Based on a legend from medieval China, Mulan is the story of a girl who disguises herself as a man and goes to war in place of her father. At the time of the film's release in 1998, it was widely rumoured that the Chinese government banned it because they were so insulted by Disney's … Continue reading Mulan vs. The Legend of Hua Mulan
(Formerly known as "Disney - the Dettol of Storytelling?") Like most people, I grew up with Disney films, and some of my favourite films have been made in their studios. However, they are notorious for sanitising many a fairy tale for more modern and family-friendly audiences. Out of curiosity, I am embarking on a literary … Continue reading Disneyfied, or Disney tried?