disney’s mulan is nothing like the original ballad
there was no captain shang
mulan was never sentenced to death
nobody even KNEW she was a woman until she came back from the war
the central theme wasn’t even feminism
it was FILIAL PIETY
she was going in her dad’s place because HE WAS TOO OLD AND SICK FOR WAR
would you ever say the disney version of the little mermaid was anything like the andersen original? no?
THEN LISTEN TO THE CHINESE FOLKS AND DON’T DO IT HERE
This is coming from someone who absolutely ADORES the visual development and entire formative child artist years were forged through the influence of this movie
I watched it when I was ten years old, and KNEW that previous Disney shit would never be the same for me:
But yes, the actual The Ballad of Hua Mulan is NOTHING like the Disney movie (the movie had a whole slew of problems in itself)
The magnitude and cultural/historical context can’t be disregarded, DON’T DO THE THING.