Pixar’s Turning Red: The biggest Red Panda ever seen?

The new Pixar animated feature Turning Red sees a girl turn into an oversized Red Panda whenever she gets too excited. The film by Domee Shi is one of the few large-scale productions in which this animal species takes a leading role.

Little is known about the exact plot of Turning Red. However, the teaser trailer that was released today provides a foretaste.

Turning Red was announced last autumn. Pixar owner Disney also revealed in June 2021 that the Red Panda film would be the first Pixar production since the Corona pandemic to open regularly in cinemas. March 2022 is the target date.

Are Red Pandas now having their “Lion King” moment?

At the moment, it is still unclear how the film will affect the public perception of Red Pandas. On the one hand, the rising popularity could lead to more donations and thus to more conservation projects for red pandas. On the other hand, there is also the danger of fuelling the demand for a Red Panda as a pet. This would pose an additional threat to the already endangered animals.

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