As some of you might be able to tell, I have been in a very musical mood lately. Along those themes, I wanted to make 2 music countdowns: 1 for Songs and 1 for Scores. I love Disney's music, especially from the team of Alan Menken & Howard Ashman. I almost never like covers of DP songs by Disney Pop stars so unless otherwise mentioned, all versions here are the original ones from the film. Here are my rankings for favorite songs:
Honorary Mentions: With A Smile & A Song - Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs (So positive and uplifting plus an excellent message.) "There's no use in grumbling...
So yesterday I wrote about my favorite songs, today I'll write about the 10 best scenes, originally I was planning on only doing a top 5, but I felt that it was too little so I decided to do a top 10 list, like with the songs I love all the scenes in the movie so placing them wasn't so easy, but I hope you'll like this article anyway
10. The Funeral Scene
This scene is so sad yet so beautifully animated and I couldn't resist putting this one on here since I lost my grandmother just a few days ago, but even before that this has been one of the most beautiful scenes in the movie aswell as...
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all."
So while there are a lot of great things that are pointed out about the movie Mulan, there are also things that I haven't seen pointed out yet so I wanted to share.
1. Realistic Representation of Culture: I love that it is not over-Americanized and mostly stays true to Chinese and Asian culture. The most American part of the film is the fact that she thinks she can take a man's place in the army. That and Grandmother Fa's comments in general. Other than that, the movie is pretty accurate to her culture. I find this important because I don't understand the point of showing a different culture...
This was the solo Jasmine was originally going to sing in Aladdin. It is included in the Broadway adaptation <3.
"Call Me A Princess" is a song intended to be sung by Princess Jasmine in Aladdin. In her early development she was supposed to be a typical, spoiled, bratty princess, and this song focused in on that. The developers scrapped the idea along with this song to make Jasmine the headstrong, compassionate woman we know today. If this song wasn't deleted it would have been the first solo song sung by Jasmine, but now that title belongs to the song I've Got My Eyes on You.