How to watch Turning Red — can I stream the new Pixar movie?


How can I watch Turning Red? Pixar’s latest comedy stars newcomer Rosalie Chiang as Meilin ‘Mei’ Lee as she navigates school, crushes, friendship and her relationship with her overbearing mother, Ming Lee (Sandra Oh), in the 2000s in Canada.

In this Disney coming-of-age movie, there’s only one small complication: When Mei feels a strong emotion, she transforms into a giant red panda. Puberty is tough – but balancing that with a huge panda-shaped secret is tougher. The fantasy film is heavily inspired by the life of early feature filmmaker Domee Shi, who grew up as a teenager in Canada, with Mei’s panda-changing abilities tied strongly to the Chinese tradition of ancestor worship.

This family film is not only the first Pixar film directed by a woman, but it is also the first to have an all-female management team, which will be set in Canada and the first to have an Asian character as the main protagonist. There’s been some confusion over when Turning Red will be released due to the pandemic and how viewers in the UK and US can watch it, so here we’ve broken it down for you.

WHERE CAN I SEE turning red?

Although Turning Red has a limited theatrical release in certain regions — like countries where Disney Plus isn’t available, or for a week at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theater from March 11-17, 2022 — it largely airs straight to the streaming service in the wake of the pandemic.

It is the third Pixar animated film to be released directly on Disney Plus after Soul and Luca, released on October 11, 2020 and June 18, 2021 respectively.


Turning Red will be released on Disney Plus worldwide on March 11, 2022. The good news is that unlike other previous releases on the platform like Mulan, Turning Red will not incur any additional costs for subscribers.

In the UK, you can sign up for Disney Plus for £7.99 per month or £79.90 per year. In the US, it’s $7.99 per month or $79.99 for the year. While you’re waiting for Turning Red, why not check out Pixar’s hit musical Encanto?


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