[Chinese guard is seen walking on The Great Wall. Shan-Yu's falcon swoopsdown and hits the guard on the head knocking his helmet off. The falcon landson top of a flag pole in front of a full moon and lets out a large cry. Onegrappling hook comes over The Great Wall. The guard walks over to the edgeand sees many grappling hooks coming towards him]
Guard [yelling]: We're under attack! Light the signal!
[Guard runs to the tower and up the ladder as Hun Bald Man #1 and Hun LongHair Man appear trying to stop him. Hun Bald Man #1 breaks the ladder withhis sword just as Guard reaches the top. The guard picks up the torch tolight the fire and sees Shan-Yu jump over the edge of the tower and looks athim across from the caldron. The guard throws the torch into the caldronlighting a large fire. Shan-Yu watches as each tower lights their caldronsone by one]
Guard [sternly]: Now all of China knows you're here.
Shan-Yu [taking the flag and holding it over the fire]: Perfect.
[Cut to the palace. The large doors to the central chamber open as General Liwalks in flanked on his left and right by soldiers and approaches the Emperor. He bows, then looks up]
General Li: Your Majesty, the Huns have crossed our Northern border.
Chi Fu: Impossible! No one can get through The Great Wall. [The Emperormotions for Chi Fu's silence]
General Li: Shun-Yu is leading them. We'll set up defenses around yourpalace immediately.
Emperor [forcefully]: No! Send your troops to protect my people. Chi Fu,
Chi Fu: Yes, your highness.
Emperor: Deliver conscription notices throughout all the provinces. Call upreserves and as many new recruits as possible.
General Li: Forgive me your Majesty, but I believe my troops can stop him.
Emperor: I wont take any chances, General. A single grain of rice can tipthe scale. One man may be the difference between victory and defeat.
[Cut to Mulan using her chopsticks to single out a grain of rice on top of themound of rice]
Mulan: Quiet and demure...graceful...polite...[picking up some rice with herchopsticks and eating a mouthful] delicate...refined...poised... [She setsdown her chopsticks and writes down a final word on her right arm] punctual.[A cock crows] Aiya. [Calling out] Little brother. Little brother. Lit-ahhh, there you are. Who's the smartest doggie in the world? Come on smartboy, can you help me with my chores today?
[Mulan ties a sack of grain around Little Brother's waist. She ties a stickonto Little brother so that end of it is in front of Little Brother's face. She ties the bone on the end of the stick just out of reach. Little Brotherbegins to run after the bone which he cannot reach. Mulan opens the door forLittle Brother and he runs into the door frame, then out the open door. Little brother runs by the chickens and Khan - the family horse]
[Cut to Mulan's Father, Fa Zhou, kneeling and praying before the Fa family'sancestors]
Fa Zhou: Honorable ancestors, please help Mulan impress the matchmaker today.
Little Brother [running into the temple and around Fa Zhou scattering grainaround the floor]: Bark, bark, bark, bark, bark.
[The chickens follow Little Brother into the temple and begin to feed on thegrain]
Fa Zhou: Please, PLEASE, help her.
[Mulan steps up to the temple seeing Little Brother on his hind legs trying toget the bone. Mulan bends the stick down so that Little brother can reach thebone. Little brother gnaws on the bone happily. Mulan continues toward thetemple]
Mulan [calling out]: Father I brought your--whoop! [Fa Zhou bumps into Mulan. The cup falls to the ground and Fa Zhou catches the teapot with the handle ofhis cane]
Fa Zhou: Mulan--
Mulan: I brought a spare. [Mulan pulls out a cup from underneath the back ofher dress and begins to pour the tea]
Fa Zhou: Mulan--
Mulan [hurried]: Remember, the doctor said three cups of tea in the morning--
Fa Zhou: Mulan--
Mulan: And three at night.
