In what you might call a growing trend, Disney has announced its release his next film, Raya and the last dragon, on March 5, 2021, in both theaters and on Disney +. But, a little like Mulan, you’ll need to pay extra to stream it from home on launch day.
Plans are similar to Warner Bros.’s recent announcement to release all movies in 2021 in theaters and HBO Max the same day. With the pandemic going on, people are still reluctant to go to the movies, so having the choice to watch from home is a welcome change.
While Disney has chosen to release some movies at no cost to its streaming service, like Soul and Forward, not all movies benefit from this treatment. When he bypassed the theaters and went straight to DisneyPlus, subscribers either had to pay $ 30 to see it right away or wait until December.
– Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020
Raya and the last dragon will get similar “first access” treatment, although Disney declined to say what it would charge for early access. The movie itself looks interesting. It takes place in a fantasy world called Kumandra, and the dragons are virtually extinct. They sacrificed themselves 500 years ago to protect humans from the invading monsters called the Druun.
But now the Druun are back, and it’s Raya’s job to find the last dragon and save everyone. But given that this is Disney, it’s likely we’ll see a few twists and turns along the way and plenty of life learning lessons. Raya and the last dragon hits theaters and Disney + on March 5, 2021.