Liu Yifei covers the classic Mulan song Reflection. She sounds flawed but still beautiful and more importantly, it sounds like her. I’m really happy that they didn’t over-autotune her too much for this song like they did for the other princesses. My only complaint is that the erhu is a very minimum-effort addition, but I like how the rest of the music was re-arranged to fit her voice.
Updated playlist with more new trailers, interviews, and behind-the-scenes here.
Since I did a Chinese merchandise round-up last time, here’s an American/Canadian one. There are less fashionable outfits, but still a lot of cool merchandise. I wish all my biases had this level of merch. I’m so jealous of Disney.
First up, there’s Hot Topic, the to go nerdy merchandise store. The Her Universe sword tank is 100% made for the wuxia nerd in me. I’ve already ordered it.
Then there’s Loungefly via Lunchbox, I only discovered this store last year, and their store is like a candy store for the slightly-more-grown-up fangirl me. Their bags look great in person and I want them all.
For more high-end bags, there’s these Mary Frances beaded handbags. The one for Khan (or whatever his name is in the new version) is gorgeous and reminds me of a Han-Dynasty stone relief.
There’s also your usual Disney store, with the weapons you need to fight – sword, bow and arrow, and the most mighty of them all – the pen.
And finally, three fancy jewelry stores with Mulan jewelry. The Rocklove one is being released on March 16th.