In the action adventure movie Mulan, a young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a warrior in order to save her father. This live action Disney production is a remake of an animated film that Disney produced in 1998. This version dispenses with the music and talking animals of the animated version to focus on the action of the story. The film was released during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Disney elected to release the film on its online Disney+ streaming platform rather than release it in theaters, which were largely closed at the film's intended release date. The company faced some criticism for charging approximately $30 for temporary rental of the film. The rental cost was on top of the subscription fee for Disney+, which was also required to view the movie. Further uproar came when it was revealed that the movie would be available to Disney+ subscribers for no extra charge just a matter of months later. The film waded into still more controversy when it was accused of misrepresenting Chinese history and inadvertently supporting ethnic discrimination within the country. The film was released in theaters internationally, where Disney hoped to have success particularly in the Chinese market. However, Chinese moviegoers mostly ignored the film, and its commercial debut in other countries was disappointing as well.