Disney will release Mulan online Sept. 4 on Disney Plus, for $30 in US
It’ll cost roughly the same amount in other select countries, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and a number of countries in Western Europe.
Disney will release its live-action film Mulan online through its Disney Plus service on Sept. 4, but it won’t be included as part of a standard subscription. Mulan will cost $30 in the US in addition to Disney Plus’ regular subscription fee, and it will be priced at roughly the same amount in international markets where it’ll be available online too, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and a number of countries in Western Europe.
Don’t get your hopes up yet that other mega-budget films — like Marvel’s Black Widow with a theatrical release date set for Nov. 6 — necessarily will follow the same quick path onto your living-room TV. The company characterized Mulan’s release as a onetime deal, though it could serve as an experiment that guides its future release decisions.
“Mulan is a one-off,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek said Tuesday during a call that discussed the company’s fiscal third-quarter results. “That said, we find it very interesting to be able to … learn from it and see what happens, not only in terms of the uptake of the number of subscribers that we get on the platform but the actual number of transactions on the Disney Plus platform that we get.”
Mulan, which was supposed to open in theaters in March but had to delay the release date multiple times because of the coronavirus, will be available be available as what’s known as premium video on demand, which usually means a high-priced rental. But it will be offered exclusively through the company’s Disney Plus streaming service, seemingly holding out from other popular stores for online rentals like Apple’s TV app, Amazon Video and others.
The company will also release Mulan theatrically on Sept. 4 in markets where cinemas are open and where Disney Plus isn’t operating yet.
“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 great content,” Chapek said.
The decision marks an unprecedented approach to releasing a big-budget movie that had been destined to be a blockbuster back when theaters were open worldwide. The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered cinemas around the globe and forced studios across the board to delay big-budget films for months and years, with no certainty in sight for when theaters can reopen at large or when audiences will feel comfortable sitting in windowless, enclosed rooms for hours.
It’s also a major defection from the rigid rules that usually keep new movies only in theaters for 75 days or more, as well as a surprising change to how Disney Plus has been pitched to audiences since it launched in November. Disney Plus is Disney’s online hub for streaming almost everything the company produces, but it was marketed as an all-you-can-eat buffet like Netflix, where your subscription unlocks everything on the platform to watch. Mulan will bring an a la carte transaction to Disney Plus that its 60 million subscribers haven’t yet encountered.
Disney’s changes underscore how disruptive the pandemic has been to Hollywood studios’ meticulously planned release cycles. With theaters closed and coronavirus preventive measures keeping people stuck at home, studios have mostly decided to keep pushing back the theatrical release dates for mega-budget pictures. But with their tentpole movies in a holding pattern, studios could be setting themselves up to all release a glut of movies on top of each other, crimping ticket sales.
Already, smaller-budget films began to go straight to online rentals or streaming services, such as Disney’s decision to release its Hamilton film and its young-adult sci-fi movie Artemis Fowl on Disney Plus rather than in theaters. And Universal has released new movies like DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour and others as special online rentals.
But Universal’s Trolls World Tour online release enraged cinemas, with US chain AMC even vowing it would ban Universal movies from its screens, including its blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise. Cinemas have doggedly clung to rules that keep new movies only in theaters for months, even as audiences have grown more accustomed to watching video when they want, where they want. Then last month Universal struck a deal with AMC to patch things up, promising to give theaters three weekends of exclusivity for new movies going forward in exchange for lifting the ban on its movies, a signal that cinemas are willing to compromise.
Disney, however, has been one of the Hollywood studios most dedicated to theatrical release. It’s decision to put out Mulan online reinforces the prospect that these alternative release strategies devised in the extraordinary circumstances of the pandemic may have lasting effects even after cinemas start reopening at large.
Disney Plus’ standard subscriptions costs $7 a month, or $70 a year, in the US. In Canada, Disney Plus is priced at C$9 a month, or C$90 per year.
In countries that are part of the euro zone, it is 7 euros, or 70 euros a year. In the UK, it is £6 a month, or £60 a year. In Australia, it’s priced at AU$9 a month, or AU$90 per year, while New Zealand subscribers pay NZ$10 per month, or NZ$100 per year. In India, Disney Plus Hotstar is priced at 299 Indian rupees a month, or 999 rupees a year. In Japan, Disney Plus is 700 yen a month through an exclusive partnership with Japanese telecom company NTT Docomo.
Taapsee Pannu is demonstrating the most stylish way to wear our gold heirloom jewellery while wearing a red gown
When was the last time you went through your jewellery box in your closet and chose some pieces to go with your outfit? Not recently, at least not that we can recall, unless it was a celebration or a wedding. Despite the fact that Indians like gold and value heirloom jewellery, these priceless items are typically kept in closets rather than worn around the neck. This is due to the hesitation people have about wearing customary heirloom jewellery, which is complex, hefty, and made of yellow gold, with clothing other than sarees and lehengas. Finally, the day has come when that appears to be altering.
Taapsee’s jewellery options are also capable of readily changing shapes. She once wore a choker necklace with stones stacked over a chain and pendant. That worked well with delicate geometric earrings as well.
Taapsee kept it simple when walking down the red carpet, wearing just a set of stone-studded earrings with a gorgeous floral pattern. Her hair was tied back into a bun, highlighting her jewellery.
On their trip to Dubai, Ajith Kumar and his wife Shalini spent a romantic evening aboard a yacht
On the internet, there are images of Ajith Kumar and his wife Shalini enjoying a special evening on a yacht.
The actor Ajith Kumar, last seen in the Tamil film Thunivu, is currently vacationing in Dubai with his family. Shalini, Ajith’s wife, published some photos from the holiday last week on her Instagram page, and people couldn’t stop praising the lovely family. Two sultry images of Ajith and Shalini during the trip appeared on social media on Monday.
Ajith and Shalini appear to have enjoyed a lovely evening together when the two photos were apparently taken on a cruise. Heart emojis were commonly used by fans as a response to the image. My favourite power duo (sic), wrote one fan. Setting couple goals right (sic), according to another user.
Ajith recently finished his biking tour of several regions of North India. Among other destinations, he cycled through Kargil, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu, Srinagar, Manali, Rishikesh, and Haridwar.
Sonam Kapoor is praised by Anand Ahuja for her dedication as a “full-time mom”: “She ensures that our son receives all the love,”
In his most recent Instagram post, Anand Ahuja complimented his wife Sonam Kapoor for her commitment to being a mother. Last year, the couple welcomed their son Vayu.
Anand Ahuja, Sonam Kapoor’s husband and a successful businessman, sent a tribute to the star on his Instagram account. On Mother’s Day, which is observed in March in the UK, Anand acknowledged his shortcomings and commended Sonam for her dedication to their son. The actor was left dumbfounded in the comments section by his sweet words.
“Committing to parenting truly does involve offering endlessly above and beyond that system in an age where we are all used to immediate reward schemes,” he concluded. It has also re-emphasized her duties as a daughter, sister, wife, and girlfriend (and boyfriend:P) as she manages ensuring that our son receives all the love, guidance, and blessings from our large family as he gradually develops into the most exceptional individual with the benefits of our heritage and also without the weight of any expectations.
After dating for a while, Sonam and Anand got married on May 8, 2018. On August 20, 2022, in Mumbai, they welcomed their son Vayu Kapoor Ahuja into the world. The actor frequently travels to India while his family resides in London. Her next appearance will be in the upcoming movie Blind.
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