Voices of Ming-Na Wen, B.D Wong, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer, Harvey Fierstein, Gedde Watanabe, Pat Morita, James Hong, George Takei
Grand. Rousing. Unique.
Spectacular animated adventure derived from an ancient Chinese legend, Mulan makes an excellent addition to Disney’s tradition of female protagonists. She impersonates a male warrior fighting against the Huns in order to spare her crippled father. Themes of identity, self-empowerment, and feminism give the film its weight, and Eddie Murphy as the underwhelming dragon Mushu makes sure there is always enough comic relief, also a number of fantastic songs.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-