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10 Differences Between Disney Mulan vs Animated Movie

Disney Mulan is been in the limelight for some time now, the reason behind the ongoing #BoycottMulan, Mulan Controversy since its release on September 4, streaming on Disney+. Directed by Niki Karo, Disney Mulan is one of the expensive production movies with a production budget of $200 million, directed by a female director. 

Adapted from the Chinese Folklore of “Ballad of Mullan” an animated movie was made initially of the same name in 1998 and now is Live-Action Movie. Since Disney Mulan is a remake of the initial animated film, we are here to discuss a few Disney Mulan the live-action vs the Animated movie!

Posters

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The Posters seem to be reimagined and recreated from the Animated version of Mulan, Keeping the color tones similar too!

CHI

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Chi is a new addition to the Disney Mulan remake, while the animated version had a girl with original powers and courage, here it’s more of a skill that she’s trained so beautifully that her moves seem nothing but an art.

THE CHICKEN SHOW

which opens the entry of Hua Mulan was similarly shown as a comic factor in the animated version too.

The Honor to us all

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The scene where Mulan gets ready to meet the matchmaker, the girls perform the song in the animated version, although nothing of that sort could be seen in the remake with the same in the background and few scenes replicated.

The Great Wall

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The Great Wall was shown in the initial animated version when the Northen invaders attack, in Disney Mulan, the soldiers of Bori Khan invaded from the garrison stationed on the Silk Road.

A Witch or a Hawk

The Shape-shifting character of Xianniang who happens to be the villain in the live-action adaptations was nowhere in the animated version.

Phoenix vs Dragon

Clearly, in Disney Mulan, Phoenix had great importance in the storytelling and the lesson imbibed in it. There was a family dragon mentioned in the animated version though!

Captain

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Yes, Captain! In the animated version, Commander Shang was also the love interest of Mulan. This character is split into two and this time her love interest happens to be Chen Honghui.

Training session

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The Training session has been widely inspired by the animated version, isn’t it

Bathing Sequence

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The Bathing Sequence is shown similarly in both the series, it would have been a place where she was nearly caught! In Live-action, Chen accompanies her which would have revealed her secret.  

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