Disney's live-action Mulan remake has faced several delays due to COVID-19, but its long-awaited debut on Disney Plus feels perfectly timed. The movie's messages of female empowerment, bravery and devotion to family are particularly moving as we navigate a changing, uncertain world. I personally feel this is the most confident Disney remake yet and it is worth the $29.99. It is not a one time rental. You can watch the movie as many times as you want as long as you are a Disney Plus subscriber.

We have always loved the Disney movie Mulan. The music is my personal favorite. I remember the movie came out on my birthday, June 5th in 1998 and after seeing the movie I immediately bought the soundtrack. It was a success at the box office ($304.3 million) and over the years has become a true classic. We were so excited to watch the live action Mulan on Disney Plus. It arrived exclusively on Disney+ for subscribers to unlock Premiere Access.

Curious and drawn to adventure, Mulan struggles to meet her village's traditional standards. After a disastrous visit with the Matchmaker, Mulan worries she will never be able to bring her family the honor the deserve. But when the Emperor decrees that one man from every family must join the army to face a dangerous threat to China, Mulan decides to disguise herself as a man and take her father's place. Now Mulan must hide her secret as she trains alongside her fellow soliders. With the enemy drawing nearer, will Mulan become the hero China needs?! I love how the story is told from Mulan's father's perspective. He narrates throughout the movie. There are several battle scenes, but I think the entire movie is suitable for children. My kids are 9 and 6 and both loved it.

Mulan turns out to be a heroine. She is loyal, brave, and true! She breaks all of the stereotypes and saves her country, showing that she is no less a person because she is a woman. We see a before and after in her. The young carefree Mulan we saw at the beginning of the movie has disappeared. She has now proven herself to be strong and courageous, just like any man. 

I loved having a discussion with the kids after watching the movie that Mulan is not a princess. She is far from being the typical Disney princess. She represents a normal woman with hopes and dreams. A woman who wanted to overcome and show that she wasn’t in any way inferior to men. I can only hope that Kennedy follows in Mulan's footsteps and aspires to whatever hopes and dreams she has and believes in herself that she can face anything that comes her way. I also hope that Carter treats women as his equal and knows that all people, regardless of gender, can do anything in this world.

To celebrate the new film's highly anticipated release, we were sent some amazing merch inspired by the film. I hope Kennedy and Carter discover their own inner warrior just like Mulan.  Thank you Disney for everything you sent us.

Click HERE for a great educational activity packet for you to print out and enjoy when you watch the movie.

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