Cruella will be heading to the Disney+ service this weekend – and you won’t need to pay the £20 Premier Access price to watch it.
The current Disney strategy for releasing its bigger titles is now pretty much in place, certainly for its family movies. Firstly, it sends them to cinemas with a Premier+ option, the latter of which for those who want to watch the film on Disney+ instead and who have spare disposable incoming.
Then, the physical media release is announced, but not until a few days before the film’s actual release on the likes of DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (all formats Disney continues to support). And then, a week or two after the physical media release, the film goes onto the broader Disney+ platform. Bottom line: once the disc is on sale, the Disney+ announcement is barely a week or two behind.
As such, Disney has now announced that Cruella will be available on regular Disney+ from this weekend. In turn, we can’t imagine it’s too long before Jungle Cruise follows the same path, likely in the autumn.
More, of course, as we hear it.
Thank you for visiting! If you’d like to support our attempts to make a non-clickbaity movie website:
Follow Film Stories on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.
Buy our Film Stories and Film Stories Junior print magazines here.
Become a Patron here.
- Yanked Disney+ films begin appearing on other platforms
The inevitable has happened as movies culled from Disney's streaming platform appear as VOD releases elsewhere.
We all knew it was coming but it still doesn't leave a particularly good taste in your mouth. Films that were unceremoniously pulled from Disney's streaming platform have begun to appear as video-on-demand releases on other platforms, according to The [...]
- Wish review | Disney 100 celebration comes to its big finale
Disney puts on a celebration of its 100-year legacy with its latest animated film, Wish. Here's our review:
In 2012, just prior to screenings of Wreck-It Ralph, Disney added a short film by the name of Paperman. I’ve included it at the bottom of this review, because this beautiful piece of work is an astounding marriage [...]
- Wish | Disney’s latest film isn’t getting an Ultra HD Blu-ray release in the UK
Following Strange World, Disney's new animated feature - Wish - will not be getting a 4K disc release in the UK: just DVD and Blu-ray.
Released in a blaze of publicity at the end of last year was Disney’s latest animated feature, Wish. This one carried the added responsibility of celebrating 100 years of Disney, and [...]
- Walt Disney Animation Studios workers have voted to unionise
Production workers at Walt Disney Animation Studios have officially voted to unionise.
- Universal dethrones Disney at the global box office
2023 saw Universal end Disney's dominant seven-year run as global box office champs, thanks to huge successes like Oppenheimer and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
It was a close race in the end, but Universal has pipped Disney to the post and taken the crown for the highest global box office haul in 2023.
The studio's [...]