New Poll Reveals Most People Don’t Want To Pay $30 For Mulan


The curious case of Mulan looks set to develop into one of the most interesting sagas of the summer. Having originally been scheduled for March before being delayed to the end of August as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, Niki Caro’s live-action remake of the 1998 animated classic was then pulled from the release calendar altogether, before it was announced that for a one-off fee of $29.99, Disney Plus subscribers can stream the hugely-anticipated blockbuster from the comfort of their own homes.

While some people were thrilled at the news, others weren’t so happy. For one thing, theater owners were furious that Disney had basically wiped out any profits they stood to make from Mulan, with the Mouse House set to earn a good deal of money from releasing it on their in-house platform now that they don’t have split the revenue.

Many Disney Plus subscribers balked at the idea of paying a further $30 on top of their monthly fee as well, especially when the likes of Artemis Fowl and the upcoming The One and Only Ivan had also been pulled from theaters and sent straight to streaming, without the studio trying to wring an extra few dollars out of their customer base.

Now, a new poll has asked if people would be willing to pay the extra money to rent Mulan on Disney Plus, and with over 4000 votes being cast, the answer looks to be an emphatic no.

While this is Disney we’re talking about, and we all know full well that millions of people are going to shell out for Mulan on day one despite what they claim online, you can understand both sides of the argument. For a person that lives alone, paying $30 for a long-term rental seems steep, but if there’s a family of five or six, then it works out a lot cheaper than going to the movies. Regardless, the controversy looks set to continue for a while yet, especially with the theatrical experience still a long way away from making a full-blown comeback.