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Episode 1775

Turning Red
Sun, 2022-Mar-13 02:50 UTC
Length - 2:33

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With 323,151 views on Saturday, 12 March 2022 our article of the day is Turning Red.

Turning Red is a 2022 American computer-animated coming-of-age fantasy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is directed by Domee Shi in her feature directorial debut, from a screenplay written by Shi and Julia Cho. The film stars the voices of Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, Hyein Park, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Orion Lee, Wai Ching Ho, Tristan Allerick Chen, and James Hong.

Set in Toronto in 2002, the film follows Meilin "Mei" Lee, a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian student who is horrified to discover her newfound ability to transform into a giant red panda whenever she gets into a state of strong emotion. Inspired by Shi's experiences in Toronto, the film began development in 2018 after she pitched it to Pixar in October 2017.

A special screening took place in London at Everyman Borough Yards on February 21, 2022. The film had its world premiere on March 1, 2022, and it was released on Disney+ in countries where the service is available on March 11, 2022, along with a simultaneous limited run at the El Capitan Theatre. It was released theatrically in countries without the streaming service. Originally intended to be released in theatres worldwide, further complications from the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the change being made. It is the first Pixar film to be solely directed by a woman and the second to feature an Asian lead character after Up. The film received acclaim with praise for its story, humor, animation, and use of culture.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 02:50 UTC on Sunday, 13 March 2022.

For the full current version of the article, see Turning Red on Wikipedia.

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