During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeated several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.
The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.
Piggy Lee Pigakowski, or as we all have grown to know and love her, Miss Piggy, grew up in a small town in Iowa. In 1979, (the original voice of Miss Piggy) Frank Oz shared a little more about her early life during an interview with the NY Times — her father died when she was young, and her mother wasn’t that nice to her. She had to enter beauty contests to survive, as many single women do. She has a lot of vulnerability which she has to hide, because of her need to be a superstar.”
And a superstar she IS! Miss piggy officially entered our TV screens and our hearts on “The Muppet Show” in 1976. Her sassy attitude and her penchant for glamour quickly made this artiste one of TV’s favorite characters.