It seems that Disney is churning out live-action remakes at a rapid rate, but the latest new movie looks quite a bit different than the original animation it’s based on. Disney has just released the first trailer for Mulan and it’s missing a few key Disney ingredients.

The new Mulan trailer introduces audiences to the sword-wielding heroine of Disney’s 1998 film with scenes that seem to mirror the original in both costumes and setting. But as some fans have pointed out it’s missing not only the musical aspect but also a main character: Mulan’s sidekick, Mushu is nowhere to be seen.

It had previously been rumored that Mushu would be replaced by a Phoenix character. It’s possible that the bird which makes a brief appearance in the trailer could be the new sidekick in question, but it’s too soon to tell. Despite the loss of fan-favorite Mushu, if the teaser is any indication, the new Mulan will be a beautifully crafted and action-packed tale.

Mulan hits theaters Mar. 27, 2020.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: IMDB

 

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