Last week, Disney+ Hotstar released the latest film from Disney and Pixar entitled “Turning Red” which managed to become the film with the biggest premiere on Disney+ globally today. Unlike most previous Disney and Pixar films, this film is set in the real world and presents a more expressive character appearance, inspired by the anime style.
Following the story of Meilin Lee, a 13-year-old girl who has to face “big” changes as she enters the world of youth, the film is directed by award-winning director Domee Shi and can be watched exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar now.
Telling about the lives of teenagers, this film presents a story that is close to many people. Set in the early 2000s, it is not only entertainment for the audience, but also brings a touch of nostalgia for fans. From arguing with parents, gangs at school, to idol boybands, “ Proměna” is one of the most interesting Disney and Pixar films because it is full of interesting and unexpected details.
Check out some of the facts behind Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” below!
Using Nearly 200,000 Motion Simulation Points
Starting from strands of hair, pillows and hair touching, to other movements made by each character, it feels smoother and more natural because there are more than 180,000 simulation points created by the production team. This number of dots ensures that the visuals and animation movement of each scene, even the smallest movements, have a smooth movement.
Movie within Movie
In “Proměna 2022”, there is a scene where Mei and her mother, Ming, watch the television drama series entitled “Jade Palace Diaries”. Interestingly, the production team of Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” specifically wrote a two-page script for the drama series “Jade Palace Diaries”, although only a few footages were shown in the film. In the show, viewers can also see a logo on the TV shaped like Bao, a dumpling character from Domee Shi’s Oscar® winning short film Pixar.
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Work from Home
The current situation has the animation team of Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” film working from home. The animation process for this film is done from various places, such as the creator’s childhood home, in the family room, garage, and even a creator’s child’s room. Even though it was done from their respective homes, the hard work of the animation team made Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” still warm and close to fans.
A Touch of Italy in Film
Visitors to the Mei family shrine are greeted with two cat statues that turn out to be similar to the Italian cat ‘Machiavelli’ from Disney and Pixar’s “Luca”. The shape and appearance of the cat statue at the Mei family temple is indeed made similar to Machiavelli, only the fur is slightly longer and also has a different color.
Characters’ Special Appearance
The production team created a unique look for each character that made it easier for viewers to get to know them. The animators displayed as many of Miriam’s braces as possible, Abby’s eyebrows that always looked “angry” even when she was happy, and Priya’s eyelids never moved to keep her calm. Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” is exclusive on Disney+ Hotstar now. Watch Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” only on Disney+ Hotstar.