This article was originally published on January 24, 2022 and was updated on March 7, 2022.
Pixar’s upcoming animated feature film, Turning Red is breaking a lot of ground. It’s the first Pixar film to have a predominantly Asian cast, the first to be directed solely by a woman and the first to have an all-woman leadership team.
Domee Shi–from the award-winning short film Bao—will be making her highly-anticipated directorial debut. The coming-of-age comedy follows 13-year-old Meilin ‘Mei’ Lee, a Chinese Canadian who’s on the verge of experiencing adolescence. She’s struggling with staying as a dutiful daughter and welcoming the chaos (and beauty) of becoming a teenager. One day, she suddenly turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too emotional.
Ahead of the movie’s release on Disney+ on March 11, we break down the main cast members and the characters they’re playing.