International action superstar Jackie Chan Kwong-sang has been signed as the Chinese dubbing voice for the male lead role in Walt Disney Pictures' animated feature-length film Mulan. Chan will provide the voice of Shang, the captain of the emperor's army, in both the Cantonese and Putonghua dubbed version of the film. Before agreeing to the part, Chan asked the studio if he could see the film. The authenticity of the Chinese characters and the quality of the story-telling won him over. Chan said: 'I was amazed by the depth of the characters. It was so moving, the visuals were amazing, and I feel the film pays tribute to our Chinese history and culture. It is a refreshing way of reliving the Mulan legend.' Mulan tells the story of a brave young girl, Mulan, who disguises herself as a man in order to protect her father and save her country. The story unfolds as Mulan's ailing father is called upon to join the emperor's army and fight the invading Huns. Mulan decides to take his place in order to save his life. Mark Zoradi, president of Buena Vista International, said he was thrilled that Chan was taking the role of Captain Shang. 'He has from the start been our natural choice for the role.'