“When i first watched the Princess and the Frog, noticed how Tiana, at some parts, looked like Mulan. The face, the way the lips and eyes looked at times (but obviously not all the time since Mulan is a different race). I swear I am the only one who notices these things, no one else seems to realize how simliar they look. it bothers me that no one else sees it.”
PROOF THAT IN FACT, DISNEY THINKS ALL POCS LOOK ALIKE
THIS THIS THIS
MEET ONCE UPON A TIME’S MULAN
Don’t expect to see Mulan in her geisha getup when we first meet Disney’s warrior princess in Once Upon a Time’s September 30 premiere. She’ll be armored up and battle-ready.
“I go on a journey with Prince Phillip to find his princess, Aurora,” teases Mulan’s portrayer, Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch). “There’s this evil spirit that’s moving and my character ends up bonding with Sleeping Beauty. And as you’ve heard, Captain Hook is joining us.”
So might sword overpower hook? “Definitely,” says Chung, who mastered her sword-wielding skills on ABC Family’s Samurai Girl. “If you compare the size and length of my sword to his hook, who do you think has the longer reach?”
MULAN. IS. NOT. JAPANESE.
STOP SAYING GEISHA WHEN YOU REFER TO HER.
SHE WAS A NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY WARRIOR WHO LIVED SOMEWHERE BETWEEN AD 386-534.
THE TRADITION OF JAPANESE GEISHA’S DID NOT FULLY EMERGE UNTIL THE 18TH CENTURY.
And it’s not even the fans.
William Keck did this on twitter too, and he was called out, and got all defensive and never apologized. And now he’s just continued being a racist fuck in his article on TVGuide.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.
Not all Asian countries are interchangeable.
i fucking can’t
who the fuck was the racist shitstain that wrote that?! D<
Jamie looks awesome as Mulan
Mulan is Chinese
OUAT tries so hard to piss everyone off with their consistently awful decisions. This doesn’t even make any sense like why would you even do this…
OH MY GOD PEOPLE “MULAN” THE DISNEY MOVIE IS NOT A CHINESE MOVIE.
PLEASE stop yelling about how I can’t “apply western feminism to a Chinese movie.”
THAT IS SUCH BULLSHIT.
DISNEY PRETTY MUCH LEFT CHINESE CULTURE IN THE DUST ON THIS ONE.
About the ONLY SIMILARITY this bitch has to the Chinese myth is the name fucking Mulan.
That movie is a PIECE OF CRAP in terms of sensitivity towards Chinese culture. Or accuracy. I MEAN HELLO JAPANESE FLAG AND A WEIRD TRIVIALIZATION OF ANCESTOR VENERATION AND WHY THE FUCK IS MUSHU NECESSARY? SHE DON’T NEED HIS FUCKING HELP OH MY GOD I’M SO ANNOYED RIGHT NOW.
Anti-Feminism Through Exotification: A Comparative Analysis of The Ballad of Mulan and Disney’s Mulan
A paper I wrote a while back on Disney’s Mulan, vs. the Original Ballad of Mulan. I think it’s pretty cool. Sources are cited at the end of the paper, if you want to read more. I recommend it.
Happy Father’s Day Everyone!
anyone else just now realizing how dad-centric heavy disney films are?
It’s because Disney hates women.
I mean, sure, they love their heroines, love them just enough to make them important to the story, but not always enough to give them a fully fleshed out character, other women to talk to, or even another female character who isn’t somehow evil…
But I suppose it’s a part of the wider misogynistic western denial of the mother’s role; when someone (in Disney’s case, man or woman or merman or merwoman or, y’know… Lion) needs to stand up and be a hero, a mother isn’t enough, they need a man to make them great.
Or am I just reading into this a little too deep and in the wrong direction?
I think you’ve got things a bit off. Even though the post is focusing on the dads, there are a number of examples of good mothers in Disney: Hera in Hercules, Bambi’s mother, Tiana’s mother, Simba’s mother. Shoot, Bambi’s mother was with him almost every step of the way. Tiana’s mother was equally as loving and supportive.
EDIT: And another reblogger brought up great examples as well. Andy’s mother in Toy Story (single mother taking care of two young kids), Penny’s mother in Bolt, and Wilbur’s mother in Meet the Robinsons.
While I don’t argue that their are good/great mothers within the Disney canon, the idea I’m putting forward is that the mothers are there, but when a character is raised to hero/ine level, the mother tends to be secondary.
For example, Simba doesn’t return to the pridelands in order to rescue his mother, he returns to take revenge for his father.
And - not to be mean - but we’re talking almost secondary, tertiary characters - Andy’s Mom? She doesn’t have a name, and it’s impossible to know if she’s “a single mother raising two children” or whether their just wasn’t room to share her five minutes of screen time with a father figure as well.
My point remains, I feel, that while mothers can appear, when Disney is trying to build a main character, when they want to imbue a person/merperson/lion with raw heroism, the father is involved.
How can we compare the role played by, for example, Mulan’s Father (also nameless) with the one played by Andy’s Mom, character wise? Mulan dresses as a man, joins the army, and ultimately saves the Chinese empire because of the loyalty she felt to her father. Andy’s Mom accidentally throws the toys in the trash.