People in China can finally see Disney’s new live-action Mulan in theatres, but early negative reviews of pirated copies may have dampened excitement. Photo: AFPPeople in China can finally see Disney’s new live-action Mulan in theatres, but early negative reviews of pirated copies may have dampened excitement. Photo: AFP
People in China can finally see Disney’s new live-action Mulan in theatres, but early negative reviews of pirated copies may have dampened excitement. Photo: AFP

Piracy hurt Disney’s Mulan in China in 1999, and it appears to be happening again

  • Mulan was downloaded more than 400,000 times and uploaded to illegal streaming sites ahead of its cinematic debut in China
  • Disney’s animated Mulan was widely available on pirated discs when it was released in China in 1999, nearly a year late

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People in China can finally see Disney’s new live-action Mulan in theatres, but early negative reviews of pirated copies may have dampened excitement. Photo: AFPPeople in China can finally see Disney’s new live-action Mulan in theatres, but early negative reviews of pirated copies may have dampened excitement. Photo: AFP
People in China can finally see Disney’s new live-action Mulan in theatres, but early negative reviews of pirated copies may have dampened excitement. Photo: AFP
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