Pixar’s latest: Turning Red


Rita Compton, Howler Staff Writer

To follow up on Disney’s previous movie, Encanto, Pixar Studios recently released their latest movie Turning Red, to Disney Plus on March 22.

Turning Red is a movie set in Toronto, Canada where the main character 13-year-old Meilin Lee faces the troubles of being her mother’s obedient and successful daughter while also facing the troubles as a growing teenager.

Pixar’s motive for the movie itself was to acknowledge a teenage girl going through the first stages of adulthood. As shown in Turning Red.

“This film was so powerful in artfully (as well as humorously) talking about mother-daughter intergenerational relationships and the burdens many of us unknowingly carry and try to break from throughout our lives,” Anita Alex, a Google reviewer wrote.

To include not just puberty but silly personalities and how a young female teenager’s life may play out, friendship and relationship-wise.

“This movie is one of the best if not the best film I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. My eyes have been blessed by this masterpiece of filmmaking…” Google reviewer Ruth Nye wrote. “The characters are some of the best-written characters ever in all of fiction. I truly wish I could be friends with them in real life…”

Overall, Rotten Tomatoes gave Turning Red an initial score of 94% along with an in-detail review of Turning Red’s guidelines.