If you want to watch Mulan in Mandarin, you can do so in these Singapore theatres
The new dubbed version will be shown from Sep 18, with Liu Yifei, Jet Li and Gong Li lending their voices.
Disney’s Mulan has already been out for a while now in Singapore, but for those who found it a bit odd listening to Liu Yifei, Jet Li and Gong Li speaking in English for a story set in China – or are just curious to hear what it would be like in Mandarin, you’ve got an alternative starting Friday (Sep 18).
The Mandarin-dubbed version will be shown at selected cinema locations alongside the English version that’s currently playing.
The three cast members – who play Mulan, the emperor and Xianniang, respectively – along with Zheng Pei Pei, who plays the matchmaker, lent their voices in the dubbed version. But it seems you’ll still hear other people’s voices when you see the likes of Donnie Yen and Tzi Ma moving their mouths.
The remake of the 1998 animated film has been dogged controversy, including mixed reviews and audience reception, and criticism about being partly filmed in Xinjiang. The pandemic has also affected its big-screen release, with the moving showing on Disney+ in the US and Europe.
But in box-office terms in Singapore at least, it has garnered over S$2 million to date and was the top movie for two consecutive weeks.
The selected cinemas are at various Cathay Cineplaxes (AMK Hub, Cineleisure, JEM), Filmgarde: Bugis+, Golden Village (Suntec City, Tiong Bahru, Bishan), Shaw Theatres (Seletar, PLQ, Waterway Point), WE Cinemas, and Our Tampines Hub (OTH) Festival Theatre.
Check out the showtimes here.