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Mulan Free For All Disney+ Subscribers On December 4

by : Emily Brown on : 03 Sep 2020 10:52
Mulan Will Be Free For All Disney+ Subscribers December 4thMulan Will Be Free For All Disney+ Subscribers December 4thDisney

Disney+ is set to drop its $30 purchase fee for Mulan following its initial release, meaning subscribers can watch the film for free if they’re willing to wait a few months. 

After the coronavirus outbreak threw theatrical release schedules into chaos, Disney announced last month that the live-action remake of Mulan would go straight to its streaming service.

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The film will be available to watch from tomorrow, September 4, but the company is asking viewers to shell out $30, or £20, on top of the existing subscription fee in order to stream it.

Considering Mulan is one of Disney’s major 2020 releases, the decision to include a purchase fee is understandable, and it’s probably actually cheaper than the cost of a family cinema trip. Still, that doesn’t mean people were happy about the decision, with many taking to Twitter to complain about the cost.

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The company has now announced Mulan will be free to watch, though it’s holding off for a few months to make some money from the less patient viewers out there. The Mulan title page on Disney+ explains, ‘Watch with Premier Access for £19.99 before its release to all Disney+ subscribers on 4th December 2020.’

When Disney announced Mulan would become a streaming exclusive, CEO Bob Chapek said executives ‘thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring [Mulan] out in a timely manner’.

Though a three-month wait for the free version might seem like a long time, it’s much shorter than the usual gap between a film’s theatrical release and its arrival on streaming services, so all in all fans are getting a relatively good deal. However, with either a costly price tag or a three month wait attached, Mulan better be worth it!

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Film and TV, Disney, Disney+, Now, streaming

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