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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.
- All Disney Plus members can now stream the movie without paying an extra Premier Access fee.
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 all Disney Plus members. Though the film debuted on Disney Plus with Premier Access, it no longer requires an extra fee. If you don’t have Disney Plus, you can buy the movie through video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services like Prime Video and Vudu for $20.
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
As of August 27, all Disney Plus members can watch “Cruella” at home without needing to pay an extra fee. The movie originally debuted as a Premier Access title on May 28 for $30, but it’s now included with a subscription.
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 $7 a month compared to purchasing the three streaming services on their own.
You can watch Disney Plus on a number of media players including Chromecast, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, and most smart TVs. You can find a full list of devices that support Disney Plus here.
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 $20 to buy on each digital retailer. Once purchased, you can stream the film whenever you like for as long as you like.
VOD purchases are a one-time transaction and do not require any additional subscriptions. That said, “Cruella” is now available to all Disney Plus members without any extra fees. Since Disney Plus costs $8 a month, signing up for one month is now the most affordable way to stream “Cruella” if you don’t want to own the film for future viewings.
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:
- “101 Dalmatians” (1961)
- “101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure” (2003)
- “101 Dalmatians” (1996)
- “102 Dalmatians” (2000)
- “101 Dalmatians: The Series” (1997)
- “101 Dalmatian Street” (2018)
- “Descendants” (2015)
- “Descendants 2” (2017)
- “Descendants 3” (2019)
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.