‘Mulan’ to stream on OSN from this week
‘Mulan’ is set to air on OSN starting from December 3.The live-action Disney film had its theatrical release three months ago, but it will be hitting the regional streaming service OSN, as part of their partnership with Disney+.For 24 hours, from December 3 until December 4, OSN will make the movie available to all users through the OSN streaming app website — even those without a paid OSN subscription. However, there will be a limited number of available spots for the 24-hour viewing window, with preregistration now open on osn.com/mulan.Mulan follows a young woman who risks everything for he...
Mulan tops the U.K.'s Official Film Chart for second week
The movie, starring Liu Yifei as the titular heroine, beat festive favourite Elf to hold onto its position at number one, with Will Ferrell's Christmas classic at two. Former number one Last Christmas is in third place, while George A. Romero’s 1978 zombie classic Dawn of the Dead is at four following a newly-remastered release.Frozen 2 holds on at number five, while war epic 1917 is at six and The Grinch, starring Jim Carrey as the Christmas-hating furball, jumps two spots to number seven.Star Wars: The Last Jedi enters the chart at eight thanks to a 4k SteelBook release, sci-fi action film T...
In Pictures: Chinese-Australian artist Badiucao wins 2020 Havel Prize for political satire cartoons
Chinese-Australian satirical cartoonist Badiucao has won the 2020 Havel Prize for his creative artwork. His work – often featured by HKFP – takes aim at the Chinese Communist Party and often expresses support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.In the official announcement last week, organisers – the Human Rights Foundation – praised Badiucao for creating the Lennon Flag, which became a protest symbol to mobilise the 2019 protest movement and the global community to stand in solidarity.“This prize is an honour shared with all human rights defenders and protesters in Hong Kong,” Badiucao tol...
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Hong Kong protesters see Mulan as freedom fighter tarnished by Disney, but whose side was she really on?
By Sebastian Skov Andersen and Philip NaudusFor months leading up to its release, protesters in Hong Kong urged the world to #BoycottMulan, Disney’s new live action movie adaptation of the millennium-old Chinese folk tale.The calls quickly spread to other Asian destinations such as Thailand and Taiwan, where activists are fighting to introduce or preserve freedom and democracy. Disney’s decision to cast Liu Yifei as Mulan was unwelcome in Hong Kong because she had expressed support for the Hong Kong police during the pro-democracy protests of last year.Overseas sympathisers of the movement, mo...
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Mulan gets some HKers' support at debut despite separatists' boycott calls
Mulan Photo:VCGThe Disney film Mulan gained support from some people in Hong Kong at its debut in the city on Thursday, despite separatists' calls to boycott the movie.Some Hong Kong residents were unaffected by criticism of the movie, saying that the film has been maliciously given a political meaning, and they will watch the movie to show their support.Victor Chan, 34, a Hong Kong resident, told the Global Times on Thursday that he and his family will go see the movie as they believe that there is nothing wrong with Chinese movie stars expressing their patriotism and support for Hong Kong po...
'Mulan' Fails to Impress
Courtesy of DisneyAt long last, Mulan is ready to be seen. Having gone from theaters, to a delayed release, to exclusively being available on Disney+ for $30, the movie has had a bumpy road. So was it all worth it?The story is one that we already know. Mulan is a young girl, expected to marry and bring honor to her family. Instead, she disguises herself as a man in order to take the place of her injured father, a veteran of a previous war, when war breaks out once again. Mulan’s deceit comes from a good place, but the risk of being exposed would comes at great cost to her. As she continues on,...
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Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Criticized Over Filming in Xinjiang & Hong Kong, #BoycottMulan Trends
The release of Disney’s live-action remake of the 1998 animated film Mulan was intended to garner mass appeal from audiences in China. Instead, the film sparked backlash on social media because of its being filmed partially in the Xinjiang region and because of the lead actress’s support of Hong Kong police.Online activists such as Hong Kong democracy advocate Joshua Wong trended hashtags like “#BoycottMulan” and “#BanMulan” on Twitter after the movie’s release on Disney Plus and upcoming release in Chinese cinemas.The controversy surrounding Mulan first began when the star of the movie, Chine...
Why moviegoers with a conscience should boycott Mulan
A few years ago a friend of mine, the Chinese-born Canadian actor Anastasia Lin, winner of Miss World Canada, auditioned for the lead role in the new Disney production Mulan. She was unsuccessful, and now I fully understand why.The film is based on the legend of the young Chinese woman, Hua Mulan, who disguises herself as a man to fight in the imperial army in place of her father, somewhere around the fifth century AD. It is a story of courage, intelligence, determination and honour.As a character, Ms Lin would have been perfect for the part, for she herself has shown extraordinary persistence...
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Disney executive speaks out on backlash over Mulan's filming in controversial Xinjiang province
The film, which streams exclusively on the Disney+ on demand service, has proven controversial among fans after it was discovered that portions of it were filmed in the Xinjiang province of China.The film's credits also include a thank you to authorities in Xinjiang - a highly controversial location where Uighur Muslims have been detained in mass internment camps.Missouri's Republican junior senator, Josh Hawley, sent a letter to Disney condemning the company for "whitewashing the ongoing genocide of Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities during the production of Mulan" - and now McCarthy ...
Disney's Mulan boycotted for working with China security who are torturing Uyghur Muslims
Protests and calls for boycotts of Disney’s new film Mulan are spreading on Twitter after it was revealed that scenes from the film where shot in parts of China where the government is committing mass human rights abuses, including cultural genocide against ethnic minorities.Human rights activists, non-governmental organisations and journalists have helped identify as many as 500 potential concentration camp and detention centre sites in Xinjiang using a combination of satellite imagery and eyewitness accounts.The calls for boycott began blowing up earlier this week, when several social media ...
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