“Mulan” is Heading to Disney Plus for $30

“Mulan” Movie Poster

Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan” has been delayed multiple times this year because of the coronavirus outbreak.  However, audiences will finally be able to see the movie soon on Disney Plus.

(For those who are unfamiliar with “Mulan”, the film is a retelling of an old Chinese folk-tale about a young warrior princess who against all odds, brings honor to her family, and country.)

On Tuesday, Disney announced the classic remake would be heading to their streaming platform for an additional premium rental fee of $29.99. The film will be available on September 4th.

In markets where Disney Plus isn’t available, “Mulan” will play in cinemas.

Teaser Trailer

Bob Chapek, Disney’s CEO, said on the company’s third quarter earnings call,

“We thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring this exceptional family friendly film to them in a timely manner.”

Disney CEO, Bob Chapek

In addition, the CEO also stated, “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 the Disney Plus subscription with this great content.”

This epic film was orginally intended for the big screen: cinematography, sound, action sequences, props, costumes, and etc. Watching the film on your 70 inch TV screen does not give you the same experience as if you were sitting in a massive movie theater with a collective audience.  

However, since the majority of movie theaters are closed in the U.S., is it worth paying the extra $30 to watch this blockbuster film in the comfort of your home with your family? 

I think it’s worth the price. Rarely does our family agree on any film. However, “Mulan” is the rare occasion. With this family-friendly film, we will be able to sit together, and enjoy a memorable family night. 

“Mulan” Trailer

On a personal note, I am bit bias. My eldest daughter worked on the film in New Zealand. She was part of Weta Workshop’s amazing costume department. Weta Workshop’s creative team designed/created all the costumes, props, and armor for the film. The company’s craftsmanship is extraordinary!

What are your thoughts?….Do you already have Disney Plus? If so, are you willing to pay the extra $30 to watch the new live-action family-friendly film?

2 thoughts on ““Mulan” is Heading to Disney Plus for $30

  1. OMG!!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE SHE WORKED FOR IT!!!!!😍😍😍 I love Mulan, I can’t wait to see it, but I am a bit disappointed I have to pay extra to see it. I am already paying Disney+ why should I pay more? And 30 dollars is more than a ticket for a movie in theaters…also, in theaters the screen is bigger and you pay for the experience. Watching on tv is different, I would pay but not that much. Even if I love the comfort of my own house, couch and TV. I just think it’s unfair to pay more since I am already paying for the platform itself. I still want to see it. I don’t know what I’ll do, anyway, it’s one of my favorite movies, I hope they kept the original songs…reflection was too beautiful!

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    • Hi Ambra,
      I agree. Paying the extra $30 is a heavy price to pay for a movie rental.

      However, if you look at it from Disney’s business perceptive, I could understand why they’re charging the hefty fee. I guess they need to recoup their losses from not having the movie playing in cinemas across the globe. From what I understand the production cost of the project was $200 million.

      I can’t believe my daughter worked on the film as well. She spent almost a year in New Zealand, and Mulan was the first film project ever worked on. I told her it was ironic that her first project was about a strong female warrior who could kick some butt: that’s exactly what my daughter embodies.

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