Mulan

Question: In all respect, was a woman allowed to hug the emperor at that time?

Chosen answer: Nobody was allowed to hug the emperor.

bessytheevilcow

Question: Who are the three guardians shown in the shrine?

Chosen answer: They are members of the Chinese zodiac. Mushu (the dragon) is also a member. It is assumed that the other eight animals are present.

Question: Shang's voice actor B.D. Wong is an accomplished singer, why was Donny Osmond brought in to sing Shang's song instead?

Purple_Girl

Chosen answer: Name recognition. Donny Osmond's popularity had recently resurged at the time this film was produced, and Disney wanted to cash in.

Phixius

Question: When Shang mourns for his father's death, Mulan approaches to him and says "I'm sorry" in her normal voice. How come Shang didn't tell she was female because of her voice?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: He just isn't paying that much attention to her voice at that moment. Think about it like this: If you had just lost your father to war, are distraught that you never got to say goodbye, and a male friend you had been training with for some time spoke two words to you in support and they sounded somewhat feminine, would you automatically assume they were actually a woman disguised as a man?

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: When Shang finds out Mulan is a woman, Chi-fu (council guy) stops Yao, Ling and Chien from saving her from execution, and says "you know the law." Was there a certain rule back in Ancient China allowing women to get in the army, why was need for Mulan to be executed (almost executed), couldn't they just send her home, why was it a big deal?

Chosen answer: While it was not common for women to serve in the military (depending on the dynasty), they never were put to death. Disney just made this is as a plot device to develop the love interest. The movie is partly based on the ancient poem, "The Ballad of Mulan" and in none of the ancient versions was she ever threatened with execution. In fact, the poem may be based on Fu Hao, a woman who not only served in the Chinese army, but was a military general.

Bishop73

Question: Whatever happened to Mulan's father's sword? The last we see of it is when Shang throws it at the ground in front of her on the mountains. Did she leave it up there?

Chosen answer: When Mulan realizes the Huns are still alive, she can be seen re-sheathing the sword on her horse before mounting it.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Did Mushu really kill the great dragon guardian?

Chosen answer: No, he destroyed the statue. The spirit of the guardian survived, but now had no way to manifest itself physically. Presumably, once a new statue was created, the guardian would be able to embody it and come to life.

Question: When Mushu is using the panda for a horse, he says something along the lines of "Have you never seen a black and white before?" What does that mean?

Chosen answer: In the US a lot of the police vehicles have traditionally been black and white. That is what Mushu is referring to.

Nikki

Question: In the scene where Mulan is watching her father practicing with the sword, he cries out in pain and drops the sword, I don't get it...What happened?

Chosen answer: He's old, ill, and weakening. He can no longer do the fighting he once could, those moves now cause him more pain.

Jack's Revenge

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