Audiences can't seem to get enough of the live-action remakes of Disney's classic animated films. They're big, they're colorful and most of them seem to be offering new takes on beloved characters. That being said, it's no wonder Mulan is already enjoying what looks to be a return to popularity, more than 20 years after the release of the animated film.
Within the first 24 hours of the teaser trailer's release on Sunday, it had been viewed more than 175 million times, with 52 million of those views coming from China, where the video quickly began trending. These statistics make the Mulan teaser one of the largest trailer launches of all time, topped by a handful of trailers for films such as Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Infinity War, The Lion King, IT and The Fate of the Furious.
While the original animated film was far from well-received among Chinese audiences, the live-action remake seems to be garnering a more positive response overall. Fans in China have expressed interest in the adaptation of the classic ballad, which centers on the daughter of an old warrior who takes her father's place when invaders threaten to conquer their country.
Mulan, directed by Niki Caro, stars Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Yoson An, Gong Li and Jet Lee. The film is scheduled to open on March 27, 2020.