MULAN returns to DVD on Oct. 26, 2004 (Walt Disney Home Ent. $29.99), in a colorful special edition featuring deleted scenes (including more ambitious alternate openings), the never-before-heard song Keep Em Guessing (sung by composer Matthew Wilder), new games and activities, a new music video with Jackie Chan and Disneys new EasyFind menus for quick navigation.
The 98 animated hit inspired by the ancient Chinese folktale (directed by Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook) is a lot sharper and clearer, thanks to the new digital transfer, which is vital in appreciating the particularly lavish production design.
Disc one bonus features include:* Ill Make a Man Out of You featuring Jackie Chan* Audio commentary with producer Pam Coats and the co-directors* Disney Pedia: MULANS World a comical tour of ancient China with Mushu (Eddie Murphy)
Disc two bonus features include:* Discovering MULAN a behind-the-scenes glimpse with the filmmakers* The Ballad of Hua MULAN a narration of the MULAN legend with full-color painted production artwork from Disneys animators* Early Presentation Reels preliminary images in storyboard form and full-color visual designs* Finding MULAN early designs and storylines for the Mulan character* Storyboard to Film Comparisons includes filmmaker intro along with storyboard and final film versions.* Art Designs an inside glimpse of how the production design team approached the film * Ballad of Color an inside glimpse of the use of color* Character Design Galleries meet the character designers and their contributions* Production Demos follow Mushu Awakens and Matchmaker Meets Mulan from story sketch through rough animation, cleanup animation, effects and final color* Digital Production witness the CGI digital artistry of The Hun Charge and Digital Dim Sum