Mulan (1998 film)

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Mulan is a 1998 Disney film about a young maiden who secretly goes in her father's place to join the army and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. It is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. It is like The Emperor's New Groove. It was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

Directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook. Written by Robert D. San Souci and Rita Hsiao.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.


[first lines; the Great Wall of China; one of chinese guard, Hayabusa the Falcon is first seen soaring over the Great Wall of China, the Chinese guards using a grappling hooks]
Guard: We're under attack! Light the signal! [Shan Yu appears with Hayabusa the Falcon, he's presence in an attempt to intimidate him, it burns the flag on fire it all the fire in the Great Wall of China; after lighting the signal fire] Now all of China knows you're here.
Shan Yu: [lights a flag on fire] Perfect.

[General Li, the General of the Chinese Imperial Army, arrives at the Emperor's Palace.]
General Li: Your Majesty, the Huns have crossed our Northern Border.
Chi Fu: Impossible! No one can get through the Great Wall!
[The Emperor waves a hand, indicating for the General to continue.]
General Li: Shan Yu is leading them. [brief silence] We'll set up defenses around your palace immediately.
Emperor: No. Send your troops to protect my people. Chi Fu.
Chi Fu: Yes, Your Highness?
Emperor: Deliver conscription notices throughout all the provinces. Call up reserves and as many new recruits as possible.
General Li: Forgive me, Your Majesty, but I believe my troops can stop him.
Emperor: I won't take any chances, General. A single grain of rice can tip the scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.

Mulan: Quiet and demure. [took a chop stick a single grain of rice] Graceful. Polite. Delicate. Refined. Poised. [she noted the answers on her arm] Punctual. [rooster calling] Ai-yah! Little Brother! Little Brother! Lit-- [Little Brother was a dog sleeping] There you are. Who's the smartest doggy in the world? Come on, smart boy. Can you help me with my chores today?
[Mulan helped her out Little Brother start to feed the chickens and runs by draggin sack of feed; Fa Zhou praying the ancestors]
Fa Zhou: Honorable ancestors, please help Mulan impress the matchmaker today.
[Little Brother runs by dragging a sack of feed; chickens start pecking the grain left behind]
Fa Zhou: Please. Please help her.
[Mulan helped a Little Brother a bone and chewing the bone with the stick]
Mulan: Father, I brought your-- Whoa!
[Drop and breaks a teacup and Fa Zhou holding a Teapot with the stick]
Fa Zhou: Mulan!
Mulan: I brought a spare.
Fa Zhou: Mulan...
Mulan: The doctor said 3 cups of tea in the morning...
Fa Zhou: Mulan.
Mulan:...and 3 at night.
Fa Zhou: Mulan, you should already be in town. We are counting on you to...
Mulan:...uphold the family honor. Don't worry, Father. I won't let you down. Wish me luck!
Fa Zhou: Hurry! [Mulan runs away to family honor, Little Brother lookin' to Fa Zhou] I'm going to pray some more.

