Disney’s Live-Action Mulan Has Its Own Version of the Lucky Cricket

Have you streamed Disney’s live-action Mulan yet? Available on Disney+ with Premier Access, we absolutely loved the movie! We’re big fans of the original animated Mulan film, but were excited to see a new spin on the story with the live-action version. We were however bummed to be losing two fun, comic relief characters in the live-action version, including Mushu and Cricket.


Animated Mulan: Mushu and Cricket

This duo really takes the animated Mulan to the next level! If you watched the live-action Mulan, did you catch it has its own version of the lucky Cricket?!

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As shared by “In this new version of the film, Cricket is a human being, not an insect, but he’s just as lucky as before. Cricket is one of the young soldiers that befriends Mulan once she’s in the army and posing as a man. He’s played by actor Jun Yu. When he first introduces himself to the other soldiers, he explains that his mother believes him to be good luck. “I’m cricket,” he says. “My mother says I was born under an auspicious moon. That’s why, my mother says, I’m a good luck charm.”

“Cricket” (Credit:

“In the original film, Mulan’s grandmother gives her a lucky cricket when she is going to meet the matchmaker. The charm doesn’t exactly work the way it’s intended, but Cricket proves throughout the movie that he is, in fact, one lucky bug.”

Watch the live-action Mulan and you’ll see the fun element of humor this new version Cricket brings to the screen!


About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.