Turning Red Review

 Growing up is hard. In Disney and Pixar’s animated adventure, “Turning Red,” it’s a real beast... especially if you’re Meilin Lee. Whenever she gets excited, she turns into a giant red panda! This heartwarming coming-of-age tale explores the chaos of adolescence and the power of friendship.  Turning Red is available on Disney+ starting March 11, 2022.  This is not a premiere release so you will not have to pay an extra fee to see this movie on Disney+.  It will be available to everyone on Disney+ this Friday!  We screened the movie last month and I want to share with you why it is perfect for the whole family, along with new merchandise that will hit stores this month for the movie, and FREE printable activity sheets.

Click HERE to download the family activity packet.  It includes 11 sheets.

Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” introduces Mei Lee, a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter an unfortunate reality for the teenager and as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!

We loved this movie.  It is about the importance of family, friendship, and learning to be comfortable in your own skin as you mature, change, and grow.  I think Pixar and Disney show how to deal with important topics in a fun way.  I think all kids will love it, while adults are going to relate to the issues of growing up.  The movie is 1 hour and 40 minutes and it is rated PG-13.  I think the reason the movie is rated PG-13 is because puberty and menstrual cycle are discussed, albeit in a discreet manner that completely went over my kids' head. They seriously had no idea.

Since watching the movie the kids have been so excited about these new items that will hit stores this month.  They have been playing with them non-stop.

Bring home all the fun and excitement from Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red, with the Many Moods of Red Panda Mei Animated Plush. Press her hand to hear music inspired by the film and cute phrases like, “I’m calm!” Squeeze her belly to see her arms raise and hear her growl with excitement. Then, take a deep breath and calm down alongside Red Panda Mei. An excellent toy for imaginative role-play, Disney and Pixar fans will love this relatable and excitable giant red panda. At 12-inches tall, this plush is sure to bring lots of giggles and warmhearted fun. 

Experience the entire range of emotions with the Disney and Pixar Turning Red Deluxe Meilin Doll. This 6-inch cutie features 2-in-1 fun. Begin play with Meilin Lee dressed in her red sweater, skirt, and sneakers. As she gets excited, dress her in the fuzzy, Red Panda Mei outfit and soft sculpted mask. Then, let the pandemonium begin! 5 points of articulation allow an array of action poses. A perfect gift for both children and Pixar collectors, this beautifully crafted Deluxe Meilin Doll with panda outfit is truly something to get excited about.

In Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red, Meilin Lee turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets excited. Her biggest secret may now be out, but fans can express personal thoughts and ideas in the Disney and Pixar Turning Red Secret Journal. This notebook features a furry plush Red Panda Mei face on the cover and contains lots of pages ready for writing, a hidden compartment, stickers, and even an invisible ink UV pen. Jot down a secret, then shine the UV light on the page to reveal the message. This soft journal provides a safe space for kids to express their deepest feelings, write their secret crush’s initials, and record life’s most excitable moments. 

The original song "Nobody Like U" from Disney and Pixar's "Turning Red" written by Grammy winning singer songwriters Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell is now available.  Turning Red Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features Three Original Songs Penned by Eilish and O’Connell with Score by Oscar Winning Composer Ludwig Göransson.  The Soundtrack for Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” is Set for Release on March 11 Timed to the Film’s Premiere on Disney+

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