Great Ancestor: [motioning to a bronze dragon] Mushu, awaken.
[The statue shakes and smokes, and Mushu emerges.]
Mushu: I LIVE! So, tell me, what mortal need my protection, Great Ancestor. You just say the word, and I'm there.
Great Ancestor: Mushu.
Mushu: And let me say something, anyone's who foolish to threaten our family- vengeance will be mine!
Great Ancestor: Mushu! These are the family guardians. They...
Mushu: Protect the family.
Great Ancestor: And you, O Demoted One?
Mushu: I... ring the gong.
Great Ancestor: That's right. Now wake up the ancestors.
Mushu: [Exasperated] One family reunion, coming right up. [bangs the gong] Okay, people, people, look alive! Let's go, come on, get up! Let's move it! Rise and shine! Y’all way past the beauty sleep thing! Trust me. [The rest of the ancestors materialize]
Ancestor Woman #1: I knew it, I knew it! That Mulan was a troublemaker from the start!
Ancestor Man #1: Don't look at me, she gets it from your side of the family!
Ancestor Woman #2: She's just trying to help her father.
Ancestor Man #2: [holding an abacus] But if she's discovered, Fa Zhou will be forever shamed. [calculating] Dishonor will come to the family. Traditional values will disintegrate.
Ancestor Farmer: Not to mention, they'll lose the farm.
Ancestor Woman #1: My children never caused such trouble, they all became acupuncturists!
Ancestor Man #1: Well, we can't all be acupuncturists.
Older Lady Ancestor: No! Your great-granddaughter had to be a cross-dresser!
[The ancestors start arguing]
Ancestor Man #2: Let the guardian bring her back.
Ancestor Man #1: Yes, Awaken the most cunning!
Ancestor Man #3: No, the swiftest!
Ancestor Woman #3: No, send the wisest!
Great Ancestor: Silence! We must send the most powerful of all.
Mushu: [laughs] Okay, okay, I get the drift, I'll go.
[The ancestors look at Mushu and laugh.]
Mushu: Well, y'all don't think I can do it? Watch this here! [blows a tiny flame] Ah-hah! Jump back, I'm pretty hot, huh? Don't make me have to singe nobody to prove no point.
Great Ancestor: You had your chance to protect the Fa Family.
Older Lady Ancestor: Your misguidance led Fa Deng to disaster!
[Fa Deng sits nearby, holding his severed head.]
Fa Deng: [Deadpan] Yeah, thanks a lot.
Mushu: And your point is?
Great Ancestor: The point is we will be sending a real dragon to retrieve Mulan.
Mushu: What, what?! I'm a real dragon!
Great Ancestor: You're not even worthy of this spot! [Grabs Mushu and throws him outside.] Now, awaken the Great Stone Dragon!
Mushu: So you'll get back to me on the job thing? [The Great Ancestor throws Mushu's gong and hits him in the face.] Just one chance, is that too much ask? It's mean not like it'll kill ya. [he sees a Great Stone Dragon] Yo, Rocky, wake up! Ya gotta go fetch Mulan! [looks curious when walk around it talks and waking a Great Stone Dragon, and starts shaking stick fetch like a dog] Come on, boy! Go get her! Go on! [whistling] Come on. [the Dragon statue is not waking, Mushu climbs up with gong, when looks angry growls at The Great Stone Dragon, it growls again dragon statue, he could hear the Great Stone Dragon's ear and echos] Hello? HELLOOO?! Hello! [breaks a Dragon statue's ear] Uh-oh. [Mushu ends up accidentally destroying the dragon statue] Uh, Stony? Stony? [it scared] Oh, man, they're gonna kill me.
Great Ancestor: Great Stone Dragon, have you awakened?
Mushu: [holding up the Great Stone Dragon's head, which is all that is left of him] Uh, uh, uh, uh... Yes, I just woke up! I'm... I am the Great Stone Dragon! Good Morning! I will go forth and fetch Mulan. Did... Did I mention that I was the Great Stone Dragon?
Great Ancestor: Go! The fate of the Fa family rests in your claws.
Mushu: Don't even worry about it. I will not lose face! [loses balance and rolls down the hill; the head of the Great Stone Dragon lands on top of him] Oh, my elbow. Oh, oh. I know I twisted somethin'. [After several unsuccessful attempts at waking the dragon, he ends up accidentally destroying the dragon statue] That's just great, now what? I'm doomed! And all 'cause Miss Man decides to take her little drag show on the road. [he don't feel so good, Cri-Kee suggests and chirps him] Go get her? What's the matter with you--? After this Great Stone Humpty-Dumpty mess, I'd have to bring her home with a medal to get back in the temple. [gasps] Wait a minute. [happily] That's it! I'll make Mulan a war hero, and the ancestors will be begging me to come back to work. That's the master plan! Oh, you've done it now, man. [Cri-Kee want to follow Mushu] Hey, what makes you think you're comin'? [Cri-Kee chirps, wanting to go with Mushu] You're lucky? Do I look like a sucker to you? [Cri-Kee chirps again] What you mean, a loser? How 'bout if I pop one of your antennas off, and throw it across the yard? Then who's the loser, me or you?

