Turning Red director Domee Shi explains the creative way she presented the Movie to Pixar. Telling the story of a young girl named Mei Lee who turns into a red panda bear whenever she gets excited.
Turning Red is the latest animated movies release from the studio.
The Movie marks Shi first feature directing credit after working on Inside Out , The Good Dinosaur , Incredibles 2 , and Toy Story 4 as a storyboard artist
In addition to his work as a storyboard artist, Shi also directed the 2018 short Movie, bao .
bao tells the heartfelt and funny story of a woman who gets a second chance at being a mother after one of her handmade dumplings comes to life. In addition to marking Pixar first short Movie directed by a woman, bao also won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Movie in 2019, putting Shi on the map as a talented director.
After working with only a small number of voice actors for bao , Turning Red features voice performances by Sandra Oh, Rosalie Chiang, Ava Morse, Hyein Park, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, and Orion Lee.
In a new On-Screen Ranting exclusive interview with Shi and producer Lindsey Collins, Shi recalled how he first got Pixar interested in the idea of Turning Red .
Ultimately, Shi explains, Turning Red was simultaneously the most personal, the strangest, and the most universal of the three ideas he presented, which made Pixar interested in making it a feature Movie.
Collins adds that Pixar executives were also drawn to the two lead characters Shi had created.
Almost every movie Pixar releases deals with powerful and universal themes that audiences of all ages can relate to.
The idea of navigating the journey of adolescence and the complex feelings and experiences that come with it seems to have struck a chord with Pixar executives, as Shi exploration of experiences like puberty in Turning Red are reimagined in a unique way. and entertaining.
Additionally, Pixar Movies are revered for their nuanced and memorable lead characters, and Collins’ comments suggest that, at least from Shi point of view, the Turning Red characters of Mei and Ming were the most developed and the easiest to see coming to life on screen.
When it comes to entertainment for the whole family, Pixar is one of the first names that comes to mind for many people.
Having produced a handful of the best and most memorable animated Movies of all time (such as the iconic Toy Story Movies) the company is evidently careful about the ideas it pursues and the Moviemakers it works with. Although Shi had worked as a storyboard artist for years, executing the visions of other directors, bao clearly demonstrated that the director is more than capable of developing her own powerful stories with themes and characters that all audiences can relate to, and T pissing red is another excellent example of this talent.