The Power of Choice Represented in Disney’s “Mulan”

Love this film. I follow the path of meditation and have also studied martial arts thanks to this movie. I haven’t read the whole story but it’s one film all girls irrespective of age should watch as the story has courage and feistiness and being unafraid to break the rules at its core. And the ancestor voiced by Takei George had me in fits of giggles along with Mushu the dragon and the grandma. It’s a film that has principle, duty and doing what’s right as Mulan’s father was old when the mayor came to draft the men to fight.

The Finicky Cynic

(Note: this is an old post from my old blog, and I thought that I would share it with you. Not only is “Mulan” one of my favorite childhood films, but it also brings up interesting topics about female depiction in Disney cartoons. Part 6 of 14)

I think it is common knowledge that Disney = childhood. We are brought up with the classics, including “Snow White,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King,” as well as with Disney Channel shows and merchandise. Most importantly, we are raised on Disneyland, the so-called “Happiest Place on Earth.” I have yet to know someone who has not been to Disneyland before. But because of Disney, we are taught to believe that any dream is possible, that any obstacle is surmountable through perseverance, originality, and audacity. They are not bad aspects (not at all!), but I feel that Disney contradicts itself in some cases, particularly…

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