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Original Mulan star Ming-Na Wen delights fans with surprise cameo in Disney’s live-action remake

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Original Mulan star Ming-Na Wen delights fans with surprise cameo in Disney's live-action remake

Original Mulan voice actress Ming-Na Wen makes a touching cameo in Disney’s live-action remake (Picture: Getty/AP)

Disney’s live-action Mulan remake has finally been released for fans to enjoy and many were delighted to stop a special cameo in the flick.

Actress Ming-Na Wen was the voice of Mulan in the original 1998 animation and, after growing up with her iconic voice in their ears, fans were thrilled to see she had a part in the new version.

Ming-Na makes her appearance near the end of the film where she plays and ‘Esteemed Guest’.

That guest is the one who introduces Mulan, played by Liu Yifei, to the Emperor after she defeated Bori Khan and saved the day.

Oh and Ming-Na’s daughter Michaela features in the scene as well.

We’re not crying, you are!

The moving moment hit Disney+ viewers right in the feels as they flocked to Twitter to share their joy at the scene.

However, one person who doesn’t feature in the film is everyone’s favourite dragon sidekick Mushu.

Niki Caro, who has directed the new version, revealed that it was an intentional decision to leave Mushu out of the action as he never featured in the original Mulan folklore.

Speaking to USA Today, Caro explained: ‘We were very inspired by what Mushu brought to the animation, which was the humour and the levity, and the challenge was to bring that to Mulan’s real relationships with her fellow soldiers. 

‘Mushu, beloved as that character is in the animation, was Mulan’s confidante, and part of bringing it into the live-action is to commit to the realism of her journey, and she had to make those relationships with her fellow soldiers. 

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‘So there was certainly a lot to work within that department.’ 

Mushu was voiced by comedy legend Eddie Murphy in the original Disney animation.

The tiny dragon acted as a guardian to Mulan and protected her as she posed as a male soldier in the Chinese army. 

Disney’s Mulan is released to UK cinemas on September 4. 

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Credit: Original article published here.

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