Pixar’s Turning Red Positive Messages abound. In a world where not everything is sunshine, we choose to find the good in it all. Yes, Turning Red has plenty of those good things. What uplifting good messages have you found? Or which ones should you be on the look out for while watching the newest animation film to hit Disney Plus? I have compiled my favorite ones for you. Read on.
Pixar’s Turning Red Positive Messages
To start, this is a death-free movie. It is a movie that takes you back and if you are a parent, might help you view things from a different angle. I love that it is an all-female lead movie and it includes a boy band. Naturally, these are great things, but the sure gems are the positive messages that it touts:
Yes, we have seem some beautiful friendships unfold on our Pixar screens. Like, Luca. But, this one in particular is a joy to understand. It is 4 very different personality and interests girls that are friends. They are the truest kind. Undoubtedly, they stand united for each other and celebrate girlhood in a beautiful way.
While the story lead and her family are Asian, her strong crew is all different colors. I love that we get to learn more about Asia cultures in a way that complement perfectly what we got from Raya and The Last Dragon. Plus, we get to celebrate immigrants, and multicultural friendships.
This movie tells us that not only is it OK to change, it is telling us we have a relationship with our bodies. Definitively, it normalizes the craziness that puberty is! Perhaps, more importantly, it reminds us that it is OK to be imperfect. Self-discovery is not done in one day, right?
Mother- Daughter Love
Our protagonist is not bullied, doesn’t have issues with her parents or has a gigantic struggle to face, like maybe Elsa did.
Mei has a great relationship with her mother that changes because of her own growing up struggles. Mom is fierce and determined. A protective mom that loves unconditionally goes where she believes she must for her daughter. Both remind us that love evolves, and so do relationships. It happen comes and goes to a place of unparalleled love.
Girl Meets World
I find this movie to be very human and relatable. Girl power is a panda and mom power is also a panda. The movie finds a way to remind us to be true to ourselves and appreciate those that support us. That in itself, beckons a movie viewing, don’t you agree?
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About Turning Red
Disney and Pixar’s “Turning Red” introduces Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang), a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda! Directed by Academy Award® winner Domee Shi (Pixar short “Bao”) and produced by Lindsey Collins “Turning Red releases TODAY March 11, 2022.