This Day in Movie History – June 19th, 1998 – Mulan Released

A Disney animated film based on the life of a legendary woman from Chinese history was released on this day in 1998.

Mulan was written by Rita Hsiao, Philip LaZebnik, Chris Sanders, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Raymond Singer (with story by Robert D. San Souci) and directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook. The traditionally-animated Disney film, with music by Jerry Goldsmith, was released in theaters on June 19th, 1998.

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Mulan was written by Rita Hsiao, Philip LaZebnik, Chris Sanders, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Raymond Singer (with story by Robert D. San Souci) and directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook. The traditionally-animated Disney film, with music by Jerry Goldsmith, was released in theaters on June 19th, 1998. Courtesy: Disney

Mulan features the voice talents of Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, June Foray, George Takei and Pat Morita.

In the film, Fa Mulan–the daughter of a respected warrior–disguises herself as a man to join in the fight against the Hun invasion of her country.

The film was a success, making over $300 million in box office returns. It received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. A video game based on the film was released for the original Sony Playstation.

Mulan received a direct-to-video sequel in 2005.

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