Hun Soldier: Imperial Scouts.
[The Huns' leader turns around and lowers his hood]
Scout #1: Shan Yu.
Shan Yu: Nice work, gentlemen. You've found the Hun Army.
[The Huns laugh]
Scout #2: The Emperor will stop you!
Shan Yu: Stop me? He invited me. [grabs Scout #2's throat] By building his Wall, he challenged my strength. Well, I'm here to play his game. Go! [throws Scout #2 back on the ground] Tell your Emperor to send his strongest armies. I'm ready. [the two Scouts get up and run] How many men does it take to deliver a message?
Hun Archer: [draws an arrow and taking aim] One.

Mulan: Okay, okay, how about this? [clear throat; Mulan speaking in a man's voice name Ping] Excuse me! Where do I sign in? Ha! I see you have a sword! I have one, too! [struggles to draw sword] They're very manly and... tough! [drops sword, Khan neighs laughing, Mulan throws her shoe to Khan] I'm working on it! [fearfully] Oh. Who am I fooling? It's going to take a miracle to get me into the army.
[Mushu's shadow appears in giantic form and surrounded by flames]
Mushu: Did I hear someone ask for a miracle? Let me hear you say "AAAH!!!"
Mulan: [in fear] AAAH!
Mushu: That's close enough!
Mulan: A ghost.
Mushu: Get ready, Mulan! Your serpentine salvation is at hand! For I have been sent by your ancestors... to guide you through your masquerade. [To Cri-kee] Come on, If you're gonna stay, you're gonna work. [as behind the rocks with the fire] So heed my word! 'Cause if the army finds out you're a girl, the penalty is DEATH!
Mulan: Who are you?
Mushu: Who am I? Who am I? I am the guardian of lost souls! I am the powerful, the pleasurable, the indestructible Mushu. [Mushu comes out from behind the rocks] Oh. Ha, ha. Pretty hot, huh?
[Khan immediately tramples him. Mulan moves Khan away and looks curiously at Mushu]
Mulan: Uh, my ancestors sent a little lizard to help me?
Mushu: Hey! Dragon! Dragon! Not lizard. I don't do that tongue thing.
[Mushu sticks out his tongue and waves it about to show that he is indeed a dragon and not a lizard]
Mulan: You're... um...
Mushu: Intimidating? Awe-inspiring?
Mulan: Tiny.
Mushu: Of course! I'm travel size for your convenience! If I was my real size, your cow here would die of fright! [Khan snaps at him] Down, Bessie. My powers are beyond your mortal imagination. For instance, my eyes can see straight through your armor. [Mulan slaps him] Alright, that's it! Dishonor! Dishonor on your whole family! [To Cri-kee] Make a note of this. [To Mulan] Dishonor on you! Dishonor on your cow! Dis-
Mulan: Stop! I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I'm just nervous. I've never done this before.
Mushu: Then you're gonna have to trust me! And don't you slap me no more. We clear on that? [Mulan nods] All right. Okie-Dokie, let's get this show on the road! Cri-kee, get the bags! Let's move it, heifer! [Khan snorts]

[Mulan, disguised as Fa Ping, arrives at the army camp.]
Mushu: Okay, this is it. Time to show 'em your man walk. Shoulders back, chest high, feet apart, head up and strut. Two, three. Break it down. Hup, two, three. And work it! [on the troops] Beautiful, isn't it?
Mulan: They're disgusting.
Mushu: No, they're men. And you're gonna have to act just like them, so pay attention.
Recruit: Look, this tattoo will protect me from harm!
[Yao punches the recruit]
Ling: [laughing] I hope you can get your money back!
Mulan: I don't think I can do this.
Mushu: It's all attitude. Be tough, like this guy here.
Yao: [spits] What are you looking at?
Mushu: Punch him. It's how men say hello.
[Mulan punches Yao, he slams into Chien Po]
Chien Po: Oh, Yao. You've made a friend.
Mushu: Good. Now slap him behind. They like that.
[Mulan does so]
Yao: Woo hoo hoo! I'm gonna hit you so hard, it'll make your ancestors dizzy!
Chien Po: [picks up Yao] Yao, relax and chant with me.
[Yao growls]
Chien Po: [chanting] Nanuami tofu dah.
Yao: [chanting] Nanuamitofudah. [muttering gibberish]
Chien Po: Feel better?
Yao: Yeah. Ah, you ain't worth my time, chicken boy.
Mushu: "Chicken boy"?! Say that to my face, you limp noodle!
[Yao grabs Mulan's armor to start punch and she miss then punches Ling]
Yao: Oh. Sorry, Ling. [Ling falls on the ground] Hey! [he grab her leg, but Ling kick Yao to Chien Po and 3 men start fight and Mulan ran away] Whoa! You're dead!
Ling: Oh, there he goes!
[Mulan runs off, there chasing after in the tent there chickens, however, Chien Po push his stomach to his men like Bowling]
Mulan: Hey, guys.