Fa Zhou: Mulan, you should already be in town. We're counting on you to up--
Mulan: --uphold the family honor. Don't worry father. I wont let you down. [Mulan covers over the writing on her arm with here sleeve] Wish me luck. [Mulan hurries down the stairs]
Fa Zhou [calling out]: Hurry! [to himself] I'm going to...pray some more.[Fa Zhou turns and walks back into the temple]
[Cut to the town with Fa Li looking worried]
Bath Lady [poking out of her building]: Fa Li, is your daughter here yet? The matchmaker is not a patient woman. [She goes back into the building]
Fa Li: Of all days to be late. I should have prayed to the ancestors forluck.
Grandma Fa [walking in with a Cri-Kee in a cage]: How lucky can they be,they're dead. Besides, I've got all the luck we'll need. [Speaking toCri-Kee] This is your chance to prove yourself. [Cri-Kee chirps approvingly. Grandma Fa covers her eyes steps into a busy street]
Fa Li [excitedly]: Grandma No!
[The traffic barely misses Grandma Fa as she crosses the busy street. But twohorse and carriage collide causing a big accident. She arrives at the otherside of the street, uncovers here eyes and looks at Cri-Kee]
Grandma Fa: Yep, this cricket's a lucky one. [Cri-Kee falls over out offright]
Fa Li [sighing in relief]: Hai.
[Mulan arrives on Khan jumping over the recent accident in the street andjumps off with hay stuck in her hair]
Mulan: I'm here. [Seeing a stern look from her mother] What? But Mama I hadto--
Fa Li: None of your 'xcuses. Now let's get you cleaned up. [They walktogether into the preparation area]
[Song: Honor to us all]
Bath Lady: [all the while Bath Lady undresses Mulan and pushes her into theBath]This is what you give me to work with?Well, honey, I've seen worse.We're gonna turn this sow's earInto a silk purse. [Bath Lady moves the silk partition aside showing Mulan inthe bath]
Mulan [spoken]: It's freezing.
Fa Li [spoken]: It would have been warm if you were here on time.
Bath Lady [washing Mulan's hair]:We'll have youWashed and driedPrimped and polished till you glow with prideTrust my recipe for instant brideYou'll bring honor to us all
Fa Li [grabbing a sponge and Mulan's right arm to start cleaning her. Shenotices the writing] [spoken]: Mulan, what's this?
Mulan [Drawing her arm back and batting her eyelashes] [spoken]: Ahh, notes,in case I forget something?
Grandma Fa [spoken]: Here, hold this [hands the cricket to Fa Li]. We'llneed more luck than I thought. [Mulan looks on with an air of disappointment]
[Cut to the hair dressers]
Hair Dresser 1 [Brushing and combing Mulan's hair much to Mulan's chagrin]:Wait and seeWhen we're through
Hair Dresser 2:Boys will gladly go to war for you
Hair Dresser 1:With good fortune
Hair Dresser 2 [Finalizing the hairdo to look exactly like hers]:And a great hairdo
Both:You'll bring honor to us all
Fa Li and others: [Mulan following her Mother passes a xiangqi game andpauses to make an impressive move. Mulan has a smug look on her face when FaLi comes back and drags Mulan away]A girl can bring her familyGreat honor in one wayBy striking a good matchAnd this could be the day
Dresser 1 [Dresser 1, Dresser 2, and Fa Li dress Mulan]:Men want girls with good taste
Dresser 1:Who work fast-paced
Fa Li:With good breeding
Dresser 2 [Pulling the dress tight around her waist]:And a tiny waist
Mulan [expressing her waist being squeezed tight] [spoken]: huh.
All Three:You'll bring honor to us all
Chorus: [Mulan follows Fa Li and sees boy stealing a doll from a girl. Mulangrabs the doll from the boy and returns it to its owner]We all must serve our EmperorWho guards us from the HunsA man by bearing armsA girl by bearing sons
Make-up Lady/Fa Li: [Putting on Mulan's face, powder, lipstick and eye liner][in a 3 person round] When we're through you can't failLike a lotus blossom soft and paleHow could any fellow say "No sale"You'll bring honor to us all[Make-Up Lady holds a mirror so Mulan can see her reflection. Not lookingpleased, Mulan takes her single, short bang and brings it down in front of herforehead and smiles]
Fa Li [spoken. Fa Li places a hair comb in Mulan's hair]: There, you'reready.
