power is limited by dishonesty, though, keeping Mulan from realising her full potential until she strips away her disguise as a man. It is directed by Niki Caro, with a screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, and Elizabeth Martin. The film also holds a 49% rating from over 9,500 general audience reviews on the site.  On the weekend of the film's release, the Disney+ app was downloaded 68% more than the past weeks' total, similar to the 72% spike upon Hamilton's release that July. It lays down a marker of progress achieved and progress to come. September können Abonnenten von Disney+ den lange erwarteten Disney-Film „Mulan“ auch in Deutschland ansehen. Disney Plus is home to the House of Mouse's considerable entertainment library, including recent releases like The Mandalorian and Mulan as well as … “Mulan” is directed by Niki Caro. One of the more common complaints about the film is its treatment of qi. They first considered Ang Lee, the Taiwanese-born director and two-time Academy Award winner for Best Director. Entitled Mulan: Before the Sword, the novel was released on February 11, 2020. Disney CFO Christine McCarthy has stated that the controversies the film has caused have created "a lot of issues for [Disney].  The Human Rights Foundation also sent a letter to Chapek asking Disney to condemn human rights violations and consider donating some of the film's earnings to promote human rights in Xinjiang. When can I watch Mulan for free on Disney Plus? In Imperial China, Hua Mulan is an adventurous and active girl, to the disappointment of her parents, who hopes that one day she will be wed to a good husband. 2020. If you want Premier Access to Mulan, it’ll cost you £19.99 (or $29.99 in the US). Matthew Wilder, who co-wrote the songs for the original film, said the remake would feature a new version of the song "Reflection," and that the song "thematically plays a large part in the new movie throughout the score. While Disney hoped that Mulan's release in China would make up for the distribution issues in the U.S. market, the film had a disappointing opening weekend and only made $23.2 million at the Chinese box office.Compared to Disney's other live-action remakes, Mulan was a significant failure internationally; Beauty and the Beast made $85 million in its opening weekend in China, followed by … , Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three-and-a-half out of four stars, praising the "fine cast, exciting action and spectacular visuals" and writing, "This is such a great-looking film, with amazing set pieces and dazzling action and colors so vibrant they would dazzle a Crayola factory, it will still play well on your home monitor. 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" Justin Chang of the Los Angeles Times wrote, "Mulan is a heroic muddle, one that elicits both a disappointed sigh and an appreciative nod. Though she still tried to "honour the music from the animation in a very significant way," as she did not want to disrespect the original film; however, she stated she could not find a place to use the original music. Realizing that her father has no chance of survival, Mulan flees with his armor, horse, and sword to join in his place. , Mulan was released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on Digital HD on October 6, 2020, followed by a DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra HD Blu-ray release on November 10. While Disney has not shared numbers on Mulan's performance, the analytics firm used by Yahoo! You’ll have to pay £19.99 to watch the film – even if you already have a subscription.  In response to the controversy, Liu was not present at the 2019 D23 Expo, despite presenting exclusive sneak peek of the film to fans. , In September 2020, Cynthia Vinney of CBR wrote that Honghui's interactions with Mulan were "more homoerotic" than Li Shang's in the animated version and likewise "can be read as bisexual". Producer Jason T. Reed clarified Caro's previous statement by saying that the songs would be featured "in a slightly different way" in the remake.  Reed was initially surprised by criticism of Shang's removal, but acknowledged that the character had become a "LGBTQ icon", and clarified that Shang's role would be served by two new characters, Commander Tung and Chen Honghui.  The film fell 72% in its second weekend in the country to $6.5 million. Khan tries to snipe her with an arrow, but Xianniang, sympathetic to Mulan and disenchanted with Khan, transforms into a bird and sacrifices herself by intercepting the arrow. Finance then reported that, according to analytics research firm 7Park Data, nearly 29% of U.S. Disney+ subscribers that accessed the app from September 1 to 12 purchased Mulan, which in the best-case scenario would result in $261 million for Disney.  Mulan was available for the purchase until November 2, 2020, and was made available for free to all subscribers on December 4.  On March 6, 2020, she released a new single for the film's soundtrack, titled "Loyal Brave True." The live-action remake of Mulan will debut on Friday September 4 on Disney Plus – but there’s a catch. "Mulan" will be available on Disney Plus starting September 4.  The film later rescheduled for July 24, 2020, taking the former slot of Jungle Cruise, and then was delayed again to August 21, 2020. Plus the ... bits from one of your favorite animated features). It is directed by Niki Caro, with a screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, and Elizabeth Martin. 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As a young woman, Mulan is forced to meet with a matchmaker to demonstrate her fitness as a future wife. , Yanni Chow and Carol Mang of Reuters wrote that the film had "a lacklustre reception in Hong Kong" amidst calls from pro-democracy activists for a boycott. Finance amended their article to reflect this. He waited until after she was no longer under his command to pursue any sort of romantic relationship. Other Chinese viewers complained about some of the characters' make-up, saying that it reflects Western stereotypes of China, rather than being a reflection of actual Chinese culture. Release Date: September 4, 2020. The live-action remake of “Mulan” is now available on the Disney Plus streaming service for no cost, as long as you have a subscription. " As of November 2020[update], on Metacritic, the film had a weighted average score of 66 out of 100 from 52 critics and 2.8/10 user score, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews". The film stars Yifei Liu in the title role, alongside Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles. ", Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a B+ and described it as "a classic hero(ine)'s tale, exhilarating in its elaborate set pieces and large-scale ambitions even when the smaller human story within it sometimes falls short.  