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- “Cruella” offers a look at the early years of the infamous Disney villain from “101 Dalmatians.”
- The live-action film stars Emma Stone as the title character.
- You can buy “Cruella” on VOD services for $30; all Disney Plus members can stream it on August 27.
Disney’s “Cruella” offers a fresh take on one of the studio’s most infamous animated villains. The live-action movie focuses on Cruella de Vil from the “101 Dalmatians” franchise and tells the story of how she became the character audiences have come to know on screen.
“Cruella” is now available to buy through video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services like Prime Video and Vudu for $30. Though the film debuted on Disney Plus with Premier Access, it’s no longer available to buy on that service. That said, all Disney Plus members will be able to stream “Cruella” without an extra fee starting August 27.
The film is set in 1970s London and follows a young woman, Estella (Emma Stone), whose “flair for fashion” earns the attention of Baroness von Hellman, according to the film’s official synopsis. But the relationship between the two spurs Estella to “embrace her wicked side” and become the “raucous, fashionable, and revenge-bent” Cruella de Vil.
How to watch ‘Cruella’ on Disney Plus
“Cruella” arrived on Disney Plus as a Premier Access title on May 28. Disney Plus subscribers could pay a one-time $30 fee to unlock early access to the movie. Anyone who purchased “Cruella” can continue to watch the movie as long as they remain a Disney Plus member.
That said, the Premier Access purchase option expired on July 31, so subscribers can no longer buy the movie. Thankfully, Disney Plus members who missed out on Premier Access don’t have to wait long to get another chance to stream “Cruella.” The film will be available to all Disney Plus subscribers without an extra fee on August 27.
Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 a year. You can also bundle Disney Plus with ESPN+ and Hulu Basic for $14 a month, a savings of about $6 a month compared to purchasing the three streaming services on their own.
You can watch Disney Plus on a number of media players including
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How to watch ‘Cruella’ without Disney Plus
Though the movie was initially exclusive to Disney Plus, “Cruella” is now available to buy through a number of popular VOD retailers including Vudu, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Apple TV, and Prime Video. Check out our breakdown of all the major rental services for more details on how to rent movies online.
“Cruella” costs $30 to buy on each digital retailer. Once purchased, you can stream the film whenever you like for as long as you like.
The $30 fee is the same price that Disney Plus charged for Premier Access, but no additional subscription is required. If you strictly want to watch “Cruella” and aren’t interested in other Disney Plus content, this is the cheapest option right now.
Starting August 27, however, “Cruella” will be available to all Disney Plus members without an extra fee. One month of Disney Plus costs $8, so that will be the most affordable way to stream the movie if you can wait.
How to watch other ‘101 Dalmatians’ films and shows
In addition to “Cruella,” the “101 Dalmatians” franchise includes the original animated film, an animated direct-to-video sequel, two live-action movies, three made-for-TV films, and two TV series.
All of the below titles are available to watch with a Disney Plus subscription:
The ’60s animated classic “101 Dalmatians” is available on a number of VOD streaming services. Most platforms will let you rent the film for $4, purchase the film in standard definition (SD) for $15, or purchase the film in high definition (HD) for $20.