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Disney’s ‘Turning Red’ Pulled From Theaters to Go Straight to Disney+

Big news coming out of Disney+. Disney Pixar’s next highly-anticipated animated film “Turning Red” is being pulled from its previously announced theatrical release and instead, it’s headed straight to Disney+.

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An announcement was released by Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution stating, “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.”

Turning Red
Credit: Disney & Pixar

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@Disneyplus took to Twitter to announce the news with a brief teaser trailer noting, “Disney and Pixar’s #TurningRed will stream exclusively on #DisneyPlus beginning March 11.”

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Pixar’s description of the new film includes, “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! Directed by Academy Award® winner Domee Shi (Pixar short “Bao”) and produced by Lindsey Collins “Turning Red releases on March 11, 2022.”

Here’s the most recent Turning Red official trailer released by Pixar:

Were you hoping to see “Turning Red” in theaters or are you happy to see it coming directly to Disney+ on March 11th? Let us know in the comments.

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