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5 June, 1998

Hua Mulan is a legendary folk heroine from the Northern and Southern dynasties era of Chinese history. According to legend, Mulan took her aged father's place in the conscription for the army by disguising herself as a man. In the story, after prolonged and distinguished military service against nomadic hordes beyond the northern frontier, Mulan is honored by the emperor but declines a position of high office. She retires to her hometown, where she is reunited with her family and reveals her sex, much to the astonishment of her comrades. Scholars are divided on whether Mulan was more likely a real person or a fictional character of legend. Hua Mulan is depicted in the Wu Shuang Pu by Jin Guliang.

Gender Female
Occupation Cavalry Soldier
Nationality Xianbei

About Mulan

A young girl poses as a man in order to take her father's place in the Chinese army. The movie is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan.

Achievement of Mulan

The film marks Disney's 36th animated feature. The film's plot takes place during the Han dynasty which was from 206 BC - 220 AD. 

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Latest information about Mulan updated on July 28 2021.