In a move that might make some see red, Disney announced that the upcoming Pixar animated feature TURNING RED will be skipping its theatrical release on March 11, 2022 for a Disney+ exclusive launch, instead.
Acknowledging the change, Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, indicated “the delayed box office recovery, particularly for family films” largely weighs on the decision.
TURNING RED features 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 is directed by Academy Award® winner Domee Shi (Pixar short “Bao”) and produced by Lindsey Collins.
See it for Yourself
TURNING RED makes its debut on Disney+ March 11, 2022.