'Mulan' Receives First PG-13 Rating for Disney's Live-Action Remakes

Trailers have depicted the film as more of a fantasy war epic than a musical.

Disney's live-action remake of Mulan has received a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America due to "sequences of violence."

Mulan's PG-13 rating makes it the first Disney live-action remake of animated classics to receive a rating above PG, and the first title from Disney's live-action studio to be tagged PG-13 since Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in 2017. 

Trailers have depicted Mulan as more of a fantasy war epic than a musical, which strays from Disney's remakes often following similar beats to the original films, plus or minus a few songs or characters. Yet with the rating signifying a slightly more grown-up tale of the Chinese legend, modern times have proved that PG-13 rated features can still play well for families.

Warner Bros. saw its finale for the Harry Potter franchise settle well at the box office even with a PG-13 label. And 2010's Deathly Hallows: Part 1 tallied $296 million domestically, with 2011's Deathly Hallows: Part 2 grossing $381 million domestically. As for the final two PG-rated Potter films, 2009's Half-Blood Prince took in $301 million domestically and 2004's Prisoner of Azkaban collected $249 million. 

Mulan's rating follows concerns for box office performance due to the Coronavirus outbreak in China, which could potentially bump release dates for that pic as well as April's James Bond film No Time to Die.