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‘Mulan’ Is Skipping Theaterical Release to Debut on Disney+ This September… At a Price!

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COVID strikes again, and this time, it’s affecting Disney’s highly-anticipated live-action remake of Mulan. 

After the film’s release date was delayed several times due to the pandemic and movie theater closures, the company has opted for a streaming release. The high profile film , a remake of the 1998 classic, will debut on Disney+ on Friday, September 4. 

However, the film will come with a rental cost in addition to the $6.99 monthly streaming service subscription fee. 

Those who want to access to the film will have to pay a one-time rental fee of $29.99.

While that may seem steep, think about how much it would cost you to go to the movies with just one other person. Depending on the time of day and the ticket type, it can cost upwards of $16 per person (without snacks). The good news here is that “rental fee” is slightly misleading because you’re actually paying to own the movie. 

This Is Insider’a Kristin Acuna confirmed that the 29.99 price point will allow subscribers to have “continuous access to the film for as long as they remain subscribers to the service.”

 
Pulling Mulan from the theatrical release calendar and opting for a digital release allows Disney to test the VOD model. While TV Line reports that Disney CEO Bob Chapek emphasized this kind of release is a “one-off” and not a “business windowing model” that they’re looking at, it’s hard to deny that this model works. 
 
Unfortunately for movie theaters,  who have fallen on tough times due to the pandemic, this may be the way of the future, especially with a pandemic looming large and uncertain. 
 
Disney+ may find, however, that the price is too steep — charging $10 more than Universal did for Trolls World Tour and Apple TV’s Tom Hanks feature Greyhound in addition to a subscription service — in a time where unemployment is high and talks of a Great Depression are all too common. 
 
Mulan is still set to premiere in theaters internationally. 
 
Disney+ offers a slew of great original programming including Disney Channel hits and classic films along with Beyonce’s Black Is King documentary and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash Hamilton

 


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Many People Prefer to Watch TV with their Dogs Instead of their Family, a New Study Finds

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Many People Prefer to Watch TV with their Dogs Instead of their Family, a New Study Finds

Watching a show without your dog can be “ruff.”

A new report by Rover.com found that as Americans increased their TV and streaming habits amid the pandemic, they have done so with a furry friend by their side. 

Per the report, 57% of dog parents admitted to waiting for their dog to get into the room before watching a show. 

Now, that isn’t entirely surprising because if you are a dog owner, you know dogs are great watching buddies… unless you have a dog like mine who barks at any animal on the screen. That makes things a bit more difficult, but still proves that he’s attentive! 

The report found that 78% of Americans said they watch TV with their dogs very often or always. 

Surprisingly, dogs were ranked #1 when asked who people prefer to chill out and watch TV with, with 40% of parents saying they’d choose their dog over a partner, friends, or even kids. And that’s because a majority of pet parents believe their pups are actively watching or reacting to what’s happening on the screen. (See my point above about my dog barking at animals on the screen!) 

To make the binge-watching experience that much better for their pets, 70% have admitted to accommodating their pup by allowing them on the couch, giving them blankets, and even moving over so the dog is comfortable. 

60% of pet parents even believe their dog has a favorite TV show, which would explain why 80% of dog parents admit to leaving their TV on for dogs when they’re not home. 

The most popular genres? Comedy and action, which makes sense – after a long day of lounging and taking walks, Fido needs a good laugh or to get invested in a dramatic car chase! 

During such uncertain times, there’s definitely comfort in knowing that you always have a TV buddy by your side! 

And let’s be honest… is there anything your dog isn’t doing with you these days?


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Netflix Renews Spanish Drama ‘Elite’ for Fifth Season Ahead of Season 4 Premiere, Adds News Cast Members

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Netflix Renews Spanish Drama 'Elite' for Fifth Season Ahead of Season 4 Premiere, Adds News Cast Members

We’ve got some elite news!

Spanish drama Elite has been renewed for a fifth season at Netflix!

The news isn’t all that shocking considering the drama, set in the ritzy private school of Las Encinas in Spain, is one of the streamer’s best performing Spanish originals. 

Not only is the cast incredible, the first few seasons were hinged around an intoxicating murder mystery and plenty of steamy love scenes. 

The renewal comes ahead of the fourth season, which currently doesn’t have a premiere date. In 2020, filming was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and an outbreak on set.

It’s possible the series will return in the spring/summer of 2021. 

The upcoming season will see a handful of familiar faces including Samu (Itzan Escamilla), Guzman (Miguel Bernardeau), Omar (Omar Ayuso), Rebeca (Claudia Salas), and Ander (Aron Piper) as they were held back due to their shenanigans. The drama will also welcome new students Manu Ríos , Carla Díaz , Martina Cariddi and Pol Granch to shake things up. 

Deadline also reports that the fifth season has added Argentinan actress Valentina Zenere (Soy Luna) and Brazilan actor André Lamoglia (Juacas) to its cast.

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WATCH: ‘The Handmaids Tale’ Reveals Season 4 Trailer and Premiere Date

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WATCH: 'Handmaids Tale' Reveals Season 4 Trailer and Premiere Date

“We don’t hide. We fight,” Elizabeth Moss’ June states in the new teaser trailer for the upcoming fourth season of The Handmaids Tale.

Her statement sets the tone for the new season of the dystopian series.

In the first scene, we see June walking an empty street in normal clothing, a fear departure from the handmaid’s red dress and white bonnet uniform. 

Flashbacks reveal she escaped Gilead with members of the resistance as a war is brewing. 

Hulu’s recently-released trailer also reveals a premiere date, so mark April 28 in your calendars.

Much like previous seasons, the season will return will drop three peisodes at once followed by a weekly rollout. 

Check out the trailer below and get ready: 

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