Pixar's 'Turning Red' Is a "Love Letter to Toronto and Canada"

Director Domee Shi previously won an Oscar for the short 'Bao'

BY Alex HudsonPublished Jul 13, 2021

Pixar is coming to Canada. The beloved animation studio has just announced its next animated feature with Disney: Turning Red, a feature film set in Toronto.

The film is directed by Domee Shi, who won an Oscar for the Toronto-set short film Bao. Rosalie Chiang stars as a 13-year-old who transforms into a giant red panda anytime she gets excited, while Sandra Oh voices her overbearing mother.

Greg Mason, VP of Marketing for Walt Disney Studios Canada, offered this statement:

We are beyond thrilled that director Domee Shi chose her hometown of Toronto as the backdrop for her new feature film. With Ottawa native Sandra Oh lending her voice and a group of very talented Canadian artists on the filmmaking team, Turning Red truly is a love letter to Toronto and Canada. There are a couple of great Canadian Easter eggs in this trailer and we can't wait for Canadian audiences to see more when the film hits theatres next year.

Watch a trailer for Turning Red below. It's due out on March 11, 2022.

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