On February 27, 2020, Reed said that Mulan's sidekick from the original film, Mushu, was removed due to the character's negative reception in China. But in Mulan, qi becomes a magical power that the eponymous heroine possesses.  Reviewers on Douban contended that the film had flat characters and a bland story with details that did not make sense.  Yahoo! received more than 100,000 signatures. Three months after its groundbreaking debut under the Disney Plus Premier Access label, Mulan is now finally available for all subscribers to watch at no extra cost.  Lauren Puckett of Harper's Bazaar wrote "Some fans understood and agreed with the #MeToo argument. Xianniang, posing as the Imperial Chancellor, persuades the Emperor to accept Böri Khan's challenge to single combat, while removing the city guards from their posts.  Deadline Hollywood reported that industry sources with knowledge of the situation "are figuring that Disney may not have earned great presales" and that they could put Mulan on a third party service before the December release. Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s Mulan, in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. The film scored 4.7 out of 10 on the rating site Douban. , The film was marked by several controversies, relating to both production decisions as well as comments by individuals involved in the movie. The hashtag, #BoycottMulan, has since started trending supporting a boycott of the film. The people who are hired for all kinds of stories need to be more diverse. Mulan’s release date has been an ongoing struggle for Disney, but the company has confirmed that it will finally hit theaters and Disney Plus on September 4th. Alongside dozens of other inexperienced recruits, she ultimately becomes a trained soldier under his tutelage without exposing her true identity. The guards are murdered, and the Rourans prepare to burn the Emperor alive. Jetzt auf Disney+ streamen. It can't just be white people being hired to make movies, no matter what the subject matter is. , Mulan received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association, the first Disney live-action remake to be given such a rating.  In its second weekend the film made $29.1 million from 17 countries, including $1.8 million in Russia and finishing first in Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and South Africa.  On December 5, the official trailer was released. Additionally, the singer confirmed that she would also release a re-recorded version of "Reflection. Jun Yu as Cricket, a hapless recruit who joins Commander Tung's unit. Mulan. Mulan debuted on Disney Plus on September 4th as a “Premier Access” title. In his statement, he explained that "having a commanding officer that is also the sexual love interest was very uncomfortable and we didn't think it was appropriate". 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. In one, the morning mist clears and reveals an army in the distance, with its flags and colors, a frightening yet strangely beautiful sight. Mulan's unit distracts the Rourans while Mulan goes to save the Emperor. Mulan chases some troops on her own, but is confronted by Xianniang, who mocks her for pretending to be a man. The villains aren't compelling since they're barely given any lines of exposition — their backstories and individual motives are weak and underdeveloped, which doesn't make for a rich and complicated story arc." Xana Tang as Hua Xiu, Mulan's younger sister. Our culture is going to be richer for the more diversity there is, and the art, the movies, the television, it will be better. misinterpreted the data and now says Mulan only …  On January 26, 2020, 6 individual character posters were released.  US Senator Josh Hawley sent a letter to Disney CEO Bob Chapek asking, among other things, for clarification on Chinese government involvement in the film.  7Park Data co-founder Brian Lichtenberger stated Yahoo! Imperial soldiers arrive in Mulan's village to enlist recruits and her elderly and frail father Hua Zhou is forced to pledge his service as he has no sons. At the 11th hour, Amazon has come on board as a partner for Disney Plus’ “Mulan” $29.99 early-access movie release. The film stars Yifei Liu in the title role, alongside Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles. That's what it comes down to. Mulan, flustered, attempts to pour tea in front of the matchmaker, but a spider causes a panic that destroys the kettle, and the matchmaker calls her a disgrace in front of her family. The image included a quote from Chinese reporter Fu Guohao who worked for the state-owned tabloid Global Times and was subsequently assaulted by protesters during the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests: "I support Hong Kong police. This is basically a video-on-demand service which Disney Plus subscribers can purchase as a premium add-on to their basic subscription. Plans for a live-action remake began in 2010 but the project … The Khan's army continues to advance, forcing Tung to end training early and send his battalion to fight. Originally scheduled to be a wide theatrical release later that month, it was ultimately cancelled in the United States after being delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ", "Disney's 'Mulan' Gamble: How Much Can It Make By Skipping Theaters? What a shame for Hong Kong." There are so many gorgeous shades of orange and magenta, blue and yellow, it's as if we’re seeing these colors for the first time. , Harry Gregson-Williams, who previously worked with Caro on The Zookeeper's Wife, composed the film's score.. Watch the Mulan (2020) live action feature film on Disney+. Plans for a live-action remake began in 2010 but the project stalled in "development hell" for most of the decade. Additionally, she reveals that the attacks on the outposts have been a diversion, as Khan's true plan is to capture and execute the Emperor for having his father killed. 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