One thing I never knew I needed in my life was the combination of Mulan and Pokemon in one video. Now that I have it, I don't know how I could live without it! The YouTube account EsquireBobAnimations is responsible for bringing this clip of genius into our lives, so let's give them the credit they deserve by taking a look:
We all remember this great scene from Mulan, one of the best montages of our childhood! It features Captain Li Shang teaching his useless troops how to fight and prepare to face the Huns.
Above we see Mulan dancing with a stick in her hands after a beetle was dropped down her back, you all remember the scene right?! Well how these guys brought Pokemon to work in this context is simply a marvel!
Yep, they realized the similarities in these two situations! When you play a Pokemon game, you are given a team of Pokemon that you must train and level up so that they can become stronger and eventually evolve into their ultimate forms! Sound like what's happening in Mulan? And they recreated it, almost shot for shot.
AAAWESOME! Instead of Mulan, they have cast Gatomon from Digimon, who's pretending to be a Meowth to join Red's team - and the parallels actually work pretty well. If you're a Pokemon and Disney fan, I'm sure you're loving this!
But it's not only the visual similarities that are abounding in this little piece, they actually sing the song from the film with their own lyrics that fit the Pokemon universe!
Mulan: 'Let's get down to business, to defeat the Huns! Did they send me daughters, when I asked for sons?'
Pokemon: 'Let's get down to grinding, to defeat our foes! Did they send me Taillow's when I need Ho-Ohs?'
Best line ever:
Pokemon: 'Once we find the center, we are sure to save!'
Mulan: 'Once we find our center, we are sure to win!"
Mulan: 'You're the saddest bunch I've ever met, but you can bet before we're through, Mister, I'll make a man out of you!'
Pokemon: 'You're the weakest team I've levelled up, and since I haven't caught MewTwo, Mister, I'll make a 'Mon out of you!'
They've even recast the Mulan main characters! Here you can see Chien-Po has been replaced with Snorlax in the Pokemon video. Fair comparison?
So what do you think of this great mashup? I mean look at how close they got to the original Mulan, after all.
One of the best mashups ever?!