You don’t need to head to the cinema to watch Disney’s latest blockbuster movie. Instead, you can watch it from the comfort of your own home. Cruella, starring Emma Stone follows the early years of one of Disney’s most well-known villains – well before she ever set eyes on a rather large pack of dalmatians.
The movie is available to buy and stream now in Australia without the need for a cinema ticket. So, get the popcorn ready! Because we are going to show you exactly how to watch it, whilst helping you discover why it is one of this year’s must-watch movies.
Much like the recent version of Joker, this latest Disney Premier Access movie delves deep into the past of one of Hollywoods most well-known villains. It unearths the secrets of Cruella De Vil, and shows us exactly why she has a bee in her multi-coloured wig!
Set in London during the 1970s when the city was under the influence of a rebellious punk movement, we discover how Estella Miller ended up with the nickname, Cruella. This young creative has an eye for fashion, but a bigger one for mischief.
After getting to know a couple of local thieves she lands a dream job with Baroness Von Hellman. But things quickly turn sour, and the events lead to the creation of the super-villian we are so familiar with today.
How to Watch Cruella on Disney Premier Access
To watch this new Disney movie in Australia, you will first need a current Disney Plus subscription. Once you have one, you can then purchase Cruella for an additional $34.99. Yet unlike a trip to the cinema, you will be able to watch the movie as many times as you want thereafter. The movie will be available exclusively via Premier Access until the 27th of August when it will be available as part of a standard Disney subscription.
Cruella Cast and Crew
Cruella has an all-star cast and stars Emma Stone who plays the vengeful Cruella (La La Land, Crazy Stupid Love). Emma Thompson plays Baroness Von Hellman, whilst other main roles are played by Emily Beecham, Mark Strong, Joel Fry and Paul Walter Hauser. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie, whose previous films include I, Tonya and Lars and The Real Girl.
How much is Disney Plus?
There are two types of Disney Plus offer. A monthly subscription costs $11.99 per month, whilst an annual plan will save you a few dollars over 12 months at $119.99. Either of these plans allow you to make the additional purchase of Cruella. Disney Plus is home to a huge range of other great Disney+ Movies and TV Shows for the family, like Lady and The Tramp, Star Wars and The Avengers.
When is Cruella available?
There are two dates to note in your diary for watching Cruella. One via Disney Premier Access, the other for its official release on Disney Plus. Check them out in the table below.
|Cruella||Disney Premier Access||28th May|
|Cruella||Disney Plus||27th August|
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Other movies on Disney Plus Australia
If you’re a fan of Cruella then there are heaps of other standouts movies of Disney Plus to watch after. To make things that little bit easier we have come up with a few for you right here.
Little Miss Sunshine
When 7-year old Olive becomes a finalist at a child beauty pageant through default, her family must pull together for a road trip. This is a family with an overworked mother, an unsuccessful alpha father, a colour blind teenager, a drug tasting grandpa, and a suicidal brother-in-law. Will Olive make it to the finals?
Frozen is the 2013 animation that captured the imagination of just about every young kid around the world. It’s inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s ‘The Snow Queen’ and features the voiceover works of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff.
Thsi was the first attempt at putting Cruella into a human form after the much-celebrated animated version. Made all the way back in 1996, it follows our favourite villain as she attempts to kidnap a group of puppies with the plan to use their skin for her fashion creations.
What’s On Disney Plus?
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Streaming TV Devices for Disney Plus
The following is a list of compatible internet-connected devices for which you can stream the Cruella whether at home or on the go.
For years, Apple TV devices have been an ideal instant streaming solution that does it all. There are two models available – Apple TV HD handles video up to 1080p, while Apple TV 4K adds full support for 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision. Kayo Sports is great on Apple TV, with flawless 4-way Split View.
A hugely popular low-cost streaming solution, Google’s Chromecast got a make-over in 2020, and now comes in two very different flavours. The basic Chromecast is still available, but the newer Google TV version (which replaces the Ultra) adds a remote control and an on-screen interface.
Foxtel Now Box
Foxtel’s own streaming box is an Android TV device that brings the Foxtel Now experience front and centre in its user interface – making it a natural choice if your preferred way of streaming sports is via the live channels that Foxtel Now offers, with on-demand streaming and live free-to-air channels as well.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
This easy alternative comes in three flavours – a budget Lite model, the standard one, and a 4K version. All of them are simple “plug in and go” stick-shaped devices that work similarly to Google’s newest Chromecast, except these use Amazon’s custom user interface and support Alexa voice control.
Nvidia Shield TV
A powerful Android TV streaming device from one of the world’s leading PC graphics companies comes in the form of a small “tube” with connections at either end, along with a slim backlit remote control. It can easily deal with every streaming app under the sun, including Kayo and Foxtel.