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Special Edition
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 89 (Oct 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

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WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc special edition includes an audio commentary track by producer Pam Coats and directors Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, a brief featurette with a Mulan Fun Facts pop-up track, an interactive DisneyPedia VIP tour of Mulan

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 22963
(MPAA Rating): G
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 88
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1998
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/26/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): Yes

 Credits Information

(Director): Barry Cook & Tony Bancroft
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Story Synopsis:
Based on a story by Robert D. San Souci, Mulan tells the story of a spirited young girl who disguises herself as a soldier to spare her aging father from having to serve in the Imperial Army. Led by Captain Shang, Mulan trains for battle as part of a ragtag troop aided by her two sidekicks: Mushu, a smart-alek little dragon and Cri-Kee, a lucky cricket. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced and windowboxed/pillarboxed 1.66:1 DVD picture exhibits rich, solid animated images. Colors are beautifully saturated with bold reds and blues, atmospheric grays, and deep blacks. The images are sharp and detailed, with excellent dimension and detail. There are no signs of annoying edge halos around objects and pixelization is also rarely noticed. Overall, this is a beautiful picture that should certainly please the whole family. (Suzanne Hodges)

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