Mulan is out on Disney+ today - here's how much it costs

Friday, 4th September 2020, 8:00 am
Updated Friday, 4th September 2020, 8:59 am
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Disney's ongoing updates of its animated classics into CGI-heavy live-action versions for the modern era continues with the release of Mulan.

While the China-set film was set for a big screen release, Disney fans will now be required to subscribe to Disney+ in order to watch the spectacle.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect blockbuster cinema releases around the world, it's yet another high-profile film that has been forced to forego a 'traditional' big screen release.

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How much will it cost?

Mulan coming to Disney+ might sound like a bargain deal for fans.

The subscription service currently costs just £5.99; Mulan is sure to be a worthy addition to Disney's archive of classic films.

But here's the catch - Mulan won't be included in that subscription price, and viewers will instead have to fork out a premium fee to watch it.

In the UK, that price has been confirmed as £16.99.

What is Mulan about?

A retelling of the original animation, Mulan will largely follow the same story.

“When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders,” says Disney’s official synopsis, “Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honoured warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father.

“Masquerading as a man, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential.

“It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honoured warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation… and a proud father.”

When can I see it?

Mulan is available to stream from 4 September.

How do I watch Disney Plus?

Those who have subscribed to Disney Plus will be able to stream all content through the Disney+ app (compatible on Android and iOS, including tablets), most smart TVs, Roku, and Chromecast.

It’s also available on gaming consoles (including PS4 and Xbox), with the exception of the Nintendo Switch, which is not compatible with streaming services.

You can also download the Disney+ app on most Android and Apple devices, alongside on your Smart TV or stick, including the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

If you have an Android phone or tablet you can download the app via Google’s Play Store, and if you have an Apple iPhone or iPad you can find the app on the App Store.

You can also get the Disney+ app on your smart TV, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.