What do you follow the introspective look at “identity” that was “Inside/Out” and the reflections on what makes up the “Soul” with, if you’re an intellectually ambitious animation house that’s run out of ways to say “You’ve got a friend in me?”
Why, you take on puberty via a 13 year-old daughter of Chinese-Canadian immigrants living in Toronto during the Golden Age of Boy Bands.
“Turning Red” seems like a stretch, considering the usual audience for Pixar movies skews younger. But they’ve been determined to challenge that notion for years, and maybe they’ve joined Disney in that “audience for life” movies that appeal to “children of all ages” branding thing.
But that um, title…