This morning brings the first official trailer for Pixar’s next animated adventure, from Oscar winning director Domee Shi (Bao): Turning Red.
Soon after the release of Luca, Pixar is ready to show us what they have coming next…and it looks pretty hilarious/adorable already:
While the trailer doesn’t give us a whole lot in terms of the story (aside from the whole Panda transformation aspect), but I’m digging it. I love the animation style, the humor already feels on point, and how can you NOT love a Backstreet Boys needle drop?
Young actress Rosalie Chiang lends her voice to Mei Lee, a 13-year-old who suddenly “poofs” into a giant red panda when she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS). Sandra Oh voices Mei Lee’s protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, who is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager.
Turning Red is set to hit theaters on March 11, 2022.