Mulan to be released on Disney+
The film will be available to stream from September 4th for around £22.
Disney has announced that their live-action remake of Mulan will now move to Disney+.
Subscribers in the US, many Western European countries, Canada, New Zealand and Australia will be able to stream the film for $29.99 (equivalent to around £22) from September 4th.
In countries where Disney+ is currently not available, the film will still be released in cinemas.
Mulan was originally supposed to hit cinemas on 27th March 2020 but had its release date pushed back several times due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Chapek has said in a statement that Disney+’s vast subscriber base was a huge motivator in releasing the film to streaming.
"Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, we've continued to build on the incredible success of Disney+ as we grow our global direct-to-consumer businesses.”
"The global reach of our full portfolio of direct-to-consumer services now exceeds an astounding 100 million paid subscriptions – a significant milestone and a reaffirmation of our DTC strategy, which we view as key to the future growth of our company."
Directed by Niki Caro, Mulan stars Liu Yifei as a young woman who disguises herself as a man and joins the Imperial Army so her elderly father doesn’t have to fight.
This remake differs from Disney’s 1998 animated effort in that it’s not a musical and adds in several new characters like a female villain (Gong-Li) and a love interest (Yoson An).
You can subscribe to Disney+ for £5.99 a month or make a one-off payment of 59.99 for an entire year.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter