Mulan – 20 Years Later We Still Love Disney’s Fierce Heroine
Attaching specific memories to Disney films isn’t something I have in my memory bank. Growing up, we had one day designated to movies. A day in which we could pick one of our VHS tapes and stay in to watch movies. Otherwise, our days were about school work and we were encouraged to play outside – most of the time, it was a schedule we loved.
Aside from knowing I did see Mulan as a kid, I don’t remember when for the first time I saw this one. What I do know is that this has always been one of Disney’s “newer” films in my mind. Imagine then my surprise when I realized this film turned twenty years old this year. It’s these little realizations that make me feel old.
In celebration of this milestone, I sat down to re-watch this film, and discovered despite its many differences in comparison to other films from this studio, Mulan still charms. Sure, it’s darker and isn’t the happy go lucky story most of Disney’s are. Nevertheless, even at this, Disney cannot hide the charms it’s known for.
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In short, as I discovered this story again, it reminded me how very much I adore this story – and how excited I am about the upcoming live-action adaptation of this story. The story sounds different, but still intriguing.
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It’s in the little realizations that make me feel old. One such fact is that Mulan is turning 20 years old today. Most days I don’t consider myself so, but when you realize that one of the animated films from your childhood is 20 years old, this feeling invades. Seeing 1998 as the film’s release seems strange, too because it’s always been one of Disney’s “newer” films in my mind. But here we are in 2018, and with this milestone, I take a trip down Disney memory lane. Continue reading on Silver Petticoat Review →