Disney to Launch New Star-Branded Streaming Service in 2021

Carla Harmon
August 7, 2020

However, Disney still plans to release the movie in theaters in global markets where theaters are open.

Many people have been missing the experience of going to the movie theaters for a night out with their family and friends.

Chief executive Phil Clapp said: "For many this will seem a step backwards rather than forward".

Here's what you need to know to tune in from the comfort of your own home. Select TV shows and movies from ABC Studios, Fox Television, FX, Searchlight, and 20th Century Studios are already available on Disney+ Hotstar, and it simply doesn't make sense to have two platforms carrying the Star brand name in the country.


Plus, you can eat your own snacks or make your own treats for a fraction of the cost with blankets, pillows, and your dog to snuggle up with while you're watching the movie (which sounds like the flawless night to us). However, as the pandemic continued, the remake faced various other delays.

As of this writing, many of Disney's other big releases still have theatrical release dates, and Mulan will be available to rent for $29.99 on Disney+ - plus their monthly $7 subscription fee - on September 4, 2020.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek made it clear that Mulan's VOD release is a one-off and not a new business model for the company. One reader sent in an interesting note, stating that instead of thinking of the high price tag as an additional fee, they considered it as a "thank you" to all of the people who brought the magic of the film to life instead.

"We see this as an opportunity to bring this incredible film to a broad audience now unable to go to movie theatres, while also further enhancing the value and attractiveness of a Disney+ subscription", Mr Chapek told an earnings call.


"It's tempting to look to the new Disney+ business for good news, and there has certainly been good growth across all three major platforms", he said.

The official trailer for the live-action remake of Mulan is below.

The 30-year-old 13 Reasons Why actor took to Twitter to defend Disney for charging extra to stream the new film.


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