Pixar’s Turning Red heads to Disney+ this March
James R | On 08, Jan 2022
Pixar’s Turning Red will premiere straight on Disney+ this March.
The animation 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 Domee Shi (Pixar short Bao) and produced by Lindsey Collins, the film was set to arrive in cinemas this spring, but will now skip the big screen and debut directly on 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.”
In international markets where Disney+ is not yet available, the film will be released theatrically, with premiere dates to be announced.
In the UK, it will be available to stream as part of a Disney+ subscription from Friday 11th March.