Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red introduces Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang), a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda! Directed by Academy Award® winner Domee Shi (Pixar short Bao) and produced by Lindsey Collins. (synopsis courtesy Flickering Myth)
Being told you have a great destiny or a thrilling quirk that makes you stand out of the mainstream crowd is usually a good thing.
A very good thing in fact because who, really, wants to be ordinary?
But what about if you find out that your family quirk, for want of a better word, is to turn into a giant red panda when you’re anxious or upset and you’re a going-somewhere young girl who just wants to fit in and not stand out?
Not so good, then but that’s exactly where Mei Lee find herself when she discovers that her response to anxiety is REALLY going to make standout from the milling masses and not quite how the confidant young lady wants to.
It’s going to a of fun but also a lot of learning-ready angst, the perfect mix for what looks like another brilliantly Pixar masterpiece.
Turning Red opens on 11 March 2022 in US and 31 March 2022 in Australia.