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Disney's upcoming movie "Mulan" will be available for purchase in the Disney+ app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, as noted by an FAQ on Disney's website highlighted by Deadline.


On September 4, Disney+ subscribers can purchase "Mulan" for $29.99 in the Disney+ app on platforms owned by Apple, Google, and Roku. "Mulan" is what Disney is calling a "Premier Access" movie, which is not included in the standard $6.99 per month Disney+ purchase price.

According to Disney, paying the $29.99 fee will allow Disney+ subscribers to access "Mulan" before it comes available through the standard Disney+ subscription service. Disney has not yet said when "Mulan" will be available without the $30 purchase.

Disney previously said that "Mulan" would be an additional purchase, but had not made it clear if Disney+ subscribers could purchase it from all platforms that offer the Disney+ app. After paying the $30 for "Mulan," Disney+ subscribers can continue to watch it as many times as they want, but a Disney+ subscription must be maintained to access the movie.
Starting September 4, with Premier Access, you can watch Mulan before it's available to all Disney+ subscribers. Disney+ will offer Premier Access to Mulan for $29.99 on disneyplus.com and select platforms, including Apple, Google, and Roku. 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.
Apple will likely receive a standard cut of the purchase price of the movie when it is purchased through the Disney+ app on Apple's devices as it will be available as an additional in-app purchase option.

"Mulan" has been moved to a digital release because many theaters across the United States remain closed at this time. Disney pushed back the release date for the "Mulan" several times, but ultimately decided to experiment with a $30 purchase price for the film rather than further delaying it.

Article Link: 'Mulan' to Be Available as $30 In-App Purchase in Disney+ App on Apple Platforms
 
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zorinlynx

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So let me get this straight, you ALREADY have to be a paying Disney+ subscriber, and ON TOP OF THAT, you have to pay $30 to watch the movie?

You can't just pay $30 to watch it by itself like people did with the Trolls movie a while back?

What a blatant and ridiculous cash grab. Sadly I think many people will fall for it and Disney will make a fortune, because people are so starved for new content during this pandemic and those who are still gainfully employed likely have a lot of extra cash from not being able to.. well, do anything. :(
 
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EugW

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I've been looking forward to this movie for a long, long time now. However, it's $35 CAD and at that price, no thanks.

You get to "own" it until you cancel Disney Plus. So in other words, you are paying $30/$35 for a rental. Or you can subscribe to it forever for just $6.99/$8.99 a month. :rolleyes:
 
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Isn't this like twice the price of a theater ticket?
Consider it a $30 PVOD that is yours to view as long as you have a Disney + subscription. Its separate from the other contents. Its a work around for movie theaters not being opened by the pandemic. In the rest of the world people will see it in theaters.
 
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I've been looking forward to this movie for a long, long time now. However, it's $35 CAD and at that price, no thanks.

You get to "own" it until you cancel Disney Plus. So in other words, you are paying $30/$35 for a rental. Or you can subscribe to it forever for just $6.99/$8.99 a month. :rolleyes:

Umm it's really not a bad deal considering how this is a theatrical release and generally speaking if you go to the movies, you're going with at least 1-2 people which easily makes up for the $30/$35 price tag. Combine that will the fact that you can watch it limitless times during that month (if you don't want to maintain disney plus). Presumably it will eventually become part of the regular Disney+ catalog and/or be possible to rent/buy in the traditional sense (if this is still possible with disney movies).
 
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Isn't this like twice the price of a theater ticket?

A family with 4 or 5 people will see this as a bargain.


So let me get this straight, you ALREADY have to be a paying Disney+ subscriber, and ON TOP OF THAT, you have to pay $30 to watch the movie?

You can't just pay $30 to watch it by itself like people did with the Trolls movie a while back?

What a blatant and ridiculous cash grab. Sadly I think many people will fall for it and Disney will make a fortune, because people are so starved for new content during this pandemic and those who are still gainfully employed likely have a lot of extra cash from not being able to.. well, do anything. :(

Let's draw it up another day, a stores like Costco or Sam's Club have membership fees to go inside of the store, and you get to purchase items that they sell. Think of the store membership fees as your D+ subscription and buying Mulan as something you'd buy in store.

This model isn't for everyone, but as I mentioned people with 4 or 5 people will see it as a bargain.
 
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EugW

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Umm it's really not a bad deal considering how this is a theatrical release and generally speaking if you go to the movies, you're going with at least 1-2 people which easily makes up for the $30/$35 price tag. Combine that will the fact that you can watch it limitless times during that month (if you don't want to maintain disney plus). Presumably it will eventually become part of the regular Disney+ catalog and/or be possible to rent/buy in the traditional sense (if this is still possible with disney movies).
Nah, it's a really crappy deal IMO. Count me out.
 
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So let me get this straight, you ALREADY have to be a paying Disney+ subscriber, and ON TOP OF THAT, you have to pay $30 to watch the movie?

You can't just pay $30 to watch it by itself like people did with the Trolls movie a while back?

What a blatant and ridiculous cash grab. Sadly I think many people will fall for it and Disney will make a fortune, because people are so starved for new content during this pandemic and those who are still gainfully employed likely have a lot of extra cash from not being able to.. well, do anything. :(

It'll become part of the subscription eventually. This was going to be a movie in theaters, remember.
 
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Realityck

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I’m still not really getting these “live action” remakes, and my tween daughter isn’t interested either. Does Disney have any plans for any animation?
The live action remakes were not duplicates to the animation. Cinderella is a longer more adult story. Beauty and the Beast is a lot more real then the animation. They plan on making a prequel with Gestalt. Not a fan of Aladdin as much. Certainly the Lion King got criticized as animals attacking each other as scary for kids. Dumbo is way darker because of who produced it. :)
 
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When I saw the Promo for it a few days ago on TV, I thought it was going to be FREE for those who Disney+.

And was looking forward to it because of that !

NO interest @ $30, but I'll bet lots of families with young kids sign up for it !
 
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A family with 4 or 5 people will see this as a bargain.
Let's draw it up another day, a stores like Costco or Sam's Club have membership fees to go inside of the store, and you get to purchase items that they sell. Think of the store membership fees as your D+ subscription and buying Mulan as something you'd buy in store.
This model isn't for everyone, but as I mentioned people with 4 or 5 people will see it as a bargain.
Or anyone that usually goes to the theater and is impacted by movie theaters vs pandemic. At the end of March all the releases got held until there could be some progress opening up. Disney's Onward sales got ruined, so Disney waited a bit and released it for Disney + viewers early for free. Its been a tough time for the industry these last few months. You know that Tom Hanks didn't want Greyhound on Apple TV +.
 
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