While Disney released a live-action remake of mulan Just a few years ago, for many people, nothing beat the 1998 animated original. The penultimate film in the Disney Renaissance (Tarzan closed this era in 1999), mulan star future Agents of SHIELD Actress Ming-Na Wen as the title character, a young Han Dynasty woman who pretends to be a man to take her elderly father’s place in the army. mulan also presented Jurassic Park‘s BD Wong as Captain Li Shang, but obviously a lot of people didn’t know about this particular cast, as evidenced by some delightful comments.
To celebrate mulanTo mark Disney’s 22nd anniversary, two side-by-side photos of Ming-Na Wen and BD Wong shooting for the animated film were shared on Disney’s Facebook page. There were all kinds of comments on the post, from people showering compliments on Wen to sharing their favorite mulan songs, as well as a handful of people who were surprised Wong was there mulanis busy. This fan summed up that feeling pretty well:
Yes, folks, BD Wong actually provided all of Shang’s regular spoken dialogue, while tapping Donny Osmond for the character’s singing voice. At the time, Wong was probably best known for teaching Dr. to play Henry Wu Jurassic Park, which starred Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dorn and Richard Attenborough, among others. This next fan was delighted to learn that one of their best is Jurassic Park Franchise artists also participated mulan:
Disney’s takeover mulan saw Fa Mulan train with the other recruits under Shang’s command, and while Shang initially felt betrayed upon learning of Mulan’s deception, they eventually put their differences aside to salvage Shan Yu’s defeat and the Emperor. At the end of the film, Shang visits Mulan and her family at their home after falling in love with them. Another Disney fan is now happy to link Shang to Henry Wu:
Speaking of Henry Wu, while in the first one he was just a supporting character Jurassic Park film, BD Wong later reprized the role for all three Jurassic world Films in which the character appeared as a key supporting antagonist. While Shang stands out as one of Disney’s most notable male protagonists, this fan pointed out how Wong’s character in the Jurassic Park Franchising created further problems.
However, some people might not know BD Wong best on the live-action front Jurassic Park/World films, but from his time as Dr. George Huang in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. After initially appearing in seasons 2 and 3 of the NBC series, he was promoted to lead man from seasons 4 to 12 and then had guest appearances between seasons 13 to 17. As this person put it:
Ming-Na Wen and BD Wong later reprized their respective roles for Mulan IIwhich was released direct-to-video in the US in early 2005. Wong’s other notable performances include the role of Father Ray Mukada in ounceBrent Rosen in woman secretaryWhiterose/Minister Zhi Zhang in Mister Robot and Professor Hugo Strange in Gotham. Wong is currently in his fourth appearance as Henry Wu Jurassic World Dominionand he will later be heard as the voice of Hon Wing in the near future Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwaiwhich will both air on Cartoon Network and stream for HBO Max subscribers.
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