Check out some references present in ‘Mulan’, a Disney film released in 1998
Released 25 years ago, ‘Mulan’ hit theaters in 1998 featuring Disney’s first female warrior princess. The plot accompanies the title character of the film trying to keep a big secret about who she really is while helping the Chinese army to fight the invasion of the Huns.
What some may not know is that at 1:30 am that the film has, they hide details that may have gone unnoticed, but, don’t worry, RECREIO has separated 5 of them in the list below so that you can get to know them. Check out!
1. Reference to a historical work
As the ancestors introduce themselves, there is an elderly couple that appears as a reference to one of the most well-known works in art history: American Gothic.
the painting of Grant Woodwhich was exhibited for the first time at the Art Institute of Chicago, in 1930, shows a couple of farmers holding a pitchfork, which is an instrument used in agriculture and gardening, and in the animation, it appears only as an allusion to one of the classics of pop culture.
2. Mulan’s Connection to Magnolias
During the film, it is possible to observe the presence of magnolias in important moments for Mulan. The flower was chosen not by chance, but because, in Chinese, Mulan’s name means “blooming magnolia”.
3. Unusual participation
In some cases, the creators of the stories, or the directors of the films, make surprise appearances in the plot, as is the case with Stan Lee, who was always present in Marvel cinematographic productions.
Still, in animations the ester egg can also be possible, as shown by the directors of ‘Mulan’, Tony Bancroft It is Barry Cookwhich came to life in the final scene of the film working with the fireworks.
4. Special thanks
During the emotional musical number of ‘Reflection’, mulan looks at her reflection in the mirror. The glass has some words written in grey, which actually refer to various members of the production team. Remember!
5. Combat style
As Mulan’s father Zhou is training to return to the army, he practices an ancient fighting style known as Mulan Quan, named after Disney’s warrior princess.