Streetcar tracks, the CN Tower and graffiti-covered alleyways are among the many Toronto hallmarks featured in an upcoming Disney and Pixar movie billed as a love letter to Canada.
Disney says “Turning Crimson,” set for launch in March 2022, takes place in Toronto, is directed by Canadian Oscar-winning director Domee Shi and options Ottawa-born Sandra Oh as one of many voice actors.
The animated film follows the story of a 13-year-old lady who transforms into a large crimson panda when she will get too excited.
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Rosalie Chiang voices the primary character, Mei Lee, whereas Oh lends her voice to Lee’s protecting, overbearing mom.
A trailer launched Tuesday featured background photographs of Toronto’s Chinatown, its streets lined with timber laden with cherry blossoms.
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Shi received an Oscar in 2019 for the animated quick movie “Bao,” which she wrote and directed and likewise set in Toronto.
Walt Disney Studios Canada mentioned a bunch of Canadian artists additionally labored on the filmmaking workforce of “Turning Crimson.”
Greg Mason, vp of promoting for Walt Disney Studios Canada, referred to as the movie a “love letter to Toronto and Canada.”
“There are a few nice Canadian Easter eggs on this trailer and we are able to’t look forward to Canadian audiences to see extra when the movie hits theatres subsequent yr,” Mason mentioned Tuesday in a launch.
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