The original story of Mulan is nothing like the Disney movie we know! Subscribe to our channel: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Screenrant
Most of us came to know the story of Mulan from the 1998 Disney animated classic, but actually, the story of the young Chinese warrior woman goes back a whole lot further. Hua Mulan is a Chinese Folk tale that dates all the way back to the fifth century, and has been passed down from generation to generation for over a thousand years.
While Disney did get a lot of her story right, there is so much more to Hua Mulan than they fit into the hour and a half long movie. And, we’re sorry to say, Eddie Murphy’s Mu Shu the dragon doesn’t make an appearance, and neither does a certain lucky-unlucky cricket.
What the story of Hua Mulan does have, however, is a ton of bravery, disguise, battle fighting, and honour. While in the Disney version, Mulan is the only child of her family, in the original tale, she also has a baby brother who is too young to fight for her family. While she still takes her father’s armour and disguises herself as a man, Hua Mulan fought with her troupe of men for over twelve years, and was never discovered! When she finally was able to return home after over a decade of fighting for her country, only then did she reveal herself to be a woman, to the shock of all the men who had been at her side for all that time.
Most tales of Mulan have this happy ending, but there is one other version that gets a whole lot darker. Watch the video below to find out!
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27 jul 2019