‘Turning Red’ to Premiere Exclusively on Disney+ on March 11

Turning Red Mei Lee walk down school hall
MIDDLE SCHOOL MAYHEM – In Disney and Pixar’s all-new original feature film “Turning Red,” 13-year-old Mei Lee, a confident-but-dorky teenager, is surviving the mayhem of middle school with a little help from her tightknit group of friends. Featuring the voices of (from left to right) Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Priya, Rosalie Chiang as Mei, Ava Morse as Miriam, and Hyein Park as Abby, “Turning Red” opens in theaters on March 11, 2022. © 2021 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

This afternoon, Disney announced (via press release and Twitter) that Pixar’s Turning Red will premiere exclusively in homes worldwide on Disney+ on Friday, March 11.

The move to Disney+ is disappointing as we were hoping to watch the film in theaters. Still, with the recent COVID developments, it seems that Disney had to make the difficult decision to release the movie on Disney+ (like Soul and Luca). The official press release is below.

What are your thoughts on today’s news? Chat about it with other fans in the Turning Red thread on the Pixar Post Forum.

Turning Red Panda fall

“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.

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.”

Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

In international markets where Disney+ is not yet available, the film will be released theatrically, with premiere dates to be announced.

SYNOPSIS

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 Turning Red releases on March 11, 2022.

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