How to Watch 'Cruella' Online for Free

Emma Stone's turn as the villainous Cruella is now available to watch for free online.

The prequel movie tells the story of how an ambitious young woman Estella Miller became the infamous fur coat-wearing, Dalmatian hunting Disney villain Cruella de Vil.

The movie co-stars a number of mostly British actors alongside Stone with the likes of Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Emily Beecham and Mark Strong.

How Can I Watch 'Cruella' Online for Free?

Disney+ subscribers no longer have to fork out an extra $29.99 to watch the movie. As of Friday, it is now listed alongside the many films available on the streaming service at no extra cost.

Cruella was released in movie theaters and on Disney+ at the same time on May 23, 2020. Upon its release online Cruella was only available via Premier Access and viewers had to pay extra money to watch the movie. Black Widow, Raya and the Last Dragon, Jungle Cruise and Mulan were released in the same way.

Cruella will also be available on DVD and Blu-ray from September 21, 2021, when it gets its home release.

What Is 'Cruella' About?

Cruella is the origin story of the Disney villain Cruella de Vil who famously wanted to make a coat out of dog fur in the 1961 movie 101 Dalmatians.

Cruella is set in 1970s London during the punk rock movement, and follows aspiring fashion designer Estella Miller (Stone) as she follows a path that makes her notorious on the fashion scene.

Glenn Close, who played Cruella de Vil in the live actions movies 101 Dalmatians (1996) and 102 Dalmatians (2000) serves as an executive producer on Cruella alongside Stone. Cruella is directed by Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) and he's also in line to direct the sequel.

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Emma Stone plays Estella Miller in the new Disney+ prequel movie "Cruella." Disney

Will There Be a 'Cruella 2'?

On August 13, 2021, Deadline reported that Stone had signed up to star in a Cruella sequel. It's unclear at this point whether the movie will get a release similar to the first one, with a tandem cinematic and Premier Access release on Disney+, or whether it will go straight to movie theaters.

Endeavor represents Stone and the executive chairman Patrick Whitesell said of her client's deal: "We are proud to work alongside Emma and Disney, and appreciate the studio's willingness to recognize her contributions as a creative partner."

The Hollywood Reporter revealed the payday Stone can expect for the new project. According to its sources, Stone will rake in a low eight-figure payday for the sequel, which will mark an increase from the $8 million she got for starring in Cruella.

Emma Stone in Cruella
Emma Stone has reportedly signed up to star in a "Cruella" sequel. Laurie Sparham/Disney

Disney+ subscribers can now watch Cruella online for free.