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    You never know, maybe there'll be a version dubbed in Chinese for China!
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    Maybe I'm just bored with the Disney formula.

    - Character is separated from family/friends
    - Character rediscovers meaning of family/friendship
    - Character finds identity from re-uniting with family/friends

    I could be just expecting too much from them because after all, they are for kids!

    This is why I can't get on with romantic comedies due to the whole boy meets girl - they date - something breaks them up - they get back together.

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    Jackie Chan did some of the voices for the Chinese dub for the animated Mulan, I think.

    To be honest, I can totally get where Bubba's coming from, and he makes a fair enough point. Were you to inspect the core premise of every Disney movie, what he outlined wouldn't be too far from the truth, though there are exceptions, obviously. I think Fynn said it best though: what makes Disney distinct is that the formula is (usually) subtlety changed for every film. It's still unmistakably Disney, but there's a nuance, either in the characters, or the plot. Which is why I partially agreed with maybee about the lack of nuance lately with certain male archetypes.

    I can get being tired of it though. I went through a phase of 'ugh, not another Disney film'. Somewhere in like, 2007. Whenever the first Cars film got made (and yes, I know that's Disney/Pixar). Then Cars 2 came out which really sunk me with the studios. I'm back now to enjoying Disney though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Maybe I'm just bored with the Disney formula.

    - Character is separated from family/friends
    - Character rediscovers meaning of family/friendship
    - Character finds identity from re-uniting with family/friends

    I could be just expecting too much from them because after all, they are for kids!

    This is why I can't get on with romantic comedies due to the whole boy meets girl - they date - something breaks them up - they get back together.
    Yeah, I see where you're coming from, and ultimately I just have to agree with you that it's because the movies are for kids.

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    I hate it when people simplify things down to the most basic points. You can do that to anything and make it sound like everything is terrible. I mean, how many movies can be described with this blurb?

    The protagonist sets out to defeat an antagonistic force which threatens the protagonist and/or protagonist's homeland.
    Literally millions of hits. But hey, you'll probably find that you really enjoyed that one movie that follows this basic plot despite it being completely overdone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shauna View Post
    I hate it when people simplify things down to the most basic points. You can do that to anything and make it sound like everything is terrible. I mean, how many movies can be described with this blurb?

    The protagonist sets out to defeat an antagonistic force which threatens the protagonist and/or protagonist's homeland.
    Literally millions of hits. But hey, you'll probably find that you really enjoyed that one movie that follows this basic plot despite it being completely overdone.
    Exactly my point.

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    I think from this discussion we can conclude that Disney may or may not be in the habit of re-using similar moviemaking formulae and said movies may or may not be good movies (and such a trend may or may not be reflective of movies in general?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Manus View Post
    I think from this discussion we can conclude that Disney may or may not be in the habit of re-using similar moviemaking formulae and said movies may or may not be good movies (and such a trend may or may not be reflective of movies in general?)
    Exactly my point.

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    So you're just tired of movies in general then, Bubba? :3

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    Well, ur...

    On the subject, do you think they're just going to CGI Mushu? Actually, a live-action Mulan won't be so jarring because he's literally the only non-human in the film. Oh, and Cri-kee. Besides that, it'll just be live-action. I hope they maintain the lighter feel though of the animation. I mean, sure, it was heavy in places, but it was still Disney. A Live-action remake of what is essentially a war film with swords and armies could get dark quick if they're not careful.


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    I don't think they'll shy away from making it a little bit more brutal, while also keeping the relative lightheartedness of other sections.

    If the Jungle Book is anything to go by, the relatively lighthearted King Louie section was made a lot more perilous in the remake. Made all the more terrifying by the fact that Christopher Walken was singing "I Wan'na Be Like You" throughout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post
    Well, ur...

    On the subject, do you think they're just going to CGI Mushu? Actually, a live-action Mulan won't be so jarring because he's literally the only non-human in the film. Oh, and Cri-kee. Besides that, it'll just be live-action. I hope they maintain the lighter feel though of the animation. I mean, sure, it was heavy in places, but it was still Disney. A Live-action remake of what is essentially a war film with swords and armies could get dark quick if they're not careful.
    There is actually a dark live action Mulan that is in Chinese I believe! Dunno how good it is though.


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    The Mulan Remake sounds promising though. Itīs going to be kinda dark though also i want to see how Mushu looks in this. I grew up watching this movie, however i donīt have any high expectations.
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    how could disney
    make a live action remake
    out of muuuuuuuuuuuuuuu(lan)

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