Turning Red is the next animated coming-of-age story from Disney and Pixar. The story, directed by Pixar story artist Domee Shi, includes a message for both children and adults. Turning Red is a new emotional journey from the makers of Inside Out, with a unique take on what it means to be cool. Follow Mei on her quest to find herself, comprehend her feelings, and find freedom from her demanding but loving mother. This family-friendly picture has themes of normal teen troubles wrapped in a not-so-common supernatural surprise (and a lot of fluffy red fur).
When Is Turning Red Coming Out?
The magical, heartwarming film will be released on March 11, 2022, according to the latest trailer.
Turning Red Trailer
It was launched in November 2021, and it features some funky 2000s trends and some nice vintage jams.
What Is Turning Red’s Plot?
Meilin Lee is a math-loving, self-assured 13-year-old. Mei is a sophisticated, educated young lady who plays the flute. This incredibly cool middle schooler and her three best friends enjoy 4*Town, secret handshakes, and environmental protests. Above all, the gals stick together through thick and thin, even when things become hairy.
As she would soon discover, “perfect little Mei-Mei” is much more. One fateful night, Mei transforms into a gigantic red panda (and no, it’s not her first episode of acne). While Mei is surprised by her new look, her parents were prepared. Mei discovers her family’s unique red panda connection. Transforming into one runs in their family, and she must manage her emotions to stop it. That shouldn’t be an issue. Thirteen-year-olds are adept at controlling their emotions, especially with school stress and a life-changing concert! Mei’s body changes more than other 13-year-olds. Talk about surprise new hair finds.
Mei, although attempting to keep her cool, discovers that she likes her new self and instead of fighting the changes, embraces them, learning about her emotions and the power of feeling them. The film’s underlying lesson is that you can channel your emotions into superpowers and do amazing things instead of repressing them.
When And Where Does Redness Occur?
On the basis of Mei’s school ID and the Y2K sticker on her flute case, Turning Red is set in Toronto in 2002-03. Along with the 2000s clothes, Tamagotchis, and boy band frenzy, fans are hoping for spectacular throwback lingo and an early 2000s soundtrack. So far, the trailers have featured songs by *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.
Who Is The Turning Red Voice Cast?
Rosalie Chiang, a young newcomer renowned for her work as the lead in the 2018 short Soiled, voices Mei. This is Chiang’s first voice role.
Sandra Oh of Grey’s Anatomy co-stars with Chiang. Oh is Mei’s overprotective mother, Ming Lee, who keeps a close eye on her strong-willed and confident daughter.
Orion Lee, who played King-Lu in the emotional 2019 film First Cow, voices Mei’s father Jin Lee. Lee has been in films including The Last Jedi and Skyfall.
Miriam’s beatboxing, brace-faced bestie, Ava Morse. Recently, Morse portrayed a science-loving character in the animated film Ron’s Gone Wrong.
Priya is played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, well known for her role as Devi Vishwakumar in the Netflix adolescent drama Never Have I Ever.
Mei’s tough and energetic purple-clad buddy, Abby, is voiced by Hyein Park. Park has worked as a storyboard artist for animated films such as Toy Story 4 and Soul. Park is an animated narrative artist as well as a voice actress in Turning Red.
Jordan Fisher, noted for his role as the love interest in the Netflix film To All The Boys: I Still Love You, voices the members of 4*Town. Josh Levi is a former X-Factor finalist. Turning Red is Topher Ngo’s first acknowledged acting job. Grayson Villanueva is an actor and singer best known as Manny’s roommate on Modern Family. Finally, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Finneas O’Connell will write songs for the boy band to perform in the film with his sister, Billie Eilish.
Where Can I Watch Turning Red?
After nearly two years of streaming alone, Disney announced a theatrical release for Turning Red. Sadly, the studio altered course in early January, indicating that Turning Red will only be accessible for home viewing on Disney+, where it is expected to be part of their private Premier Access service, which costs an additional $29.99 per month. While the theatres may not be popping, our microwaves will, as fans eagerly await the release of this incredibly rad film and a chance to relax at home.