Learn A Lesson In Independence And Perseverance With Mulan-queer as folk

Movies-TV In 1998, after years of producing animated family films with primarily Caucasian heroines, Disney decided it was time for a change. Due to the recent growing popularity of the world wide web, globalization had taken the world by storm, affecting even the film industry. Audience members had already seen the limited spectrum of Disney princesses: Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel, Belle….it was time for something different. They had had major successes with Princess Jasmine in the movie Aladdin, and of course Pocahontas, but there was still room to expand. So, in 1998, Disney released Mulan. Based on ancient Chinese folklore, Mulan is the story of a young girl in China, whose injured father is called to fight for the national army against the raging Huns. Although unfit to go into battle, Fa Zhou is determined to fight for his country. Unable to watch her father do such a thing, Mulan does the unthinkable: she cuts off her hair, takes her father’s armor and goes off to fight in his place without telling anyone. She arrives in camp with her trust steed Khan, posing as a young warrior named Ping. Despite her initial awkwardness in trying to maintain her boyish act, she develops new friendships with her fellow warriors and a dragon named Mushu. She is training to be a great warrior in order to be able to defend her country under the guidance of Li Shang. This family film takes the audience members on a journey through the villages and mountains of China, providing historically and geographically accurate details on what China is like in the real world. Over the course of the film, we watch a shy, young girl grow into a strong, decisive heroine (while, ironically, is posing as a man for the majority of the film). Not only are we concerned for the fate of China against the invading Huns, but we are also sitting on the edge of our seats as Mulan tries to hold on to her secret identity because the punishment is death for anyone caught posing as a soldier. The film inspires many young girls to become strong and independent, while also teaching the lesson of gender equality in any society. With modern China’s problems with families abandoning their baby girls in hopes for a son to carry on the family name because of the One Child Policy, this is a powerful lesson in valuing our daughters. The music is superb throughout, with sensitive, emotional pieces, such as Reflection, to the adventurous and memorable I’ll Make a Man Out of You, and even the ironic A Girl Worth Fighting For. Mulan features the top vocal performances by some well-known singers and the unique lyrics are unlike what most audience-goers have seen in a film before. At the end of the day, Mulan is a fantastic family film for anyone, regardless of age, gender, or nationality. It has the perfect combination of an intense plot with multiple story arcs, a beautiful and unique soundtrack, and characters that are funny and easy to relate to. It was a hit in 1998, and it’s sure to be popular for many decades to come. For more information or questions regarding buying or selling used family DVDs from Mulan to Toy Story, visit .used-familyentertainment.. . If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] 相关的主题文章: