Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Be More Epic, Mulan.

Happy Wednesday, warriors!

Today is my morning off- perfect for getting a little extra beauty sleep in the middle of a hectic week... so naturally, I woke up at 7:30! Because I am absolutely, without a doubt a morning person (yeah, THAT morning person), I decided to make the best of it by popping out of bed, popping in a movie, and catching up on the happenings of the Disney blogosphere- particularly those of Oh My Disney, straight from the Mouse House itself!

The number of reasons to love OMD is crazy-high (think of each reason as a Hun in Shan-Yu's army), but at the top of my list is that it speaks the language of my generation. My peers and I grew up getting a new animated masterpiece from Disney; some combination of the nostalgia of that experience with the breathtaking quality of the films has instilled an incredibly special passion for them in 80's and 90's kids. That passion is so perfectly captured in the posts at OMD because the writers ARE those kids! Each post recalls fond memories, makes me smile, and brings a little extra magic to my day.

Why the long introduction, you ask? This particular morning, I chose to pair my game of Oh My Disney catch-up with a time-tested classic: Mulan. While watching/reading/making a dinner casserole (did I not mention that in my morning run-down?), I was reminded of how many super intense epic moments there are in Mulan, and that their proper appreciation would be best accomplished in classic OMD style- with a list! (It's more exciting than it sounds, I promise!)

And now, I present to you: instances in which Mulan is just too epic for words.

In which Shan-Yu kicks things off with a bang:

Because this was the most intense moment of your childhood:

Mulan reminds everyone that she's boss:

That time when Mushu and Cri-Kee rode a panda (oh, and gave Shang's troops the chance to show the Huns what they're made of):

This clutch rescue:

When our favorite Chinese soldiers banded together and looked pretty doing it:

  Deafeated Shan-Yu; casually rides a lantern to safety:

And finally, this moment. (You don't have the emperor as your wingman every dynasty...)

I know I've barely scratched the surface here, but I don't think any of us can argue the sheer awesomeness of these moments. Did your favorite make the list? Let me know in the comments below!

P.S.-  Because there wasn't nearly enough Mushu in this post...


Hope you're having a magical week!
- Becca :)

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