Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red trailer features Mei Lee (voiced by Rosalie Chiang), a confident and goofy 13-year-old who is torn between remaining the obedient daughter of her mother and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not a bit bossy mother, Ming (voiced by Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter, an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if the changes in her interests, relationships, and body weren’t enough, every time she gets too excited (which is pretty much ALWAYS), -POOFS! – into a giant red panda!

Turning red was directed by Academy Award winner Domee Shi (Pixar short film Handbag) and produced by Lindsey Collins according to Turning red Director Domee Shi, if you set the coming-of-age story of a 13-year-old girl in the early 2000s, it is practically mandatory to include a boy band. “We needed our character Mei to be obsessed with something that her mother would not approve of,” Shi said. “Boy bands were the first step into the boy’s world for a lot of girls that age. All the boys were super pretty, polished, soft and caring, and they had a way of bringing girls and their best friends together. Plus I thought it would be great to create a lively boy band. “


Join Pixar’s first boy band, 4 * Town. The filmmakers asked Grammy-winning songwriters Billie Eilish and FINNEAS to write the band’s fictional songs, three in total, including the song ‘Nobody Like U’ featured in the new trailer. “When we started talking about Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, before they won a billion Grammy Awards, we could see how they had their finger on the pulse,” said producer Lindsey Collins. “We were huge fans. We met with them and brought them this crazy idea of ​​a boy band, asking if they would be interested in writing and producing the songs. They were!”

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Eilish, whose second album, ‘Happier Than Ever’, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the US and in 19 countries around the world, he made history as the youngest artist to win in all major categories at the 62nd Grammy Awards, receiving an award for best new artist, album. of the year, album of the year, song of the year and best pop vocal album.

FINNEAS, the youngest to win the Grammy for producer of the year (non-classical), built an excellent discography writing and producing hits for a group of superstars, not only for his sister, Billie Eilish, but also for Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato. , Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, Tove Lo, Kid Cudi and Ben Platt, among others. His debut solo album ‘Optimist’ is out now.

Turning red sign

Swedish Grammy, Oscar, and Emmy-winning composer Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther, The mandalorian) is composing the score for Turning red. “I’ve been a fan of hers for a while,” Shi said. “We were attracted by his versatility: he is a composer, but he also produces pop music. We knew it would help us create a unique sound.”

Joining the previously announced Rosalie Chiang and Sandra Oh, who lend their voices to Mei and her mother Ming, are Orion Lee as the voice of Mei’s father, Jin, and Wai Ching Ho as the voice of the grandmother. Mei’s close group of friends is voiced by Ava Morse as Miriam, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as Priya, and Hyein Park as Abby. Tristan Allerick Chen voices his classmate Tyler, and Addie Chandler lends her voice to Mei’s secret love, Devon. The harmonious voices of the 4 * Town members are Jordan Fisher, Grayson Villanueva, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo, and Finneas O’Connell. The voice cast is completed by James Hong, Lori Tan Chinn, Lillian Lim, Mia Tagano, Sherry Cola, Sasha Roiz and Lily Sanfelippo.

Turning Red will launch on March 11, 2022.

Topics: Turning Red, Disney


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