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Mulan was originally released in 1998, but now the film is making a comeback with a live-action remake.
Fans of the original will be hoping the reboot contains hit favourites from the soundtrack including 'Reflection' and 'I'll Make a Man Out of You'.
Disney announced the live-action adaptation in 2016, confirming it will be directed by Niki Caro and due to be released in the winter of 2018.
However, Disney pushed back the film's schedule in order to spend more time creating the comeback and will release the film on March 27, 2020 in the UK.
There is a trailer for the film, check it out below.
The original animated film was based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan.
A synopsis for the new film released by Walt Disney Studios reads: "When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honoured warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father.
"Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential.
"It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honoured warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation… and a proud father."
In April 2017, it was reported that Ming-Na Wen, the original voice of Mulan, was in talks to possibly have a cameo in the film.
In November 2017, Disney announced actress, singer and model Liu Yifei would play the lead role as Mulan.
Here is the full new cast list:
Liu Yifei as Hua Mulan.
Tzi Ma as Mulan's father Hua Zhou.
Xana Tang as Mulan's sister Hua Xiu.
Yoson An as rival-come-love interest Chen Honghui.
Jet Li as The Emperor of China.
Donnie Yen as Commander Tung.
Ron Yuan as Sergeant Qiang.
Gong Li as Xian Lang.
Jason Scott Lee as Bori Khan.
Jimmy Wong as Ling.
Doua Moua as Po.
Chen Tang as Yao.
Utkarsh Ambudkar as Skath.
Chum Ehelepola as Ramtish.
At this early stage, film bosses are keeping tight-lipped on the soundtrack.
Those who watched the original film will remember Christina Aguilera's rendition of 'Reflection', which later became the first single from the Mulan soundtrack and helped to start the singer's career.
'I'll Make a Man Out of You' was performed by Donny Osmond in the original film.
Lea Salonga played the singing voice of Mulan in the original movie.
Fans will be hoping that all the favourites will be back, but if previous Disney live-action remakes are anything to go by, new songs will also be created.