Screen Asia: "Mulan" and Dragon Art ProjectVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Asia Society Texas Center presents a mid-summer family film screening of one of the earliest U.S.-created animated features with a focus on China. Based on the legendary female warrior Hua Mulan, this adaptation from Disney tells the story of a young maiden taking her father’s place in battle and becoming one of China’s greatest heroines. Well received by critics, this film also garnered Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Original Score. Following the screening, visitors will create dragons inspired by the character of Mushu from the film.
Asia Society Members receive FREE admission to this program. Learn more about membership here.
1:30 pm | Mulan (1998) screening
3:00 pm | Interactive dragon art project
About the film
In order to preserve her family’s honor and protect her father, young Mulan disguises herself as a soldier and enters into battle against the invading Huns. Her ancestors attempt to dissuade her by sending a disgraced dragon, Mushu, which becomes her comedic companion. Additionally aided by a cricket named Cri-Kee, her horse Kahn, and the courageous Captain Li Shang, she must save the Imperial City, while maintaining her secret.
Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in public programming to Houston.