Short video of Merida meeting Mulan in Once Upon a Time. It’s an American fantasy drama series on ABC which borrows elements from folklore and fairy tales, especially those from Disney. The clip comes from its latest (fifth) season, with Amy Manson and Jamie Chung portraying the roles.
The show, first aired in 2011, features characters from fairy tales who are transported to the real world while robbed of their memories by an evil queen. The initial story follows the daughter of Snow White who try to break the curse, and the plot revolves between both the real and fantasy world.
It’s a cute and brilliant idea. I’ve watched a few episodes in the past, it’s average but I’m fond of it. Couldn’t find time to follow the series regularly though, perhaps I should binge-watch the show if there’s a chance. Hope it’s on Netflix when the online streaming service comes to Asia early next year.
BTW, Mulan was a legendary Chinese warrior who’s the main character in Disney’s 1998 animated film. Merida meanwhile is a fictional princess in the 2012 Pixar movie Brave. Both are recurring characters in the TV series – Mulan first appears in season two while Merida made her debut in current season.