The classic that is Mulan is back… kind of. Airing closer to the source material, Disney omits a lot of what made the animated classic what it is. That said, it still drew a fair bit of attention, but as theaters shuttered their doors due to COVID-19, Disney had to move with the times.
With their own streaming service, Disney Plus, already active and making Disney some profit, they decided to give fans something of a special treat. They revealed that Mulan would debut on Disney’s platform. The catch? It’s premium.
The actual price tag, which is $29.99, falls on top of the $6.99 a month (or $69.99 a year) fee that comes with the streaming service. Some feel it’s fair since the film never got a fair shake in theaters due to the pandemic. Others feel it’s no different than heading to the theater to view it.
If you think I'm paying $30 to see Mulan, then you are absolutely CORRECT because I'm saving $30 in popcorn and milk duds.
— Arianne Tong (@summeroftong) August 5, 2020
While that’s certainly fair, going to the theater is a fairly expensive trip from time to time, some subscribers weren’t happy with this decision. They’re already paying for Disney Plus and now they’re adding content that you need to pay extra to view. It simply seems a bit low-hanging and off-the-beaten-path.