Disney CFO Pleased with Mulan's Performance on Disney+

Disney CFO Pleased with Mulan's Performance on Disney+

Mulan is now available for streaming on Disney+.

Disney's US$200 million (RM830.7 million) live-action remake of its animated classic about a female warrior in ancient China has run into controversy for being partly filmed in the Xinjiang region, where China's clampdown on ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims has been criticised by some governments, including the United States, and human rights groups.

McCarthy said that filming in China requires government approvals and "it's common to acknowledge in a film's credits the national and local governments that allowed you to film there".

The new Disney movie Mulan has been generating backlash after it was discovered that portions of the movie were filmed in a controversial area of China.

US politicians have decried the Disney's decision to film in Xinjiang, with Josh Hawley of Missouri sending a scathing letter to Disney CEO Bob Chapek for "whitewashing the ongoing genocide" there.

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Xinjiang is in northwestern China and has been at the center of controversy as it's been reported that nearly 1 million Uighur Muslim residents have been forced into internment camps to push them into assimilating into China's majority Han population. The studio filmed some of the movie in Xinjiang, where China is accused of committing rights abuses against millions of Uighur Muslims, while lead actress Liu Yifei has publicly supported the police crackdown in Hong Kong.

The goal of boycotting the film was already in place after supporting the crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong. Yifei's post was widely condemned on social media, and before long #BoycottMulan began trending on Twitter - a platform that is banned in China.

The film's credits include a thank you to Xinjiang authorities, including an entity that is included on the US sanctions list.

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