Unlike a lot of the other Disney live action remakes, which are strikingly similar to their animated counterparts, the studio chose to take Mulan in a different direction and drop the musical numbers.
It was one of a handful of major tentpole Hollywood releases expected to help drive wary consumers back to movie theatres.
Disney has posted its first loss in nearly two decades after the coronavirus crisis created a ideal storm for the entertainment giant, in which most of its key businesses ground to a near-halt. Before it was officially moved to Disney+, Mulan was facing the same fate. In 1998 Disney released its first animated version of the movie under the same name.
Disney has confirmed the film will be available for access for as long as you're a Disney+ subscriber. Weeks before its initial release date, however, the coronavirus pandemic hit.
It was meant to go out to the public in March, then it was July, then August. However, as the pandemic continued, the remake faced various other delays. Several films, including Wes Anderson's star-studded new feature The French Dispatch, now simply have no release date at all.
Mulan is a live-action remake of the cherished Disney classic. The number is likely to be two or three times more than that, however, so the theatrical landscape could massively change thanks to Disney+'s new premium option. Tuesday's announcement puts Disney four years ahead of plan by hitting the lower end of its target less than one year after launch. The rental fee is $29.99.
However, the biggest reason that our readers are considering waiting for Mulan to come out in theaters was waiting for the price to drop, or waiting for the film to just be available to stream for free eventually on Disney+.
Disney's CEO Bob Chapek says the pandemic is forcing the company to think of "different approaches" to serve consumers.
"We thought it was important to find alternative ways to bring this exceptional family friendly film to them in a timely manner", he said on the company's third quarter earnings call.
The news of Mulan's Disney+ release comes just days after Disney released its quarterly earnings. "In many markets, the offering will be fully integrated into our established Disney+ platform from both a marketing and a technology perspective, and it will be distributed under the Star brand which has been successfully utilised by the company for other general entertainment platform launches, particularly with Disney+ Hotstar in India".