While preparing her for the matchmaker, one of the women at the boutique strips Mulan naked behind a screen and dumps her into a tub of soapy water. Mulan appears only in silhouette behind the screen, and then everything below her neck is concealed beneath the soap suds.
While introducing herself at the training camp, Mulan takes Mushu’s advice to slap Yao on his backside because “[men] like that.”
At a few points throughout the movie, several characters trading insults drop a few subtle innuendos about each other’s sexuality.
Shang removes his shirt for the training sequence, prompting a snark about his being a “pretty boy” from Yao and some ogling from Mulan.
After a doctor tends to a wound to her chest, we briefly see Mulan topless with her breasts tightly wrapped in surgical bandages. In alarm and embarrassment, she then pulls a blanket up to conceal them.

Immediately after Mulan says the following quote, “I never want to see another naked man again.”, a whole flock of fully nude men jump into the lake for a bath, but nothing too explicit is shown since they were running very quickly.
At one point, Mushu stares at Mulan’s chest while boastfully claiming to have the power to see straight through her armor. Taking offense at this, she gasps in embarrassment, and holds one arm over her breastplate.
At one point while disguised as the male Ping, Mulan insists on slipping out of the camp to a nearby pond one night to bathe. Mushu respectfully covers his eyes with his ears when she removes her clothes, and all of her private parts remain either out of frame or concealed beneath the water in the pond for this sequence.
Later, much to Mushu’s alarm and distress, Ling, Yao, and Chien-Po arrive at the same pond and start stripping, also intending to bathe. We briefly see them in silhouette from behind as they’re shedding clothes, and then only from above their waists or below their thighs. Mushu, meanwhile, cries out “Oh! We’re doomed! There are a couple of things I *know* they’re bound to notice!”
While these three men and “Ping” are introducing themselves to each other, we see them framed between the naked Yao’s calves as he stands proudly declaring himself “king of the rock” (a small island in the middle of the pond) and daring them to try to depose him. While nothing above his knees is in the frame for us, Mulan covers her eyes, clearly embarrassed at what she’s seeing. After Mushu rescues her from having to play their game by scaring them away, Mulan summons her horse Khan and slips behind him to conceal herself while getting dressed. The three naked men, meanwhile, scramble up onto the rock and are briefly shown in silhouette.
Mulan then complains that she never wants to see a naked man again, whereupon dozens of naked men stampede right past her into the pond, everything below their waists just out of frame.
Seeing Mulan lingering longer than she should as she gazes after Shang, Mushu chides her for flirting and orders her to her tent.
In the “A Girl Worth Fighting For” musical sequence, Ling gets out a rice-paper pin-up of his ideal girl, and Mulan briefly averts her eyes in embarrassment until it is revealed to be chastely drawn. The men sing “You can guess what we have missed the most since we went off to war” while gazing appreciatively at some pretty young women picking rice, and Mushu lets out a wolf whistle. Several of the rice-pickers ogle “Ping” and titter to each other about the handsome young “lad” in armor while Mulan blushes and turns away.
Several the men disguise themselves as female concubines to get past some guards, with one nervously asking Mulan whether his dress makes him look fat (and therefore unattractive). One of the guards they’re snookering remarks that these “concubines” are ugly, but the other disagrees and actually seems to be trying to flirt with one of them briefly.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


It must be an exaggeration to say that I have seen this cartoon 100 times, but 50 times is not too much. Nothing else, just pure love.

Although it borrows an ancient Chinese story, it is Lao Mei’s handwriting at first glance: creativity, dedication and sincerity to show it to children, which fascinates people of all ages. Is this the real animation spirit? Among them, dedication is the most admirable. Only by being serious can we create classics.

Whether a film is exquisite or not, you can see it for the first time. How exquisite it is, you have to turn over and over with a magnifying glass to study the details. With the qualification that I’ve seen it 50 times and still enjoy it, it can be judged that Disney’s Mulan is definitely an exquisite animation. It’s a classic among classics, which can be called perfect.

Let’s see how serious Americans are.

1. Humanization — interpreting death with beauty:

Cartoons are meant for children – you can object, but you must admit that this film is for children. So although it tells the story of war and killing, I can’t see any blood except the little blood color of Mulan’s wound.

In that thrilling snowy mountain war, the loss of the Hun army became nothing, not by knives, guns and sticks, but by avalanches. What a thoughtful idea, covering up all cruelty with poetic snow-white.

Finally, the demise of Khan was more beautiful. He turned into fireworks and spread colorful over the palace late at night. What a playful imagination, the beast like Xiongnu achieved the final romance with death.

The total annihilation of the army led by Li Xiang’s father is expressed by the ruins after the war. A helmet and a puppet doll are enough to convey the message of death. You don’t have to face the bloody reality, but you can still render a painful atmosphere. This understanding technique is already the true legend of Chinese culture.

There are many of these. Only those who think wholeheartedly for their children will do their best.

2. Shadow – just right vivid

Whether there are enough shadows in the picture is the arbitrary standard I use to evaluate whether an animation blockbuster is well made (alternative painting styles such as ink animation are not included). We all know that oil painting is very strict with light. With light and shadow, it will be more realistic and three-dimensional. The animation world does not pursue representativeness. It can be ignored. Indeed, many films are not painted. However, you can not do it, but you have to do your best. This is the real perfectionist.

