‘Mulan’ Moves to Disney+, Though Theatrical Dates Are Still Planned for Open Markets

Niki Caro’s “Mulan” has found a new home, sort of.

After being pushed off its originally planned March 27 release date in mid-March due to burgeoning fears about the global pandemic, Disney eventually opted to lock the live-action “Mulan” in for a July 24 release date, later pushing even further back to an August 21 date.

But as theaters continue to struggle in some of the country’s biggest markets, a traditional summer release date has proven to be impossible.As announced on today’s Disney third quarter earnings call, the film will now head to streaming service Disney+ on September 4, but will also be available in theaters that are open by that time.

During the call, CEO Bob Chapek said it was important for the company to find new ways to distribute their films during the pandemic and that in “in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and number of countries,

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