Turning Red is a 2022 American computer-animated fantasy comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It was directed by Domee Shi in her feature directorial debut, written by Shi and Julia Cho, and produced by Lindsey Collins. It stars the voices of Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse, Hyein Park, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Orion Lee, Wai Ching Ho, Tristan Allerick Chen, and James Hong. Set in Toronto, Ontario in 2002, Turning Red follows Meilin "Mei" Lee, a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian student who, due to a hereditary curse, transforms into a giant red panda when she experiences any strong emotion.
It is the first Pixar film solely directed by a woman. Inspired by Shi's experiences growing up in Toronto, the film began development in May 2018 after she pitched it to Pixar in October 2017; several Pixar animators were visited locations around Northern California gathering visual references. The design and animation were inspired by anime works. Ludwig Göransson composed the film's musical score with Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell performing original songs for the film.
Special screenings of Turning Red took place in London at Everyman Borough Yards on February 21, 2022, and in Toronto at TIFF Bell Lightbox on March 8. It premiered at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles on March 1, and on March 11 was released on the Disney+ streaming service and at limited theaters. It was released theatrically in most countries without Disney+, grossing over $20 million. Despite being a box office bomb, it received generally positive reviews from critics.