If you went through puberty between the years 1998 and 2005, then you simply must watch Turning Red, Pixar’s delightful new animated film coming to Disney+ this weekend.
Directed by Domee Shi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Julia Cho, this coming-of-age fantasy question dares to ask the question: What if a 13-year-old girl turned into a giant red panda every time she felt emotional? Newcomer Rosalie Chiang voices the protagonist Mei, who is burdened by a family curse that turns her into a panda whenever she feels angry, upset, or even just really, really excited about her favorite boy band.
Sandra Oh provides the voice of her overprotective mother, Ming Lee, whom Mei is expected to obey without question. But Mei has another support system in her life, that she finds to be a much bigger comfort through puberty than her mother—her friends.
Turning Red is a sweet, funny, and extremely relatable movie to anyone who suffered through the agony of puberty—aka pretty much everyone. Read on to find out how to watch Turning Red, including the Turning Red release date and the Turning Red release time on Disney+.
HOW TO WATCH TURNING RED:
Turning Red will be available to watch exclusively on Disney+, free to all subscribers, beginning on Friday, March 11. You may also be able to see Turning Red in select theaters. Read on for more info.
WHEN DOES TURNING RED COME OUT ON DISNEY PLUS? WHAT IS THE TURNING RED RELEASE DATE?
Turning Red will begin streaming on Disney+ on Friday, March 11. The movie will be free to all Disney+ subscribers.
WHAT TIME WILL TURNING RED BE ON DISNEY PLUS?
New titles tend to drop on Disney+ at 3 a.m. ET, or 12 a.m PT, on the morning of the release date. Therefore, you can expect to see Turning Red on Disney+ on Friday, March 11 at 3 a.m. Eastern Time, or 12 a.m. Pacific Time.
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WILL TURNING RED BE IN THEATERS?
For the most part, no. Though the film was initially intended for theaters, Disney made the decision to release Turning Red on Disney+ instead of in theaters back in January 2022.
However, Turning Red will be playing in select theaters in cities like New York and Los Angeles. You can see if Turning Red is playing in a theater near you here.
IS THERE A TURNING RED TRAILER?
You know it! You can watch the Turning Red trailer right here on Decider. Simply scroll up and unmute the video at the top of this page.