The newest film from Pixar, "Turning Red," is a sweet and relatable coming-of-age film that people of all ages will enjoy. In her feature directorial debut, Domee Shi crafted a remarkable story through its gorgeous animation, hilarious moments, and strong themes on growing up and being independent. The film took place in 2002, and there are a ton of trends sprinkled throughout the film. Examples include digital pet toys and the rise of boybands within the music industry, the latter of which is focused heavily. The film does an excellent job of showcasing these trends, which serve a massive purpose. Everyone in the voice cast features Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, Hyein Park, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Orion Lee, Tristan Allerick, Wai Ching Ho, and James Hong; all give incredible performances in this film. Thanks to Domee Shi's brilliant direction, gorgeous animation, fantastic themes, and excellent performances by the ensemble cast, particularly Rosalie Chiang and Sandra Oh, "Turning Red" is a fun and sweet animated film and is a great new addition to the Pixar lineup of incredible films. "Turning Red" is an excellent film that once again shows that Pixar knows how to connect to people of all ages through its storytelling and animation.
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