avatar china

Since its re-release in China earlier this month, Avatar has already seen sky-high success — winning back its title as highest-grossing movie of all time, and adding tens of millions to is already absurd $2.83 billion total haul. One more achievement to add to the 10-year-old movie’s list: surpassing Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, which was generally rejected by Chinese audiences when it hit theaters last year.

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Home Alone Gingerbread House

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, get an up close look at Michelle Wibowo‘s epic Home Alone gingerbread house created in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. Plus, find out how the swords for Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan were made by Weta Workshop. And finally, take a ride on the Millennium Falcon with a virtual look from inside Smuggler’s Run at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Read More »

Ahsoka Tano Explained

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, if you didn’t keep up with Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels, then you might want to watch a video explaining everything you need to know about the character Ahsoka Tano on The Mandalorian. Plus, find out how Weta Workshop creating leather armor for Mulan, and listen to Jude Law break down his most memorable characters. Read More »

Disney Animation Posters and Marvel Artwork by Cliff Cramp and Mark Chilcott

Artists Cliff Cramp and Mark Chilcott have delivered some stunning pop culture for our consumption in the past. Not too long ago, Cramp crafted a series of The Lord of the Rings pieces that brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life beautifully, and Chilcott provided several different versions of Batman in Gotham City. Now both artists are back taking in different pop culture iconography in their signature styles.

This time, Cliff Cramp has honed in on some astounding landscapes of Disney’s animated classics such as The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, The Jungle Book, Bambi, Mulan, and more. Meanwhile, Mark Chilcott has shifted to the superheroes of New York with some masterful interpretations of Spider-Man and Daredevil. Check out all of their latest pieces below. Read More »

Mulan Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Release Date

After premiering on Disney+ as a Premier Access title, the live-action remake of Mulan is getting released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD next week, and the full roster of special features has been revealed. But that’s not all. Disney’s original animated Mulan will be getting released on 4K Ultra HD for the first time too. Read More »

mulan ming-na wen interview

When Ming-Na Wen first stepped into the recording booth in 1995, she couldn’t anticipate the legacy that Mulan would leave — becoming one of the most beloved Disney animated movies, and getting remade into a live-action film more than 20 years later…in which she would make a cameo that made social media explode. Nor could she anticipate that she would become one of the faces of the expanding Asian roles in Hollywood, with a career marked by firsts: first Asian actor cast in a regular role in a soap opera, first all-Asian-led cast in a major Hollywood film in The Joy Luck Club, first Asian Disney Princess.

“I think, definitely with this business, it was part luck, part timing, and maybe some destiny,” Wen told /Film in a Zoom interview ahead of the first-ever release of the animated Mulan on 4K UHD. “I think we’re all destined for something.”

And it seems that Wen was destined to appear in Mulan, both as the star in the 1998 animated classic, and in a buzzy cameo at the end of Niki Caro‘s 2020 live-action Mulan, in which she was “passing the baton” to the new Mulan, played by Liu Yifei. It’s a cameo that almost didn’t happen, Wen said, but thanks to director Caro and producer Jason Reed, and a quick-thinking hair and make-up department, Wen was able to make her cameo in a loving homage to the animated film.

Find out how the cameo came together in our full interview with Ming-Na Wen ahead of the 4K UHD release of the animated Mulan and the Blu-ray, 4K UHD, and DVD release on November 10, 2020.

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‘Mulan’ Opening Scenes Now Available Online

mulan opening scenes

Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan is eventually coming to Blu-ray and digital, as well as available for premium purchase on Disney+. Things didn’t exactly work out exactly the way Disney wanted with the epic – they had hoped to release Mulan everywhere theatrically and ride to box office glory. Instead, because of the coronavirus, the film ended up going to Disney+ in the U.S. – for an extra price. But if you’ve been waiting around to access Mulan another way, you can now watch one of the opening scenes from the new film below.

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The Haunting of Wayne Manor

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out what horrors are lurking in the home of The Dark Knight in a trailer mash-up for The Haunting of Wayne Manor. Plus, find out some of the problems with the editing in Disney’s remake of Mulan, and see what therapists think of the relationship between a human and artificial intelligence in Spike Jonze‘s movie Her. Read More »

How to Make Fake Money in Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how fake money is made to be used in movies and TV without breaking any laws about counterfeiting money. Plus, get a look at how a certain surprise cameo in Mulan unfolded on set along with some other Easter eggs. And finally, watch a montage of a buch of the celebrity cameos from 20 years of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Read More »

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mulan tv spot

You won’t need Disney+ to stream Mulan, starting next week. Niki Caro‘s live-action remake of the beloved Disney animated classic will make its VOD debut on platforms like Vudu and FandangoNow this coming Tuesday. The film is available for pre-order now.

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