[Chi Fu is seen with General Li and Shang at the military camp]
General Li: The Huns have struck here, here and here. I will take the main troops up to the Tung Shao Pass, and stop Shan Yu before he destroys this village.
Chi Fu: Excellent strategy, sir! I do love surprises. [laughs]
General Li: You will stay and train the new recruits. When Chi-Fu believes you're ready, you will join us, Captain. [General Li gives his sword to Shang]
Shang: Captain?
Chi Fu: Huh. This is an enormous responsibility, General. Perhaps a soldier with more experience.
General Li: Number one in this class, extensive knowledge of training techniques, an "impressive military lineage." I believe Li Shang will do an excellent job.
Shang: Oh, I will, I won't let you down. This is... I mean, yes sir.
General Li: Very good then. We'll toast China's victory at the imperial city. I'll expect a full report in 3 weeks.
Chi Fu: And I won't leave anything out. [walk out of the tent]
Shang: Captain Li Shang. Hmm. Leader of China's finest troops. No, The greatest troops of all time. [chuckles]
[exits his tent to find the troops fighting each other; we see one soldier with a black eye salute Shang, then promptly faint]
Chi Fu: Most impressive.
General Li: Good luck, Captain! Yah!
[General Li is leaving away with the troops of the military lineage]
Shang: Good luck, father.
Chi Fu: Day one.
[Shang notice the soldiers stop fighting, but seen Mulan as the disguised ping]
Shang: Soldiers!
Soldiers: [to Mulan as the disguised ping] He started it!
[as a slight compromise, Shang is ordered to train the new recruits]
Shang: I don't need anyone causing trouble in my camp.
Mulan: Sorry... [in her 'man' voice] Uhh... I mean, uh, sorry you had to see that, but you know how it is when you get those, uh, manly urges, and you just gotta kill something... fix things, uh, cook outdoors...
Shang: What's your name?
Mulan: Uh... I, I, uh...
Chi Fu: Your commanding officer just asked you a question.
Mulan: Uh, I've got a name. Ha! And it's a boy's name too.
Mushu: [whispering in Mulan's ear] Ling. How 'bout Ling?
Mulan: [looking toward Ling] His name is Ling.
Shang: I didn't ask for his name. I asked for yours!
Mushu: Try, uh, uh, ah, Chu.
Mulan: Ah Chu.
Shang: Ah Chu?
Mushu: Gesundheit. [chuckles] I kill myself.
Mulan: Mushu...
Shang: Mushu?
Mulan: No!
Shang: Then what is it?!
Mushu: Ping! Ping was my best friend growin' up.
Mulan: It's Ping.
Shang: Ping?
Mushu: Of course, Ping did steal my girl-
[Mulan muffles Mushu]
Mulan: Yes, my name is Ping.
Shang: Let me see your conscription notice. [Mulan took a Conscription to him and reads it the Fa Zhou] Fa Zhou? The Fa Zhou?
Chi Fu: I didn't know Fa Zhou had a son.
Mulan: Um, H-He doesn't talk about me much.
[Mulan tries to spit, but ends up with a glop drooling of spit hanging from her lip]
Chi Fu: I can see why. The boy's an absolute lunatic.
[all the soldiers laughs]
Shang: Okay, gentlemen, thanks to your new friend Ping, you'll spend tonight picking up every single grain of rice. And tomorrow, the real work begins.
[all the soldiers grumble]
Mushu: [to Mulan] You know, we'll have to work on your people skills.

