Disney confirmed on August 4, Tuesday, that the live-action remake of “Mulan” will be available on Disney+ in the US after it had already been due in cinemas. Chief executive Phil Clapp of the UK Cinema Association acknowledges that the decision is understandable if the same happens in the UK, but sees it as “hugely disappointing.” Clapp said on August 5, Wednesday: “With cinemas across the UK now continuing to re-open and welcome back their customers, the decision by Walt Disney Studios yesterday to put Mulan on their Disney+ service and not into cinemas will be seen by many as hugely disappointing and mistimed.” Since July, 40% of cinemas in the UK have been opening; however, they struggle to invite back moviegoers due to online or delayed releases.

“Mulan” will be available online from September 4 in the US. According to Disney CEO Bob Chapek, the price will vary depending on the country, such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and other Western European nations. The movie will be released in theaters in countries with no Disney+ platform and where cinemas are back in business. The film’s original schedule of release was in March, but has been postponed more than once. Chapek refers to their decision as a “one-off”, but added that Disney concluded otherwise and resorted to use other revenue streams due to the pandemic.