Mulan II (2004, USA) C-79m. ** D: Darrell Rooney, Lynne Southerland. Starring (the voices of) Ming-Na, B.D. Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu, Harvey Fierstein, Pat Morita, George Takei. OK sequel to Disney's 1998 animated feature has Mulan and her fiancé accompany the emperor's daughters to their bridegrooms-to-be. The arranged marriages are supposed to help China against invaders. Mushu, the pet dragon, tries to bring the lovers apart for selfish reasons. Lacks the dramatic impact of the original.

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