UPDATE: Watching Mulan will reportedly cost $29.95.

Disney has announced that Mulan, the live-action version of the studio's 1998 animated hit, will be available starting September 4, 2020, on its streaming service. The film had been scheduled for a theatrical release, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused Disney to postpone its debut.


Disney's Mulan | Official Trailer youtu.be

(Trailer Courtesy of Disney)

Martial artists have been anticipating the release of Mulan (2020), as it's often called, in part because of the cast. It includes Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jet Li as the Emperor, Jason Scott Lee as Bori Khan and Pei-Pei Cheng as the Matchmaker. Yifei Liu portrays Mulan.

Mulan (1998) Photo Courtesy of Disney

Also of interest: IMDB.com lists Simon Rhee, a seventh-degree black belt in taekwondo and a fourth degree in hapkido, as Donnie Yen's stunt double.

Go here to read about the real-life inspiration for Mulan.

Photo Courtesy of National Taiwan Museum

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