Disney’s live action remake of Mulan is finally coming to Dinsey+.
However, even if you have the subscription service, you’re still going to have to pay a fee to watch it.
Mulan was originally scheduled to hit the big screen on March 27th of this year, but then the pandemic happened and theaters around the country closed just before the release date.
Disney decided to delay the opening of the movie in hopes that movie theaters would eventually open back up during the summer.
As it’s looking like that is not going to happen in the U.S. anytime soon, Disney announced they will release the movie to their streaming service Disney+ on September 4th.
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If you want to watch the film though, you will have to pay $29.99 even if you already have a Disney+ subscription. It is what Disney+ is calling “Premier Access.”
“Once you have Premier Access to Mulan, you can watch as many times as you want on any platform where Disney+ is available,” Disney+ said on their website. “Your access to Mulan will continue as long as you are an active Disney+ subscriber.”
According to Variety, releasing the movie this way will give Disney+ a chance to earn back some of their original investment on Mulan.
“The movie cost $200 million to produce and many millions more to market and promote on a global scale,” Variety said. “That means it will rely on ticket sales – and lots of ‘em – if it hopes to turn a profit.”
Variety added that Disney won’t have to split the profits of these “ticket sales” since they own the streaming service, unlike Universal’s Trolls World Tour, Warner Bros’ Scoob and other movies that were put on premium video-on-demand platforms in lieu of a traditional release.
Disney+ said, “Starting September 4, with Premier Access, you can watch Mulan before it’s available to all Disney+ subscribers.” So it sounds like the movie will be available to all subscribers to watch without the $29.99 fee at some point, just like a normal Disney+ release, but we just don’t know when that will be yet.