Disney-Pixar Announce ‘Turning Red’ will Premiere Exclusively on Disney+, NOT in Theaters

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Disney-Pixar Announce 'Turning Red' will Premiere Exclusively on Disney+, NOT in Theaters

In shocking news, Disney and Pixar have announced their upcoming film Turning Red will be skipping theaters and will premiere exclusively on Disney+ due to COVID concerns. “Turning Red” will now premiere exclusively in homes worldwide on Disney+ beginning Friday, March 11.

“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’,” said Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution. “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-Pixar Announce 'Turning Red' will Premiere Exclusively on Disney+, NOT in Theaters
WE’VE GOT YOUR (FLUFFY) BACK – In Disney and Pixar’s all-new original feature film “Turning Red,” everything is going great for 13-year-old Mei—until she begins to “poof” into a giant panda when she gets too excited. Fortunately, her tight-knit group of friends have her fantastically fluffy red panda back. Featuring the voices of Rosalie Chiang, Ava Morse, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Hyein Park as Mei, Miriam, Priya and Abby, “Turning Red” opens in theaters on March 11, 2022. © 2021 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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.

*In international markets where Disney+ is not yet available, the film will be released theatrically, with premiere dates to be announced.

This is a developing story, so be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for updates and all things Pixar and Disney+!

Featured Photo Credit – Source: Pixar


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