Mushu: All right! Rise and shine, Sleeping Beauty! Come on. Hup, hup, hup! [Mulan stills awake, Mushu took a blanket off to her] Get your clothes on! Get ready! Got breakfast for ya! [Mulan stretching] Look, you get porridge...[Porridge has a fried-eggs-and-bacon smile on the bowl] And it's happy to see you. [Cri-Kee pops up from the porridge; tossing Cri-Kee from the "porridge] Hey, get outta there! You gonna make people sick!
Mulan: Am I late?
Mushu: [stuffing breakfast into Mulan's mouth] No time to talk. Now remember, it's your first day of trainin', so listen to your teacher and no fightin', play nice with the other kids, unless, of course, one of the other kids wanna fight, then you have to kick the other kid's butt.
Mulan: [muffled] But, I don't wanna kick the other kid's butt.
Mushu: Don't talk with your mouth full. Now let's see your war face. [Mulan looks at him with mouth full of porridge] Ooh, I think my bunny slippers just ran for cover. Come on, scare me, girl!
Mulan: Rrrgh!
Mushu: There! That's my tough-lookin' warrior! That's my talkin' about! Now get out there and make me proud! [Khan comes out into the tent] What do you mean the troops just left?
Mulan: They what?
[Khan step away the tent, Mulan out the tent and took shoe on to ran off the men, and Mushu took a sword]
Mushu: Wait! You forgot the sword. My little baby, off to destroy people. [whimpers]

Chi Fu: Order. People, order.
Soldier: I'll have a pan-fried noodle.
Chien Po: Ooh, ooh, sweet-and-pungent shrimp.
Soldier: Moo goo gai pan.
Chi Fu: That's not funny.
Ling: [slaps Yao face] Looks like our new friend slept in this morning. [To Mulan] Hello, Ping. Are ya hungry?
Yao: Yeah, 'casue I owe you a knuckle sandwich.
Shang: Soldiers! [all assemble into line] You will assemble swiftly and silently every morning. Anyone who act otherwise, will answer to me.
Yao: Ooh, tough guy!
Shang: Yao. [draws an arrow, Yao looks at him and he taking aim, and then shoots up the pole to retrieve the arrow] Thank you for volunteering. Retrieve the arrow.
Yao: [fist bum and smack on each hand palm] I'll get that arrow, pretty boy, and I'll do it with my shirt on.
Shang: [as Yao starts to climb the pole to retrieve Shang's arrow] One moment. You seem to be missing something. [Chi Fu comes forward with two bronze disks, which Shang hangs on Yao's wrists] This - represents discipline... and this - represents strength. [Yao collapses, as everyone else snickers] You need both to reach the arrow. [as Yao look up the Shang's Arrow on the pole, and then starts to climb the pole to retrieve Shang's arrow, but it can't climb, then Yao bites the pole's wood, Ling, Chien Po and Mulan can't get into the Arrow] We've got a long way to go. [Shang pass around the popsicle sticks to everyone]

[Shan Yu cutting the top of tree, while he seen the falcon brings him a little girl's doll from the village, sniffing doll, Shan Yu and Huns gets a doll from his falcon]
Shan Yu: [tosses the doll to his soldiers] What do you see?
Hun Twin #1: Black pine, from the high mountains.
Hun Twin #2: [finds hair on doll] White horse hair, imperial stallions.
Hun #3: [sniffs doll] Sulfer, from cannons.
Shan Yu: This doll came from a village in the Tung Shao Pass, where the Imperial Army's waiting for us.
Hun Archer: We can avoid them easily.
Shan Yu: No. The quickest way to the emperor is through that pass. Besides, the little girl will be missing her doll. We should return it to her.

