Pixar’s Turning Red to skip cinemas, go straight to Disney +

Due to the increase in the number of cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in the United States, the first few months of 2022 could look a lot like 2021 when it comes to movies. Disney has announced that Pixar’s upcoming animated film, Turn red, will no longer be released in national cinemas. Instead of, Turn red will be the last exclusive film to debut on Disney +, in March.

In a statement, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution President Kareem Daniel said, “Disney + subscribers around the world have enthusiastically received Pixar’s award-winning film. Soul and critically acclaimed Luca when they premiered exclusively on the service, and we can’t wait to bring them the next amazing Pixar feature film, Turn red. With the delayed box office resumption, especially for family films, flexibility remains at the heart of our distribution decisions as we prioritize delivering The Walt Disney Company’s unparalleled content to audiences around the world. . “

The cast of Turning Red.

However, there will be theatrical releases for countries that don’t have Disney +. It is also possible that there will be limited theatrical releases in the United States to ensure that Turn red will be eligible for the Oscars.

Rosalie Chiang is playing in Turn red as the voice of Mei Lee, a 13-year-old Toronto girl whom the studio describes as both “confident” and “dorky.” Although Mei is not embarrassed by her intelligence, she has a very big problem. Whenever Mei gets too horny, she transforms into a giant red panda. Maybe that’s why Mei’s mother Ming (Sandra Oh) was such a helicopter parent. Apparently, Mei’s family has a very strong mystical connection to pandas that dates back centuries. And that fact makes us wonder if Mei’s family members have their own panda forms.

Ava Morse, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, and Hyein Park also star in the film as friends of Mei, Miriam, Priya, and Abby. Orion Lee will play Mei’s father, Jin Lee, with Wai Ching Ho as Mei’s grandmother, Tristan Allerick Chen as Tyler, and Addie Chandler as Devon. respectively

Domee Shi, the Oscar-winning director of Pixar’s critically acclaimed animated short, Bag, Rod Turn red from a screenplay by Julia Cho and Domee Shi. Turn red will premiere on Disney + on Friday, March 11, at no additional cost to all subscribers.

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