‘Mulan’ will be Disney’s first live-action remake with a PG-13 rating
Other recent live-action remakes of Disney’s classic animated films, such as ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Aladdin,’ have all been rated either G or PG
Disney’s new remake of “Mulan” has been given a PG-13 rating, a first for the studio’s recent string of live-action remakes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Motion Picture Association of America gave the film the rating because of “sequences of violence,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Disney has released a number of live-action remakes of its classic animated films in recent years, including “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and others. However, “Mulan” will be the first that is not rated either G or PG, according to Variety.
The trailers that have been released for the new “Mulan” seem to depict it as a “fantasy war epic” rather than the more lighthearted musical that it’s based on, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new film will not include any musical numbers or some of the characters from the animated version, including the dragon Mushu, Variety reported.
“Pirates of the Caribbean” was Disney’s first PG-13 film in 2003, according to Forbes.
Currently, Disney’s two highest-grossing movies of all time are both rated PG-13: “Avengers: Endgame” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Forbes reported, noting that this could mark a shift in the sort of content that Disney chooses to produce in future.