Grandma Fa [spoken]: Not yet! An apple for serenity [putting an apple inMulan's mouth]...A pendant for balance [places a yin-yang pendant under hersash] [sings]
Beads of jade for beauty [putting beads around Mulan's neck]You must proudly show it [Grandma Fa raises her chin high with her hand]Now add a cricket just for luck [putting the cage with Cri-Kee under Mulan'ssash in the back. Cri-Kee doesn't look pleased]And even you can't blow it
Mulan: [Walking to catch up with the other maidens]AncestorsHear my pleaHelp me not to make a fool of meAnd to not uproot my fam'ly treeKeep my father standing tall
Maidens and Mulan: [Mulan taking the parasol from Fal Li and running to fallin line with the other 4 maidens]Scarier than the undertakerWe are meeting our matchmaker
All Townspeople:DestinyGuard our girlsAnd our future as it fast unfurlsPlease look kindly on these cultured pearlsEach a perfect porcelain doll
Maiden #1: Please bring honor to usMaiden #2: Please bring honor to usMaiden #3: Please bring honor to usMaiden #4: Please bring honor to usMulan and Maidens: Please bring honor to us all!
[All Girls and Mulan arrive before the Matchmaker crouched down behind theirparasols. End of song]
Matchmaker [looking at her clipboard]: Fa Mulan
Mulan [Jumping up and raising her hand]: Present.
Matchmaker: Speaking without permission.
Grandma Fa [to Fa Li]: Who spit in her bean curd?
[Mulan walks into the Matchmaker's building with the Matchmaker followingbehind and closing the door]
Matchmaker [looking over Mulan]: Huh, Hmm, too skinny. [Cri-Kee escapes fromhis cage. Mulan struggles to catch him] Hmph, not good for bearing sons. [Mulan puts Cri-Kee in her mouth when Matchmaker turns around to face her]Recite the final admonition.
Mulan [nodding and smiling]: Mmm-Hmm. [Takes out fan and covers her mouth asshe spits out Cri-Kee] Ptu
Mulan [with dignity]: Fulfill your duties calmly and re...f--[looking at herarm with smeared writing] spectfully. Reflect before you snack [surprised,Mulan looks at her arm again] act. [now rapidly] This shall bring you honorand glory. [Fanning herself rapidly and sighing in relief] Huh.
Matchmaker [snatches the fan and looks at it on both sides looking for notesnot finding any. Mulan smiles big when Matchmaker looks at her. Matchmakergrabs Mulan's right arm pulling her along while smearing the writing andleaving some ink on her hand] Hmmm, this way. Now, pour the tea [Pushing ateapot towards Mulan]. To please your future in-laws you must demonstrate asense of dignity [Matchmaker smears ink around her mouth. Mulan staring atMatchmaker pours some tea onto the table then notices her mistake and poursthe tea into the cup] and refinement. You must also be poised. [Mulannotices Cri-kee in the tea-cup as Matchmaker takes the cup]
Mulan [quiet and timid]: Um, pardon me.
Matchmaker: And silent! [Matchmaker sniffs the tea]
Mulan [reaching and grabbing the teacup]: Could I just take that back...onemoment.
[They struggle for the teacup and it turns over on Matchmaker and Cri-keejumps down matchmaker's dress]
Matchmaker: Why you clumsy--[Matchmaker feels Cri-Kee in her dress and dancesaround] Wooo, woooo, wooooooo, [Matchmaker knocks over her pot of coals, andsits down on the coals. Matchmaker jumps around screaming] Ahhhhhhhhhhh [Mulan grabs her fan and briskly fans the charred area on Matchmaker's behindcausing it to flame up. Mulan looks surprised about her mistake]
[Cut to outside Matchmakers building showing Grandma Fa with much noise comingfrom Matchmaker's building]
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