Disney+ UK has unveiled its September content schedule, and the big centrepiece – as you may have guessed – is the premiere of Mulan, which will skip its UK cinema release after a controversial decision by Disney bosses, who previously hadn’t been very keen to put their upcoming big budget projects on the streaming service during 2020’s ongoing madness.
The unveiling of the highly anticipated live-action Mulan movie on Disney+ seems to be a first step towards bypassing cinemas for the foreseeable future, and it will be interesting to see how successful the gambit is with a price tag of £19.99 attached to the experience. The film certainly has a strong cast, with Liu Yifei as Mulan, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, and Jet Li in a supporting role.
If the reviews are strong, funnelling Mulan straight to streaming globally in exchange for some extra cash from subscribers could be more of a win for Disney compared to its free release of Kenneth Branagh’s Artemis Fowl back in June. Branagh’s feature-length adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s bestselling book series is still rocking just 9% on Rotten Tomatoes. Yikes.
Elsewhere in September, UK viewers will get a chance to catch up with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when the sixth season lands on Disney+ at the start of the month. There’s still no word on when the seventh and final season will appear, however.
If you’re struggling to remember what happened in Season 5 (E4 rarely made it easy for us to keep up with the series as a whole) the team leapt forward in time to a dystopian future that they then had to work on preventing from happening. In Season 6, they have to come to grips with the knowledge that bending the laws of space and time may well have saved the planet, but it couldn’t save their friends.
Last year’s animated pigeon comedy movie Spies In Disguise will also be available mid-month.
Take a look at everything else Disney+ UK plans to stream in September below…
Big City Greens (Season 1)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 6)
Once Upon a Time (Seasons 5-7)
Trick Or Treat
Earth To Ned (Season 1)
Spies In Disguise
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
Science of Stupid (Season 1)
Notre Dame: Race Against the Inferno
Soy Luna (Seasons 2-3)
Violetta (Season 3)
Wicked Tuna (Season 9)
Becoming (Season 1)
The Call of the Wild
The Giant Robber Crab
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals
See you next month for a look ahead at everything coming to Disney+ UK in October!