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Engaging with a controversial movie

There has been something of a furore over Pixar’s latest animated movie offering, Turning Red.

Comment Cassie Martin
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Mei turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. | photo: Walt Disney Studios

The film has provoked strong reactions, with audiences either loving or hating it. Its fans love the quirky animation style and accurate portrayal of teenage girls whilst its detractors have been horrified by references to puberty, labelling its Chinese-Canadian heroine Mei ‘unrelatable’.