Disney Has Released the First Mulan Trailer!

Credit Curse of the Golden Flower  Edko Film

Credit Curse of the Golden Flower Edko Film

The Disney flick, featuring Chinese actress Liu Yifei in the title role and a strong supporting cast of Donnie Yen, Jet Li and Gong Li, has been both praised and lambasted on Twitter and Weibo, one of China's most prominent social media platforms.

Mulan opens in theatres on March 27, 2020.

And the new film looks every bit as exciting - and lovely - as the original cartoon.

While the 1998 film featured the voice of comedian Eddie Murphy as Mushu the dragon guardian, there were reports the character won't appear in the film.

While her family is making plans for her marriage, Mulan has bigger plans for herself and every test that is about to come her way.

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.

The trailer introduces the movie's attractive setting and heroine, Hua Mulan, showcasing her transformation from obedient daughter to China's greatest warrior. Mulan & Mushu are like Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket, so do Mushu!

The trailer is visually stunning and suggests that, unlike recent Disney live-action movies such as Dumbo and Aladdin, Mulan will take a slightly different approach from the original.

Walt Disney Studios unveiled the minute-and-a-half clip on Sunday, showcasing the titular heroine Hua Mulan as she finds out that the matchmaker has found her an "auspicious" match. If Disney plays it safe and does a shot-for-shot remake of the animated classic, it'll be criticized for playing it too safe and if it makes too many changes, people will reject it.

The first trailer for Mulan is here.

Mulan hits theaters in spring 2020. 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.

The film is directed by Niki Caro and the screenplay is based on the narrative poem "The Ballad of Mulan".

According to the Huffington Post, Mulan's original love interest Li Shang, the Chinese army captain, will not be included in the remake.

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