|Aladdin 1992 G, 83 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Fantasy / Musical
Director: John Musker, Ron Clements
Cast: Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale, Lea Salonga, Bruce Adler, Brad Kane, Charles Adler, Jack Angel, Corey Burton, Jim Cummings
The voice of Robin Williams is the genie in the lamp that provides comic relief in this Disney animated tale of Aladdin and his magic carpet. A Best Song Academy Award went to "A Whole New World." Four nominations were also received.
|Mulan 1998 G, 88 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Comedy / Musical
Director: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
Cast: Ming-Na, Lea Salonga, Eddie Murphy, B.D. Wong, Donny Osmond, Harvey Fierstein, James Hong, Gedde Watanabe, Miguel Ferrer, Soon-Tek Oh, June Foray, Miriam Margolyes, Pat Morita, James Shigeta, George Takei
Disney presents this classic story, which is set in ancient China. Mulan (voice of Ming-Na, singing voice of Lea Salonga) is a Chinese maiden who dresses as a male and joins the army to fend off the invading Mongols. She prays for help from her ancestors, and they send the 18-inches tall dragon Mushu (voice of Eddie Murphy) to protect Mulan. Mulan hides Mushu from others but takes Mushu with her when she joins the command of Captain Shang (B.D. Wong, singing voice of Donny Osmond), and risks everything to gain victory over the Huns.
|Mulan II 2004 G, 79 min.|
Genre: Family / Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Musical
Director: Darrell Rooney, Lynne Southerland
Cast: Ming-Na, Lea Salonga, B.D. Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu, Harvey Fierstein, Sandra Oh, Gedde Watanabe, Lauren Tom, Jerry Tondo, Pat Morita, George Takei, June Forey, Soon-Tek Oh, Frank Welker
Mulan (voice of Ming-Na/singing voice of Lea Salonga) is engaged to marry General Shang (voice of B.D. Wong) when the Emperor (voice of Pat Morita) calls on them to serve as bodyguards for his daughters Mei, Su, and Ting (voices of Lucy Liu, Lauren Tom, and Sandra Oh) when they travel to a foreign land for arranged marriages that will help gain peace between nations. The trek proves difficult, and Mulan's dragon sidekick Mushu (voice of Mark Moseley) contributes to problems because he knows that his job will end if Mulan and Shang marry. Along the way, Mulan realizes that the princesses are being forced into loveless marriages and decides to help them escape their fate.
|1. Aladdin (1992)|
2. Mulan (1998)
3. Mulan II (2004)
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