Mulan Heads to Disney+ ...for an Outrageous Price

It'll cost subscribers an extra $29.99
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2020 12:03 AM CDT
You Can Soon Watch Mulan on Disney+ ...for a Price
This image released by Disney shows Yifei Liu in the title role of "Mulan."   (Disney Enterprises, Inc. via AP)

(Newser) – Disney's live-action remake of Mulan was originally scheduled for release in March, but kept getting pushed further and further back amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now, Disney has announced it will release the film September 4 on its Disney+ streaming service—but there's a catch. It won't be free for subscribers, but will cost an extra $29.99, CNN reports. It will also be released simultaneously in movie theaters in countries where Disney+ is not available, assuming theaters are open there, the Verge reports.

"We thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring this exceptional family friendly film to [consumers] in a timely manner," CEO Bob Chapek said on the company's third-quarter earnings call. Which, per CNN, revealed "brutal" results, a net loss of nearly $5 billion. (Read more Disney Plus stories.)

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