Disneyon Tuesday afternoon announced some huge streaming news for DisneyPlus that’s coming in September.
- Because theaters in much of the US are still shut as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,
Disneywill let Mulan stream on DisneyPlus starting September 4.
- To watch it, you’ll have to pay an extra $29.99.
In a huge, surprise announcement for movie audiences made on Tuesday afternoon along with its latest earnings presentation,
In addition to being offered on September 4 via video on demand, Disney+ subscribers will be asked to pay an extra $29.99 fee to be able to stream Mulan, which had been delayed more than once since its original planned release date in March of this year. The reason for the delay, of course, was the coronavirus pandemic, which has completely wrecked almost all of the Hollywood release schedule for 2020, forcing delays and alternate plans as some films opted to go the VOD route in lieu of a traditional theatrical release.
“We see this as an opportunity to bring this incredible film to a broad audience, currently unable to go to movie theaters, while also further enhancing the value and attractiveness of a Disney+ subscription with this great content,”
The Mulan news is being regarded as a major blow for theaters, which have been hoping for big-name titles to lure patrons back into seats as cinemas reopen around the country. In fact,
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— Jimmy Wong (@jfwong) August 4, 2020