‘Growing up is a beast.’
Turning Red is a 2022 American animated fantasy comedy film about a teenage girl who turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets excited.
Directed by Domee Shi, making her feature directorial debut, from a screenplay co-written with Julia Cho. Produced by Lindsey Collins. Executive produced by Pete Docter and Dan Scanlon
The Walt Disney Pictures-Pixar Animation Studios production stars the voice talents of Rosalie Chiang as Mei Lee, Sandra Oh as Ming, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Priya, plus James Hong, Jordan Fisher, Sasha Roiz, Sherry Cola, Finneas O’Connell, Wai Ching Ho, Lori Tan Chinn, Ava Morse, Lily Sanfelippo, Orion Lee and Josh Levi.
Toronto, between 2002 and 2003, Meilin “Mei” Lee is a confident thirteen-year-old Chinese-Canadian who is torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. And as if changes to her interests, relationships, and body were not enough, whenever she gets too excited or stressed, she “poofs” into a giant red panda due to her ancestors’ mystical connection with red pandas.
In the US, due to the “delayed box office recovery”, Turning Red will now be released directly to Disney+ rather than theatrically on March 11th 2022.
The movie is scheduled to be released theatrically in countries without the streaming service.