by Wellington Scoop — September 3, 2020
The $US200m Disney feature film Mulan, which begins its worldwide release on Friday night, had substantial participation from the Wellington creative community.
The production, directed by New Zealander Niki Caro (Whalerider) employed 1500 New Zealanders including 400 at Weta Digital and over 50 at Weta Workshop – where armour and more than 4000 weapons were made for the movie. More than 1500 New Zealanders worked on the movie, over a total of 143 shooting days. 70% of the filming took place in multiple locations around Auckland, with Canterbury’s Ahuriri Valley and the Waitaki District standing in for China.
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