[In the lake, Mushu look around, Khan eating grass and Mulan is bathing]
Mushu: Hey, uh, oh, ain't, I'll, hey, no, this is not a good idea. What if somebody sees you?
Mulan: Just because I look like a man doesn't mean I have to smell like one.
Mushu: So a couple of guys don't rinse out their socks. Picky, picky, picky. Well, myself, I kind of like that corn chip smell.
Mulan: [splash to Mushu, she takes a bathing and rinse her hair in the lake] Ahhh.
Mushu: All right. That's enough. Get out before you get all pruny and stuff.
Mulan: Mushu, if you're so worried, go stand watch.
Mushu: Yeah, yeah. [talking and acting like a girl] Stand watch, Mushu, while I blow our secret with my stupid girl habits. Pfft! Hygiene.
Yao: Me first! Me first! Me first!
Mushu: [seeing Yao, Ling, and Chien Po run to the lake where Mulan is bathing] Oh! We're doomed! There are a couple things I know they're bound to notice!
[Mulan seeing Yao, Ling, in the lake, at the waterhole, and Chien Po got big toe in the water, but then Chien Po jumps in the lake and waves to them, there always plays splash out tom Mulan, the frog jumps out the lily pad in the lake]
Yao: [at the waterhole] Hey, Ping!
Mulan: Oh, hi, guys. I didn't know you were here. I was just washing, so now I'm clean, and I'm gonna go. Bye-bye!
Ling: Come back here! I knew we were jerks to you before, so let's start over. Hi, I'm Ling.
Chien Po: And I'm Chien Po.
Mulan: Hello, Chien Po.
Yao: [standing naked on a rock] And I am Yao, king of the rock! [mildly sneering] And there's nothin' you girls can do about it.
Ling: Oh, yeah? Well, I think Ping and I can take you.
Mulan: I really don't want to take him anywhere.
Ling: Ping, we have to fight!
Mulan: No, we don't. We could just...close our eyes...and - swim around...
Ling: [pulling on Mulan's arm] Come on, don't be such a gir-- [Mushu bites Ling on each leg] OUCH! Something bit me!
Mushu: Ugh! Ach! What a nasty flavor.
Ling: Snake! [Ling and Chien Po scramble onto the rock with Yao, while Mulan sneaks away, she whistling to Khan, and Khan bring Mulan and Mushu comes out the lake while done bathing]
Yao: Oooh, snake!
Chien Po: Snake! Snake!
Ling: Some king of the rock. [Yao pushes him off] Aah!
Mulan: [Mulan and Mushu escape back to shore from Yao, Ling, and Chien Po] Boy, that was close.
Mushu: No... [brushes his teeth with the toothpaste in his mouth] That was vile! You owe me big. [spits outs]
[Mushu squirts more toothpaste in his mouth and brushes again]
Mulan: I never want to see a naked man again.
[a big group of naked men run past them, laughing]
Mushu: Hey, don't look at me, I ain't biting no more butts.

[Shang and Chi Fu are in the tent]
Chi Fu: You think troops are ready to fight? Ha! They would not last a minute against the Huns!
Shang: They completed their training.
Chi Fu: Those boys are no more fit to be soldiers than you are to be Captain! Once the General reads my report, your troops will never see battle!
Mushu: [Listening outside with Cri-Kee] Oh, no, you don't. I've worked too hard to get Mulan into this war. This guy's messin' with my plan.
Shang: We're not finished!
Chi Fu: Be careful, Captain. The General may be your father, but I am the Emperor's counsel. And, oh, by the way, I got that job on my own. You're dismissed.
[Li Shang walks out of his tent and passes Mulan]
Mulan: Hey. I'll hold him, and you punch! [chuckles, then gives up] Or not. For what it's worth, I think you're a great captain.
[Li Shang leaves.]
Mushu: I saw that.
Mulan: What?
Mushu: [about Li Shang] You like him, don't you?
Mulan: No! I-
Mushu: Yeah, right, sure. [point to the tent] Go to your tent! [Mulan wanting to go to your tent] I think it's time we took this war into our own hands. [Mushu sneaking over the tent, as Chi Fu humming pass through the tent with a towel and uses long handle bath brush, as Mushu inside the tent with Cri-Kee; as Cri-Kee are writing on the conscription in the tent] Okay, let me see what you got. [read's Cri-Kee's note] "From General Li. Dear Son, we're waiting for the Huns at the pass. It would mean a lot if you'd come and back us up." Hmm, that's great expect you forgot: And since we're out of potpourri, perhaps you wouldn't mind bringing up some. HELLO! This is army! Make it sound more urgent, please! You know what I'm takin' about? [Cri-Kee chirps makin' captain, it inks it and then another writing a better note] That's better, much better, let's go. [to Khan drinking water] Khanny, baby. Hey, we need a ride.
[Khan spitting water to Mushu off the back on the ground with the towel and look at Cri-Kee curious about him]

