How “Mulan” Will Be Different From All Of Disney’s Live-Action Adaptations

Will this make you more or less interested to watch the upcoming remake?

Beauty and the Beast dominated the box office over the weekend, breaking records to become the biggest March opening of all time, and proving that Disney’s live-action reboot trend is here to stay.

Mulan is the next beloved cartoon classic making its way to theaters, but this remake will be different from the others in one major way—it won’t feature any hit songs from the original film.

Director Niki Caro told Moviefone that “much to the horror of my children,” there will be no songs in the movie. Instead, she describes it as “a big, girly martial arts epic. It will be extremely muscular and thrilling and entertaining and moving.”


Beauty and the Beast and the upcoming Aladdin reboot feature the scores by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman from the original films (as they certainly should), and Jon Favreau decided it was essential to include at least some of the biggest songs from The Jungle Book in his recent reimagining, as well.

But when Mulan hits theaters on November 2, 2018, it’s going to be sans singing. Surely we can at least get Christina Aguilera to perform “Reflection” during the credits though, right?

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