Have you watched the Turning Red Movie by Pixar? Turing Red Netflix is a story about a young Chinese girl named Mai Lee who grew up in Toronto. Mai Lee is one of those girls with a lot of personalities, full of chaos at this age. Her mother always tries to protect and be with her daughter at all times.

What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?
What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?

Because of this excessive protection, Mai Lee always feels overly controlled and uncomfortable with it. Let’s dive into the lessons as well as the messages that this movie brings!

Chinese culture in Turning Red Movie

The story is told based on very real-life situations, the characters in Turning Red Pixar also react in a way that is rich in Asian culture, unlike in European and American films. Turning Red received a very high rating from critics.

What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?
What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?

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Children imitate their parents’ conduct

Mei’s mother, Ming, is a control freak. Like other perfectionists, she is the most critical of herself. Mei, on the other hand, spends much of the movie attempting to develop her own identity while still imitating aspects of her mother’s conduct. This delicately illustrates how children imitate their parents’ conduct.

What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?
What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?

Obsessed with perfection

Ming finally admits the painful truth by confessing her sins and apologizing to her daughter.

What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?
What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?

In today’s society, this statement has special relevance. Young people, who are obsessed with perfection, are continuously assaulted with idealized depictions of themselves via media in general and social media in particular. It requires courage to depict things as they are rather than as we wish they were, even if that means accepting complexity and grief, and Pixar Movies have always excelled at this.

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Turning Red Movie gives the immigration story substance

What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?
What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?

Ming is also acutely conscious of her place in Toronto as a Chinese immigrant. She provides tours of the Chinese temple as part of her daily routine, sharing her culture with her neighbors. The filmmakers achieve this by filling the immigrant story with rich layers of tradition, transforming the film into an open invitation for the world to open its eyes to Chinese culture, evaluate, criticize, and eventually accept it.

Mei as the embodiment of the goddess

What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?
What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?

Turning Red calls into question all of the traditions that keep women out of temples and other sacred sites due to their “impure bodies.” The essential strength of this movie rests in its celebration of menstruation. The novel revisits the myth of Persephone, with Mei as the goddess’s embodiment, by changing this mundane reality into something divine.

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The use of a circle in Turning Red Movie

The circular magic gateway that resides within the bamboo shoots is the technology that allows transformation to take place. The circle represents infinity in Chinese culture, as it does in many other cultures throughout the world. The circle also represents renewal and repetition.

What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?
What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?

Mei finally understands her mother when she discovers Ming returned to youth in the bamboo grove. She accomplishes the empathy that we, the movie-going audience, share in this heartbreaking sequence.

The liquid surface of the magic gateway – The idea of reflection

  • Water is a symbol of both life and femininity, and the mirror-like appearance of the portal is a striking example of the film’s use of reflections.
  • We see Mei reflected in Grandma’s (Wai Ching Ho) glasses when she first arrives at the temple.
  • Mei continually sees herself through the eyes of others, and anytime she is having an internal conflict, she talks to herself in the mirror.

When Mei eventually embraces herself for who she is, the concept of reflection comes full circle – she physically learns to see and accept her own self.

The circle unites ancient tradition with the modern world

This geometric perfection connects ancient tradition with the modern world during the red panda rite:

  • When all the women come together in a circle to evoke Sun Yee’s power.
  • When all of the key characters gather at a rock performance put on by the boy band Turning Red 4*Town, is dominated by the circle’s tremendous presence.

Allusions to characters from other movies

  • In a koi carp pond, a fish that looked suspiciously like Nemo lurked.
  • Mei’s notepad is adorned with the bunny from Burrow.
Mei's notepad is adorned with the bunny from Burrow.
Mei’s notepad is adorned with the bunny from Burrow.
  • Shi’s Oscar-winning animated short film Bao is clearly referenced by the repeated images of dumplings.
  • The Bamboo Forest Choes from Princess Kaguya’s Tale
What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?
What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?
  • Pom Poko’s shape-shifting Japanese raccoon canines.
  • When children are enthusiastic, their eyes enlarge like anime characters’ eyes.

The color

Because the story takes place in the spring, the filmmakers had plenty of opportunities to paint the landscapes in gorgeous shades of pink and purple. Flowers can be found growing and portrayed in fabric all over the place.

What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?
What do we learn from the Turning Red Movie of Pixar?

The color red is, of course, the most important. In Chinese tradition, red is not only a sign of passion and menstruation but also of good fortune, as Mei’s father informs out. Mei wears red shoes and a red pin to indicate her commitment to this hue.

She also wears a green pin, which Ming and Miryam prefer because they wear green apparel and shoes.

The title, Turning Red

To ‘turn’ is also to ‘change’ in the English language. This is a story about the power of change, one that challenges everyone in the audience to look in the mirror and ponder, “What animal do I secretly carry inside?” This is an important subject for all of us to consider.

Conclusion

Above is the Turning Red review of Animost. Turning Red Movie blends perfectly from friendship, and family to surrounding relationships. A sweet chocolate candy mixed with a bit of bitterness for a wonderful March, how can you refuse?

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