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General Li is a minor character in the 1998 Disney film, Mulan. He was the father of Li Shang.

Background

Little of General Li's background is revealed, except that he is General of the Imperial Army and that Li Shang is his son. He is shown to be very loyal to the Emperor, offering to station his army in the Imperial City to protect the Emperor. He complies immediately, however, when ordered to protect the people. He seems to have a great deal of faith and pride in Shang, choosing to promote his son to Captain for his accomplishments, despite Shang's young age and the responsibility of the position.

Role in the film

General Li, as his title suggests, is the General of China's army. When the Huns invade, the General meets with the Emperor of China to discuss defense plans. Though General Li suggests moving the army to the Imperial City to protect the Emperor, he is instead ordered to protect the people.

General Li is next seen at the military camp where new army recruits are meeting. In a tent, he discusses war plans with his son, Shang. The General reveals his intention to go to a nearby mountain pass to guard it from the Huns, as it is the quickest way to get to the Imperial City. Before he and the army leave, he promotes Shang to captain and tasks him to train the new recruits. When Chi-Fu protests that Shang is not ready (citing the fact that it's an enormous responsibility to begin with), General Li lists Shang's numerous skills, as well as his "impressive military lineage." Chi-Fu is tasked with observing the training and allowing the new recruits to join the regular army when he feels they are ready.

General Li is not seen for the rest of the film. When Shang and his troops arrive in the mountain pass where the army is supposed to be, they discover that the Huns have attacked the army. While searching for survivors, Chien Po discovers that General Li is among the dead. Chien Po brings the General's helmet to Shang as proof. Shang takes a moment to mourn, setting up a makeshift shrine to honor his father. Mulan also places a doll at the monument to honor all the lives that were lost. At the end of the film, his death was technically avenged after Shang helped Mulan kill Shan-Yu and the Huns. He is the late paternal grandfather of Shang and Mulan's future children.

Live-action appearances

Mulan (2020)

In the Niki Caro remake, it has been confirmed that General Li will be portrayed by Donnie Yen and be renamed Commander Tung, a mentor and teacher to Mulan. He leads the Imperial Regiment.

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References

  1. "Disney’s Live-Action Mulan Casts Rogue One’s Donnie Yen(Exclusive)". screentrant.com (April 11, 2018) Retrieved on 2018-04-11.


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Media
Films: MulanMulan IIMulan (2020 film)Video

Video games: Animated StoryBook: MulanKingdom Hearts IIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Crossy RoadDisney Magic Kingdoms
Books: Classic StorybookGraphic NovelLittle Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingThe Art of Mulan
Music: Mulan (soundtrack)Mulan II (soundtrack)

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingFantasy GardensGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldPrincesses CastleVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise CelebrationDisney's WishesMickey and the Magical MapMulan, La LégendeOnce Upon a MouseRoyal Princess Music CelebrationThe Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Plaza Inn
Parade: Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksMulan Parade
Firework: Disney in the StarsHappily Ever AfterHurry Home: Lunar New Year CelebrationIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light
Halloween: The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Characters
Original: Fa MulanMushuCri-KeeLi ShangYao, Ling, and Chien PoChi-FuShan YuGeneral LiFa ZhouFa LiGrandmother FaFirst Ancestor FaFa Family AncestorsThe Emperor of ChinaThe MatchmakerLittle BrotherKhanShang's HorseHayabusa the FalconElite Hun SoldiersHun Army

Sequel: Sha-RonTing-Ting, Su, and MeiLord QinPrince Jeeki
Remake: Xian LangHua Xiu

Songs
Original: Honor to Us AllReflectionI'll Make a Man Out of YouA Girl Worth Fighting ForTrue To Your Heart

Sequel: Lesson Number OneLike Other GirlsHere Beside Me
Deleted songs: Keep 'em Guessing

Locations
ChinaImperial CityFa Family homeVillage
Objects
Great Stone DragonMulan's Hair AccessorySword of Shan YuMulan and Shang's NecklacesGolden Dragon of Unity
See Also
Disney RenaissanceSword of Shan YuGreat Stone DragonGolden Dragon of Unity
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