disney release dates

Disney announced wide, sweeping release date changes amid the industry-wide shutterings made out of abundance of caution for ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In an unprecedented move, Disney has pulled Artemis Fowl, from theaters entirely for an exclusive Disney+ debut. Artemis Fowl is the only theatrical release from Disney thus far to entirely forego theaters and go straight to streaming.

The entire Disney summer movie slate has been pushed back, with Mulan, which was originally set to hit theaters in March, set to kick the season off in late July. This has pushed back other films down the line, including Searchlight and 20th Century Studios films like The French Dispatch, Free Guy, and the untitled fifth Indiana Jones movie.

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Mulan Honest Trailer

Unfortunately, Disney has pushed back their live-action remake of Mulan to an unknown new release date now that movie theaters are closed all over the United States (as well as other countries around the world. But since certain corners of the internet were planning on it being released, we’re still getting the Mulan Honest Trailer for the original 1998 animated movie.

Mulan might be the only movie so far whose mere existence justifies a live-action remake. Not only did Disney smash together hundreds of years of unrelated Chinese history together for this movie, but they used a little too many Asian clichés. Plus, there’s a bit of a weird contrast between the comedy and musical moments and the grim death of war, especially when you realize just how many people Mulan kills with an avalanche. Read More »

Mulan Featurette

Unfortunately, Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan was one of the movies pushed back amidst the growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping the United States. It’s not clear when the movie will get released in theaters, but we can bide our time with a new Mulan featurette and a couple clips from the movie. Check them out below. Read More »

mulan release date delayed

The latest in the seemingly never-ending stream of coronavirus delay news: Disney is delaying the release dates of MulanThe New Mutants, and Antlers all due to fears of the virus. These three titles join a growing list of films being pushed off their release dates, including No Time to DieMy SpyA Quiet Place Part IIThe Lovebirds, and F9.

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boycott mulan explained

The release of Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan comes at a difficult time for the studio, with the coronavirus epidemic potentially taking its biggest international market, Chinese moveigoers, off the table.

But Mulan is facing more than one viral obstacle to its success. The film is also the target of a #BoycottMulan movement that has taken over Twitter, sparked by star Liu Yifei‘s comments on the ongoing Hong Kong protests last year. As with many films heavily associated with China, it’s about to get political, folks. Here is the #BoycottMulan movement, and its connection to the Hong Kong protests and police brutality, explained.

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Mulan Q&A Yifei Liu Niki Caro

Disney’s new version of Mulan features plenty of familiar beats from the 1998 animated film, but unlike the myriad of practically shot-for-shot remakes the studio has produced over the past few years, this one feels like it has an identity of its own. Eddie Murphy’s cute dragon Mushu is nowhere to be found this time, the movie is basically a full-on wuxia film, and the villain works with a witch who begins to find herself ideologically aligned with Mulan as the adventure unfolds. More than any of that, though, the biggest difference between the two versions is that in this iteration, Mulan’s journey is not about finding herself. Instead, it’s about shedding her disguise to embrace her power and become the warrior she’s always been.

This past Saturday, I attended a screening of the film at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood, and afterward, Mulan director Niki Caro and star Liu Yifei participated in a Q&A, talking about how the film came to life, their biggest challenges with the project, and much more.
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mulan early buzz

Let’s get down to business: what did critics think of Mulan? Well, their praise for Niki Caro‘s live-action remake of the beloved 1998 animated classic is as swift as a coursing river, with many calling it one of the best Disney live-action remakes yet.

Here are the Mulan early buzz reactions.

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new mulan song

While the new Mulan movie isn’t a musical like the animated original, that doesn’t mean there can’t be a few songs here and there. Christina Aguilera recorded two songs for the movie – one is “Reflection”, which was used the 1998 film. The other is something new, a tune called “Loyal Brave True.” And you can listen to the new Mulan song in full below, along with a special look at the film itself.

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mulan box office

Earlier this week, we learned that Disney has delayed the release of Mulan, its live-action remake of the 1998 animated movie, in “certain foreign markets” due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. But the film is locked in to its March 27, 2020 release date here in the United States, reportedly because the studio has already spent lots of money on advertising for it, and early estimates suggest that advertising may help drive the movie to an $85 million domestic opening weekend. Read More »

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mulan chinese audiences

I’ll admit I didn’t know much of the original Ballad of Mulan when I set foot on the set of Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan two years ago. Like many others, I had grown up watching Disney’s animated Mulan thinking of the heroine as a feminist icon (though one typical of the ’90s version of the concept): she was a tomboy, she was an outsider, she was too rambunctious, too independent. But most importantly, Mulan was the lone Disney princess who looked a little like me. Though I didn’t share her cultural identity, it meant something to a 6-year-old Asian American — and thousands of other Asian-Americans — who had never seen herself represented on the big screen.

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