Question: What does the Phoenix mean in Mulan?

In the movie, Mulans father tells her: “Do you know why the phoenix sits on the right hand of the emperor? She is his guardian”. When a phoenix and a dragon are depicted together in harmony, it represents the unity and good relationship between the empress and emperor.

Who was the Phoenix in Mulan?

Toward the end of the film, as Mulan seemingly flies into a climactic battle against Bori Khan, the phoenix that has accompanied her on her journey rises up behind her, making it look as though its wings are Mulans.

Can Mulan see the phoenix?

Now that Mulan has hit Disney+, fans have been able to see how some of the changes Niki Caro made play out on screen. While there is no Mushu, Mulan does encounter a mystical entity that helps guide her journey: a phoenix -- albeit, one that doesnt talk.

Was there a phoenix in original Mulan?

For starters, Mulan no longer has a guardian dragon named Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy in the animated movie) or a cricket sidekick. Instead, shes guarded by a phoenix (who doesnt talk) and befriends her fellow army trainees who have new names, including a gentle one named Cricket.

Why is Mulan not having Mushu?

Mulan audiences and Disney fans were quick to spot that Mushu was removed from the 2020 live-action remake streaming on Disney+. Mushu may have also been removed due to criticism of the 1998 animated films portrayal of the talking dragon, according to the films producer.

Why Mushu is not in Mulan?

The new films director explained that a new cast of comrades for the films protagonist felt more realistic. Mushu may have also been removed due to criticism of the 1998 animated films portrayal of the talking dragon, according to the films producer.

Why is Mushu not a guardian?

Mushu was demoted of his post of guardian after he failed to protect one of Mulans family members. He did not only not awaken the Fa family guardian, but he destroyed the stone statue that guarded Mulans guardian dragon.

Why did they take out the dragon in Mulan?

Speaking with USAToday, the films director, Niki Caro, revealed that the tiny dragon character — who was voiced by Eddie Murphy in the original Disney film — was intentionally left out of the new remake for storytelling purposes.

Why didnt the stone dragon in Mulan wake up?

During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon, sansaspark wrote. Ultimately, this would mean that Mushu couldnt awaken the Great Stone Dragon because it was awake all along.

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