Disney seems to be quick in making release decisions when it comes to their Pixar films. It transitioned the studio’s last few films like Soul and Luca to exclusive releases on Disney+ in a heartbeat. With the rising threat of the Omicron variant, Disney seems to have pulled the plug on yet another Pixar project that was initially set to hit theaters and moved it to their streaming service.
Pixar’s upcoming film Turning Red has been pulled from its intended theatrical release and will instead be made available exclusively on Disney+. The film will still keep its March 11th release date but there are no plans to offer a theatrical showing. The animated feature will stream like any other show or movie on Disney+. We also have to note that it will not be a part of the premier access program that Disney started at the beginning of the pandemic with the release of Mulan.
Turning Red is a film about a young girl whose ability to turn into a giant red panda, the only catch is that she only turns into this giant red panda when her emotions get the best of her and isn’t able to control some sudden transformations.
Turning Red is set to star Rosalie Chiang, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Sandra Oh, James Hong, Wai Ching Ho, Tristan Allerick Chen, Hyein Park, Ava Morse, Addie Chandler, and Orion Lee. The film was directed by Domee Shi and features music by frequent Disney collaborator Ludwig Göransson