When Disney announced that it would be bringing its live-action interpretation of Mulan to Disney+, subscribers were pissed because they’d have to pay an additional $29.99 on top of the monthly ($6.99) or yearly ($69.99) subscription fee to watch it. Now it turns out that Disney+ members just need to exercise some patience.
According to a new support article, Disney is actually releasing Mulan to all Disney+ subscribers – regardless of whether or not they’ve paid the “premiere access” fee – on December 4. We’re not sure if the initial blowback had anything to do with this or if it was in the playbook all along, but this is great news for Disney fans who want to enjoy the blockbuster at a cheaper cost.
“Starting September 4, with Premier Access, you can watch Mulan before it’s available to all Disney+ subscribers or anywhere else,” the support team wrote. “Disney+ will offer Premier Access to Mulan for $29.99 on disneyplus.com and in the Disney+ app on select platforms, including Apple, Google, and Roku. The Premier Access offer will be available until November 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PT.”
“Once you have Premier Access to Mulan, you can watch as many times as you want on any platform where Disney+ is available. Your access to Mulan will continue as long as you are an active Disney+ subscriber. Mulan will be available to all Disney+ subscribers on December 4, 2020 for no additional cost.”
For those who are unaware, Mulan is Disney’s latest attempt at turning animated classics into a live-action blockbusters. It seems to be doing pretty well with reviewers already, but how can it be a Mulan movie without a talking dragon voiced by Eddie Murphy?
It’s the wall-running for us.— Disney+ (@disneyplus) September 2, 2020
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