Since being released on September 4th, Disney’s live-action Mulan has been only available on Disney+ for an additional cost of $29.99. Starting on October 6th though, that will change.
Starting on Tuesday, October 6th, Mulan will be available for digital download on other retailers as well for $29.99. This includes Amazon Video, Google Play, and NBCUniversal’s Vudu and FandangoNow. This comes two months before it will arrive for all Disney+ subscribers on December 4th for no additional charge.
For those who purchase Mulan as a digital download at any of these retailers, they will be able to watch several bonus features. Some of these will include Yifei Liu’s journey to becoming the title character. Another featurette will have Ming-Na Wen (voice of the original Mulan in the animated film) sharing about her experience playing the role and then her cameo in this remake. There will also be deleted scenes and music videos. This includes performances by Christina Aguilera (in English and Spanish) and Yifei Liu (in Mandarin and English).
Mulan was originally supposed to be released in theaters earlier this year. After being delayed due to theaters being closed because of the pandemic, Disney opted to release it first on Disney+ to those who purchased Premiere Access. This second round of releases comes about a month after it arrived on Disney+.
The film is a live-action remake of the 1998 animated film made by Disney. It follows the story of Mulan, a young warrior in China who disguises herself as a man to save her father from having to fight in the military in an attempt to save China. In the process, she ends up saving China and becoming a national hero.
The film, directed by Niki Caro, is a live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1998 animated feature (which is streaming on Disney Plus along with “Mulan II,” released in 2005 in the U.S.). Like the original, the new “Mulan” follows a young warrior in China who disguises herself as a man to spare her elderly father from having to serve in the military. Mulan stars Yifei Liu as Mulan, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Tzi Ma as Zhou, Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan, Yoson An as Honghui, and Ron Yuan as Sergeant Qiang. It also features Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor.