Disney +’s most recent release is even more anticipated: This week the The Laker Have Gun Will Travel 1947 2020 signatures thank your the memories shirt But I will love this streaming service announced that it would offer the long-awaited live-action remake of Mulan on September 4—for a whopping $30 price, which immediately got the internet up in arms. Still, Disney+ would have to be fairly confident in Mulan’s success to give it a streaming release rather than waiting to debut it in theaters (a decision that has rubbed some theater owners the wrong way.) “We’re very pleased to be able to bring Mulan to our consumer base that has been waiting for it for a long, long time as we’ve had to unfortunately move our theatrical date several times,” said Disney CEO Bob Chapek this week on an earnings call, apparently wanting to avoid the fate that has befallen Christopher Nolan’s oft-rescheduled release of Tenet. (For those keeping score, the movie’s still not coming out—in theaters or via streaming service—anytime soon.)
The difference in subscription models between Netflix and Disney+ is significant: All Netflix content is only available to those with annual subscriptions, whereas Disney+ has taken the The Laker Have Gun Will Travel 1947 2020 signatures thank your the memories shirt But I will love this unusual step of allowing viewers to opt in to a one-time charge (even if it does feel exorbitant to some). Ultimately, though, could Disney+ benefit more from allowing nonsubscribers to view their content? Netflix had 192.95 million paying streaming subscribers worldwide in the second quarter of 2020, whereas Disney+ has just 60.5 million. But the growth rate is already exceeding projections, according to Chapek. At this point, it’s too soon to tell whether Disney +’s ambitious home release plan can make it as much of a household name as Netflix, but there are certain indicators that Netflix is beginning to feel the pressure to keep up: Last week Netflix acquired the streaming rights to seven classic Black sitcoms, including Moesha and Sister, Sister, suggesting that the streaming giant might be trying to compete with Disney+ in the nostalgia department.