Disney has officially announced that the next Pixar film, “Turning Red”, will premiere exclusively in homes worldwide on Disney+ on Friday, 11th March 2022.
In a statement, Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution said:
“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’. 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!
The film is directed by Academy Award® winner Domee Shi (Pixar short “Bao”) and produced by Lindsey Collins.
In international markets where Disney+ is not yet available, the film will be released theatrically, with premiere dates to be announced.
This is the third Pixar movie to be released directly onto Disney+, following “Luca” and “Soul”, both of which were huge successes for Disney+ viewers, but will no doubt cause more concern for staff at Pixar, who have been become vocal about their films being shifted to streaming.
With the current situation with the pandemic seeing more restrictions around the world, with cinemas closed and with many films being shifted back to later in the year, it’s not a huge surprise to see “Turning Red” movie, plus none of “Turning Red’s” promotion has used the words, theatrical only or only at cinemas, so there was always speculation that Disney was planning on doing this, should the situation with the pandemic change over the winter.
“Turning Red” releases on Disney+ on March 11th, 2022.
What do you think of “Turning Red” moving to Disney+?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.