The painters of Hua Mulan let us see what is serious. There is light and there is shadow. The most important thing is that on the snow capped mountains, the Hun army is dense, galloping from the horizon, overwhelming. Using an aerial shot, each cavalry drew a shadow, and suddenly the shadow of an eagle flashed by. Thousands of troops and horses can’t cover an eagle. The thunder can’t cover your ears, but you can see it clearly. It’s just right and very vivid.

3. Expression – describe carefully and spare no effort

The expressions of the characters are colorful and delicate. Many of them are only a few seconds, but they draw a lot of pictures. For example, Mulan’s make-up before her blind date had to cross a street. There were two old men, fat and thin, playing chess on the street. One took the other’s army, and Mulan moved a son to turn the world around. The character’s expression is exquisite. The fat man first frowns, then is surprised, then is ecstatic, and even gloats. The thin man’s eyes are ever-changing. First, he ponders calmly, then the provocation of a sure victory, then the determination to settle down, then the arrogance of closing his eyes to see how you die, suddenly shocked by the sound, then overwhelmed, and finally resented. And all this, a total of only ten seconds. (insert a sideshow, and the thin “general” goes diagonally)

I wonder if you pay attention to the mass actors, that is, the characters behind the protagonist who act as the set. In Japanese cartoons, most TV versions and even theater versions, such as Detective Conan, are “petrified” once the characters don’t speak. The one who speaks only moves his mouth and is very stiff. In Mulan, even the fictional characters who stand far behind without any part of the play are expressive. For example, in the scene of the birth of the name “vase”, a group of bruised soldiers stand behind the three protagonists and listen to the funny dialogue of the protagonists with the audience. Normal people won’t notice them after watching them ten times, but their image is not static, Either this one shakes his head or that one turns his head. Someone is always dynamic. This picture alone deserves our respect.

4. Prop setting – no waste

I always think that the fewer props in the drama, the better, and the more uses of a prop, the better. “Hua Mulan” is also so interesting. For example, the cloth of Mulan’s car is not only the decoration of the horse, but also a sign of the inner tenderness of the horse. When Mulan hurried out of the bath, the horse used it to cover the retreat. When Mulan was expelled in the cold wind, the horse put on a cold coat for her. What a gentleman’s car. And the paper fan, which was a cheating tool for blind date at the beginning, and a life-saving weapon at the last moment, relied on it to pay the Khan’s weapon. There are also some things that echo from beginning to end, such as dogs and hens. In fact, these are not brilliant ideas. Just because the same thing appears more than twice, it shows that the designer has considered it, which is much more responsible than the editors and directors who “call and wave” even the character settings.

5. Chinese dubbing – equally excellent

The translation and dubbing of the Chinese version are equally excellent, basically without damage. There are two details to testify. When ah Yao was angry with Mulan, he said, “it’ll make your executives puzzle.” The pronunciation of “ancestors” is wide open mouth, which can’t be translated directly by “ancestors”. How to pronounce it? In Chinese, it is translated into “your ancestor’s eyes shine with Venus”, which can be easily resolved by using the “two” correspondence.

And the prime minister said, “order, people order!” The original intention should be to stand at attention and call the roll, while the soldiers ordered dishes. “I’d like a pan fried noodle…” if the literal translation is not funny, the Chinese version is changed: “what’s the noise?” “I want to fry an egg with scallion.” The same effect, I really don’t know how much thought I spent.

Is this due to local stars such as Jackie Chan, Chen Peisi and Coco Lee, or the team that Americans spend a lot of money on?

At that time, when the news came that Americans were going to shoot Hua Mulan, Chinese people were angry, just as the Dragon Boat Festival was taken by Koreans to apply for the world heritage. Chinese people are even more angry when the shape of Hua Mulan comes out. How can we draw a heroine into this virtue? The Americans paid no attention, but said, “we studied the data, and people at that time looked like this.” The Chinese immediately shut up, because no one has studied it, so it’s hard to refute it immediately.

I haven’t studied it. I also think Mulan looks a little sorry for the artistic conception of “managing the temples when the window, and pasting yellow on the mirror”. However, I believe that Americans do their homework. The film is full of Chinese elements, such as three obedience and four virtues, ancestors, abacus, chess, wind Zheng, paper fan, dumplings, lion dance, pen, ink, paper and inkstone, martial arts, except Peking Opera, All they could think of were put in, deliberately showing their loveliness. There are also the integration of traditional Chinese painting skills in painting and the use of national musical instruments in music. It is said that a total of 600 animators took four years. These two numbers alone are worth keeping our mouths shut.

“In order to make the film have a distinctive Oriental style, The Walt Disney Company sent a group of creative workers to Chinese mainland for field visits and research. They traveled all over Beijing, Datong, Xi’an, Luoyang, Dunhuang and other cultural cities, visited museums and art galleries, and visited Jiayuguan to feel the magnificence of the Great Wall and collect a lot of information. In addition, hundreds of people were there. Sney animators do not hesitate to spend time studying the concise and vivid artistic style and balanced and harmonious artistic philosophy of traditional Chinese art, and pondering the painting style and techniques of imitating traditional Chinese painting. ” What else can you say?

The only irritating thing is that they borrowed Chinese stories, Chinese techniques and Chinese box office to promote real American culture. And they’re not wrong. I can’t be angry about it. That’s what I’m most angry about.

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