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Bingers, are you also looking forward to the 2020 live adaptation of Walt Disney’s Mulan? I do! In fact, Mulan is my most favorite Disney movie EVER! I watched it countless times and I know the songs by heart! So, when I learned that the live-adaptation will not include the songs that we loved, I was heartbroken. I changed my mind, however, when I saw the trailer because it made sense that they did not include the songs. That does not mean that we are not going to hear them. Disney Philippines collaborated with Moira Dela Torre, the most streamed Filipino artist, for a localized version of Reflection from Mulan. We were at the launch and heard it firsthand. Read for more details.

The song written and produced by Matthew Wilder and David Zippel holds a special place in the heart of many Filipinos and captivated generations of Disney fans. Now, weeks before the movie hits Philippines cinemas, we were introduced to a new voice that breathed life to the classic.

Who Is That Girl I See?

Last March 3, Disney Philippines invited us and other members of the press for a first look (and listen) to Moira’s take on the much-loved Disney classic! We were among the first to enjoy her rendition of Reflection. On top of that, we were given a sneak peek into the upcoming music video. During the event, Moira candidly talked to us what the song and the opportunity meant to her. She even shared how she reacted when she was tapped by Disney to sing the song. “I became very emotional, because ‘Reflection’ is very special to me. It’s the first-ever song I performed in public, and also the first full song that I learned on my own. It basically launched my love for music.”

Moira Dela Torre sings the local version of Reflection from Mulan. | The Little Binger | Credit: Walt Disney Philippines
Moira Dela Torre sings the local version of Reflection from Mulan. | The Little Binger | Credit: Walt Disney Philippines

Moira also opened up to the crowd how the song reflects how her life has been. “It’s funny how it speaks about self-doubt and questioning who you see on the mirror every day. That’s basically me, but every time I feel that happening now, I feel braver. This song came back at a perfect time in my life, and I could only be happy and grateful.”

According to her, being able to give justice to the iconic song would be a great honor, knowing how this can inspire and empower today’s generation of young Filipino girls.

Disney’s “Mulan” arrives in Philippine theaters on March 25, 2020. Join the conversations online at #MulanPH.


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