Disney + will also offer simultaneous theatrical and streaming releases in 2021 (for a price)

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It’s Disney Investor Day and senior Disney officials are offering updates on the company’s various strategies and brands for the coming year – and while it certainly does spark a lot of very dry financial talk and corporate buzzwords, this also provides news on some highly anticipated. projects.

The new animated film Raya and the Last Dragon will receive a similar treatment to the one Mulan received in September, with a little twist. Disney appears to be making plans to release a selection of its high-profile films simultaneously in theaters and on Disney + for streaming. However, unlike Warner Bros., which announced that each of its 2021 releases will be simultaneously available on HBO Max for the price of your subscription, the Disney + releases will be “Premier Access” and will incur additional fees.

Disney executive Kareem Daniel explained, “In light of the continuing challenges of COVID in the marketplace and our commitment to providing consumers with more choice than ever before, we are pleased to announce that we will be releasing the epic adventure story from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Raya and the Last. Dragon via Disney + Premier Access just as we launched the film in theaters in March. ”

For Mulan, that extra fee was $ 30, on top of the $ 7 / month subscription to the platform. The “Premier Access” release phase lasted several months before Mulan was made available to everyone with a Disney + membership at no additional cost.

In addition to announcing the release date, Disney also tweeted a new poster for Raya and the Last Dragon. Take a look below.

It’s unclear if Raya and the Last Dragon will have the same $ 30 price tag for streaming access. It was also implied that Raya will be joined by other versions of Disney 2021, although the titles are not yet available.

Raya and the Last Dragon will premiere on streaming and in theaters where available on March 5, 2021.

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