A Disney executive acknowledged the controversy surrounding the live-action “Mulan,” which was partly filmed in a region of China with internment camps for the ethnic minority Uyghur population, after critics also pointed out that Disney thanked various arms of the local communist government in its film credits.
Disney CFO Christine McCarthy made the remarks during a virtual conference in which she was asked if she believed the film’s success would be hindered in Chinese markets—where Disney reportedly wanted the film to thrive—because all of the different backlash toward the movie, reports Deadline.
“I’m not a box-office prognosticator, but it has generated a lot of publicity,” McCarthy told the virtual conference. “Let me just put something into context. The real facts are that Mulan was primarily shot — almost in entirety — in New Zealand. In an effort to accurately depict some of the unique landscape and geography of the country of China for this period drama, we filmed scenery