Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red is turning exclusively to Disney+ release this March.

Disney and Pixar are bringing their new coming of age animated feature, Turning Red, exclusively to Disney+ on March 11, 2022. This makes it the third Pixar feature to go directly to the streaming service, following in the footsteps of Soul and Luca. With the recent surge of Covid cases, a younger-skewing movie avoiding theaters makes a lot of sense. Disney and Pixar have not made any additional adjustments for other projects, like Lightyear, at the moment. Check out the official announcement from Disney+ below as well as the film’s official trailer:

Turning Red Date Announcement

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“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.”

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.

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

Turning Red Official Trailer

Are you excited Turning Red is going straight to Disney+? Would you have preferred to see it in theaters? Is a giant Red Panda scary or cute? Let us know what you think in the comments below and be sure to share all your Disney and Pixar thoughts with us on Twitter.

Source: Disney+

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