Turning Red

  • Michael Johnson
Shea makes her Pixar directorial debut with Turning Red, which she co-wrote with screenwriter C.P.D. Dominquez. The film is based on the 2016 book Turning Red by author Wendell Minor. 

Description of the Turning Red Cartoon

The film tells the story of a 13-year-old girl who turns into a big red panda whenever she gets too stressed out. Turning Red is a heartwarming and funny coming-of-age story that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt like they don't quite fit in. Chiang is a delight as the lovable and determined Meiling, who is just trying to figure out her place in the world. The film's visual style is colorful and vibrant, with the red panda transformation sequences being a particular highlight. The film has been praised for its representation of Asian-American characters and its positive portrayal of teenage girls. It is a welcome addition to the Pixar canon and is sure to be a favorite with viewers of all ages. 

Graphics Score

The graphics in Turning Red are very well done. The animation is very smooth and the colors are very vibrant. I would give the graphics a score of 9 out of 10.

Author's Point of View

I think that the Turning Red cartoon is a very cute and funny movie. I like how the main character, Meiling, is trying to balance her life as a daughter and as a teenager. I think that the film does a good job of representing the struggles that many teenagers go through. I also think that the film's graphics are very well done and the animation is very smooth.

Recommendations for Viewing

I would recommend Turning Red to people of all ages. I think that it is a very cute and funny movie that is appropriate for all audiences.