Mushu: What?! What you mean you're not lucky?!? You lied to me? And what are you, a sheep?! [Mushu groans]

[Chi Fu is storming from the lake with a towel wrapped around him and one slipper missing]
Chi Fu: Insubordinate ruffians... [Shouts] You men owe me a new pair of slippers! [muttering] And I do not squeal like a girl...
[A panda, ridden by Mushu, who is disguised as a messenger, appears and eats Chi Fu's other slipper. Chi Fu lets out a high-pitched, feminine-sounding squeal of surprise]
Mushu: Urgent news from the General! [Chi Fu eyes the panda warily] What's the matter? Never seen a black-and-white before?
Chi Fu: Who are you?
Mushu: Excuse me? I think the question is: who are you? We're in a war, man! There's no time for stupid questions! I should have your hat for that; snatch it right off your head! But I'm feeling gracious today, so, carry on before I report you!
[Chi Fu reads the message and looks around for the messenger, but he has disappeared. Chi Fu rushes off to show the message to Captain Shang]
Chi Fu: Captain, urgent news from the General! We're needed at the front!
Mushu: Pack your bags, Cri-kee. We’re moving out!

Emperor: I've heard a great deal about you, Fa Mulan. You stole your father's armor, ran away from home. Impersonated a soldier, deceived your commanding officer, dishonored the Chinese Army, destroyed my palace! And... You have saved us all.
[The Emperor of China bows to Mulan; Chi Fu, Captain Shang, Ling, Yao, Chien-Po and the entire gathered crowd do the same]
Mushu: My little baby's all grown up and...[sniffle]... and savin' China. You have a tissue?
Emperor: Chi Fu.
Chi Fu: Your Excellency?
Emperor: [indicating Mulan] See to it that this woman is made a member of my council.
Chi Fu: A member of... what? [sputters] But- uh- there are no council positions open, Your Majesty.
Emperor: Very well. [to Mulan] You can have his job.
Chi Fu: Wha-? I- [faints]
Mulan: With all due respect, Your Excellency, I think I've been away from home long enough.
Emperor: [takes off his personal crest] Then take this, so your family will know what you have done for me. [gives her the sword of Shan Yu] And this, so the world will know what you have done for China.
[Mulan embraces the Emperor]
Yao: Is she allowed to do that?
[after also hugging Yao, Ling and Chien-Po, Mulan approaches Shang]
Shang: Um... You... You fight good.
Mulan: [disappointed] Oh. Thank you. [to Khan] Khan, let's go home.
[Mulan leaves; the Emperor walks up next to Shang]
Emperor: The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.
Shang: Sir?
Emperor: You don't meet a girl like that every dynasty! [looks pointedly at Shang, then leaves]

Grandmother Fa: Great. She brings home a sword. If you ask me, she should've brought home a ma-
Shang: Excuse me. Does Fa Mulan live here? [Mother Fa and Grandmother Fa stare at Shang, then point in toward the house] Thank you.
Grandmother Fa: Woo! Sign me up for the next war!
Shang: Honorable Fa Zhou, I-- Mulan! Uhhh, you forgot the helmet. Well, actually [to Fa Zhou] your helmet, isn't it? I mean...
Mulan: [to Shang] Would you like to stay for dinner?
Grandmother Fa: [Calling from across the yard] Would you like to stay forever?
Shang: Dinner would be great.

About Mulan (1998 film)[edit]

  • Mulan is an impressive achievement, with a story and treatment ranking with Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.
    • Roger Ebert, in his 3.5-star review of Mulan, dated June 19, 1998
  • Despite her delicate features and voice. Disney expects us to believe that Mulan’s ingenuity and courage were enough to carry her to military success on an equal basis with her cloddish cohorts.
  • You see, now stay with me on this, many young men find many young women to be attractive sexually. Many young women find many young men to be attractive sexually. Put them together, in close quarters, for long periods of time, and things will get interesting. Just like they eventually did for young Mulan. Moral of story: women in military, bad idea.


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