Disney has announced that Pixar’s latest animated feature, Turning Red will be heading straight to Disney+.
“Disney+ subscribers around the world enthusiastically embraced Pixar’s Academy Award-winning ‘Soul’ and the critically-acclaimed “Luca” when they premiered exclusively on the service and we look forward to bringing them Pixar’s next incredible feature film ‘Turning Red’,” said Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. “Given the delayed box office recovery, particularly for family films, flexibility remains at the core of our distribution decisions as we prioritize delivering the unparalleled content of The Walt Disney Company to audiences around the world.”
According to Disney, the film is about:
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!
The film was directed by Academy Award winner and fellow Canadian, Domee Shi.who previously directed the Pixar short Bao in 2018.
Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red will hit Disney+ on March 11th to all subscribers at no additional cost.
In international markets where Disney+ is not yet available, the film will be released theatrically, with premiere dates to be announced.