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Mushu says at one point that he wanted to have an "entourage." A persistent joke during Eddie Murphy's career was that he had a large entourage.


'Mushu' was animated by director Tony Bancroft's twin brother Tom.


Crickets are considered in good luck in China, hence the inclusion of one as a character.


The opening titles were put together by simply putting water color on rice paper.


'Mulan' was Disney's first ever DVD, released in November 1999.


# # Co-director Barry Cook cites David Lean as one of his influences. This is particularly evident given the epic sweep of the Hun mountainside advance of 2000 soldiers on the Imperial troops and the later crowd sequence of 30,000 in the Imperial City.


In total, nearly 700 artists, animators and technicians worked on the film.


Both Mulan and her father were animated by the same team - supervised by Mark Henn - as this helped make them seem related to each other.


At one point Stephen Schwartz was lined up to be the lyricist for the film. When he couldn't do it, the job went to David Zippel who had been working on Disney's Hercules (1997).


This marks 'Eddie Murphy''s first comic relief role in an animated film. He would of course go on to greater success with the Shrek films.


After the departure of Jeffrey Katzenberg in 1994, the story was infused with a lighter touch and handed over to the fairly new Florida feature unit. Up till that point, they had been mainly responsible for the Roger Rabbit shorts.


The first Disney cartoon to feature an Asian heroine.


The first Disney animated film to openly deal with warfare.


Donny Osmond - who sings several songs on the soundtrack - noted that his children only ever really thought that he had made it in show business when he worked on a Disney film.


# # Credited with launching the career of Christina Aguilera whose first song to be released in the US was the film's song 'Reflection'. The song went down so well that it landed her a recording contract with RCA Records.


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