Say welcome to Mei Lee, a 13-year-old young girl who isn’t simply a red panda staring anxiously into a bathroom mirror, but rather a normal human teen attempting to live a normal teen life.


But it’s difficult to live “normally” when you poof into a huge red panda whenever you get too enthusiastic or agitated. That’s the idea of Pixar’s next feature, Turning Red, and they’ve just released a new teaser trailer with an outstanding song choice:

In the teaser, Mei Lee, played by newbie Rosalie Chiang, is at school, minding her own thing and paying attention in arithmetic class, like any good student would:


She then slips a letter with a message that no teen wants to see:


That’s her overprotective mother, Sandra Oh, lurking behind a tree:


Mei is clearly terrified as her mother battles school security:


And, although the entire class has a front-row view of the conflict…


Mei is having a panic attack at her workstation. You can probably predict what happens next:


She does, indeed, poof into a large red panda. As one would expect:


And the only way to avoid disgrace is to flee the school when Backstreet Boys’ “Larger Than Life” plays in the background:


Domee Shi (shown right) wrote and directed the film. She already won an Oscar in 2019 for her outstanding Pixar short, Bao:


Domee’s hometown of Toronto, Canada, is also featured in the film:

Many Canadian Easter eggs are also on the way:

Turning Red is set to be released on March 11, 2022, and I have a feeling the film and all of the associated merchandise will be too cute for words:


So yeah, this is the new movie that is coming to the cinemas on March 11, 2022. I really am sold-out for the movie. What can I say? I mean look at the lovely trailer you guys. It’s so funny and beautiful at the same time. So what do you people think about this movie? Did you enjoy the trailer? Please give us your humble notes in the comment section down below. Until then, keep on reading Animated Times, the perfect place to get a closer look at the entertainment industry, upcoming movies, TV series, celebrity gossip, and much more. We’ll have you covered, and follow us on Instagram & Facebook for more.

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