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S3 E18 Not my Mulan — How Disney’s 2020 remake disappoints just about everyone

September 17, 2020 Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗 Season 3 Episode 18
Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
S3 E18 Not my Mulan — How Disney’s 2020 remake disappoints just about everyone
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Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗
S3 E18 Not my Mulan — How Disney’s 2020 remake disappoints just about everyone
Sep 17, 2020 Season 3 Episode 18
Loud Murmurs 小声喧哗

This is the episode you’ve all been waiting for. Let us save you the time of reading 10,000 think pieces on why the movie is bad, by telling you exactly why the movie is bad. 


Together with our beloved guests Tony Lin and Rui Zhong, hosts Ina, Izzy and Afra spend an hour talking about why we are thoroughly unimpressed by Disney’s 2020 live action remake of “Mulan.”  

In this episode you’ll hear our thoughts on:

  • What we love and miss the most about Disney’s 1998 classic, the original animated version of “Mulan”  
  • How the concept of “Qi” and Gong Li’s character undermine the storyline
  • What the 2020 film got wrong about aesthetics and “Chinese” cultural elements (Disney doesn’t deserve Zheng Peipei)
  • Who is Mulan? Warrior, daughter, the emperor’s perfect subject? How the 2020 film robbed Mulan of her agency, desires, and charisma 
  • What Disney sacrificed in order to appease the Chinese censors 
  • Disney decided to make this film in 2015, what changed (what hasn’t changed?!) in the five years since? 


About our guest:


Tony Lin - Award-winning journalist, writer based in New York City. He’s on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/tony_zy 

Rui Zhong - Program associate at the Wilson Center. She’s on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/rzhongnotes 


Read more:

The Politics of a New Mulan

https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/politics-new-mulan 

The Mulan Debacle 

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/chinatalk/the-mulan-debacle-X-omly59GO2/ 

加速脫鉤時代的《花木蘭》:如何做到一次過得罪全世界

https://theinitium.com/article/20200915-culture-mulan-disney-media-observation/ 


Find Loud Murmurs in the iTunes podcast store, Google Play, Spotify, and wherever you listen to podcasts (e.g. Pocket Casts, Overcast)! Please subscribe, enjoy, and feel free to drop us a note and leave us a review. 

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs

Please reach out to us at [email protected] for any business inquiries. 


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs)

Show Notes

This is the episode you’ve all been waiting for. Let us save you the time of reading 10,000 think pieces on why the movie is bad, by telling you exactly why the movie is bad. 


Together with our beloved guests Tony Lin and Rui Zhong, hosts Ina, Izzy and Afra spend an hour talking about why we are thoroughly unimpressed by Disney’s 2020 live action remake of “Mulan.”  

In this episode you’ll hear our thoughts on:

  • What we love and miss the most about Disney’s 1998 classic, the original animated version of “Mulan”  
  • How the concept of “Qi” and Gong Li’s character undermine the storyline
  • What the 2020 film got wrong about aesthetics and “Chinese” cultural elements (Disney doesn’t deserve Zheng Peipei)
  • Who is Mulan? Warrior, daughter, the emperor’s perfect subject? How the 2020 film robbed Mulan of her agency, desires, and charisma 
  • What Disney sacrificed in order to appease the Chinese censors 
  • Disney decided to make this film in 2015, what changed (what hasn’t changed?!) in the five years since? 


About our guest:


Tony Lin - Award-winning journalist, writer based in New York City. He’s on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/tony_zy 

Rui Zhong - Program associate at the Wilson Center. She’s on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/rzhongnotes 


Read more:

The Politics of a New Mulan

https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/politics-new-mulan 

The Mulan Debacle 

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/chinatalk/the-mulan-debacle-X-omly59GO2/ 

加速脫鉤時代的《花木蘭》:如何做到一次過得罪全世界

https://theinitium.com/article/20200915-culture-mulan-disney-media-observation/ 


Find Loud Murmurs in the iTunes podcast store, Google Play, Spotify, and wherever you listen to podcasts (e.g. Pocket Casts, Overcast)! Please subscribe, enjoy, and feel free to drop us a note and leave us a review. 

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs

Please reach out to us at [email protected] for any business inquiries. 


Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/loudmurmurs)