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Donny Osmond Shares the "Cool" Thing That Happened After the "Mulan" Premiere 20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago today, Disney's Mulan was released in theaters. But one of the most iconic songs of the film, "I'll Make a Man Out of You," wasn't sung by the actor for Captain Li Shang. It was sung by Mormon celebrity and performer Donny Osmond. 

"Many people are surprised when they find out that I was Captain Li Shang's singing voice for the song 'I'll Make a Man Out of You,'" Osmond shared on Instagram. "Nothing will ever beat my sons' expressions as they heard Captain Shang's voice booming through the amphitheater. They all began smiling from ear to ear as they recognized his voice as my own."

In honor of the anniversary, Osmond also shared his memories going to the Hollywood Bowl premiere, which included a "phenomenal" theater with a movie screen five stories high. 

But the best part for Osmond was actually when the movie ended. 

"Once the movie ended they [my sons] all agreed, 'Dad, you're really a star now.' Captain Shang finally made me a cool dad in their eyes." 


@Disney’s hit film Mulan was released 20 years ago today. Many people are surprised when they find out that I was Captain Li Shang's singing voice for the song "I'll Make a Man Out of You." I still remember the epic night when Debbie and I took the boys to the Hollywood Bowl premiere. We watched the movie on an incredible screen that was 5 stories high. Although the setting that night was phenomenal, nothing will ever beat my sons' expressions as they heard Captain Shang's voice booming through the amphitheater. They all began smiling from ear to ear as they recognized his voice as my own. Once the movie ended they all agreed, "Dad, you're really a star now." Captain Shang finally made me a cool dad in their eyes. 😎 #Mulan #Disney #CaptainShang #OTD

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