Disney’s “Mulan” exclusive window on Disney+ will be ending next week. Beginning, Tuesday, October 6th, “Mulan” will be available on sites such as Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu and FandangoNow. The film is available to pre-order now for $29.99. Fans pre-ordering “Mulan” on Vudu will receive a $3.00 credit towards other movies and TV shows on the site upon the film’s release.
“Mulan” has another two months to generate revenue before it becomes available to all Disney+ subscribers on December 4, 2020, for no extra charge.
Disney made the decision to release “Mulan” on its streaming service last month after the film’s theatrical release was delayed several times due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Disney+ debuted the film on September 4th on its “Premier Access” platform which cost subscribers $29.99 to have access to the film.
Recently, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy spoke at the Citi 2020 Global Technology Conference and discussed the difficult decision to release “Mulan” on the streaming service citing the move was “not an easy decision”, but said executives were “very pleased” with the results of Mulan’s Disney+ release validating other analyst reports.
According to Bloomberg.com, “Mulan” caused a major spike in Disney+ downloads. The outlet stated downloads of the streaming app rose 68% to 890,000 over Labor Day weekend. In addition to the surge in installations, consumer spending on the app climbed 193% to $12 million compared with a week earlier. Despite these reports, the streaming service still hasn’t released any figures indicating how well “Mulan” has sold on Disney+.
Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. 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, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, 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 honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.
“Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Tzi Ma as Zhou, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Honghui; Ron Yuan as Sergeant Qiang; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin, suggested by the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” The producers are Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and Jason Reed, with Bill Kong, Barrie M. Osborne, Tim Coddington and Mario Iscovich serving as executive producers.