Fun Teaser Trailer for Pixar’s New Giant Red Panda Movie ‘Turning Red’
“Let the fun begin…!” Pixar has revealed the first teaser trailer for the next original animation project called Turning Red, marking the feature directorial debut of Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Domee Shi. She also directed the beloved Pixar short film Bao, which played in front of Incredibles 2 in 2018, and later won an Academy Award as well. Here’s the concept for this: a 13-year-old girl turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. Which is, apparently, all the time! Beyond that, we’re not sure where the story is going. Sandra Oh voices Mei Lee’s protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming. And Rosalie Chiang voices Mei Lee, the girl at the center of the film. Of course, this is a hilarious and badass first look, especially with the Backstreet Boys song “Larger Than Life”. Ha! What a fun introduction to this original Pixar movie.
Here’s the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Domee Shi’s Turning Red, direct from Pixar’s YouTube:
Growing up is a beast. Young actress Rosalie Chiang lends her voice in Turning Red to Mei Lee, a 13-year-old who suddenly “poofs” into a giant red panda when she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS). Sandra Oh voices Mei Lee’s protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, who is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. Turning Red is both written and directed by Chinese-Canadian animation filmmaker Domee Shi, making her feature directorial debut after making the award-winning Bao short film for Pixar previously; she has also worked as a storyboard artist for the studio for years. It’s produced by Lindsey Collins. Disney will debut Pixar’s Turning Red in theaters nationwide (Pixar returning to cinemas!) starting on March 11th, 2022 early next year. First impression? Look good so far?