DISNEY has finally released the live-action remake of Mulan on its Netflix-style streaming app, Disney+.
The $200million (£150million) blockbuster was due to hit cinemas in March but was hit by delays due to the coronavirus crisis.
What is Disney's Mulan?
Mulan is a live-action remake of the classic Disney cartoon of the same name released in 1998.
Like the original, the new Mulan tells the story of a woman who disguises herself as a man to fight in place of her father in China's imperial army.
The remake stars Liu Yifei as the titular character alongside Donnie Yen and Jason Scott Lee.
Mulan was due to be released on Disney Plus in the US and the UK on March 27, but was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The film had been tipped to make £61million ($80million) in its opening weekend even amid the pandemic.
When is Mulan out?
Mulan premiered in the US and UK on September 4, 2020.
It's available exclusively to Disney+ members, though they have to buy a "Premier Access" pass to watch it.
The pass's £19.99 / $29.99 price must be paid on top of the app's £5.99 / $6.99 monthly subscription fee.
Disney has confirmed Mulan will be available to users without a Premier Access pass from December.
"Watch with Premier Access for £19.99 before its release to all Disney+ subscribers on 4th December 2020," the film's official web page reads.
What is Disney+?
Here’s what you need to know…
Disney+ is a new streaming service for films and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and more.
It is similar to rivals offerings Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and has a massive collection of films and family shows.
Disney+ features over 5,000 episodes of old Disney shows, and more than 30 seasons of The Simpsons.
It features every Star Wars, Disney and Pixar movie as well as a host of documentaries from Disney-owned National Geographic.
Disney+ costs £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year in the UK, and $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year in the US.
The streaming app works on mobiles, tablets, Xbox One, PS4 and most smart TVs.
How to buy a Premier Access pass
Until December 4, 2020, Disney is distributing Mulan on Disney+ via its new Premium Access pass system.
Disney+ subscribers can buy a Premier Access pass on DisneyPlus.com.
Passes will also be available via in-app billing on select platforms, including Apple, Google, and Roku.
Once you've bought the pass, you can stream and download Mulan as many times as you want, as long as you’re a Disney+ subscriber.
You can sign up for Disney+ here.
Premier Access pass controvery
On social media, some Disney fans balked at the Premier Access pass's steep £20 / $30 pricing.
"Wait £20 on top of the subscription? No way will I be paying that! Pure greed!" one Instagram fan fumed.
Another said: "£20! Disney+ did sound too good to be true…"
Others argued that, compared to a family trip to the cinema, the pricing offers good value for money.
"£20 still cheaper than taking a family of 4 to cinema, plus you can rewatch as many times as you want," one Twitter user wrote. "It's a thumbs up from me."
In other news, Disney recently released a trailer for its latest Star Wars TV series, "The Bad Batch".
Here’s how you can get the new Disney+ app on your PS4.
And, you can read our full review of Disney+ here.
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