Disney's Mulan to stream for FREE on Disney+ from December after price row

DISNEY'S latest flick Mulan will be available to Disney+ users for free from December.

The £150million ($200million) live-action remake launches on the Netflix-style streaming app tomorrow but will cost a one-off fee to watch.

Users must pay for a £19.99 / $29.99 "Premier Access" pass to stream the film on top of the service's £5.99 / $6.99 monthly fee.

Disney has now confirmed Mulan will be available to users without a Premier Access pass before the end of the year.

"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.

Mulan, a remake of the classic Disney cartoon of the same name released in 1998, will be available on Disney+ from Friday.

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.

Disney announced last week that it would distribute the film on Disney+ via its new Premium Access pass system.

Some fans balked at the pass's steep £20 / $30 pricing, while others argued it offered a decent deal for families.

"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.

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.

"£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."

Once the film is available next week, Disney+ subscribers can access it by buying 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.

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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