- The film’s release came on Oct. 3 — the beginning of “golden week,” which celebrates National Day, according to the South China Morning Post. Movies tend to see a lot of box office success on holidays in China.
- The film was pulled three days after it was released in theaters.
- “Someone else made a ‘Mulan’ (film), (people) cry out that they smeared Chinese culture. Now Chinese people make a ‘Mulan’ like this. I have nothing to say,” one person posted on the Chinese review site Douban, according to the South China Morning Post.
The film’s studio — Gold Valley Films — said the film was being pulled because the studio didn’t have enough resources to promote the film during the holidays.
Why it matters:
- The new live-action remake of “Mulan” from Disney faced backlash for filming in Xinjiang, a region of China that has been accused of human rights abuses.
- Disney had been criticized after viewers noticed the credits thanked the government there, which had been connected to abuses of Uighur Muslims.
- In general, the live-action remake wasn’t well-received in China.