Pixar Animation Studios released the official teaser trailer for their upcoming animated coming-of-age film, Turning Red.
The teaser focuses on Mei, a confident and dorky 13-year-old student whose mother shows up at her school during class. After her mother causes a commotion on school grounds, Mei is overwhelmed by a panic attack and suddenly transforms into a giant red panda.
Mei deals with an overbearing mother, the difficulties of being an adolescent, and her mysterious ability to “poof” into a giant red panda every time she gets too excited.
Pixar also released a poster for the film, which shows Mei in her giant red panda form, wearing her school ID.
The film stars newcomer Rosalie Chiang as Mei and Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) as Mei’s mother Ming.
Turning Red is helmed by Chinese-Canadian director Domee Shi, who won an Oscar for her 2018 short film, Bao. She is the first woman to direct a short film for Pixar.
The film is set to premiere in US theaters on March 11, 2022. – with reports from John Patrick Magno Ranara/Rappler.com
John Patrick Magno Ranara is a Rappler intern.