"Turning Red" is a 2022 American computer-animated coming-of-age fantasy comedy film directed by Domee Shi.
The starring cast includes Rosalie Chiang as Meilin, Sandra Oh as Ming, Ava Morse as Miriam, Hyein Park as Abby, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Priya, Orion Lee as Jin Lee, Tristan Allerick Chen as Tyler, Wai Ching Ho, James Hong as Mr. Gao, Sasha Roiz as Mr. Kieslowski and others.

Here are "Turning Red" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Turning Red movie?

Pixar on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 released the trailer for "Turning Red" you can watch here:
Turning Red | Official Trailer.

Plot summary

What is Turning Red movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Turning Red" movie plot summary.

In 2002, Meilin "Mei" Lee (Rosalie Chiang) is a spunky 13-year-old Chinese Canadian girl who lives in Toronto. She is a student prodigy and has an entourage of close friends consisting of Miriam (Ava Morse), Priya (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), and Abby (Hyein Park). All of them are fans of the boy band 4*Town. However, Mei's mother Ming (Sandra Oh) constantly expects perfection from her daughter and tries to discourage her current interests, including her crush on a boy named Devon (Addison Chandler) who works at a convenience store. Mei and Ming spend their days tending to their Chinese family temple that resides next to their house.
One day after having a nightmare about the red panda statues from the temple coming to life, Mei suddenly wakes up to discover that she has turned into a giant red panda. After hiding this change from her mother Ming and her father Jin, Mei discovers that she can turn back into a human once she calms down as she only transforms when in a high-pressure of emotion. Though Mei tries her best to hide the transformation, Ming, who was worrying about her daughter, finds out when she inadvertently embarrasses her by getting into a fight with a security guard in front of her whole class, which causes Mei to transform. Mei leaves the school and runs to her house.
Ming and Jin explain that every female member of their family has been granted with the transformation on account of an ancestor named Sun Yee, and it can only be sealed by a ritual on the night of the Red Moon, where the Red Panda spirit will be sealed into a talisman. Ming intends to keep Mei locked in a room until that date. After Mei's friends inadvertently discover Mei in her panda form and take a liking to it, Mei finds that concentrating on her friends helps to keep herself from changing. After proving this to her parents, Ming allows her to resume her normal activities, though she continues to try to keep a close eye on her.


Who plays who in the Turning Red movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Turning Red" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Rosalie Chiang  as Meilin / Panda Meilin
Sandra Oh  as Ming / Panda Ming / Young Ming
Ava Morse  as Miriam one of Mei's best friends with braces
Hyein Park  as Abby one of Mei's best friends
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan  as Priya one of Mei's best friends
Orion Lee  as Jin Lee Mei's father
Tristan Allerick Chen  as Tyler Mei's bully and classmate
James Hong  as Mr. Gao a local elder
Sasha Roiz  as Mr. Kieslowski one of Mei's teachers
Lily Sanfelippo  as Stacy Frick one of Mei's classmates
Addison Chandler  as Devon (as Addie Chandler)
Lori Tan Chinn  as Auntie Chen
Mia Tagano  as Lily
Sherry Cola  as Helen
Lillian Lim  as Auntie Ping
Jordan Fisher  as Robaire (4*Town)
Finneas O'Connell  as Jesse (4*Town)
Topher Ngo  as Aaron T. (4*Town)
Grayson Villanueva  as Tae Young (4*Town)
Josh Levi  as Aaron Z. (4*Town)
Ho-Wai Ching  as Grandma

Release date

When is Turning Red movie release date?

"Turning Red" movie release date was scheduled to be on February 21, 2022 (Everyman Borough Yards) and on March 11, 2022 (United States) distributing by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and HKC Entertainment.


What are Turning Red filming details?

The duration of the film is 107 minutes. The film's budget is $175 million.

"Turning Red" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Turning Red movie?

"Turning Red" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.2/10.

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