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English Prezi-May 2014
Transcript of English Prezi-May 2014
- Donny Osmond
(1998 Walt Disney Pictures)
By Jessica Park
About the Artist
was born in 1957 in Ogden, Utah.
He has 6 older siblings and four of them created a singing group with Donny Osmond in 1970.
Donny Osmond was born and raised in a Mormon
family. During the 70's, Donny Osmond began to appear in the television shows as a solo vocalist. He was a guest vocalist for Dweezil Zappa album in 1991. Then in 1998, he casted in Walt Disney animation 'Mulan' as a singing voice of the main character, General Li Shang. 
I'll make a man out of you
This song is taking a place earlier in the story when
became a captain of the military unit where
belongs to. At the beginning of the song, soldiers including
were not very successful at his trainings. Among the uncooperative, rude soldiers with lack of physical ability,
swears that he will make every one of them into a manly soldier.
in the title represents the
in military tactics and
ability to survive
during the war,
cooperative, respectful mind
I'll make a man out of you.
Means Shang will train these skills to the soldiers and make them a 'Man' who will fight for their country.
Funny thing about the title is, that at this point none of the soldiers including Shang knows that Mulan is a woman. During the song Mulan sings one line.
"Hope he doesn't see right through me."
How would Mulan felt about this situation where the captain says that he will make a man out of her?
"Be a Man!"
The first verse of the song explains the chronological background of the story.
To defeat the Huns
Did they send me~
~when I asked for sons
The Huns attacked China ( Han Dynasty) and the Emperor of China drafted the sons of China to protect their country.
In third verse, bunch of different soldiers are singing about their weakness.
I really wish that I knew how to swim
Was I a fool in school for cutting gym
I'm never gonna catch my breath
In the chorus, they sings about their goal by using a figurative language.
We must be swift
as a coursing river
With all the force
of a great typhoon
With all the strength
of a raging fire
Describes that they will be mighty and forcefully raise to attack their enemies.
(Walt Disney Wikia)
(YBM English Academy)
* This song is using 4/4 times throughout the whole song.
*Electric Bass provides the chords of the root notes
*Snare drum beats on the background adds intense feelings to the song.
* Starts with E minor but turn into F minor during the 3rd verse.
The character Li Shang was acted by 2 different voice actors. Donny Osmond for the singing voice and B.D. Wong for speaking voice.
Jackie Chan sang this song in Chinese dubbing version of the movie.
(In Mandarin and Cantonese)
There were two different 'Huns' in history. Those who moved to Eastern Europe from China and became an
ancestors of Hungarians
, and those who were living in
The one that mentioned in the song