Honor is an underlying theme in “Mulan,” both in the 1998 animated feature and this year’s live-action remake.
However, this is not the first time the concept was used by White voices — “Avatar: The Last Airbender” mentioned “honor” so frequently that a YouTube user decided to make a montage out of them.
Ming-Na Wen, who played Mulan in the 1998 feature, also threw shade at the new film — albeit more playfully.
In a new interview with The New York Times, the Chinese American actor poked fun at the removal of one particular scene from the animated version, which many have agreed to be among the film’s most empowering moments.
“I’m sure Yifei is going to get incredible accolades as the live-action Mulan, but I hope everyone will still have a little place in their hearts for the animated Mulan. I mean, at least she cut her hair,” Wen said with laughter.
Interestingly, Wen made a cameo appearance in the new movie. “I thought that was very appropriate and just wonderful, a little Easter egg where I could pass the baton,” she said.
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