Mulan: 7 Amazing Facts about the Disney classic…and the upcoming live action remake

Mulan is based on a famous Chinese legend of a 4th Century warrior princess

A 12th Century tapestry depicts the Ballad of Hua Mulan. | US Library of Congress

A 12th Century tapestry depicts the Ballad of Hua Mulan. | US Library of Congress

The legend that informs the Mulan movies is recorded in a 700-year-old Chinese poem called the “Ballad of Hua Mulan”. The poem tells of a strong and beautiful peasant girl named Hua Mulan who volunteers to take her elderly father’s place in the dynastic army.

Next: The real Mulan’s battlefield heroism!

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