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Okay. So there’s a theory out there about this movie that I’m going to throw out to you all. I’m not sure I agree with it, but at the same time, I’m not sure I don’t. It really makes a lot of sense if you think about it, but I fairly confident it was not a planned story by the creators of the movie. But it certainly fits. So here goes.

The Great Stone Dragon is featured three times in the movie: First, Mulan stands beside the statue when she sings about how she wishes her outside would match her inside, and that her actions and appearances were in line with her inner character. Second, Mulan sits on the base of the statue watching her father pass his final night before going off to war, it is here that she makes her decision to take his place. And the third time is when the ancestors attempt – and fail – to awaken the spirit.

So why does the statue crumble? Because it’s empty. Because the spirit of the Great Stone Dragon has already awakened and given Mulan the strength she needed to make her decision and go to war in her father’s stead. Mulan woke the dragon (calm down, Viserys) when she sang ‘Reflection’ beside him, and he gave her his spirit when she sat in the rain watching her father, passing to her all of the strength of the Great Stone Dragon. So when the ancestors try to wake him, he’s already gone.

Anyway that’s the theory. As I said, I don’t know that I buy into it, but it certainly makes a lot of sense. 

My childhood just got more beautiful

I’d always wondered why it didn’t work! Honestly this theory makes perfect sense. The spirit wasn’t there to talk her OUT of going to war, it was there to give her the strength and courage to do it in the first place.

And it means that the statue wasn’t a DUD, the ancestors just didn’t understand how it worked.





"Now come along, Sis. Time to go see the doctor."
"Oh, hello, Doctor! How are you? <3"
”??… No, no, no. Not THAT one.” 

Dude ok, this happened to me when I was working with Aladdin and Jasmine. We were playing hide and seek with some kids and Aladdin accidentally knocked over a display in one of the shops. So of course the manager comes over and demands to know what the hell is going on to me, and I’m freaking out because I don’t know how to explain why we had enough time to play hide and seek, and Jasmine is at a lost for words…then freaking Aladdin without missing a beat starts RECITING THE MOVIE. He just steps right up to the manager and says “Oh thank you kind sir, I’m so glad you found these two! I’ve been looking all over for you guys..” and Jasmine just naturally falls in rythm reciting the movie too. All the kids we were playing with were in awe, the manager was too shocked for words, and I’m just at odds with myself trying not to fangirl over the entire thing. They even did the whole camel scene (like the picture above)  when we left. Long story short: Aladdin and Jasmine are awesome, and stopped us from getting in huge heaps of trouble 

That’s fucking brilliant.

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